Landlords ordered to pay £350k+ for ‘beds in sheds’ after council prosecution

Three landlords have been ordered to pay more than £350,000 in fines, confiscation order and costs after being prosecuted by Hounslow Council for having so-called ‘beds in sheds’. At a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court on 15 October, Brian Linskey and Catherine Hallahan were ordered to pay £265,000 after they constructed three outbuildings to theContinue reading “Landlords ordered to pay £350k+ for ‘beds in sheds’ after council prosecution”

Ombudsman calls on council to pay £27k after housing homeless family in unsuitable temporary accommodation for nine years

The London Borough of Brent has been told to pay £27,000 compensation after a report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found that the council had failed to provide a complainant and his family with suitable temporary accommodation since 2012. The Ombudsman found Mr X and his family were homeless, and inContinue reading “Ombudsman calls on council to pay £27k after housing homeless family in unsuitable temporary accommodation for nine years”