Eviction as landlord begins clampdown at Candleford Court in Buckingham

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One tenant was evicted from Candleford Court, in Buckingham, last month, and five others had tenancy enforcement action taken against them.

The new housing development on Bridge Street has been beset with problems due to flooding to the basement car park and anti-social behaviour on the scheme.

Piling work to rectify the flooding problem is due to take place as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, owner and landlord of the apartment block, Guinness South, has been working with residents, police and Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Head of tenancy services at Guinness South, Justin King, said “Lots of the problems have actually been caused by non-residents coming on to the site. So we’ve worked with all interested parties, including the police, to identify and deal with the culprits.

“Where these have been residents, we’ve been firm but fair, reminding them of their responsibilities as tenants and offering them support to be a positive part of the community.

“Eviction is a last resort for us, but if it is necessary for the good of other residents and the local community, we won’t shirk our responsibilities.

“We want Candleford Court to be a positive part of the vibrant and thriving community that makes Buckingham a desirable place to live.”

Sgt Zoe Hardy said the Buckingham neighbourhood team has listened to the concerns of the town’s residents and traders, and has taken on board what they have to say.

Sgt Hardy said: “Thames Valley Police has increased its visibility in the town, and has dealt with offenders robustly in a joint approach with partner agencies including Guinness South and the anti-social behaviour team at AVDC.

“The force is working with Guinness South to reduce anti-social behaviour incidents within Candleford Court.”