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Willesden hairdresser wins a court injunction against landlord who emptied her salon in Kilburn

PUBLISHED: 12:42 04 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 February 2016

Marva Gordon at her salon before baliffs emptied its contents (Pic: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

Marva Gordon at her salon before baliffs emptied its contents (Pic: Adam Tiernan Thomas)

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A Willesden hairdresser has won a court injunction against the bailiff and landlord who emptied out her Kilburn salon over a rent row.

Marva Gordon outside the Central London County Court where she obtained an injunction against her landlord Bernard McGowan and the bailiff Gary Goy who broke the locks and took her equipment with no warning.Marva Gordon outside the Central London County Court where she obtained an injunction against her landlord Bernard McGowan and the bailiff Gary Goy who broke the locks and took her equipment with no warning.

However Marva Gordon, who owns Hair For Marva in West End Lane, claims she has been sent on a ‘wild goose chase’ to deliver it.

She says she was given two wrong addresses in Kent for bailiff Gary Goy after a court demanded he and landlord Bernard McGowan return all her belongings by 4pm this afternoon.

Ms Gordon said: “I woke up at 5am this morning to deliver the injunction to Gary Goy to the address in Faversham in Kent he gave my solicitor. But when I got there the lady said he moved out more than 12 months ago.

“It’s a wild goose chase.”

Mr McGowan took over the property, which includes a residential flat upstairs, last October, four years after Ms Gordon signed the lease which is due to expire in September.

The 49-year-old said: “My solicitor called him (Mr Goy) and he gave a different address in Hernhill but I bumped into two policemen who said there are no businesses there, just a unit in open countryside.

“So now I am going to Radlett in Hertfordshire where McGowan’s office is to give him his injunction.

“Neither of them are answering their phones. I feel lost, this is so stressful.”

Ms Gordon has no idea where the contents of her salon have gone since Mr McGowan employed Mr Goy to break the locks and empty the property of all equipment and products last week in a row over unpaid rent.

The 49-year-old hairdresser paid £200 weekly until December 21 when Mr McGowan told her to pay monthly. She paid £1000 on January 28, a day early.

Two injunctions were issued yesterday and Ms Gordon’s solicitor advised her to employ a dispatch driver to deliver the orders.

She said: “I couldn’t afford to pay that. It costs £200 and I’ve already spent all my savings with the solicitor. It cost £1800 to go to court for the injunction and I have to pay another £400 to put in a claim for loss of earnings, any damaged goods. Imagine I had paid the driver; he’d have gone to a wrong address. It’s better I did it.”

Notice of the injunctions was emailed to both Mr McGowan and Mr Goy.

Today Mr Goy said to the Times: “Speak to the landlord” before hanging up.The Times has made repeated phonecalls today to Mr McGowan, who previously told the Times to “speak to the bailiff”.

A message has been left on his voicemail.

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