A ROGUE landlord has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after illegally altering buildings he rented out as houses of multiple occupancy in Hayes. 

Tarsem Dhillon, of Dawley Road, admitted three charges of failing to comply with an enforcement notice when he appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court. 

Council planning officers visited 11 and 15a Station Road in March 2021 after being notified that a storage building at the back of the properties had been altered illegally and was also being used as a house of multiple occupancy (HMO). 

The first floor had two shower rooms, a kitchen and toilet. An external door had been built and metal railings installed on to the roof to create an amenity space, but without planning permission. 

At 11 and 11a Station Road, inspectors found a single-storey side extension had been built, also without permission. 

Enforcement notices were issued in March 2021, seeking 15b to stop being used as an HMO, along with the removal of the door and railings. An additional notice was issued for 11 and 11a ordering the removal of the extension. 

Follow-up inspections in February this year showed none of the notices had been complied with. 

Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said: “This is another brilliant result reflecting the hard work of our planning enforcement team. 

“Any residents who suspect a property of being used illegally can anonymously let our team know and they will investigate.”  

Dhillon was fined £12,000, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £2,000 and court costs of £1,660.