Hull City Council is urging landlords and property owners to maintain the cleanliness of their land, after a prosecution that resulted in fines and costs totalling over £2k.
M3A Property Investment Limited has been prosecuted by Hull City Council for failing to deal with the condition of a property on Mayfield Avenue, which was causing a statutory nuisance due to the presence of waste accumulated on site.
Action was taken by Hull City Council’s environmental enforcement officers, in response to complaints from members of the public.
On hearing evidence, Hull Magistrates Court prosecuted M3A Property Investment Ltd on Friday 7 July for failing to deal with the condition of the property, resulting in fines and costs totalling £2,338.
Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “As a council, we will always listen and respond to complaints from the public about environmental crimes.
“Landlords and property owners must take responsibility for any waste on their land as it can blight the neighbourhood, is unfair on other residents and the council will ensure there are consequences for failure to do so.”
Hull City Council continues to recommend that residents in rented, and non-rented accommodation, dispose or recycle their household waste through approved services – including any of the recycling centres throughout the city, household collection schemes and bulky household collection service.
For further information about the Household Waste and Recycling sites visit the Hull City Council website.
The Council also urges anyone using non-Council services to collect and remove waste, to check that the persons are authorised to do so.
To check if a person is authorised to take waste, visit the Environment Agency or call 03708 506 506
To report untidy land, call 01482 300 300.