Hounslow man fined over £6,000 for illegally knocking down his £800k home without telling council

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A West London man has been ordered to pay £6,000 after he illegally knocked down his own house. Mohammed Ali Khan, 45, of Thornbury Road, was found guilty of instructing a contractor to demolish a building without notifying the Local Authority as required by section 80(2) of the Building Act 1984 after a trial at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on February 3.

The court heard how Khan began tearing down the £800,000 three bed semi-detached house on Grove Road in Isleworth in January 2022. Hounslow Council's Building Control Service led the investigations after being alerted to the actions by neighbours concerned for their safety and wellbeing. Khan has now been ordered by the judge to cough up a fine of £6,043.34.

Photos shared by the council show how the building was completely destroyed with only the front of the house hiding a mountain of bricks. The local authority say there is still a dangerous structure notice in place which will stay until the remaining front façade is removed or the house is re-built.

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