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Nightmare ends for neighbours of problem tenant

Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police have secured the eviction of a private housing tenant who was making life ‘a nightmare’ for the local community.

The Council’s Private Sector Housing team investigated complaints of anti-social behaviour including drug dealing, noise, intimidation and fouling from dogs left alone at a property on Carlake Grove in L9.

The Council worked alongside Merseyside Police to support the landlord, who served a Section 8 notice to evict the nuisance tenant.

The tenant’s behaviour was having a detrimental impact on the local community as she would leave three noisy dogs alone in the flat and go out all day. Groups of men believed to be linked to drug dealing and organised crime were also in regular attendance at the property.

Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Nightmare neighbours can cause untold misery for local communities.

“Working with partners, we can and will take action to evict those whose behaviour is having a detrimental impact on people who live close by.” 

The landlord of the property, whose identity is being kept confidential, said: “I would like to thank the Council and Merseyside Police for their assistance in this matter. Without their help, I don’t know what I would have done”.

At a Liverpool Magistrates Court hearing the landlord was successfully granted possession of their property. Bailiffs who visited the flat subsequently found the tenant had vacated the property, and had also caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Liverpool Waterfront