On Tuesday 29 January, Mr Mohammed Saleem, of Bromham Road, Bedford, was ordered to pay £13,772.97 after pleading guilty to breaching the Building Regulations.
During the hearing at Luton Magistrates Court, the court heard how Mr Saleem had not complied with a number of Building Regulations including some critical fire safety requirements whilst carrying out work to convert an existing office space into flats.
In passing sentence the Court ordered that Mr Saleem to pay one fine of £10,000, two of £1,000, a victim surcharge of £170 and £1,602.97 in legal costs, totalling £13,772.97.
Cllr Colleen Atkins, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Regulatory Services at Bedford Borough Council said: “This conviction confirms the seriousness with which we take failure to comply with building regulations.
“Building regulations set standards for the design and construction of buildings to ensure the safety and health for people in or about those buildings.
“The council will continue to take action against people undertaking unauthorised work or sub-standard work in the borough which poses a risk to occupants and the public.”
To ensure you comply with regulations if you are considering building works on a property visit www.bedford.gov.uk/buildingcontrol