A closure order has been issued for a property in North Wingfield- following complaints of aggressive and anti-social behaviour there
The premises Arcam House is a former public house on Draycott Road, North Wingfield. Residents in the area were subjected to anti-social behaviour from tenants from the four flats in the main building and two flats from the converted outbuilding.
North East Derbyshire Council say they responded quickly to complaints from residents regarding the aggressive behaviour, witnessing drug misuse and threatening language used by the tenants and served a number of Community Protection Warnings, Notices and a Fixed Penalty Notice.
The property, managed by landlord My Space Housing solutions, was found to be in severe disrepair when the Council officers entered the premises and showed the landlord had failed to deliver on the residents’ concerns and had not issued warnings to the tenants as had been agreed with the Council.
The Court was critical of My Space Housing Solutions, noting a lack of ownership by them. The Magistrates were of the view that an organisation such as MySpace should not have permitted for such behaviour to continue and escalate, resulting in a significant waste of public money.
The Court accepted the evidence put before it by the Crown Prosecution Service and made a closure order on the property.
Councillor Martin Thacker Leader of the Council said: “Council Officers, with partner agencies, have worked tirelessly to obtain the correct outcome for our residents on this case.
"We have fought to ensure this behaviour from landlords and tenants will not be tolerated in our district. As such, we have served a Community Protection Warning upon Myspace Housing Solutions to make sure any further issues are resolved effectively, and residents do not have to encounter such issues in the future.”