Following a hearing conducted at Southampton CC 1 June, the company providing the fire risk assessment for Cranleigh House – namely UK Fire Consulting Ltd (of which Morgan is a director) – was fined £20,000 & to pay costs of £19,952 for the same offence.
Denfords Property Management, the managing agent for the premises, had pleaded guilty at an earlier Magistrates’ Court hearing in relation to its failure to comply with an Enforcement Notice to provide a suitable fire risk assessment. The business was fined £10,000 in addition to £6,000 costs.
The individual manager specifically responsible for the premises was given conditional discharge & to pay £1,800 in costs.
In addition to a £2,750 fine and a 3 month prison sentence suspended for 18 months, Morgan was ordered to pay costs of £19,952.
Total fines/costs = £80,451.00