The following persons and/or companies have been hit with huge fines and even custodial sentences for breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
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A landlord who put profit before safety is jailed.
A Birmingham landlord was sent to prison for 19 months for a catalogue of fire safety breaches at a four storey address he owned in Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. He was also ordered to pay £13,820 in costs.
Cyrus Bassiri had previously admitted three charges of failing to take general fire precautions and two of failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Mark Jackson prosecuting said, Bassiri was handed a six month suspended sentence for fire safety breaches at an address in Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham in 2012.
A Nottinghamshire businessman has been handed an immediate custodial sentence and ordered to pay £15,000 in fines and £14,000 in costs over fire safety breaches at a local restaurant.
Mr Gia Kamali admitted six breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Saftey) Order 2005 at Nottingham Crown Court, and was told he would have to serve two one month sentences and one two-month sentence consecutively.
Liverpool Nursing home fined £44,000 after each pleading guilty to seven breaches of fire regulations.
Former care home worker was served with a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He will also have to pay nearly £70,000 in fines following major shortfalls in fire safety.
A landlord in Kettering was jailed for failing to take general fire precautions in properties in nine streets.
One of the properties caught fire on May 22 last year and a seven-year-old boy died in the blaze.
Northampton Crown Court heard during sentencing on Wednesday, September 25, that there was only one fire detector in the house in Edinburgh Road and the battery was disconnected.
The court also heard that there was no fire doors on the premises and the front door could only be opened from the inside with a key, preventing a means of escape for the occupants.
Safety failings were also discovered in Singh’s properties in Havelock Street, Wood Street, Wellington Street, Regent Street, Leicester Street, Mill Road, Digby Street, and Kings Walk, in Kettering.
Two other men, who acted as ‘property managers’ for Singh were also sentenced for the same charge today.
The leaseholder of a shop and house in multiple occupation has had to pay more than £18,000 for 12 offences under the Fire Safety Order 2005.
If you have a fire, and are non compliant, there is no where to hide!
A Manchester landlord has been fined more than £9,000 after pleading guilty to fire safety offences. at Manchester City Magistrates Court on 7 November
Asda supermarket has been ordered to pay more than £55,000 in fines and costs after breaching fire safety rules at its Slough store.
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The landlord of a house in multiple occupation (HMO) in Norwich has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 for breaching fire safety provisions of occupancy legislation.
A landlord pleaded guilty to 20 safety offences at Manchester Magistrates Court on 6 July. He was fined £33,750 and ordered to pay £8,500 in court costs.
The managing agent of a block of flats in London has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay almost £13,000 in costs after pleading guilty to breaches of fire safety law.
Supermarket giant Tesco has been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay over £24,000 in costs after pleading guilty to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
New Look the retailer was prosecuted by the London Fire Brigade fined the maximum possible £400,000, and ordered to pay £136,052 following a fire in their Oxford Street Store where there were many fire safety breaches.
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