Brian Silvester (Tory Councillor)
Cllr Silvester, a former deputy council leader, is to be prosecuted by his own authority for failing to obtain a licence for a house of multiple occupation.
But now the councillor of 35 years standing will face a joint prosecution by the council and the fire service in relation to the building he rents out as bedsits at his home in Shavington House Farm on Crewe Road, Shavington.
In January the building was shut down by the fire service after it was declared a fire safety risk.
A prohibition notice was served against the flats, forbidding them to be used for sleeping and living accommodation while the safety issues were rectified.
And now, after months of investigation, the fire service has decided to prosecute.
As the council and the fire service share the same legal team, the original court date has been pushed back to accommodate both charges.
Cllr Silvester, who is being prosecuted alongside his brother Colin, will now appear at South Cheshire Magistrates Court to face the charges next month.