Landlord pleads guilty to waste offence

Published Monday, 21st August 2017
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The owner of a property in Eastwood has pleaded guilty to an offence of failing to properly dispose of waste.

Mr Mohsin Siddique, of Broom Valley Road, Whiston, was fined £500 for a failure to meet his duty of care in respect of waste. He was also ordered by the court to pay Rotherham Council’s costs of £407.32 and a victim surcharge of £50.

Mr Siddique attended an interview with Council officers at which he stated he had arranged for waste to be removed from the property in Eastwood in January 2017.

He confirmed he recognised the waste found in Doles Lane, Whiston, as being from his property but could not demonstrate he had arranged proper disposal, instead stating he had paid someone who he had contacted through Gumtree.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Road and Community Safety Cllr Emma Hoddinott said: “These are not the actions of a responsible landlord, and we are determined to enforce against the minority who flout the rules. Paying a neighbour or contacting someone through the internet to remove rubbish can lead to this sort of outcome if the rubbish is subsequently dumped on our streets.”