Estate agents fined for failing to clear rubbish at back of Romford property
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An estate agents has been fined thousands of pounds for allowing rubbish to pile up at the rear of a property and refusing to clear it.
Piles of rubbish including bits of wood and plastic were found at the back of a house in King Edward Road, Romford, which is owned by Primeacre, a company based in Manor Park.
Primeacre received a £5,000 fine earlier this month from Barkingside Magistrates Court and was also ordered to pay costs of £339.
The owners were served two notices but the rubbish still remained after a month – they were also asked to mend their fences so people could not access the land to fly-tip.
Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet member for environment, said: “I hope that this result encourages other businesses in the borough to be proud of their surroundings and play their part in keeping the borough clean.
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“Business owners have a responsibility to keep their premises and land clean and to make sure that others cannot fly-tip on their land.”
The company has been given 28 days to remove the rubbish to avoid further prosecution.
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