Yusuf Ahmed Sarodia (R) with son (L). Yusuf is the developer of the block of flats in Hackney where an illegal six-storey building with 34 privately-rented flats was built with out planning permission and the developers have been finned £700k, Ilford , London. See National News story NTIFINE; A property developer has been told to pay a record breaking £735,000 after he built a block containing 34 flats without planning permission in central London. The six storey block was put up on land in Hoxton and Hackney Council told Garland Development Limited, and the company’s sole director Yusuf Sarodia to demolish it in 2011. But they ignored the order and were taken to court under the proceeds of crime act. The company and Mr Sarodia were jointly ordered to pay £700,000 plus more than £25,000 in costs.