Notice Served To Repaint Red And White Property ‘Not Uncommon’

Council Orders Action On House Which Led To Neighbour Complaints

29.04.2015

The notice served to a property owner who has been ordered to repaint the red and white stripes on her Kensington property which have led to neighbour complaints is not an uncommon move, according to a specialist lawyer.

After neighbours in the west London cul-de-sac objected to the planned redevelopment of the land on which the property sits, the owner then decided to have the paint job undertaken.

Following complaints regarding the stripes, Kensington and Chelsea Council has served the owner a section 215 notice ordering that redecoration work be carried out alongside repairs to windows by July 3rd. An appeal can also be lodged by June 5th.

If the work is not carried out, the council have the right to enter the property and undertake the necessary work.

According to planning experts at Irwin Mitchell, the serving of a section 215 notice is not an uncommon step for councils to take.