£1,000 of rent recovered from landlord in milestone case

29 August 2018
More than £1,000 of rent paid to a rogue landlord who forced a tenant to live in appalling conditions has been successfully recovered in a landmark case for Thurrock Council.
Landlord Tobe Ayandare was originally fined for failing to comply with an improvement notice under the Housing Act 2004 back in March, and now he has also been forced to repay rent that had been paid to him.
The case followed a complaint by the occupier about the condition of a home in South Ockendon and officers finding 10 different health and safety hazards, including: