The owners of a home in Wembley, which was let out to tenants, have been fined for failing to make urgent repairs on the property.
Husband and wife landlords, Tarrek and Saira Aslam, failed to carry out the required work to the property, in Castleton Gardens, despite it having persistent leaks from the bathroom, windows in need of repair, a collapsed ceiling and severe damp and mould growth.
Willesden Magistrates’ Court was told the property was in an "appalling state of disrepair", and the couple were ordered to pay a total of £5,260 in fines and costs on March 3.
An Environmental Health and Housing Standards Officer from Brent Council was called to the property in April 2014, and subsequently contacted the pair.
The officer held a face-to-face meeting with Mr Aslam at Brent Civic Centre, but promises to make repairs were not done.
The council then served an improvement notice in June last year, detailing the state of the premises and the repairs needed, but most of the work had still not been done by the September 5 deadline.
Mr and Mrs Aslem, of College Avenue, Harrow Wealdstone, were found guilty by magistrates of failing to comply with the requirements of the improvement notice.
Speaking after the case, the borough’s housing boss Margaret McLennan said: “Brent Council will crack down on rogue landlords who rent out homes in a terrible condition to tenants.
“The council is determined to improve standards of housing for local people.”