Cambridge landlord banned for more than two years

A Cambridge landlord has been banned from letting property, engaging in letting agency work, or engaging in property management work in England for two and a half years. 

The ban was issued by the first tier tribunal after Cambridge City Council took action over Paul Sanderson’s failure to comply with an improvement notice served on him in respect on an HMO property. This, said the council, lacked of heating and had inadequate fire precautions.  

If the order is breached, penalties can include imprisonment for up to 51 weeks or a court fine, or both – or a civil financial penalty of up to £30,000. 

In addition, Sanderson has been added to the national Rogue Landlord Database to ensure that other local authorities are aware of his conviction.

‘The majority of landlords in Cambridge provide decent and safe homes for their tenants – however, a minority continue to exploit their tenants and let sub-standard housing’, said Cambridge councillor with responsibility for housing, Mike Todd-Jones.

‘This case demonstrates that the council will take action against rogue landlords and we will use all the powers available to stop criminal landlords from operating in Cambridge’.