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Palos Verdes Estates Homeowner Facing Jail time for Renting Her Home as a Wedding Venue

Melahat Uzumcu. who owns a 6,900 sq. ft estate in Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes Estates, is in trouble with local city officials for allegedly illegally renting her estate out for weddings and other catered affairs, which have disturbed her neighbors.  She is  facing up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine and city officials are considering sueing her.

This 7000-square-foot house on Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates has allegedly been rented by the owner for weddings and to vacationers, which would be a violation of city ordinances. (Steve McCrank Staff Photographer)

Uzumcu is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Torrance Superior Court on charges of violating the zoning code, creating a public nuisance and conducting a business without a license.

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Comment balloon 1 commentMaureen Megowan • September 28 2009 08:26PM


That's sad that it became a "public nuisance"...weddings should be happy occasions for everyone! At nearly 7000 sq ft, it is truly a mansion! Bet the weddings there were gorgeous...

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) over 9 years ago

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