East London landlord  is first to get Covid fine

After being fined £1,000 and banned from letting out his property for three months after his tenant rented it as a short-term let to partygoers.

A landlord has achieved a ‘Covid first’ after being fined £1,000 and banned from letting out his property for three months after his tenant rented it as a short-term let to partygoers.

Police were called to the illegal house party in London’s Brick Lane on 15th January after neighbours reported loud music, and found more than 40 people crammed inside, flouting Covid restrictions.

While they dispersed the crowd, some of those attending snuck back inside despite being ordered to go home.

Closure order

A closure order was then issued to the landlord, preventing him from renting out the property for the next three months.

Although the Metropolitan Police originally said the party organiser had rented the property via Airbnb, they later admitted this wasn’t the case, and that it had been advertised on another short-term lets site.

Source: Landlord Zone

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