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02/10/2019

Enforcement: Housing benefit records disprove landlord’s HMO claim

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A Brent landlord who claimed he had converted his property into an HMO and not self-contained flats was caught out by evidence showing the high level of housing benefit he had been receiving as rent payment.

LOCATIONStonebridgeAUTHORITYBrent Borough CouncilINSPECTORRoy MerrettPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONNotice upheldREFERENCEAPP/T5150/C/18/3214692The appeal concerned a two-storey terraced dwelling facing onto the North Circular road in Stonebridge, north-west London.In October 2018, the council issued an enforcement notice alleging that the property had been converted into six self........
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