Successful prosecution of a Flintshire landlord
Flintshire County Council’s Environmental Health Officers have successfully prosecuted a Flintshire private sector landlord for unlawful eviction, the first in the County.
Mr Gruffydd Edwards leaded guilty the offence which took place at one of his properties, 11 Llys Y Wennol, Downing Lane, Holywell. The offence was under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. He was fined £1,040.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection, Councillor Chris Bithell, said:
“I am pleased that the Council has been successful in pursuing the prosecution of this landlord for an unlawful eviction. It is most important that tenants’ rights and interests are protected and that landlords respect them.
“This prosecution sends a clear message that Flintshire County Council will protect residents against unlawful private landlords. It reflects Flintshire’s commitment to ensuring homes in the private rented sector are properly managed.”