Sheffield property manager fined over safety breaches

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A property manager has been prosecuted for safety breaches and failure to licence two homes for multiple occupancy.

John Mark Cashin, age 46, of Over Lane in Baslow, was ordered to pay £7,300 in fines and costs at Sheffield Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a raft of offences relating to four properties he manages in the south west of Sheffield.

The court heard how Cashin, who manages 28 properties, promotes himself as a professional property manager and encourages property owners to use his services.

Sheffield Council prosecuted him over a number of issues, including missing smoke alarms, severe damp and leaking bathroom waste.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for housing at Sheffield City Council, said: “The Government has told councils to get tough on private landlords that are not complying with the rules and are exploiting their tenants.

“Sheffield has proved yet again that we’re at the forefront of clamping down on rogue landlords and improving the living conditions for thousands of people across the city.”