One house was closed by council after a noisy neighbor played loud music at all hours.
Stacey Tench has made her neighbors’ lives hell in Kenilworth Court in Washington and has repeatedly violated an anti-social behavior injunction.
Sunderland City Council has received numerous complaints of excessive noise, disorder, drug use and property damage.
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These complaints were substantiated by a board investigation, but Tench failed to rectify his behavior and there were other substantiated reports.
It was reported that a large number of visitors were invited to the property, loud music was played at all hours and objects were thrown at neighbors who complained of the disturbance.
The closure order follows repeated breaches of an injunction for anti-social behavior obtained in November 2020.
Following repeated violations of the injunction order, the council took further action and successfully obtained a closing order from the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
This excludes Tench and anyone else from the privately rented property for three months and could be extended if there are other issues.
Failure to comply with the closure notice is punishable by up to 51 weeks imprisonment or a fine or both.
The Closure Order is an interim measure designed to put an immediate end to anti-social behavior and provide some respite for residents whose quality of life is affected.
The original injunction for anti-social behavior will also remain in effect, regardless of any change of address. A case for breach of the injunction has also been filed in court and is punishable by up to two years in prison.
Councilor Claire Rowntree, Deputy Head of Sunderland City Council, said: “I hope this case sends a strong message that we are not prepared to tolerate anti-social behavior in our communities.
“People shouldn’t have to put up with this type of anti-social and irresponsible behavior in their neighborhood and it is right that we stand up for the honest and law-abiding citizens of our city by taking tough action against those who make their neighbors live in poverty. .
“I would also like to pay tribute to those who took the time and trouble to report this anti-social behavior and worked with City Council and Northumbria Police to help us take this step, and thank the vast majority of our residents who act responsibly by being considerate of their neighbors. ”
To register a complaint about noise and / or antisocial behavior, visit www.sunderland.gov.uk/report-it. or by calling 0191 520 5550