EXCLUSIVE: London councils have fined landlords £4.5 million since rogue database went live

Figures from licensing consultancy shown to LandlordZONE reveal the staggering level of fines paid by rogue landlords in the capital.

Landlords and other property managers in the Capital have been fined a total of £4.5 million since the Mayor of London’s ‘name and shame’ rogue database was established three and a half years ago, LandlordZONE can reveal.

The figures, which also show an average fine of £12,857, come from London-based property licensing compliance consultancy Kamma Data, which tracks the fines levied on individuals and companies mentioned in the register.

“Approximately 70% of these fines relate to the Selective Licensing schemes being operated within London,” says its CEO Orla Shields.

A look through the Mayor of London’s register, which is backed by the NLA, Generation Rent, Shelter and eight London councils, reveals that landlords are fined for a wide variety of reasons.

These include failing to provide council enforcement officers with information or documentation about a property, HMO management and licensing offences and operating an unlicensed premise.

The database covers both criminal and civil penalties and includes three elements; a public database for tenants to check a prospective landlord to see if they have ever been prosecuted or fined, a private database for councils to share more detailed information on landlords, and a tool that enables tenants to report problem landlords. Explore the Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker

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