Millionaire landlord faces allegations over state of Norwich apartment block
PUBLISHED: 09:07 27 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:12 27 June 2019
A landlord faces a string of allegations about the state a Norwich apartment block was kept in.
Faiths Lane Apartments Limited, the company which owns 60 St Faiths Lane off Prince of Wales Road, is charged with 20 breaches under the Housing Act.
The company's director Nick Sutton is also charged with 17 counts. The case was due to be heard at Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday but has been put back until September.
The allegations at the 40-flat block include:
-Failing to make sure fire alarms and smoke detectors were working
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-Damp and mould-stained corridors
-Not having a fire door or "fire stopping" equipment
The charges date to September and October last year.
Mr Sutton, of Homestall Manor, East Grinstead, faces a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine if found guilty.
The majority shareholder in Faiths Lane Apartments Ltd is a firm called Imperial Property Company (Holdings) Ltd which is owned by Mr Sutton and his wife Ayse Sutton, a princess in the Turkish Royal Family.
The prosecution is being brought by Norwich City Council.