A LANDLORD has been ordered by magistrates to pay thousands of pounds after one of his empty flats became so disgusting that neighbours complained of the smell.
Public health workers who went to investigate th basement flat on Aberg Road in Colwyn Bay f human waste, 70 hypoderm dles and a kitchen full o food.
On Tuesday, Llandudno magistrates ordered Brent Burton, of Church View, Ludham, Norfolk, to pay £3,147 cleaning costs, £200 for failing to comply with a previous public health order, and £315 of other costs.
Prosecutor Julia Longworth said Burton was the flat’s owner but had told the council it was being repossessed.
The council received a complaint in June last year about a bad smell - described “as if someone had died” - coming from the boardedup flat. A neighbouring business was also said to have been affected by the smell.
Five contractors had to clean the flat - including a septic tank firm which removed three inches of stagnant water from the bath - and three skips were filled by local