Sutton enforcement team’s hard work gets results

nEWSROOM_dEFAULTiMAGEA resident who repeatedly breached Planning Enforcement Notices and a Housing Act Notice has been slammed with over £40,000 of fines at Croydon Magistrates Court.

Adrian Francis Lasrado was found to be in non-compliance of Enforcement Notices relating to two properties in Wallington and Hackbridge on Tuesday 14 February.

Mr Lasrado was fined £15,000 for enforcement breaches on each property, £5,000 for failing to comply with a Prohibition Order, prosecution costs of £5,560 and an additional £150 victim surcharge.

Sentencing Mr Lasrado, District Judge Rana said, “You have deliberately failed to comply with the terms of these Notices and have committed these offences over a long of time for your own financial gain. You have failed to co-operate with the Council and have also have mislead the Court in relation to your finances.”

Cllr Samantha Bourne, Chair of the Planning Committee at Sutton Council, said:

“Landlords who ignore planning restrictions and jeopardise the safety of their tenants are a blight on our towns and cities. Endangering people’s lives for personal profit is reckless and unacceptable – we will not tolerate it.

“Sutton’s enforcement team has worked extremely hard on this case, in the face of considerable provocation from the defendant. I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to their efforts. Residents should be proud of the team and their ceaseless dedication to keeping people safe.”