Nightmare neighbour faces eviction for causing drug misery

17 May 2019

A problem council tenant from Landau House in Kilburn has been served with a Closure Order for at least three months after causing misery to neighbours with his anti-social behaviour.

The Closure Order secured by Brent Council is the first for this year, and means that the tenant’s friends and family cannot enter the property at any time during the length of the ban. The council is also considering enforcement action to take back possession of the property. 

Brent Council’s Community Safety Team joined forces with Brent Housing Management and 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, drug taking and noise nuisance.

The Police obtained a search warrant and found a quantity of cannabis, signs of drug use, one digital scale and three large knives including a zombie knife and samurai swords.

Councillor Tom Miller, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities 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 Closure Order shows that Brent Council will go to all lengths to protect residents and keep Brent safe; and that we will take serious action against those that cause anti-social behaviour.”

Council tenants and leaseholders can report anti-social behaviour online at www.brent.gov.uk/housingmanagement, calling 020 8937 2400 (9am to 5pm) or emailing housingmanagement@brent.gov.uk

To report a crime (non-emergency) call 101 or visit the Police online.