A Court battle between Berkeley Homes and the owner of the Dover Street restaurant in central London over five allegedly defective flats is to be heard on 16 July.
George Stavrinou and companies Dover Street Restaurant and Dover Street Investments have filed a High Court writ for £102,662. The client accused Berkeley of failing to build five flats in Dover Street properly.

The writ states: "Berkeley Homes failed to use good quality materials, to comply with Building Regulations, or to make sure the flats were suitable for human habitation."

The writ claims that the sound insulation was poor and that mice had infested the building because the work had left many voids behind walls and under floors.

A Berkeley spokesperson said that when the scheme was built it met NHBC standard. He added that when problems were brought to Berkeley's attention the issues were resolved to the client's satisfaction. He said: "In addition, Berkeley agreed that it would compensate any loss of rental on the properties, provided this was demonstrated legally, and as yet this has not been proved."