Landlords of a student house, Mr and Mrs Ahmed, have been asked to shell out over £15,000 in fines for breaching housing regulations.

Oxford Magistrates found them guilty of five separate charges at a court hearing on 26th September. Windows of the house, in Leys Place off Cowley Road, were excessively rotted and the smoke alarms defunct, according to council reports. The couple had failed to repair a broken window and left it boarded up.

They were also unable to produce gas and electric safety certificates, and had not responded to repeated complaints from students about conditions.