Rogue Coventry Landlord Banned from Renting Out Homes

‘Slightly dissatisfied’ with the landlord, Coventry Magistrates Court issued a national ban for renting out a property by Carmelo Borsellino for 15 months. A direct speech by a tribunal stated: “they were unimpressed with Mr Borsellino’s attempts to avoid or diminish the seriousness of having been convicted in relation to fire safety breaches”. 

His conviction came to life when he was found guilty of offences relating to the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupations, breaking the 2006 Regulations at 12-14 Lower Ford Street, Coventry CV1 5QJ. Yet, Carmelo Borsellino has a long history of poor property management. The local council has been hunting him for several years in order to prosecute him for his wrongdoings. 

Mr Borsellino pleaded guilty and was fined £1,350 for this offence and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £135.

Criminal case: breaching the order could result in a 51-week prison sentence, court fine or financial penalty of up to £30,000. In addition, his name was also added to the national rogue landlord database. 

Let’s hope there are fewer property-related convictions in the future, as recently, there have been a plethora of them…