Representing a Landlord Regarding an Alleged Breach of HMO Regulations
Lupton Fawcett recently represented a client landlord who was requested to attend for an interview under caution by a Local Authority regarding an alleged breach of HMO Regulations.
The client was advised whether and how to cooperate with the Local Authority. The client had been unaware of the specific regulations. However following negotiations with the Local Authority which included what remedial action should be taken in respect of the alleged breaches and following interviews under caution, the Local Authority took the decision, due to the appropriate cooperation provided by the client, not to prosecute, thereby avoiding a conviction and a substantial financial penalty.
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