Successful Prosecution of unlicensed HMO in central London

Specialist criminal and regulatory barrister, Jonathan Underhill acting on behalf the local London Borough was successful after a fully contested trial on the issues’ of proper HMO classification and ownership/ control. At any one time there were up to 8 people living in a single bedroom flat. The Defendant was investigated and formed part of Chanel 5’s series “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords”.

Jonathan helped to secure guilty verdicts on all charges, a five figure sum by way of sentence and full costs to be awarded to the local authority.”