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Indian restaurant owner ordered to clear premises within 14 days

PUBLISHED: 08:07 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:22 16 April 2019

Masala Cottage at Brundall closed after a re-possession notice has been put on it.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Masala Cottage at Brundall closed after a re-possession notice has been put on it. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The owner of an Indian restaurant in Brundall has been ordered to clear all goods from the premises within 14 days.

The re-possession notice on Masala Cottage at Brundall.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe re-possession notice on Masala Cottage at Brundall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Masala Cottage, on The Street, was served with a repossession notice on Friday, April 12 on behalf of the building's owner, Richard Hughes.

It comes as a message on the restaurant's Facebook page said on Friday: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we are not open tonight. We will keep you updated about this weekend, sorry for the inconvenience!”

The Masala Cottage's website has also been disabled.

The restaurant appeared closed on Monday and two repossession notices were pinned on its front door.

Masala Cottage at Brundall closed after a re-possession notice has been put on it.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMasala Cottage at Brundall closed after a re-possession notice has been put on it. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One said: “On behalf of our client, Mr R Hughes, who has today [April 12] taken repossession of this property under the terms and conditions of your lease dated 27th June 2017.

“We hereby give you notice requiring you to remove all your goods, chattels, furniture and effects from the property within fourteen days of this notice.”

It goes on to say that any items that are not removed will be disposed of by the landlord at the tenant's expense.

The second notice states that any issues concerning goods left within the building should be addressed to estate agents Arnolds Keys LLP.

Both Arnolds Keys, Mr Hughes and the restaurant owners have been contacted for further comment.

In December last year, three people were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University after suffering symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning at the restaurant.

It later emerged that two of the men who were hospitalised had been detained by Home Office Immigration Enforcement, which was carrying out an investigation.

The Masala Cottage was rated four out of five stars from 84 reviews on the website Tripadvisor.

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