Camden Council Secures Record Fine Against Landlord’s Failure To Comply

Camden Council Secures Record Fine Against Landlord’s Failure To Comply

Camden Council Secures Record Fine Against Landlord’s Failure To Comply

Camden Council’s recent success in prosecuting two landlords for non-compliance with a planning enforcement notice underscores the importance of upholding housing standards.

This blog explores the case background and its implications for landlords and tenants alike. Edmund Robb from Prospect Law represented Camden London Borough Council in this case.

Case Background:

In 2010, Camden Council issued a planning enforcement notice against substandard flats. Despite warnings, landlords Joel Salem and Judith Robinson-Dadoun failed to comply, housing residents in unsatisfactory conditions in breach of development plan policies.

Court Verdict:

On 28th February 2024, the Court imposed a £350,000 fine and full costs of £247,011.64 on the landlords. This landmark verdict sends a clear message to landlords: comply with planning regulations to provide safe, quality housing for residents.

Implications and Lessons:

This case highlights the council’s commitment to housing standards. It emphasises the consequences of non-compliance and the need for landlords to prioritize tenant well-being. Strict adherence to enforcement notices is essential to avoid legal repercussions.


Camden Council’s prosecution sets a precedent for accountability in housing. It reaffirms the council’s dedication to ensuring safe living conditions for all residents. Moving forward, strict enforcement of planning regulations will safeguard tenant rights and well-being. You can find more information on the long running case on the Camden Council website

Stay informed about housing regulations and compliance measures. Contact us to learn more about ensuring safe and quality housing for tenants.

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About the author
Edmund Robb, co-founder of Prospect Law, is a distinguished barrister with a background in environmental, planning, and public law. A graduate of Oxford University, he earned a Prince of Wales Scholarship from Gray’s Inn. With extensive experience in legal practice, including representation at Public Inquiries and in various court levels, Edmund brings a wealth of...