A ROGUE landlord from Poole has been banned from letting or managing housing in the UK for five years.

Mahmut Gilgil is only the second landlord in England to receive the order.

If he breaks it he could be jailed or given a financial penalty of up to £30,000.

Gilgil, of Blandford Road, Poole received the ban, effective from June 3, after he was convicted of offences relating to the condition of a house in multiple occupancy in Poole.

The property is above a kebab shop in Blandford Road, Poole.

Gilgil was convicted in May 2019 of twelve offences of failing to comply with Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and was fined £250 for each offence, £3,000 in total and ordered to pay costs of £3,425 and £30 surcharge to fund victim services.

Breaches include fire regulations, maintenance of common areas and wider property defects affecting the safety and welfare of the tenants. Due to the severity of the offences the decision was taken to file for a banning order so that Mr Gilgil may not further manage or let properties.

Councillor Kieron Wilson, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “The safety of tenants who privately rent should always be paramount and they are entitled to live in accommodation that is well managed, safe and habitable.

“Landlords have a duty to manage their properties well and in accordance with the necessary regulations. The scale of the offences committed by this landlord meant that this action was considered absolutely necessary and proportionate and I hope it sends out a clear message that rogue landlords who are putting residents’ health and safety at risk and poorly managing their properties will be dealt with.”

Due to the COVID crisis, the council has taken steps within the order to prevent homelessness. Any tenants that have concerns should contact the Private Sector Housing Team at privatesector.housing@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

A person who breaches a banning order commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 51 weeks or to a fine or both. Alternatively, a local authority may impose a financial penalty of up to £30,000 on a person whose conduct amounts to that offence

The order requires that tenants are not evicted for a period of six months from the commencement of the order.The local authority has the power to take interim management of the property if required.