A dodgy landlord has been forced to pay more than £370,000 after he built an illegal extension on his bungalow in Harrow.

Yunus Oomerjee, 56, from Slough, transformed the house in Eastcote Lane into seven poorly-built separate dwellings with a studio.

He ignored five enforcement notices from Harrow Council’s planning teams, who highlighted the illegal nature of the development, as well as its shortcomings relating to safety measures.

Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Labour Group, said: “Planning is not a pushover, and we’ve now given this ‘bungalow bungler’ a very, very expensive lesson.

“This is not just a victory for Harrow Council, it’s a victory for Oomerjee’s long-suffering neighbours and for all decent landlords in Harrow who obey the law.”

Oomerjee was found guilty of failing to comply and breaching all enforcement orders issued against the property.

He was ordered to pay £355,000 in confiscation proceedings to account for the money he made renting out the homes.

He was also slapped with a £1,250 fine and had to pay £15,000 worth of costs.