Gran wins battle to have tenants removed from 'disgusting' Tonge Moor house

Gran wins battle to have tenants removed from 'disgusting' Tonge Moor house

The back yard of the ‘disgusting house’ next door to Vivian Moores

Vivian Moores outside her home in Moorfield Grove, Tonge Moor

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

A GRANDMOTHER has won a battle to have the “disgusting house” next door to her cleared up and its tenants removed.

Piles of rubbish dumped at both the front and back of the terraced house in Moorfield Grove, Tonge Moor, were attracting rats and swarms of flies.

Needles, dog waste and rotting food were among the rubbish, while the house’s windows were smashed and the back door was hanging off its hinges.

Despite such horrific conditions, the house was still inhabited until the tenants left after Bolton Council stepped in to clear the waste and secure the house at the end of July.

A notice had been served to the tenants on June 2 to clear the waste which they ignored.

The house is privately owned and was being rented out, with its landlord, who could not be contacted, understood to be living in the south of England.

A council spokesman added that legal options were being pursued to ensure the house was not rented out again until repairs are carried out.

Vivian Moores, aged 60, who lives next door to the nightmare house, said: “There were a lot of flies and the smell was disgusting.

"All the windows are smashed — I have been living next door to it for two years, but just recently it was the worst it’s been.

"It is absolutely disgusting. I couldn’t open my windows or back door because so many flies come in — I can’t even peg my washing out.”

Mrs Moores, who has three grown-up children and 10 grandchildren, said the house’s disrepair was “showing the street up” and was stopping the smallest members of her family from playing outside in the hot weather.

She added: “I have complained about the situation to the council, I think the whole street has complained about it at some point.

“My daughter lives three doors down and she and the lady opposite have complained.

“People from the council have been down lots of times but they’ve not been able to sort it.”

A council spokesman said: “We served an abatement notice on the tenants on June 2 requiring them to remove the rubbish.

“However, as no action was taken by the tenants we removed the waste ourselves on July 29.

“We also boarded up the property, and made it secure and the tenants have now left.

“We are now considering our legal options to make sure that the property is not rented again until necessary work has been undertaken.”

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1:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

LMAO@U says...

I also hope Bolton Council is going to pursue the Landlord for costs etc . What i don't understand though is how difficult can it be to find out who owns the house ? I bet they'd find them quick enough if they owed a fine or Council Tax etc . Also , well done Mrs Moores for standing up for yourself and not being put off by the amount of hassle you had to go through . Respect :)
I also hope Bolton Council is going to pursue the Landlord for costs etc . What i don't understand though is how difficult can it be to find out who owns the house ? I bet they'd find them quick enough if they owed a fine or Council Tax etc . Also , well done Mrs Moores for standing up for yourself and not being put off by the amount of hassle you had to go through . Respect :) LMAO@U
  • Score: 27

1:56pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

June the 2nd to July the 29th ?
Something doesent add up here i think these neighbours have been complaining a lot longer than this to get a result !! Well done hope you finally get some peace.
June the 2nd to July the 29th ? Something doesent add up here i think these neighbours have been complaining a lot longer than this to get a result !! Well done hope you finally get some peace. Lancashire always
  • Score: 14

2:10pm Wed 6 Aug 14

marco999 says...

