Barrister fined £5,000 for lack of emergency lighting

A BIRMINGHAM barrister has been fined almost £5,000 over the lack of emergency lighting and other fire safety equipment at a rental property.

Lewis Perry failed to comply with fire regulations by not having any emergency lighting or fire doors in a designated escape route at his multi-tenanted house in Hunton Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Additionally, he did not have mains-powered interlinked fire alarms or heat detectors in the kitchens.

Perry, a criminal barrister with Southall Chambers, was convicted for not complying with regulations aimed at keeping his tenants safe. He also failed to obtain a landlord’s licence for a house of multiple occupation and breached regulations at his three-storey property In Hunton Road, including those that were designed to protect tenants from fire.

Perry, 39, lists landlord and tenant legal work and regulatory work among his specialities and said he was a member of the National Landlords Association.

Despite this, he failed to obtain an HMO licence, Birmingham Magistrates' Court heard. Pleading guilty, Perry was fined £4,620 including costs.

Birmingham City Council's cabinet member for housing and homes, Councillor Peter Griffiths, told the local newspaper, the Sutton Coldfield Observer: ‘As a barrister working with landlords and tenants, Perry should have been aware of his legal responsibilities to license and install fire precautions.

‘I am glad that we have been able to bring this landlord to justice through our specialist work on rogue landlords.’


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