Tenants evicted at problem-hit Gosport flats

The conditions in the communal area in the flats at Niton Close, Gosport. Picture: Hampshire police
The conditions in the communal area in the flats at Niton Close, Gosport. Picture: Hampshire police
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TENANTS in two ‘problem’ flats have been permanently evicted by a court.

Gosport Borough Council repossessed the flats after drug activity and anti-social behaviour at Turner Avenue and one in Niton Close.

Bloodied bandages and used drugs needles were dumped in communal areas at Niton Close.

Portsmouth magistrates made closure orders sealing the flats earlier this year in July.

Now the tenants have been permanently evicted under court orders.

Julie Smith, the council’s head of housing, said: ‘We’re very pleased that the courts agreed with us that these properties should be repossessed.

‘Our residents should not have to put up with the kind of behaviour they suffered in these cases. It’s good that we can now put these properties to proper use.’

A council spokesman added: ‘The one-bedroom flats will be deep-cleaned and made available to local people on the housing waiting list.’