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17 June 2015
Two landlords in Dartford, Kent, have each been handed a £2000 fine for breaching a number of safety rules.
The three storey property was found to have no full fire detection system, no safe means of escape in the event of a fire, no fire fighting equipment and no fire doors.
In addition, the owners were found guilty of failing to hold an appropriate HMO licence.
Councillor Pat Coleman, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: "The council takes its responsibility to license Houses of Multiple Occupation very seriously and will look to prosecute whenever we become aware that the safety of private tenants is threatened.”