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