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Banned landlord fined after threatening tenant

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Banned landlord fined after threatening tenant
A banned buy to let investor, who was convicted for perjury following the deaths of two students in a fire 20 years ago in a property he owned, has been fined for violating a rent suspension order.

 

In February 2018 Harpal ‘Harry’ Singh demanded money from a man who was staying in a property he owned in Glasgow, even though he was subject to a city council order preventing him from requesting such a payment.

Singh was subsequently banned from letting properties following a council meeting in April 2018.

And this week Glasgow Sherrif Court ordered him to pay a £270 fine which was reduced from £300 after Singh plead guilty to the charge, according to reports.

The property was in the same street in Glasgow as the basement flat where a fire had killed two tenants in 1999.

Singh was found to have been operating unlicensed flats lacking basic fire and safety features.

The students’ flat was not fitted with a smoke alarm and metal bars on the windows had prevented their escape.

He was jailed for perjury for saying that the flat was fitted with working smoke detectors in the hallway.

 

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