Landlord forced to demolish ‘potentially dangerous’ back yard extension used for flats

News Desk (31 August, 2017)

A landlord  was forced to demolish a “potentially dangerous” extension that was being used for flats. Hakan Tunc built the rooms behind his Ash Kebab takeaway business in Forest Hill Road without planning permission. An investigation by Southwark Council uncovered the issue, and officers visited to find the 20sqm had three separate flats, with a ...

18787A Southwark landlord was forced to demolish an unauthorised extension in his back yard used for three flats

A landlord  was forced to demolish a “potentially dangerous” extension that was being used for flats.

Hakan Tunc built the rooms behind his Ash Kebab takeaway business in Forest Hill Road without planning permission.

An investigation by Southwark Council uncovered the issue, and officers visited to find the 20sqm had three separate flats, with a bathroom and kitchenette squeezed inside it.

A Southwark landlord was forced to demolish an unauthorised extension in his back yard used for three flats

A statement from the council said “one flat looked like up to three people were living in it”.

Councillor Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “Making sure we have affordable housing for people in the borough is one of the council’s top priorities, but this does not mean we will turn a blind eye to unauthorised, poor quality and potentially dangerous ‘beds in sheds’ structures.

A Southwark landlord was forced to demolish an unauthorised extension in his back yard used for three flats

“Southwark Council will investigate, and if necessary prosecute, any landlords who are found to be renting out these types of properties.”

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