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Hatfield and St Albans companies fined over fire safety breaches

By June 24, 2015May 16th, 2017Fire

Two companies managing rented properties in Hatfield have been ordered to pay more than £42,000 after admitting breaking fire regulations and other failures in a pioneering prosecution.

Taken to St Albans Magistrates’ Court by the borough council, Odus Ltd of Bishops Square, Hatfield, admitted 41 offences on four properties managed for private landlords, and XS Property Management Maintenance Ltd of Hatfield Road, St Albans owned up to a further five offences for one property.

The failures for Odus Ltd included locked and faulty fire doors, missing smoke seals, an empty fire extinguisher, a missing fire blanket, and a broken alarm.

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