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Legal briefs: Fibreglass sharks back in court; Waltham Forest illegal property confiscations

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 19 September-25 September, 2020

Hackney singing fibreglass sharks back in court

A group of fibreglass sharks that make speeches and perform a popular French song are at the centre of a continuing legal battle involving the London Borough of Hackney which wants them removed  as the installation hasn’t got planning permission

Local Government Lawyer

Waltham Forest wins confiscation orders over illegal property conversions

Waltham Forest Council has secured six-figure confiscation orders in two cases against landlords who adapted their properties without seeking appropriate planning permissions – and then refused to convert them back to their original state.

Local Government Lawyer

Glasgow Airbnb action

Glasgow City Council is seeking what is believed to be one of the first court so-called court interdicts in Scotland to enforce an existing ban on a short-term “Airbnb” let which has continued to advertise for bookings.

Glasgow Herald

Couple in legal saga over house built without planning permission agree to leave in 2022

A couple in Navan have agreed to leave a house they built in breach of planning laws fourteen years ago  in two years’ time. The property will be demolished after they leave their home in September 2022.

Irish Times

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