Decision Maker: Chief Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Housing Act 2004 secs 249a (as amended)
Mr Jamal Parvez
Address relating to notice:
28 Paddock Grove,
The reasons for proposing to impose a
financial penalty are as follows:
Mr Parvez was advised of the requirements relating to HMO's and the licensing thereof during discussion that took place from July 2021 and given the current condition and safety measures that are absent from 28 Paddock Grove, an offence under section 234 of the Housing Act 2004 has been committed
Throughout October 2021 there were six occupants in situ forming two households (three sets of couples with two of these sets being related). On the 17th of February 2022, the number of occupants were the same with a different couple occupying the premises.
Throughout these periods, a number of management regulations have been contravened and to date there are works still outstanding that are required to be complete to ensure the safety of the occupants and in order to satisfy the Local Authority that the premises can ultimately be occupied as a HMO.
Within the last 12 months it has been evidenced on 2 occasions that the property has been occupied as a HMO. The Housing Standards Team has offered guidance on the requirements and expectations of a landlord at each stage of the process. Despite receiving this guidance there has been no clear commitment to either ensure that the property is being operated as a single dwelling, or to licence it with the Council as a HMO.
As manager of the premises known as 28 Paddock Grove, Boston and as a person who financially benefits from the property, it has been deemed appropriate to serve this Final Notice to Issue a Financial Penalty on Mr Parvez.
Prosecution was considered.
Publication date: 23/06/2022
Date of decision: 22/06/2022