A landlord has been told he is unfit to privately rent homes after failing to fix 22 problems in his Govanhill property.

Syed Hussain, who owns nine properties on the South Side of the city, was struck-off of the private landlords’ register.

Inspectors visited his flat at 40 Garturk Street in June this year and found a hole in the entrance door, unsecured floorboards, a missing smoke detector and a possible vermin infestation.

And despite writing to the landlord to warn him that repairs were needed at that time, officers found the same defects in a second inspection on August 9.

Brian Carroll, the council’s housing intervention and support officer, said: “We had been writing him to as we normally would, and my colleagues had visited what we believed was his home address only to find it was owned by someone else.

“In the course of dealing with this matter, it was found that the landlord has moved home address and has failed to confirm details of his new address to the landlord registration team.

“In between times the tenant had already approached the landlord with concerns about the property and he agreed to deal with those. They have never been dealt with.”

During both inspections, officers found that bath water had been leaking through the ceiling to a below bedroom.

There was no smoke detector in the lower hall and no carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen.

Mr Syed had been asked to call in specialist pest controllers to explore whether there was a vermin infestation at the property.

Electrical sockets were found to be scorched, soil pipe boxing in the toilet was unsecured, and there was a hole in the floor where a gas pipe once was.

There was a defective first step at the entrance and two missing balustrades on both sides of the staircase.

Mr Hussain also failed to provide an enhanced criminal record certificate, proof of buildings insurance, an energy performance certificate and gas safety certificates.

Glasgow’s licensing committee chairman John Kane said: “This is a pretty horrendous list. I can’t recall recently seeing so many items requiring repair. I think its worrying that so many are referring to electrical items.

“Despite the fact that he’s had notice of all of these defects it would appear he’s done absolutely nothing to address them. Some of these are of substantial concern.”

Mr Hussain failed to show up to the meeting as the licensing committee stripped him of his private landlord’s registration.