Leaflet advertising lettings event lands agent in court for fly-posting

Adverts tied to lamp-posts resulted in the prosecution of an agency and its director.

The adverts were for a lettings clinic being held by Simpson & Partners.

The firm was found guilty of illegal advertising at Northampton Magistrates Court, where director Andrew Simpson pleaded guilty to fly-posting.

The court ordered fines of £1,500, plus costs of £1,080 and a victim surcharge of £120.

Paul Bland, head of planning services, said: “An investigation, following a complaint from a member of the public, confirmed that this company had broken the law by illegally advertising its business.

“Enforcement officers had spoken with representatives of the business on a previous occasion to explain the laws and consequences of fly-posting but these warnings had been ignored and so we pursued a prosecution.”



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