A landlord has been jailed for four months and ordered to pay £10,000 costs after pleading guilty to three offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Lookman Adeyemi – the landlord and registered owner of a house in multiple occupation in Milton Keynes where a mother and her daughter died in a fire in 2010 – was sentenced at Amersham Law Courts on 29 March. He had previously pleaded guilty on 8 March to failing to:
- make a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment
- ensure that, in the event of danger, it was possible for people to evacuate the premises as quickly and as safely as possible
"You were not dealing with rich people. These were people, some of whom did not have a job. You were dealing with a very vulnerable clientele."