Landlord prosecuted for putting tenants lives at risk

A £38,000 fine and a suspended sentence has been enforced on a landlord who put his tenants' lives at risk with his 'careless' approach to fire safety.

After an inspection of Graham Hammer's four-storey building was carried out by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, tenants were evacuated and the HMO was shut down.

The Fire and Rescue Service called his approach to fire safety 'casual, if not cavalier.'

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