Landlord Who Made £360k By Packing 40 Tenants In Four-Bed London Home Banned From Letting Out Properties
17 Aug 2023
A landlord caught packing 40 tenants into a four-bedroom house in London has been banned from letting out properties.
Jaydipkumar Rameshchandra Valand, 48, received a 5 year banning order from Brent Council issued by a judge for multiple housing-related offences.
One of four landlords found guilty Valand is said to have raked in £360,000 through the four-bed semi-detached home in Napier Road, Wembley in 2018.
One tenant was said to be living in a lean-to shack made from pallets and tarpaulin with no lighting or heating.
He was then fined £30,000 following a 2022 investigation that found he had been renting out a home that was unhygienic and unsafe.
Councillor Muhammed Butt, the Leader of Brent Council, said: “This is the first ban we have issued since Brent was given the powers in April 2018 to ban serial rogue landlords under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. If Jaydipkumar Valand breaches his five-year ban, he will face a prison sentence,”
“Brent Council takes a zero-tolerance policy against rogue landlords such as this, and we will use everything in our powers to hold them to account to safeguard our vulnerable residents.”