Hotel Prosecution

A HOTEL OWNER has received a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 180 hours of unpaid work for the community, after pleading guilty to seven breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The Hotel Owner, who runs The Earl Howe pub in Nottingham, England, continued to use the upper floors for bed and breakfast sleeping accommodation, despite being served a fire service prohibition notice which ordered him not to because of a lack of fire safety precautions.

There were also blocked emergency exit routes and a lack of self-closing fire doors on bedrooms.

The Hotel Owner also paid £2,000 prosecution costs.