A local man, Ashaq Hussain, whose daughter, Shamreen Bi Hussain owns a derelict property in Accrington, faced court recently for failing to provide the Council with her contact details. Mr Hussain was found guilty of failing to comply with a requisition for information notice and ordered to pay £1500 in fines and costs.
Mr 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, requiring him to provide the Council with his daughter, Shamreen Bi Hussain’s address, date of birth, national insurance number and other details. The Council required this information to carry out a second prosecution against Miss Hussain after she was convicted of noncompliance of a section 79 notice of the The Building Act 1984 last year ordering her to make repairs to her property at 60 Portland St Accrington.
Mr Hussain failed to provide the information to the Council and was handed a £1000 fine with a £100 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £400 costs in court.
Council 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 £1500 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 St 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.”