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I was fined for a breach of the HMO licencing rules by Leeds

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I was fined for a breach of the HMO licencing rules by Leeds City Council in 2010, was that a criminal offence and will it show up on my enhanced CRB
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

In order to give you answer tailored to your circumstances I will need to ask you some preliminary questions so that I can consider your position from all angles.

Were you effectively operating an HMO without a licence please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No I had a licence but failed to comply with some of the conditions like safety locks etc
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
I know this isn’t going to be the answer you want to hear, and it’s certainly not what I want to tell you. However, I wish to be completely honest with you, so I feel obligated to not give you false hope.

I am sorry but acting at variance with the conditions of your licence is a criminal offence. Its not a very serious criminal offence. Its more of a regulatory piece of legislation than anything else. But it is criminal nonetheless.

I’m afraid that all criminal offences should be revealed on your enhanced CRB check.

The only reason it would not unfortunately is if somebody made a mistake and failed to add it. It is possible that could happen. Antecedence is prepared particularly badly in the UK. Obviously you cannot rely on that though.

I'm sorry this isn't the answer you wanted but it is the position that you face and I have a duty to inform you truthfully.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.