West Norfolk men and companies on housing charges

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

Two men and two companies have been charged with multiple breaches of housing regulations.

Laurie Betts, of Lime Kiln Road, Gayton, and Michael Wilson, of St Mary’s View, Sporle, each face 16 allegations of failing to comply with regulations relating to the management of houses of multiple occupation, under the 2004 Housing Act.

Two firms, Pure Portland Management Limited and Umbrella Developments Limited, have also been charged with the same number of offences.

An address of Purfleet Street, Lynn is given for both companies on court papers.

The alleged offences are all said to have been committed at a property in Portland Street, Lynn, between October 9 last year and February 26 this year.

Court documents show the allegations relate to areas including fire safety, structural standards within the building, inadequate lighting and safety features.

Other charges are said to relate to an alleged failure to ensure that electrical appliances had been tested within the required five year period, as well as not supplying certificates to council staff.

The case was listed to be heard by Lynn magistrates on Wednesday afternoon, but was adjourned until July 13 following legal discussions.