Council Closes Property

Council Closes Property

A Bassetlaw Council tenant has been banned from her flat on Sandhill Street, Worksop for three months following persistent anti-social behaviour and suspected drug dealing at the property.

The Council was granted a Closure Notice at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday 26th June that prevents anyone from entering 102 Sandhill Street until 26th September 2019.

District Judge Taaffe granted the Closure Order after hearing that shortly after Emily Robinson moved into the flat in May 2018, the Council started to receive complaints about general anti-social behaviour being caused by the tenant and her visitors.

Over the coming months this ASB escalated and in February 2019, the Council received additional complaints about large numbers of people visiting the property creating excessive noise, and reports of suspected drug dealing.

As a result of these complaints, Nottinghamshire Police executed a warrant at the property on 14th June 2019 where substances controlled by the Misuse of Dugs Act were found, as well as items which suggested drug dealing activity.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “When tenant’s lives are being disrupted to the extent that it prevents them from sleeping and has a detrimental impact on their health, the Council must take action.

“Our Housing and ASB Officers had tried to work with Miss Robinson and address her behaviour, however, she refused to engage. We feel that all available options to resolve the issues, that were being caused by the tenant and her visitors, had been exhausted and the Council was left with no other option but to apply for a Closure Order.

“This action shows that we will not hesitate to remove tenants from properties should they cause significant disruption to their fellow tenants.”

The Closure Notice will remain in place at 102 Sandhill Street until 26th September 2019 whereby no one may enter until the order expires or by further order of the court.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 20, 2019