The owner of a terraced house in a Brighton conservation area has been ordered to carry out repairs and improvements.
The terraced property, at 23 and 24 Oriental Place, houses seven flats and is part of the Regency Square Conservation Area.
Brighton and Hove City Council said that it had been neglected for many years and the exterior had deteriorated badly.
Now the council has sent a formal notice requiring the owner to
Wash down and repaint the eastern side of the property
Repair and make good all the windows and woodwork on the eastern side of the property
Repaint all external timberwork including window frames, doors and soffits on the same side of the property
Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, chairman of the council’s planning committee, said: “This property, due to years of neglect, has deteriorated to such an extent that concerns have been expressed regarding its safety and impact along the street.
“Owners of properties, particularly those lying within conservation areas, have a responsibility to ensure that they are properly maintained.
“Formal action is always a last resort, but we hope the owners will now carry out the necessary repairs and repainting to restore the building and help preserve the character and appearance of the Regency Square Conservation Area.”
The notice comes into effect on Thursday 1 March and the owners have six months to comply.