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Glad Investments Ltd were recently prosecuted at Wrexham Magistrates Courts and pleaded guilty to seven offences including operating an unlicensed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The company were also charged with offences offences contrary to the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Wales) Regulations 2006 of failing to maintain in good order and repair the means of escape from the property due to defective fire doors, failing to ensure a tidy and safe garden and a broken window.

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Magistrates imposed fines and costs totalling £3174 to be paid within 28 days.

Toby Zorn, Environmental Health and Housing Standards Lead, said, “Whilst we have many responsible landlords in Wrexham, sadly, there are those that do not take their legal obligations seriously and as a result come to our attention and are subsequently prosecuted. Such behaviour is not only illegal it has total disregard for the welfare and safety of those living in unsafe homes and our officers will not hesitate to take action.”

You can contact the Environmental Health and Housing Standards team by e-mail at HealthandHousing@wrexham.gov.uk or on 01978 292040 if you have concerns about the HMO you are living in.”

We keep a list of currently licenced HMOs on our website, and also provide information on what an HMO is, and how they can be licenced.

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