AN ANGLESEY landlord has been fined after pleading guilty to breaching a prohibition order preventing him from letting a property.

The Isle of Anglesey County Council had initially served a prohibition order under the Housing Act 2004 in respect of 13, High Street, Menai Bridge, in September 2013.

The property presented an imminent risk to the occupants’ health after seven category one hazards were found by officers during a visit. The prohibition order imposed prohibited persons to live or sleep in the dwelling until the order was revoked.

However, the county council’s attention was drawn to the property again last April after a complaint about the amount of rubbish left behind it.

Investigations undertaken over several months by the environmental health officers, and colleagues in social services and building control, concluded that individuals were residing at the property in violation of the prohibition order.

Yesterday (Monday, February 6) Ricky Danis, of Gors Goch, Menai Bridge - who took control of the property prior to April 2022 - pleaded guilty to breaching the prohibition order at Caernarfon Magistrates Court.

The court ordered him to pay a total of £772, which included a fine, contribution towards costs and victim surcharge.

Councillor Nicola Roberts, Anglesey’s Planning, Public Protection and Climate Change portfolio holder, said: "Over 15 per cent of properties on Anglesey are rented from private landlords. All landlords have a duty to ensure their properties are fit to live in, and we will take action when we find this basic duty or prohibition orders, like in his case, are being breached.”