Properties owned and rented by comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli have been branded "grubby and dirty" and substandard as the celebrity was issued with warnings over his conduct as a landlord.

Mr Kohli, a regular on BBC's The One Show who also wrote and starred in Channel 4's Meet The Magoons, was also denied three-year licences for two flats which are part of a raft he owns and leases through his father's company in Glasgow's west end.

Glasgow City Council decided to award him one-year permits only and any breaches of his conditions in that period could result in a ban on them being used as houses of multiple occupancy (HMOs).

Three other members of Mr Kohli's family - his father Parduman, brother Randeep, a policeman based in Middlesex, and sister-in-law Raissa - also received warnings for five further properties across the west end.

Only Mr Kohli's other brother, Sanjeev, who plays Navid in Still Game and who had a licence for a rented flat suspended three years ago for failing to carry out repairs, had his properties approved without major criticism.

The city council also delayed making decisions on several other properties until they checked electrical works, with the authority's licensing committee questioning safety certificates handed in by members of the Kohli family and criticising their last-minute submission.

Councillor John McKenzie, convener of the committee, also said he was "starting to have concerns" about properties owned and rented by the Kohlis.

A total of 25 flats owned by various members of the Kohli family but managed by Parduman's property company were being considered by the committee yesterday, with around a dozen heard in April.

Only Parduman attended the meeting, along with his legal representative, Zarina Ali.

Several members of the public also objected to a number of the properties having their HMO licences renewed, complaining of the behaviour of tenants and of water damage caused by leaks from a Byres Road flat owned by Hardeep.

It is also the latest in a line of criticism of, and sanctions against, Kohli properties by the council.

As well as the suspension of Sanjeev's licence for taking 16 months to carry out works at a property off Byres Road in 2005, both he and his father were refused licences for five flats in the same area in 2002 after inspectors raised concerns over safety and cleanliness.

Also in 2005, Randeep was reported to the Health and Safety Executive after three tenants were poisoned by carbon monoxide in a flat in the city's Hyndland district.

Condemning the state of flats owned by Hardeep at yesterday's meeting, Councillor Phil Green, of the SNP, said: "These flats seem not to be of the quality we wish people to be living in and are grubby and dirty right up to the very time of inspection. We keep noting kitchens or various other things being dirty or bins not being emptied and get the general feeling things are only done when they have to be.

"We reflected that the last time you were here. Safety certificates only arrived five minutes ago."

Mr McKenzie added: "These issues seem to be dragging on and dragging on. Things keep coming up which we expect to be done. You Parduman are not new in the trade and I'm concerned that everything is being done at the last minute. I'm starting to have concerns."

Over the past five or so years the profile of both Hardeep and Sanjeev has risen across Scotland and the whole of the UK.

Hardeep in particular has had network television coverage, appearing on Question Time, Celebrity Masterchef, Newsnight Review and had his own daytime Channel 4 show, Hardeep Does, while Sanjeev has appeared regularly as a football pundit and starred in the ITV drama Losing Gemma.

Yesterday their father denied the quality of the properties and council's actions were damaging or embarrassing for the pair.

He said: "My sons may have a high profile but we are running a business and doing our best. We are not cutting any corners. We had 25 applications up today and only one was described as grubby and dirty and that was because of the tenants. That is not a reflection on our business."

Sanjeev and Hardeep Kohli could not be contacted by The Herald last night.