The convictions related to two private properties in the Hatfield area. 23 offences applied to one and the last five applied to the other.

The first property, a HMO in Fern Dells, had failures with gas, electric and fire safety ad was therefore potentially dangerous for tenants. Extensive damp and mould was also found by the local council. There was also disrepair to windows and doors.

The five offences in relation to the second property were all issued because of a failure to comply with Improvement Notices which had been served in February. These were for reasonably serious matters, such as a collapsed ceiling.