Saturday, 30 October 2010

Landlord Licensing: Burnley landlord fined £2,000

A CRACKDOWN on unsuitable landlords in an area of Burnley has led to one property magnate being fined £2,000 by magistrates.

Landlords who own a house in the Trinity ward have been warned that they need to be licensed by the borough council.

Under a selective licensing scheme, housing bosses have been trying to weed out unsuitable landlords and ensure basic standards for rented properties.