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The council issued a HMO licence which asked for work to be carried out for tenants’ safety, but the requests were ignored and the landlord also failed in his duty to produce certification relating to the electrical safety of the property.

A spokesperson for Leeds City Council said: “As our recent conference for landlords showed, there is a wide range of help and support available for landlords to make sure they can meet the rules and regulations that keep both tenants and them safe. This prosecution shows how seriously we take it when landlords fail to play by the rules.”

The landlord was fined £1,000 for each of the twelve offences and ordered to pay £3,000 costs.

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