TEN people were found living in a squalid two-bedroomed flat during a crackdown on rogue landlords. 

Shahid Hanif, the owner of the Prospecthill Road flat in Toryglen – which had no basic washing facilities – is one of five landlords barred from letting out flats following the Glasgow City Council operation. 

Oleg Aliev, Rovina Maqsood, Mohammed Khawaja, and Bakrat Ali were also banned after a meeting of the city council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee on Thursday. 

None of the five showed up to defend themselves.

Mr Aliev owns two properties, while all of the others own one each.

Councillor Mhairi Hunter, chair of the Govanhill Regeneration Group, said: “I am very pleased that further rogue Govanhill landlords have been struck off the landlord register.”

Much of Govanhill is covered in the Enhanced Enforcement Area – powers given in 2017 to the council to tackle poor housing conditions in the area.

The council has now banned 26 slum landlords from Govanhill using enhanced powers.

Mr Hanif's flat is just outside Govanhill so was not covered by the EEA.  

The most recent council probe uncovered properties in a broken down state, overcrowded and without basic facilities like a sink. 

Other problems were identified with electrics, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, broken appliances, damaged kitchens, refuse being disposed in the landing and general poor conditions.

The flats also lacked important certificates to determine whether the gas and electricity were safe, building insurance and tenant information packs.

Moreover, the landlords refused to give any of the information the council asked of them - with most ignoring all requests.

Ms Hunter added: “The enhanced enforcement area has now been expanded from the initial pilot area to encompass a further 700 properties, which is helping to drive up housing standards in the area.

Private landlords in this area should be in no doubt that they will face consequences if they fail to comply with the legal requirements of Govanhill’s enhanced enforcement area.”

Licensing committee member Gary Gray said: “We as a local authority need to and do monitor these issues very carefully and Thursday was no exception.”