The council has an aditional licensing scheme which requires any HMO landlords to hold a licence.
Cllr Dana Carlin, housing spokesperson at the council, says: “This case shows that the council will take strong action against landlords who flout the rules. Anyone letting an HMO has to have a licence – and we will enforce action against those who persistently dodge their responsibilities.
“Too often renters feel powerless and that is why licences matter. They set basic expectations and give renters much stronger rights. The council is determined to raise standards in private rented homes and licensing enforcement is key to making it happen.”