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Landlord from Poole banned for five years for 12 offences

51, Blandford Road, Poole
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Mahmut Gilgil is the second landlord in England to receive a five-year ban on letting properties in the UK.

The landlord of 51 Blandford Road, Poole, was found guilty of twelve offences relating to the standards, health and safety of a multi-occupant property in Poole.

The offences of the Poole landlord include fire regulations, maintenance of common areas and other issues affecting the safety and welfare of the tenants.

Mahmut Gilgil’s conviction took place in May 2019 and the ban became effective earlier this month (3rd June).

For failing to comply with the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation, Mr Gilgil was fined £3,000 (£250 for each offence), as well as a £30 victim surcharge and £3,425 in costs.

The safety of tenants who privately rent should always be paramount and they are entitled to live in accommodation that is well managed, safe and habitable. Landlords have a duty to manage their properties well and in accordance with the necessary regulations. The scale of the offences committed by this landlord meant that this action was considered absolutely necessary and proportionate and I hope it sends out a clear message that rogue landlords who are putting residents’ health and safety at risk and poorly managing their properties will be dealt with.

Councillor Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing

If you and your landlord aren’t able to come to an agreement over issues, you should contact your local council or the Housing Ombudsman service.

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