Record £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 properties

first_imgHome » News » Record £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 properties previous nextRegulation & LawRecord £20,000 fine for unlicensed landlord with 62 propertiesLocal man Charles Baker is to pay fine and costs after failing to gain relevant licences from Rent Smart Wales.Nigel Lewis17th December 201802,561 Views A Welsh landlord with 62 apartments within 16 rented properties has been fined  a record £20,000 for failing to obtain a licence from Rent Smart Wales to operate them.Charles Baker of Cyncoed Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff was found guilty at the city’s Magistrates Court (pictured, above) and will now have to pay the fine plus costs of £741.Baker, who didn’t attend the hearing, was found guilty of both failing to obtain a licence to carry out lettings and management activities for his properties, which are in the Roath area of the city.“Rent Smart Wales was introduced to drive up standards in the private rented sector and to help professionalise the role of a landlord for the benefit of themselves and their tenants.,” says Councillor Lynda Thorne (left), Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities at Cardiff Council, the single licensing authority for Rent Smart Wales“It’s quite shocking that a landlord with so many properties in the city has sought to evade compliance.“However, it really doesn’t matter if you are a landlord with 60 properties or just the one because all self-managing landlords must be licensed with Rent Smart Wales to operate legally.“We are prosecuting landlords for non-compliance across Wales and will continue to do so to root out the minority who are foolish enough to believe the law doesn’t apply to them.”Landlords who let and manage their own properties are required under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 to be registered and licensed with Rent Smart Wales.     Rent Smart Wales Cardiff charles baker December 17, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Malala Yousafzai is Harvard Humanitarian of the year

first_imgMalala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who was shot on Oct. 9, 2012, in an assassination attempt for expressing her philosophy of gender equality in education and who famously said, “I want every girl, every child, to be educated,” will receive the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. The ceremony will be held on Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.“The Harvard Foundation is proud to present its 2013 Humanitarian Award to Malala Yousafzai, and to host her at Harvard University as our special guest,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. “Malala is a young woman of exceptional courage and a tireless advocate for gender equality in educational opportunities for girls worldwide.”Yousafzai will be accompanied by Junaid Khan, the neurosurgeon credited with saving her life. He will be introduced by Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey S. Flier and will receive the Harvard Foundation Award of Appreciation.“Through her brave actions, Yousafzai has inspired people of all cultures, backgrounds, and religions, and I am certain that her message and fine example will be appreciated by all of our students,” Counter said.The event is free, but tickets are required, and the ceremony is open to all Harvard students, faculty, and staff. Tickets will be available for Harvard College students on Sept. 20 at the Box Office in Holyoke Center. Tickets will be available for Harvard graduate students, faculty, and staff on Sept. 24 in Holyoke Center.last_img read more

F1: Hamilton says Verstappen comments ‘sign of weakness’

first_img Loading… This season will see Hamilton attempt to equal Michael Schumacher’s record haul of seven world championships. The 35-year-old Mercedes driver has been the dominant force in Grand Prix racing in recent years with the Briton winning five of the last six titles.But Red Bull racer Verstappen said much of Hamilton’s success was down to the excellence of his Mercedes car, with the German marque having won the past six drivers’ and constructors’ championships – a Formula One record.“I find it funny,” said Hamilton when asked about Verstappen’s comments after taking the 2020 Mercedes for its first ‘shakedown’ run at the Silverstone circuit in central England on Friday.“I have always been known to do my talking on the track, so I tend to see that (criticism) as a sign of weakness,” added Hamilton, 13 years older than Dutch driver Verstappen.Hamilton is now in the final 12 months of a Mercedes deal worth a reported £40 million ($52 million, 48 million euros) a year.But with Italian giants Ferrari apparently distancing themselves from a move to sign Hamilton, the outstanding driver could now sign a contract extension with Mercedes. Read Also: F1: Ferrari unveil SF1000 car for coming season“It is a real privilege to be wanted to stay and to be part of a great team,” added Hamilton. “That is a great feeling, and I hope I can continue to help to contribute to the team’s success.“Every year I am trying to improve, take a step up, refine the game and the mental approach. That is the real challenge.“But I have a great team that I get to work with and every year we are extracting more from each other.” Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret Visiting2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said an apparent failure by title rival Max Verstappen to acknowledge his achievements was a “sign of weakness”.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

LA Dodgers’ Zack Greinke misses start with sore calf

first_img“We were just kind of hoping it would resolve over the week, and for the most part, it doesn’t feel very serious,” Mattingly said. “But at this point, we don’t want to take any chances with him.”Mattingly also believes Greinke should be ready for Monday. He has no plans to move Greinke up at this time.Greinke is 18-3 with an ERA of 1.65 and WHIP of 0.85.Mattingly on Yogi BerraMattingly grew up in the Yankees organization, so he knew Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra very well. Berra died Tuesday at age 90, and Mattingly felt the pain.“It’s sad, Yogi passing and everytyhing,” he said. “But just listening all day long, listening to ESPN and CNN, it didn’t matter where you turned. I actually went to the gas station today and was getting gas and on the little screen there, they’re playing something that had Yogi on it there, too, so I couldn’t get away from it.“It’s been interesting listening to everybody’s comments. I think people have it right.”It was about Yogi Berra the man, more than the player, Mattingly said.“The reason why he was so loved, it wasn’t about his career — even though he was a great, great player,” Mattingly said. “It was more about the person, how great of a guy he was, how he treated people, how humble, how sincere and kind he was to people.“That’s really what defined him, and I think that’s why he touched so many people.”Berra batted .285 with 358 home runs and 1,430 RBIs from 1946-1963. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972.Injury updatesCarl Crawford would have started Wednesday’s game against Arizona right-hander Chase Anderson, but he has bursitis in his left shoulder. … Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (finger) on Wednesday made his first start in the field since Sept. 6. … Third baseman Justin Turner (knee soreness) hasn’t played since Saturday, but Mattingly said he was improving and was available to pinch-hit Wednesday. … Of the three players with hamstring injuries — Kike Hernandez, Yasiel Puig and Jose Peraza — Mattingly said Hernandez is closest to returning. After Tuesday’s loss, the Dodgers’ fourth in a row, manager Don Mattingly said it is always good to see Zack Greinke’s name on the lineup card.Well, Greinke is suddenly on the shelf, joining the list of injured Dodgers.Greinke, a strong CY Young Award candidate, was slated to start Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He figured to be a good guy to have out there to stop the bleeding as the Dodgers try to clinch the NL West title. But a sore right calf prevented that.Instead, the Dodgers started Carlos Frias. “It’s pretty minor, just a little discomfort,” Greinke said before the game.He said he began to feel it after his most recent start Friday against Pittsburgh.“It’s just a little sore and tight,” he said. “Just taking precautions.”Greinke said he should be ready for his next start, which is slated for Monday in San Francisco.Mattingly first knew there might be an issue soon after that outing against Pittsburgh.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more