Posted by Jack Pestill, Senior Associate
Landlord taken to task over deposits
A landlord who was found to have kept almost £7,000 in tenants’ deposits has been barred from renting out properties.
Authorities had launched an investigation after receiving complaints about the landlord’s dealings.
And last month a court found that Shaban Rehman, from Glasgow, was no longer a “fit and proper person” to be a landlord or agent and he has been removed from the private landlords’ register.
Any attempt to let any of his eights premises could result in criminal action and a fine of up to £50,000.
Richard Brown, executive director from Glasgow Council’s development and regeneration services, said: “This kind of appalling behaviour by a registered landlord can never be tolerated.
“Shaban Rehman has taken money from blameless tenants in bad faith and caused his victims untold distress and inconvenience.
“There is no question that he is no longer a fit and proper person to act as a landlord. By his own actions, he has ceased to be a legitimate landlord and has damaged trust in the private sector rental market.”
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