The owner of Broby Hospital is appealing Östra Göinge municipality's decision to say no to permanent housing and the demand to stop renting out housing. Now Länsstyrelsen (the County Administrative Board) will decide who is in the right.
Some time ago, the municipality's TT committee decided that the owner of Broby Hospital does not have the right to rent out housing.
About 200 people live at Brobysjukhuset which is owned by the company Lillehem Teknik AB - that is the brothers' Claes and Sven Olvegård. At the beginning of autumn, the municipality decided to open a supervisory matter on Broby Hospital.
The background is that the municipality received complaints about issues with waste management that wasn’t working, amongst other things. There were also problems with cockroaches in one of the apartments.
The municipality then decided to inspect the accommodation. The municipality believes that renting out housing goes against the temporary building permit that the owner has. The owner can only rent out accommodation for a short period of time, like a hostel for example.
The owner claims that it is not a question of permanent residence at all, but that it follows the permit.
The municipality's TT committee maintained its view. The decision means that the property owner must cease renting out permanent housing. Lillehem Teknik AB has appealed the decision through its lawyer.
Now it’s Länsstyrelsen that will get to decide who is in the right.