Five-Year Ban for Landlord Convicted of HMO Failings
A property tribunal handed England’s second banning order to landlord Mahmut Gilgil after his conviction for running an unsafe shared house above a kebab shop.
Gilgil, 42, from Poole, Dorset, received a five-year ban that stopped him from renting or managing a home to private tenants.
The ban started on June 3 2020, a few days after being convicted of 12 houses in multiple occupation management and safety offences at Poole Magistrates Court.
Gilgil was fined £2,750 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and £3,425 for offences involving breaches of fire safety rules and poor living standards at the property.
Councillor Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing at BCP Council, said:
“The safety of tenants who privately rent should always be paramount and they are entitled to live in accommodation that is well managed, safe and habitable.
“Landlords have a duty to manage their properties well and to follow necessary regulations. The scale of the offences committed by this landlord meant that this action was considered absolutely necessary and proportionate and I hope it sends out a clear message that landlords who are putting residents’ health and safety at risk and poorly managing their properties will be dealt with.”
The first banning order was against Almas Rashid from Doncaster.
Rashid was banned for two and a half years from February following his conviction for seven shared house management offences.
He was fined £2,800 and ordered to pay a £40 victim surcharge and costs of £2,580.
Banning orders against landlords were introduced in England under the Housing & Planning Act 2016 in April 2018. They are aimed at stopping the most severe landlord offenders from exploiting and harassing tenants
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Suppose a landlord or agent is convicted of a “banning order offence”. In that case, a local authority may apply to the First-tier Tribunal for a banning order against the landlord or agent who committed the offence.