Landlords jailed for fire safety breaches

The London Fire Brigade has successfully prosecuted two Haringey landlords for breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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Both were sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay costs of £5,000 each after a fire at a house which was converted into bedsits.

Inspectors from the London Fire Brigade found breaches including lack of proper fire doors for the communal kitchen and bedrooms, inadequate fire detection systems and no fire risk assessments for the inspection.

Commenting on the case, Brian Coleman, chairperson of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, said: “This is our second prosecution resulting in a custodial sentence and again sends out a strong message to landlords and building owners.”