Three private landlords have been ordered to pay £19,550 in fines and costs after failing to make repairs at the properties they let out.
Peterborough City Council secured successful prosecutions against the three for failing to comply with statutory notices.
Landlord Giuseppe Liguori of Egar Way, South Bretton was found guilty of failing to comply with two improvement notices which required works to be carried out to a property in Gilpin Street.
Council Housing Enforcement officer Peter Bezant found serious mould growth, dampness and inadequate ventilation. It also had an unsuitable electrical installation and was without adequate external lighting.
A fine of £4,500 was imposed on Liguori for each of the two offences and costs of £800, amounting to £9,800.
In addition, landlords Nazia Sultana and Parvaiz Akhtar of Northfield Road were found guilty of failing to comply with two notices which required improvement works to be carried out to a property in Wellington Street.
The property was found to be very badly insulated, with defective windows and an entrance door with an inadequate central heating system. There was also exposed electrical wiring and poor bathroom facilities.
The pair were fined £4,500 for the two offences and have to pay costs of £750, adding up to a total of £9,750.
Mr Bezant said: “This should serve as a stark reminder to all other landlords and letting agents that the council will simply not tolerate such behaviour and will not hesitate to take prosecution proceedings.”