Katie Price is reportedly facing an eye-watering £20,000 fine, after failing to get planning permission for renovations to her Sussex mansion.
According to The Sun, a source from Horsham Council claimed the star, 41, is ‘in trouble’ if she did fail to submit an application before beginning work on a new gym, beauty studio and horse exercise arena in the grounds of her home.
It comes as Katie’s ‘mucky mansion’ has turned into a building site in recent weeks, as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes.
Scary: Katie Price, 41, is reportedly facing an eye-watering £20,000 fine, after failing to get planning permission for renovations to her Sussex mansion (pictured above February 2019)
A source from the council said: ‘There are no planning applications for that property right now. If she hasn’t put in an application before she starts building, she’ll be in trouble.’
The publication claims that Katie could face a fine of up to £20,000 and be ordered to demolish the build if she fails to file the necessary paperwork.
A representative for Katie Price declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
A Horsham District Council spokesperson said: ‘As a council we do not comment on the situations of individual residents.’
Oops! A source from Horsham Council claimed the star could be ‘in trouble’ if she failed to file paperwork for her new renovations, which include building a gym and beauty studio
It comes as builders were pictured descending on Katie’s house on Tuesday, with The Sun revealing the vast property will undergo huge renovations.
Photos of the decaying house show enormous mounds of soil piled on the driveway, scaffolding surrounding the exterior walls and diggers setting to work ploughing up the garden.
Renovation work is yet to reach the tennis court, which has become overgrown and barley recognisable. The mother of five’s swimming pool has seen better days, with a brown sheet covering the stagnant water.
On the mend? It comes as Katie is reportedly planning her big showbiz comeback, and is kicking things off with some building work on her lavish home (above May 2019)
It comes as Katie plans the extensive renovations as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes.
This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 – facing a debt of £2.1million. She was once said to be worth £40 million.
A source told the website: ‘Katie’s planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment.
‘She’s building a beauty studio where she can film YouTube videos as part of her new vlogging career, and a small gym that Kris can work out of – something she always promised Kieran but didn’t do.
‘She thinks she can return the house to its former glory at the same time her career takes back off. Then she can show it off on the reality show too.’
Mansion: A source claimed: ‘Katie’s planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she’ll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment’
The mother of five, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler last year, avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December, when she was allowed to enter into the Individual Voluntary Arrangement, a deal to pay back some of her debts.
A close pal allegedly loaned the star £22,000 to bail her out.
The High Court was told that the petition to make her bankrupt had been dismissed. The reality star was not at the court for the hearing, which lasted less than two minutes.
Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Middleton said: ‘This case has been dismissed after the parties concerned reached an out of court agreement.
Court costs of £881 are to be paid in accordance with the terms of the IVO (Individual Voluntary Agreement).’
Woes: This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 – facing a debt of £2.1million (above April 2019)
Outside court, a spokesman for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) added: ‘We are not the lead creditors in this case, but we are happy with the agreement. I can’t tell you who the other creditors are in this case at the minute.
‘We don’t have a specific date for the first payment and the amount has not been decided. Katie Price was not obliged to turn up to this court hearing today.’
Jordan Trading was set up in 2003 and at the height of her earning power ten years ago.
She’s been ordered to pay her creditors within four years or her nine-bedroom mansion will be forcibly put up for auction to cover the debts.
Money woes: It was claimed that a close friend of Katie’s loaned her £22,000 to bail her out, and The High Court was told that the petition to make her bankrupt had been dismissed
But she will only have to pay back 41 percent of what she actually owes — the equivalent of £856,358 — in monthly instalments.
The star had failed to file any accounts for ailing business KDC Trading Limited since 2017 and was warned in April this year the firm would be dissolved unless its books were received by Companies House.
Crumbling: Katie is also being probed by the government over the collapse of Jordan Trading Ltd which sank with big debts (above February 2019)
The star was told the deadline has passed and the firm will be broken up with any money left in its coffers will go to the Treasury.
The firm used to sell her equestrian and clothing lines but the most recent accounts on Companies House reveal there is unlikely to be any cash left in the business.
Books for the period ending April 2017 show debts of £22,000. In 2010 the firm had a bottom line of close to £500,000.
She is also being probed by the government over the collapse of another firm which sank with big debts.
Scare: If any wrongdoing is found on Katie’s part, she could be banned from being a company director for up to 15 years (above May 2019)
Liquidators have been brought in to break up Jordan Trading Ltd which handled cash from a range of products including clothing and perfume lines.
A liquidator’s report into Jordan Trading shows that Katie took out a £154,000 loan from the firm before it went belly-up which she cannot repay and she also owes the tax man £192,000.
Now her conduct as the firm’s sole director is being looked at by a government department.
And if any wrong-doing in the running of the outfit is discovered she risks being banned from being a company director for up to 15 years.
Tough times: Liquidators have been brought in to break up Jordan Trading Ltd which handled cash from a range of products including clothing and perfume lines (above June 2019)