A landlord has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 for developing illegal flats at her property after being prosecuted by Havering council.
Jaghtar Khaira of Elm Park in east London was ordered to pay £88,500 at Snaresbrook Crown Court under the Proceeds of Crime Act. She was also fined £2,500 for a second offence of failing to comply with an earlier Enforcement Notice and a further £10,300 for prosecution costs.
Khaira was granted planning consent to build two flats at her property, but she decided to develop four units with a view to letting them out which resulted in a Planning Enforcement Notice in 2011. Consequently, she was prosecuted and fined at Romford Magistrates Court in 2013 but continued to illegally rent out the two extra flats.