Landlords are being advised by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) to ensure that fire safety measures within their premises are satisfactory after the successful prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire) Safety Order 2005.
Mr Keith Newsum, landlord, of 19/21 Bursar Street Cleethorpes appeared at Grimsby Crown court on 8 July 2016 and pleaded guilty on four counts:
- The fire assessment was not suitable and sufficient
- Failure of the fire alarm to sound
- Fire alarm system in 19 & 21 Bursar Street were not linked
- Fire doors not up to appropriate standard
This was the result of the fire:-
On 19 August 2016 Mr Newsum was sentenced to a 5 month jail term and ordered to pay £100,000 in costs.
Michael Parkes specialist property managers can assist you and take the responsibility of advising you and arranging specialist risk assessments which are carried out by competent persons to ensure that you don’t end up in jail with a huge fine!
Contact us on 01634 294 994 to discuss your property management requirements.