Coun­cil moves in to tear down bed-in-shed home

En­force­ment team de­mol­ishes build­ing af­ter or­der is ig­nored

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AN­OTHER bed-in-shed build­ing has bit­ten the dust.

An en­force­ment team from Hilling­don Coun­cil moved in on the un­law­ful struc­ture in West Dray­ton Road, Hayes, af­ter months of ne­go­ti­a­tions with the owner.

An en­force­ment no­tice had been served on the owner and oc­cu­pier of the out­build­ing and they were given three months to com­ply.

The owner was or­dered to stop rent­ing out the shed and to then de­mol­ish it.

But af­ter they failed to do so the coun­cil did the job for them – af­ter the peo­ple liv­ing there vol­un­tar­ily moved out – and in­voiced the land­lord for the costs.

The coun­cil said this was the sec­ond time it had been forced to take di­rect ac­tion this year, al­though a num­ber of land­lords have heeded warn­ings and de­mol­ished un­law­ful out­build­ings them­selves, in­clud­ing those in Mount Road, Hurst­field Cres­cent and Pole Hill Road.

Con­trib­uted

n EMPTY SPACE: The bed in shed build­ing in West Dray­ton Road, Hayes, has now been de­mol­ished

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