Fines for Bangor landlords

A Bangor landlord has been found guilty of four charges relating to two Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the city.

Stephen Rowlands of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll was found guilty of failing to comply with the conditions attached to two separate HMO licenses he had received regarding 58 Holyhead Road and 3 Mountain View. The offences related to failing to provide electrical safety certificates, failure to provide an annual gas safety certificate and failure to provide suitable thumb locks on bedroom doors in order to provide easy escape in the case of a fire.

At a hearing at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, Mr Rowlands was fined £4,000 with £300 costs.

In a separate case Louise Docwra of North Wales Property, Bangor, was found guilty of failing to complete and return a Requisition for Information to Gwynedd Council providing details of her interest in 32 Strand Street, Bangor. The information was needed in relation to licensing the property as a HMO in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the occupants.

She was fined £500 with £250 costs.

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