U.K. Couple Fined for Living in Home Disguised as Garage

Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a fake garage door to live in an area that required a garage space.
February 18, 2018, 5am PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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A couple in Leicester was fined for living in a home disguised as a garage. "Planning permission was granted for a development in 2007, with conditions stating that car-parking facilities, including the garage, should remain available permanently," The Guardian reports. To hide their home, Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a garage door.

"At Leicester magistrates court, Herzallah and Almasri, of Enderby, Leicestershire, were each ordered to pay a £770 fine, legal costs of £1,252 and a £77 victim surcharge," according to The Guardian.

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Published on Monday, February 12, 2018 in The Guardian
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