Problem tenant banished thanks to Closure Order

20/11/2017

A problem council tenant has been banned from their home in Kingsbury for at least three months after causing misery to neighbours with their anti-social behaviour.

The Closure Order means that the tenant cannot enter the property in Pipers Green at any time during the length of the ban and it will remain empty during this period. The council is also seeking to permanently evict the tenant.

Brent Council’s Anti-social Behaviour and Community Safety Teams joined forces with the Metropolitan Police to successfully apply for the Closure Order. For the last few months the property had been blighted by persistent reports of drug dealing and drug taking, loud music, drunkenness, fighting and criminal damage. Neighbours had also reported harassment and intimidation by the high number of visitors to the property.

Councillor Harbi Farah, Brent Council Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform said: “This is a brilliant result for residents and it couldn’t have been done without the joint work between ourselves and the police. This individual has made life a misery for their neighbours causing them a great deal of stress and left them fearing for their safety. This Closure Order shows that Brent Council is prepared to protect law abiding residents and that we will take action against tenants that cause anti-social behaviour.

Council tenants and leaseholders can report anti-social behaviour online by clicking on the following link.

Report anti-social behaviour online

You can also call 020 8937 2400 (9am to 5pm) or emailing housingmanagement@brent.gov.uk

 To report a crime call 101. Always dial 999 in emergency.

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