A landlord with a rental property in High Wycombe has been fined £6,700 for six offences relating to his management of a house in multiple occupation.

The offences covered:

• Failing to display fire escape notices
• Defective drainage system
• Unsafe electrics
• Unsafe structure in garden
• Failing to display landlord’s contact details at the property

The prosecution was brought by the local authority environmental health team and followed verbal and written warnings.  The landlord pleaded guilty.

Wycombe District Council said:   “ In most cases responsible landlords work with us to ensure that the properties they rent out are safe.  Regrettably in some instances landlords take no remedial action and tenants lives are even put at risk.”

As well as complying with safety laws, landlords should make sure they have suitable insurance for let properties.  Landlord legal expenses insurance is often available to protect against disputes and prosecutions.

If you are a landlord you should protect yourself and your investment with insurance cover. Cheap landlord insurance is available from Click4quote.com with associated legal cover giving up to £50,000 cover for legal fees if you are prosecuted under certain regulations.