How a High Court ruling involving 20,000 dumped mattresses could pile the pressure on landlords

Landlords cannot close their eyes to what is happening on their land, legal experts say, after the High Court threw out an appeal by a landowner against a conviction for ‘knowingly permitting’ an unauthorised waste operation. Conor McGlone reports

Piles of abandoned mattresses

Stone had to do community service and pay £20,000 in costs after waste was left on his land

An April decision from the High Court to uphold a 2017 conviction involving the illegal storage of mattresses is still reverberating across the waste world and could have serious implications for landlords.

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