Dad handed £1,500 bill for fail­ing to pro­vide daugh­ter’s de­tails

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AFATHER has been or­dered to pay £1,500 af­ter fail­ing to hand over his daugh­ter’s con­tact de­tails at the re­quest of the coun­cil.

Ashaq Hus­sain, whose daugh­ter, Sham­reen Bi Hus­sain owns a derelict prop­erty in Ac­cring­ton, faced court for fail­ing to pro­vide Hyn­d­burn Bor­ough Coun­cil with her con­tact de­tails.

Hus­sain, of Steiner Street, Ac­cring­ton, was found guilty in his ab­sence at Black­burn Mag­is­trates Court of fail­ing to com­ply with a req­ui­si­tion for in­for­ma­tion no­tice and or­dered to pay £1,500 in fines and costs.

The coun­cil had re­quested his daugh­ter’s ad­dress, date of birth, na­tional in­sur­ance num­ber and other de­tails so that they could carry out a sec­ond pros­e­cu­tion against Miss Hus­sain.

She was pre­vi­ously con­victed of non­com­pli­ance of a sec­tion 79 no­tice of the Build­ing Act 1984 last year or­der­ing her to make re­pairs to her prop­erty at 60 Portland Street, Ac­cring­ton.

Mr Hus­sain failed to pro­vide the in­for­ma­tion to the coun­cil and was handed a £1,000 fine with a £100 vic­tim sur­charge and or­dered to pay £400 costs in court.

Af­ter the hear­ing, Coun­cil­lor Clare Cleary, cab­i­net mem­ber for hous­ing, said: “This case should serve as a warn­ing to peo­ple who al­low their prop­er­ties to fall into a state of dis­re­pair.

“We will ap­proach the fam­ily for de­tails of the own­ers and if they don’t pro­vide us with the in­for­ma­tion we will take them to court too, as in this case where Mr Hus­sain has been handed fines and costs to­talling £1,500 for fail­ing to pro­vide the coun­cil with his daugh­ter’s de­tails.

“There is an on­go­ing of­fence be­ing com­mit­ted by Sham­reen Bi Hus­sain with her prop­erty at 60 Portland Street left in a se­ri­ous state of dis­re­pair.

“We have al­ready taken Miss Hus­sain to court and will con­tinue to pros­e­cute both Mr and Miss Hus­sain un­til they take ac­tion.”

The house on Portland Street

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