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Sheffield man added to the Rogue Landlord List after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties

A home with piles of litter outside

A Sheffield landlord has found himself on the Rogue Landlord Database after repeatedly renting out hazardous properties in Sheffield.

Local landlord and business man Nilendu Das (DOB 28/12/1967) of Carter Knowle Avenue was added to the national database on Friday 22nd September 2023 and has been banned from letting or managing properties for ten years.

The banning order, which was issued on 21st August 2023 following a First Tier Tribunal decision in Manchester, is the first one that Sheffield City Council has applied for and is currently the longest banning order in the country.

Chair of Sheffield City Council’s Housing Committee, Cllr Douglas Johnson said: “The length of Nilendu Das’ banning order reflects the seriousness of his actions and his flagrant disregard for fire safety and the safety of his tenants. We are very happy to see his name on the Rogue Landlord Database.

“Mr Das has a long history of operating and managing extremely poor quality housing and has been prosecuted numerous times by the council. This latest prosecution has come as a result of Mr Das’ continuation of the most severe housing offences. His properties were some of the most dangerous properties ever seen by the council’s enforcement staff.”

The Rogue Landlord Database can be viewed by all Local Authorities across the UK. Should Mr Das breach the banning order it could lead to a custodial sentence or a fine of up to £30,000.

Cllr Johnson added: “Sheffield City Council takes firm action on poor housing practices and criminal activities. The Council will act to protect the people of Sheffield and drive out rogue landlords.”