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Brent LBC has been ordered to pay£8,000 in compensation to a woman who lived with a tree growing on her roof for n...
Brent LBC has been ordered to pay £8,000 in compensation to a woman who lived with a tree growing on her roof for nearly five years.

The tenant is one of four people owed a total of £24,500 in compensation after the council let their homes fall into disrepair.

An ombudsman's report says: 'Mrs Wakefield cannot recall when she first noticed a tree growing out of the flat roof over her kitchen. By the time it was removed in November 1992, it was about five feet high and had multiple trunks, the largest being about eight inches across.

'The tree roots grew into the brickwork and damaged it and early in 1992 the kitchen roof and ceiling collapsed.'
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