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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

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15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Defrauded resident speaks of ordeal after Sheffield man sentenced for rogue trading

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9 February 2017 A tradesman has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for a year, following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s trading standards team into his rogue trading. Colin Graham Shaw, of Hazlebarrow Crescent, Jordanthorpe, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 7 February for sentence. The 68-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to eight offences; three under the Fraud Act and ...

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Statement: Former employee brought to justice for historic sex offences

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3 February 2017 Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director for Children, Young People and Families, said: “We welcome the fact that today Roger Dodds has finally been brought to justice, after so many years. “Our thoughts go out to his victims, whose bravery in coming forward has resulted in Dodds’ conviction and subsequent sentencing. “We are deeply sorry that Dodds committed these ...

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Busiest month for rogue landlord convictions

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22 December 2016 Housing enforcement officers had their busiest period in November when Sheffield City Council secured more convictions against rogue private landlords compared to any previous month. During November, the authority took seven landlords to court for offences relating to disrepair, safety measures, failing to meet legal requirements, harassment or illegal eviction. All seven pleaded guilty or were found ...

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Prosecution result in council’s biggest landlord case

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10 November 2016 A landlord has been ordered to pay £29,220 in fines and costs after being prosecuted for 56 offences in what is Sheffield City Council’s biggest case against a rogue landlord. John Mark Cashin, age 47 of Over Lane in Baslow, was found guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 8 November. Cashin had already been prosecuted by the council ...

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Tenant at risk of eviction due to son’s behaviour

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2 September 2016 A tenant narrowly missed being evicted from her council home after her son was found dealing drugs from the property. Sheffield City Council took Denise Binici, age 63 of Galsworthy Road in Southey, to Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 24 August to seek possession of the property after her son was convicted at Sheffield Magistrates Court. Kevin ...

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Page Hall landlord loses again

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1 September 2016 A Sheffield landlord that continually refused to co-operate with selective licensing in Page Hall has been found guilty by the courts once again and fined more than £4,000. Mr Sajid Bashir, of Page Hall Road, made a further appearance at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Thursday 25 August. This comes after being fined in August 2015 for failing ...

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Illegal tipper fined £772

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19 July 2016 A Sheffield man has pleaded guilty and been fined £772 for depositing waste illegally. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service took action after investigations led to Scott Johnson, 27, of Dunnic Road, Sheffield. In February 2016, fly-tipping around bins on Oxpring Bank and Binstead Grove in Shirecliffe was reported to the council. One of the events had ...

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Noisy neighbours prosecuted by council

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8 July 2016 Three residents that caused a noise nuisance to neighbours have been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service and have had equipment including stereos seized. The cases were heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last month where fines and charges were awarded totalling more than £1,500. Now the authority’s housing officers are taking further action as those ...

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Conman builder jailed for swindling £165,000 from unsuspecting customers

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Thursday 30 June 2016 A rogue-trader has been sentenced to five years imprisonment, after he was prosecuted by Sheffield Trading Standards for defrauding local people out of thousands of pounds through his building companies. On Wednesday 11 May Wayne Mark Smith, 47 of Doncaster Road, Barnsley pleaded guilty to 17 offences under the Fraud Act 2006, the Company Director Disqualification ...

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Private landlord billed £10,000

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10 June 2016 Sheffield City Council has succeeded in prosecuting another private landlord for failing to provide safe accommodation to people in Sheffield. The authority took action on Mohammed Fathy Mohamed Khalifa (of Briar Lea Close in Sinfin, Derby) who was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates’ Court on 2 June for failing to act on notices issued after his property fell ...

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Owners of 20 husky dogs fined over noise

13 May 2016 A couple have been fined more than £2,400 for ignoring a noise abatement notice issued by Sheffield City Council’s environmental protection service. Stephen and Lynette Hinchliffe, of Armitage Road, Sheffield, kept 20 Siberian huskies at their semi-detached house in Deepcar. In March last year neighbours complained about the noise from the dogs, which howled persistently. Neighbours said ...

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Fly-tippers fined almost £1,500 by magistrates

13 May 2016 TWO fly-tippers who dumped waste in Sheffield have been fined a total of almost £1,500 after being caught in the act and brought before magistrates. Lynda Peaker, of Scholes Lane, Rotherham, was spotted throwing a black bag of waste into the undergrowth at the side of Greaves Lane in Stannington. A witness made a note of the ...

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Fly-tipper ordered to pay £351

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22 April 2016 A man has been ordered to pay out £351 in fines and costs by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council for fly-tipping waste. Darren Butterworth, 38, of Buchanan Road in Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Thursday 21 April, charged with fly tipping waste. The case against ...

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Action to stop criminal activity in home

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10 February 2016 A council tenant narrowly missed being evicted after a former partner stored stolen goods and drugs in her home. Lynn Lockwood, aged 55, of Blackstock Road in Gleadless Valley, was given a two-year suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court on Friday, 5 February. This means she must stick to her tenancy conditions – which ban any criminal ...

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