17th Jan, 2021

Chelmsley Wood tenant banned from having visitors

Sarah Mason 9th Nov, 2020 Updated: 9th Nov, 2020

A TENANT has been banned from anyone entering a property in Chelmsley Wood after causing persistent nuisance through drugs, noise and criminal activity.

It follows action by Solihull Community Housing (SCH) against Erica Miles, the tenant.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court granted a Closure Order on November 4 and prohibits anyone other than Miles and her partner from being at the property apart from emergency services, health care and support agencies.

If the order is breached the 44-year-old can be arrested and will then be liable to imprisonment, for a maximum of three months, in addition to a fine.

SCH said neighbours had complained about antisocial behaviour from the property which included the smell of cannabis and drug dealing over a two-year period.

There have also been instances of stolen goods being handled in the property at Piccadilly Close and the exploitation of vulnerable people for money, it added.

Should the behaviour reoccur, SCH will make an application to the Court for a full order and the property will be closed down completely.

The tenant may then be evicted.

SCH chief executive, Fiona Hughes, said: “We will not tolerate any form of drug or criminal activity in our properties. We work closely with our partners to make sure our communities are a safe place to live.

“When we are informed of crimes such as these taking place, we will work closely with Solihull Council and the Police to investigate the reports and take the appropriate action.”

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