Leading portfolio landlord fined £10k after ignoring prohibition orders

Amarjit Singh Kullar, who trades as A & S Properties, owns about 260 rental homes in Leicester and breached two orders, a court has ruled.

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A landlord left his tenants living in unsafe flats despite a warning from the city council – the second time he has been fined for ignoring Emergency Prohibition Orders in recent months.

Amarjit Singh Kullar, who trades via property management firm A & S Properties in Leicester, owns about 260 rental homes within the city and breached two orders which had been put in place at flats in Cavendish Road, Aylestone (pictured), reports the Leicester Mercury.

Kullar denied the charge but was found guilty at Northampton Magistrates’ Court which fined him £10,000 for each of the two offences and ordered him to pay costs of £21,587 and a £170 victim surcharge.


The local authority said it had issued the orders in September 2021 due to “significant concerns” over the safety of the electricity supply, which made the flats unfit to live in, as a result of the “illegal abstraction of electricity by unknown persons”.

As a result, National Grid had to disconnect the power supply to the homes, but Kullar allowed his tenants to continue living in them.

Last December, Leicester Magistrates’ Court found him guilty of ignoring an Emergency Prohibition Order in December 2021. The notice was also ordered due to problems with the electricity supply to a flat he rented out in Narborough Road, where the power was disconnected but Kullar allowed tenants to stay on. He is understood to be appealing this ruling.

elly kutkelvinLeicester deputy city mayor for housing, Elly Cutkelvin (pictured) says: “We issued these prohibition orders following significant concerns regarding safety standards when we deemed the properties unfit for human habitation. Unfortunately, the landlord ignored these prohibition orders and breached them over a nine-month period.

“As a council we have a duty to protect our most vulnerable residents, and we are making every effort to tackle landlords who choose repeatedly to break the law.”

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