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Premises Closure

A particular premise that becomes a constant focus for severe anti-social behaviour can make the lives of those living nearby a misery. A premises closure offers communities an immediate respite from the offending anti-social behaviour that has been committed.

A premises closure order can close a premise down completely, or partially, for 3 months. This prevents access to anyone even if they have rights of abode or ownership.

It doesn't matter who owns or rents the premises to be closed. It applies to privately-owned properties (including owner-occupied or privately rented).  Premises included are;

Crack House Closure or Closure of a Premises where drugs are used unlawfully

In some instances a premise can be closed where a premise is used for the purpose of, or in connection with, the production, supply or use of class A drugs.

In order to close this type of premise there will have to have been some evidence of Class A drug activity in the preceding 3 months. The premises will also have been associated with nuisance and or disorder.

Once closed, the premises will be sealed, and it will be an offence to enter or remain in the property.  A Crack House Closure Order can last for up to three months and can be extended to six months.

What you can do

If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Feel free to use the diary sheet below to record your incident and then, please contact us. You may find the guidance leaflet useful or you could visit the Incident Diary page for more information.

Related documents

Size Name
[154kb] Anti-social incident diary Anti-social incident diary
[1018kb] Incident Diary Booklet Guidance Incident Diary Booklet Guidance

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.