Landlord prosecuted by Cardiff County Council for not carrying out essential repairs

Cardiff County Council have recently prosecuted a Cardiff landlord for not carrying out essential improvements to a rented property, which included installing a fire detection system. A notice was served under Section 11 of the 2004 Housing Act but no action was taken by the landlord.

These requests included repairing electrics, removing building waste from the rear garden, providing Cardiff County Council with gas and electrical safety reports and installing a fire detection system. The landlord from Llanederyn was fined £400 with costs of £160, and a victim surcharge of £15. 

As landlord’s it is important to understand legal and moral obligations to tenants.  Where you are not sure of your legal obligations CPS Homes can assist by managing the property for you, and advising of essential works to meet these obligations.  If you are considering buying property in Cardiff, or would like to rent out your property CPS Homes have extensive experience in advising landlords on the investment potential and any works that may need to be carried out.

If you would like to discuss the management and letting of your property please contact us on 02920 454 555

11 May 2009


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