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Rogue Willesden landlord slapped with hefty fines as Brent continues crackdown

PUBLISHED: 14:07 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:15 25 July 2017

The house on Hanover Road in Willesden that was illegally subletted, landing the guilty party with substantial fines

The house on Hanover Road in Willesden that was illegally subletted, landing the guilty party with substantial fines

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An illegal Willesden subletter has been slapped with a fine of thousands of pounds, taking Brent Council to more than 100 criminal prosecutions since it began cracking down on rogue landlords.

Arthur Zuravskij was found guilty of illegally subletting a five-bedroom house in Hanover Road, Willesden, to seven tenants.

He rented the house from a letting agency and sublet it without the legally requisite licence from Brent Council.

Mr Zuravskij was ordered by judges at Willesden Magistrates Court to pay £2,250 in fines, while his company, Enox UK Ltd – formerly Skyline Property Management – was fined £8,000.

Brent Council says it has now brought prosecutions against 101 landlords accused of contravening housing regulations since it began a crackdown in 2015.

“We hope that more than 100 prosecutions against rogue landlords in Brent send a clear message that rented properties in the borough need the correct licence,” said Cllr Harbi Farah, cabinet member for Housing and welfare.

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