Tip-off led to hotel’s prosecution

Numerous fire safety breaches costs owners £50,000 in fines and costs.

An anonymous complaint led to a visit by fire safety officers, the issuing of a prohibition notice for the use of the upper floors at a Scarborough, north Yorkshire hotel, and cost the owners more than £50,000 in fines and court costs.

Following an assessment by the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the Marine Residence in Belmont Road was found to have serious fire safety deficiencies including:

  • No suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.
  • Fire alarm inappropriate for the type and use of premises and which did not sound above the lower ground floor, meaning anyone sleeping in the rooms above the ground floor would not have been alerted in the event of fire.

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