Violence, threatening and abusive behaviour towards neighbours, and loud arguments at all times of the night and day have led to a three-month premises closure order for a South Croydon flat.
The closure of 50A Blenheim Park Road, brought by Croydon’s antisocial behaviour team, was granted on Thursday 9 February, and follows an investigation by the landlord, Hyde Housing Association.
Officials of the association tried to settle an ongoing neighbour dispute between two households before asking the council to intervene when another resident, who was not a Hyde tenant, became affected by the ongoing nuisance, in November 2016.
The occupant of 50A, Michelle De La Moutte, and her partner, who was not an authorised occupant, were reported for drunken shouting and screaming, and items being thrown out of windows into neighbouring gardens.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for communities, safety and justice
“It was clear from previous interventions that the antisocial behaviour was continuing despite warning of further action.
“So, following a multi-agency meeting, it was agreed that the closure order was the only option to safeguard the community.”
The property has been secured by the landlord service, who will be responsible for any further action taken against their tenant.