Landlord banned from register as not "fit & proper", may not be landlord from now on

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    Landlord banned from register as not "fit & proper", may not be landlord from now on

    An agent and landlord who pocketed deposits worth almost £7,000 has been barred from the industry.

    The landlord, who also ran an agency, was found to be no longer a fit and proper person to be a landlord or agent.

    He has now been removed from the Private Landlord’s Register by Glasgow City Council and his lettings business has gone into liquidation.

    If he attempts to let any of his flats, or those he managed through his letting agency, he is automatically committing a criminal offence and can be fined up to £50,000.

    Investigators from the council’s Private Landlord Registration Unit found he had failed to place two deposits totalling £6,950 with an approved tenancy deposit scheme.

    Glasgow City Council has also served rent penalty notices against him, which prevent him from collecting rent on his properties.
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

    #2
    Crikey. That's quite a penalty for not protecting two deposits.

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      #3
      It was perhaps the pocketing of the tenants' deposit money (ie theft) and not just the non-protection of it, which earned him the penalty.
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        #4
        There were other things one might frown upon also...
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          More on the story here:
          http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...-west-36203249

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