Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Landlord faces fines of £700,000
A landlord faces fines and costs of £700,000.
Landlord, Saied Rahmdezfouli converted a semi detached house in Cricklewood into nine flats despite having his planning application refused by Barnet Council back in 2006.
Ever since then, Rahmdezfouli has continued to rent out the flats whilst fighting a legal battle against the original planning decision.
Having failed to over-turn the decision, Wood Crown Court has now ruled, under the proceeds of crime act, that Rahmdezfouli must pay back the £555,000 he's received in rent from these illegal conversions under the proceeds of crime act.
Alongside the repayment of £555,000 in rents, the court also ordered Mr Rahmdezfouli to pay
a £65,000 fine and £80,000 in legal costs.
The landlord has three months to pay or faces a prison sentence of five years and four months.