The responsible tenants should be named and shamed but I suspect this wouldn’t mean much to the kind of people who would let a property get into this state. They’ll be moved on to another private rented place where the cycle will start all over again. These ‘neighbours from hell’ are clearly not much more civilised than feral animals. My late mother had a family like this living next door to her years ago. It took many years of misery before the single mother and her 7 children, 5 dogs plus the lodger who lived in the shed were removed. It took the council a month to clear and fumigate the property plus completly refurnish it all through - the mess was unbelievable. My mum had to go to court and suffer all kinds of threats by these animals before she could live the nice peaceful retirement she had worked so hard for. People like this should be identified and dealt with much quicker. They hide behind social workers and the human rights act as they sponge of the state and proliferate in their sleaze ridden pits causing distress to all who are unfortunate enough to have to live in close proximity to them. Good luck to this lady and I hope your next neighbours are decent folk.
The responsible tenants should be named and shamed but I suspect this wouldn’t mean much to the kind of people who would let a property get into this state. They’ll be moved on to another private rented place where the cycle will start all over again. These ‘neighbours from hell’ are clearly not much more civilised than feral animals. My late mother had a family like this living next door to her years ago. It took many years of misery before the single mother and her 7 children, 5 dogs plus the lodger who lived in the shed were removed. It took the council a month to clear and fumigate the property plus completly refurnish it all through - the mess was unbelievable. My mum had to go to court and suffer all kinds of threats by these animals before she could live the nice peaceful retirement she had worked so hard for. People like this should be identified and dealt with much quicker. They hide behind social workers and the human rights act as they sponge of the state and proliferate in their sleaze ridden pits causing distress to all who are unfortunate enough to have to live in close proximity to them. Good luck to this lady and I hope your next neighbours are decent folk. marco999
  • Score: 21

6:06pm Wed 6 Aug 14

The Running Man says...

Same thing happened near to where I live and the council officer put the problems down to cultural differences and my intolerance. A complete and utter waste of time and money. I'd say the council were a joke but even the worst joke is mildly amusing, unfortunately they are not!
Same thing happened near to where I live and the council officer put the problems down to cultural differences and my intolerance. A complete and utter waste of time and money. I'd say the council were a joke but even the worst joke is mildly amusing, unfortunately they are not! The Running Man
  • Score: 13

10:46am Thu 7 Aug 14

655321 says...

marco999 wrote:
The responsible tenants should be named and shamed but I suspect this wouldn’t mean much to the kind of people who would let a property get into this state. They’ll be moved on to another private rented place where the cycle will start all over again. These ‘neighbours from hell’ are clearly not much more civilised than feral animals. My late mother had a family like this living next door to her years ago. It took many years of misery before the single mother and her 7 children, 5 dogs plus the lodger who lived in the shed were removed. It took the council a month to clear and fumigate the property plus completly refurnish it all through - the mess was unbelievable. My mum had to go to court and suffer all kinds of threats by these animals before she could live the nice peaceful retirement she had worked so hard for. People like this should be identified and dealt with much quicker. They hide behind social workers and the human rights act as they sponge of the state and proliferate in their sleaze ridden pits causing distress to all who are unfortunate enough to have to live in close proximity to them. Good luck to this lady and I hope your next neighbours are decent folk.
The trouble is, this kind of antisocial, idle, immoral, chavvy, filthy, dirty scumbag are unfortunately the type of people that Labour love.

God forgive that they would do anything to benefit us honest, hard working taxpayers.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: The responsible tenants should be named and shamed but I suspect this wouldn’t mean much to the kind of people who would let a property get into this state. They’ll be moved on to another private rented place where the cycle will start all over again. These ‘neighbours from hell’ are clearly not much more civilised than feral animals. My late mother had a family like this living next door to her years ago. It took many years of misery before the single mother and her 7 children, 5 dogs plus the lodger who lived in the shed were removed. It took the council a month to clear and fumigate the property plus completly refurnish it all through - the mess was unbelievable. My mum had to go to court and suffer all kinds of threats by these animals before she could live the nice peaceful retirement she had worked so hard for. People like this should be identified and dealt with much quicker. They hide behind social workers and the human rights act as they sponge of the state and proliferate in their sleaze ridden pits causing distress to all who are unfortunate enough to have to live in close proximity to them. Good luck to this lady and I hope your next neighbours are decent folk.[/p][/quote]The trouble is, this kind of antisocial, idle, immoral, chavvy, filthy, dirty scumbag are unfortunately the type of people that Labour love. God forgive that they would do anything to benefit us honest, hard working taxpayers. 655321
  • Score: 7

6:44pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mumrahhhh says...

Who t say the neighbours havnt been fly tipping them selves hence the filfthy mess
Who t say the neighbours havnt been fly tipping them selves hence the filfthy mess mumrahhhh
  • Score: -1

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