LOCAL NEWS: Poole Landlord banned from letting property for 5 years


A Poole landlord has received a fine and an order that prevents him from letting or managing housing in the UK for five years after he was found guilty of a string of offences relating to housing conditions. 

Mahmut Gilgil of Blandford Road, Poole was convicted in May 2019 for 12 offences ranging from breaching fire regulations and the maintenance of common areas to failing to deal with defects that affected the safety and welfare of his tenants. He was fined a total of £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3.425, as well as a £30 surcharge to fund victim services. 

Due to the severity of the offences, the decision was made to ban Mr Gilgil from managing or letting any further properties, effective as of 3 June 2020. 

Councillor Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “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.”


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