Soap star Philip Olivier was fined £20,000 after being caught breaching housing regulations.
He also had to pay £250 in costs after being convicted under new laws which require landlords of three storey houses, or houses with five or more unrelated people living in them, to register with the local authority.
A council spokesman told the Yorkshire Post, "The legislation was introduced following recent Government research that showed people living in these types of property are 16 times more likely to die or be injured in fire than people living in a single occupancy house."
The court was told that Olivier did not own the property but that he was the landlord and received rent payments. The house has reportedly since been sold.
Source: Digital Spy