A landlord in Liverpool has been ordered to pay £1,300 for operating a rental property without having the required license.
Liverpool City Council discovered that the landlord was guilty of illegally renting out the property in Everton.
The landlord was fined £800 for failing to have a licence. He was also ordered to pay £322 worth of court costs, as well as victim surcharge of £170.
In the sentencing, the judge reminded the court of the importance for all landlords in Liverpool of the law; that they must hold a licence if they want to rent out their property legally.
Liverpool’s Landlord Licensing Scheme was introduced in 2015, and it means that all private landlords in the city must obtain a licence for each of their rented properties, and it is compulsory to sign up to this scheme.
In recognition of RLA members’ commitment to good practice the association is a co-regulation partner, offering members up to 50% off licence fees.
Cllr Frank Hont, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We have many good private landlords in Liverpool but we take it very seriously when they do not comply with their duties.
“We will continue to work hard on behalf of those tenants who find themselves in sub-standard accommodation, taking landlords to task when they flagrantly breach the law.”
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- The RLA has an affiliate group which is based in Liverpool, called the North West Property Owners Association (NWPOA).