Monday, January 12, 2009

Landlord forced to evict tenants because they are not nuns

A landlord in the UK has been told that he must evict his tenants because they are not nuns.

Peter Lewin, 49, said officials told him he could face a fine or jail time because the residents of his Caversham, England, building are not nuns and he has no license under planning laws to change the use of the building, The Mirror reported Monday.

"They are all decent professional people but I cannot make them into nuns," Lewin said of his tenants. "Why should the council have a say in what the tenants do for a living?"

The land is zoned to be used as a convent only.

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