A landlord has converted a house into flats without planning permission to do so.

Javad Aghababazadeh was granted permission by the council in 2016 to demolish a bungalow and build two houses in Woodville Road.

An advert posted on Rightmove in May shows one of the houses is being advertised as apartments.

But Barnet Council has since revealed the landlord has submitted a retrospective application to convert one or both of houses into flats. The application has not yet been made available to view in the council’s online planning portal.

Helen Hawthorn, who lives near Mr Aghababazadeh’s houses, said she has endured about two years of noise from the refurbishment.

She claimed the council has done “little” to help neighbours and are allowing Mr Aghababazadeh to continue advertising the flats.

She said: “The more I speak about my problems with people the more I realise it is a common problem with Barnet council and their utter disregard to people who already live in the community in favour of property developers.”

A council spokesperson said: “We are aware of the concerns raised, and the council’s planning enforcement team has been in touch with the property’s owner about plans for the conversion of one of the houses.

“A planning application for this has been submitted to the council and this will be considered by planning officers in due course once some additional information has been provided.”

If the new planning application is refused by the council, the property would need to be converted back into a house.

But Ms Hawthorn said if people were to move in before any such decision, it would be difficult to move them out.

Mr Aghababazadeh has been approached for comment.