Amy Hill, who is one of Sanctuary's housing officers, has successfully helped us gain possession of one of our properties in Birkenhead after working with Merseyside Police and Wirral Council’s antisocial behaviour team.
An initial closure order was granted back in April 2020 following instances of damage to the property and the tenant and her associates causing a significant disturbance to other residents in the block.
Covid restrictions meant that only the tenant could stay in the property under the order but a three-month extension was granted and a notice of seeking possession was issued.
Once the closure order came to an end, the antisocial behaviour returned but because Amy had built up a good relationship with neighbouring residents, these issues were promptly reported.
Amy shared this information with the local neighbourhood policing team and within three weeks, and further investigative work, a full closure order was secured in February. Possession of the property was then granted in court and the tenant was evicted last month.
Amy said: “This is a real success story for Sanctuary and shows the value of partnership working to bring people to justice. We won’t tolerate antisocial behaviour in our communities and will do everything we can to stop it.”