On Friday 3 August at Stevenage Magistrates Court, Mr Lawrence Connors of Hitchin Road, Arlesey pleaded guilty to failing to comply with fire safety regulations in a rented property. North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) brought the prosecution under the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006. On 6 November 2017 a fire occurred at 54 Chiltern View, Letchworth – a property which was rented to several tenants by Mr Connors. The incident had the potential to cause serious harm but nobody was injured.
Source: North Hertfordshire District Council: Landlord prosecuted for fire safety failings at tenant’s property | North Hertfordshire District Council