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Eyesore abandoned rental property

Reported anonymously at 00:39, Fri 9 December 2016

Sent to Lancashire County Council and Burnley Borough Council 1 minute later

This rental property at 20 Wordsworth st, Gannow has been vacant for 4 weeks. It is a complete eyesore and brings the whole street down. There are bricks on the windowsill, a curtain and rubbish on the wall and path, graffiti above the door, pink paint on the door window, damage to the front door and paint on the window. After a party 4 weeks ago, that went on 'til 2am, the occupant left and has not returned. This is supposed to be a licensed area!

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  • It has been empty for more than 8 weeks now and still an eyesore. Why isn't the landlord/letting agent being made to clean it up!!!

    Posted anonymously at 16:44, Wednesday 4 January 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:13, Friday 6 January 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:22, Friday 3 February 2017

  • A local Councillor informed me that the landlord was trying to evict squatters. There is no one in there. It has been empty for 16 weeks.

    Posted anonymously at 15:22, Friday 3 February 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:38, Friday 3 March 2017

  • Although the property has not been renovated yet, Julie Cooper MP assures me that the landlord has every intention of doing so. A small skip has been placed outside so watch this space.

    Posted anonymously at 15:38, Friday 3 March 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:37, Saturday 1 April 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:45, Saturday 29 April 2017

  • The skip has now been removed. No renovations have taken place.

    Posted anonymously at 22:45, Saturday 29 April 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:04, Sunday 28 May 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:10, Monday 26 June 2017

  • Still vacant, no renovations started although the back yard has been cleared by the council.

    Posted anonymously at 13:10, Monday 26 June 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:00, Monday 24 July 2017

  • Julie Cooper MP assures me that the Selective Licensing Team have contacted the owner and the property is due to be brought back in to use after two other refurbishments are completed. Time frame 2-3 months. Watch this space......

    Posted anonymously at 17:00, Monday 24 July 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:21, Monday 21 August 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:02, Tuesday 19 September 2017

  • Work has started on the interior.

    Posted anonymously at 19:02, Tuesday 19 September 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:21, Wednesday 18 October 2017

  • The path was cleared but all the paint and graffitti is still on the window and door and there are still some bricks on the windowsill (some were stolen)

    Posted anonymously at 13:21, Wednesday 18 October 2017

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:46, Wednesday 15 November 2017

  • Furniture has been removed from the inside but the outside remains an eyesore.

    Posted anonymously at 14:46, Wednesday 15 November 2017

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