A council in Wales has obtained a closure order on one of its properties after it become a focus of anti-social behaviour.
Caerphilly County Borough Council says the problems at the property had gone on for some “considerable time”, causing nuisance and upset to other residents.
The anti-social behaviour consisted of incidents of loud music, abusive language, late night gatherings, and offensive behaviour from the property. Emergency services were also placed under additional strain as a result of being called to deal with incidents associated with this behaviour.
After earlier efforts with repeated advice, interventions, and support failed to have any lasting impact, the council’s tenancy enforcement team applied for the closure order
The closure order means that, while the current residents can remain, no visitors are allowed to the property for an initial period of three months. Those who attend in breach of the order are liable to be arrested.
Councillor Shayne Cook, the council’s cabinet member for housing, said “Measures such as this are always a last resort, after all reasonable, necessary and proportionate actions have been taken when our contract holders (tenants) cause nuisance and upset to other residents in the borough.
“The closure order will come as welcome news for local residents who had been victims of persistent anti-social behaviour at this property.”
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