A landlord in Uxbridge will have to cough up more than £100,000 or face going to jail for an illegal house conversion.
Mohamed Omar Hassibi who turned a house in Mayfield Close, which is near Highfield Primary school, into two flats without planning permission was taken to court by Hillingdon Council and ordered to pay £108,000.
He was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay the council's costs of £7,000 at his sentencing at Isleworth Crown Court on February 10.
The homeowner was generating a rent income of around £2,000 a month.
The average cost of a home in Mayfield Close is valued at £550,804 according to Zoopla and it is also near to Hilingdon Primary School.
The court also imposed a £100,000 confiscation order which means Mr Hassibi must pay the sum within three months or face a four month prison sentence.
The 64-year-old was prosecuted for breaching a planning enforcement notice to revert the property, which is off Charville Lane West, back to a single dwelling.
He was brought before the courts by the council's planning enforcement team and a trading standards task force who recover proceeds of crimes.
Councillor Ray Puddifoot, leader of the Hillingdon council, said: "Mr Hassibi was generating a large rental income - around £2,000 a month - from unwitting tenants and it's only right that he should handover the money he earned from his illegal activity.
"We are committed to ensuring that crime does not pay in Hillingdon."
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