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Fire Safety Order – offence caused by ignoring request for information

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

A property management firm has been fined £1500 and ordered to pay costs of £2000 for two offences under fire safety legislation.

Solitaire Property Management Limited pleaded guilty to the offences at a hearing in Southampton Magistrates Court on 2 November. The company failed to respond to a number of requests for information under Article 27 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 about a block of flats in Southampton.

The prosecution was brought by Hampshire County Council solicitors and Solitaire Property Management received a fine of £750 per offence and were ordered to pay £1,000 to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority and £1,000 to Hampshire County Council.

Assistant chief officer Steve Hamm, head of community safety at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We require information about premises to enable us to carry out our enforcement action and improve the safety of the people of Hampshire. Failure to answer our letters constitutes an offence under the Fire Safety Order and Solitaire Property Management has today been found guilty of this offence