NOTTINGHAM MAGISTRATES' COURT FINES LANDLORD FOR DANGEROUS STAIRCASE

Ben Ireland posted a report on Thursday 22 January 2015 stating that ...

Nottingham landlords are being warned against 'cutting corners' after one businessman was fined more than £1,600 when his tenant fell down a 'dangerous staircase'.

Andrew Watkinson, 50, of Kendrick Road, Mapperly, pleaded guilty to breaching a Prohibition Order made under the 2004 Housing act.

Watkinson was ordered by Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 22 January, to pay a fine of £484 and costs of £1157.

Nottingham City Council Community Protection's environmental health team had served notice on Watkinson in August 2012.