Appeals and Law

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2020

Unlawful dwelling erected in rear garden

Prior approval for office to 16 flats lost through unlawful extensions and departure from plans

2019

Use of dwellinghouse for storage of building materials etc. and erection of canopy not immune from enforcement action

Wembley event parking use not immune from enforcement action

Dormer Roof Extension Unacceptable – Costs Awarded to Council

2018

Property Flats Not HMO

A common theme – Property turned into flats collecting the highest housing benefit rent as self-contained accommodation whilst claiming that the property is a HMO, which would attract a much lower housing benefit rate, in order to avoid planning regs.

Appellant claims invisible marquee is lawful. Appeal dismissed.

Event Day Parking Appeal Enforcement Notice Upheld

2018 Brent Appeal Decision

Properties flats, not HMO’s. Appellant had attempted to circumvent planning rules by removing tenants’ doors to create ‘shared’ bathrooms.

LB Brent v Clear Channel

9 convictions for unlawful advertisement displays, including left over steel poles.

2017

2017 Brent Appeal Decision

Unlawfully demolished house must be rebuilt in facsimile or according to planning permission.

2017 Brent HMO appeal decision

3 houses had been converted into flats rather than HMO’s as the appellant argued.

2017 Brent Appeal Decision

HMO use not immune from enforcement action but appellant used deliberate and positive deception in any event.

2017 Brent Prosecution

3 Defendants guilty of failing to comply with an Enforcement Notice requiring them to cease the use of a property as flats following evidence from Nigel Wicks.

2017 Medway Costs Judgement

LPA entitled to recover costs following aborted s178 direct action from land owner and the merits of employing specialists such as Enforcement Services.

2017 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to flats no HMO

2017 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to flats no HMO

2016

2016 Brent v Clear Channel

The court accepts the measurements undertaken by Mr. Wicks, as it is the volume of the new hoarding, its movement forward from the flank wall and the additional steel supports that are clearly demonstrated by the photographs in Exhibit 4 at pages numbered 32, 134, 235 and 236 that is a three fold increase on the Trivision hoarding volume

2016 Brent Appeal Decision

Shed for bed.

2016 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use from 6 to 10 flats

2015

2015 Brent Appeal Decision

Shed for bed.

2014

2014 Court of Appeal POCA Brent

Confiscation order in the total sum of £544,358 to be paid within six months, with a period of imprisonment in default of 5 years.

2014 Brent Appeal Decision

Erection of outbuilding.

2014 Brent Appeal Decision

Shed for bed.

2014 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to HMO and 3 self-contained flats, erection of extensions and hard standing, and use as storage yard.

2013

2013 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to shop and 5 self-contained flats.

2012

2012 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use from hotel to 26 self-contained flats and erection of outbuilding.

2012 Brent Appeal Decision

Erection of wooden decking and railings to form roof terrace.

2011

2011 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use of garage to self-contained flat

2011 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to 5 flats.

2011 Brent Appeal Decision

Erection of side and rear extension, roof extension, and dormer window.

2011 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use to self-contained flat.

2011 Brent Appeal Decision

Erection of building in rear garden.

2010

2010 Brent Appeal Decision

Change of use from one to three flats.

2008

2008 High Court Blow Up Media v Lambeth

Removal of advertisement by Enforcement Services Ltd not unlawful.

2007

2007 Wandsworth Appeal Decision

BT Payphones Ltd replacement payphone kiosk and advertisement.

2007 Wiltshire DC Appeal Decision

Erection of timber shed and raised gardens.

2006

2006 Bucks CC Appeal Decision

Waste deposit, transfer, processing and materials salvage.

2005

2005 Wiltshire DC Appeal Decision

Unlawful breaking, repair, storage and modification of machinery

2004

2004 County Court Brent v Primesight

“Mr. Wicks has made a witness statement in which he sets out the Claimant’s case most cogently….It all seems perfectly reasonable to me and accordingly I give Judgment for the Claimant”

2002

2002 High Court Bucks CC v Briar

“Mr Wicks and his energetic methods”

2002 Barking and Dagenham Appeal Decision

Unlawful vehicle breaking and waste processing

1994

1994 High Court Bucks CC v Dodds

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