A noisy neighbour has been evicted from her home in Kippax.
Leeds City Council secured a premise closure order at Leeds Magistrates Court on Thursday 31 May, after Lianne Brownridge, 28, continued to cause problems for the local community. An initial possession order was served on the property on 15 May for her noisy behaviour.
The first possession order meant Ms Brownridge had to leave the property at 37 Glencoe Croft by 10 July, but her partying continued despite the order to leave. The council had no option but to seek immediate closure of property.
Leeds Anti Social Behaviour Team worked with Aire Valley Homes, the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Kippax, and the neighbours, to secure both orders. The property has now been closed down and will be re-let after the closure order ends in July 2012.
Her neighbours had endured four years of disturbance and some gave evidence against her in the County Court. The nuisance consisted of late night parties, loud music until early hours, fighting and verbal abuse, alcohol related, but Lianne refused to engage with support offered.
Councillor Peter Gruen, chair of Safer Leeds and Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for community safety said:
“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated, and is not fair to neighbours in the area. I hope this sends out a clear and strong message that the council will not accept this kind of behaviour and will take the necessary steps to prevent or stop this happening.
“It is great that in this scenario neighbours have come forward to work with the council to secure the order, and it shows that local communities can also be instrumental in helping to resolve problems with misbehaving neighbours.”
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