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Nightmare neighbours who've had hundreds of complaints and have changed their titles to 'Lord and Lady' have been ordered to remove a caravan from outside their house.
Lillie Goddard and her disabled mother were apparently living in the static home alongside her £170,000 property, but the council have now ruled that Goddard must pay up and also move the eyesore.
She previously had a shipping container in the garden in Swindon in Wiltshire, and has faced years of complaints from neighbours, even earning herself a cameo in the Channel 5 documentary 'My Nightmare Neighbour Next Door'.
Speaking at the property last week 'Lord Goddard' Mark said his wife bought the English aristocracy title several years ago.
At Swindon County Court a judge ruled that their “quiet residential area has been inconvenienced” by the caravan.
The couple must now remove the caravan by August 5, or the council will remove it.
There was initially not enough room in the garden for the caravan, which arrived in July 2019, before a wall was partially removed to accommodate it.
But Swindon Borough Council claimed that this broke several covenants, legal rules contained with the deeds of a property.
The court heard that the static home “affected the amenity of the area”, residents were asked to move their cars to make way for it and that the council has “been put to some expense”.
Lady Goddard, who represented herself via video link, claimed that the covenants did not apply to her.
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She said that as the council sold the house in 1997 to another buyer, and she was not aware they existed, they did not apply.
But deciding on the case, District Judge Peter Hatvany said that it was “clear” the covenants did apply, and found that they were breached.
Lady Goddard will have to meet the council’s costs of £5,000.
Speaking at home, 'Lord Goddard' said his wife resides in the caravan with her disabled mother – but she is "making arrangements" to have it moved following the court's decision.
Lord Goddard said Lady Lillie's disabled mother is going to be moved to another of their properties in the Swindon area once the caravan has been removed.
The newly employed coach driver claims the only 'nightmare neighbour' in his street is the woman who continuously reports everything he and Lady Goddard get up to.
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