A LANDLORD controlling a multi-million pound housing empire evicted an Edgware family on-the-spot and dumped their belongings seven miles away in Pinner a court heard.
Subramaniam Sathiyavadivelu, 53, of Hillcroft Crescent, Wembley, was caught out after Harrow Council uncovered a mountain of fly-tipping behind residents' homes.
He was at Harrow Magistrates' Court last week on behalf of Sathy
Estates Ltd, which has offices in Stanmore, Harrow and Harlesden, where he was ordered to fork out £14,675 after pleading guilty.
The defendant admitted two charges under the Environmental Protection Act and was fined £9,000 for allowing controlled waste to be dumped on unlicensed land, and £2,500 for failure to produce waste transfer notes - official documents showing how it was disposed.
Sathiyavadivelu evicted a familyof-seven from a house in Oakleigh Avenue, Edgware at the end of August last year and his staff gave the Somali family just 20 minutes to leave because a new tenant had signed the lease.
The family, who had to move in with relatives, left the scene with a car load of possessions and returned later to find the rest had gone after the lettings company used a rogue contractor to dump everything they owned.
Harrow Council's Envirocrime team began investigating the case after receiving calls about a mountain of household items behind garages in Marsh Road, Pinner on September 1.
Officers discovered a significant collection of possessions including mattresses, fridge freezers, clothes, carpets and other personal items.
The waste was quickly linked to the Edgware address because traceable correspondence was found within it.
Sathy Estates admitted not taking reasonable measures to ensure the proper disposal of house contents.
The court also ordered the defendant pay £3,000 costs and a £15 victim's surcharge. A further £160 was paid to a resident who had met the costs of having the waste removed.
The court heard how the business lets out more than 600 homes across north west London, with an annual turnover of £6-7 million.