Telford & Wrekin Council brought charges against a Telford landlords following breach of building regulations. Building regulations are a list of requirements that are designed to ensure minimum standards for health, safety, welfare, convenience, energy efficiency, sustainability and to prevent misuse, abuse or contamination of water supplies.
Delbag Singh Fagura, of Clifton Road, Wolverhampton, was convicted of nine building regulation offences and one charge of failing to disclose information as required by law to the Council.
The offences relate to a six flat property Mr Singh Fagura rents in the local area of Dudmaston, Hollinswood, and followed an inspection by the Council’s building regulation team.
Mr Singh Fagura had denied the charges at an earlier hearing at Telford Magistrates Court but was found guilty on 16th June 2016 of all offences by magistrates.
The building regulation offences included a number of breaches of fire precautions at the Dudmaston property. The court also heard that he had failed to respond to Council requests to establish ownership of the property.
For the ten offences, the court fined Mr Singh Fagura £3,000. He was also ordered to pay £6,000 in legal costs to the Council and a £200 victim surcharge.
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