Derelict Property Owner In Court

31 Frederick Street, Oswaldtwistle

31 Frederick Street, Oswaldtwistle

The owner of a derelict property was handed an anti-social behaviour remedial order and fined by Blackburn magistrates recently after failing to carry out repairs to his property at 31 Frederick St Oswaldtwistle.

Baxenden man, Edward Grant, of Hollins Lane, was found guilty in his absence of failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice requiring him to carry out repairs at the property, which has stood empty since 2009.

Councillor Clare Cleary, Cabinet Member for Housing, said; “We’ve received many complaints over the years about this property, it’s caused damp with leaking gutters and broken windows and there was rubbish in the yard. This is not fair on people living nearby and we will always take people who refuse to bring their property into a decent state of repair to court, when, as in this case, they ignore our requests and notices to carry out the work.”

Cllr Cleary added; “The court ordered Mr Grant to pay fines and costs of £1386 and also handed him an Anti-Social Behaviour Remedial Order ordering him to carry out the work.”