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A landlord has been ordered to pay his council £100,000 plus for going ahead with an illegal conversion.The landlord converted a three bedroomed property in Enfield to become six flats without applying for planning permission.
The Council found out in October 2010, that the landlord had converted the house and immediately slapped an order on him to restore the property back to its original state. The landlord took no notice, obviously trusting in fate that the situation would just “disappear”, however three years later the authority finally prosecuted him.
He received an order to pay a huge sum of £125,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act, making sure that during those years there was little chance that he would make a profit from the illegal conversion. However the fines did not just stop there, as he received a further fine of £14,294 plus a £120 victim surcharge.
The landlord was warned that if he would not or could not pay the compensation levy, then he could be handed a 27 month prison sentence.
Chris Bond, the Cabinet member for environment and community safety said: "The planning process is there to ensure that new developments and conversions are safe, lawful and meet safety standards. Landlords cannot run amok and recklessly convert houses into multiple properties willy nilly and rent them out in order to make a quick buck, without expecting us to come after them.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.