Leaking Gutters Lead To Court

The company which owns the property at 82 Spring Street, Rishton in a state of severe disrepair has been found guilty in court recently of failing to comply with a notice to repair leaking gutters and ordered to pay over £1900 in fines and costs.

Dairmiles Development Ltd, of Sutherland House, 70-78 West Hendon, Broadway, London was found guilty in its absence of failing to comply with a notice served under section 59 of the building act 1984 at Blackburn Magistrates court. They were fined a total of £1375 and ordered to pay costs of £550. The company has now put the property up for sale.

Cllr Clare Cleary, Cabinet Member for Housing, said; “This property at 82 Spring Street has been empty since 1985 and is in a state of severe disrepair. The owners left us no choice but to take them to court to get the work done, despite Enforcement Officers making many requests and then issuing a notice requiring the leaking gutters to be fixed. This is one of several enforcement actions which are being carried out on Spring Street to support a half a million pound regeneration scheme that is about to begin, which will see the whole street enhanced with the front of the properties cleaned, painted and repointed, along with some new windows and doors.”

The property at 82 Spring Street, Rishton