Couple ejected after dead cats found under tons of rubbish
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
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A couple who filled their home with 30 tons of rubbish and 65 cats have been ejected by the local council after neighbours complained about the smell.
Owners Christopher and Elizabeth Blore have been ordered to leave their property for three months while the council clean up and fumigate the premises.
When Brent Council moved in to clear the rubbish they discovered the rotted remains of three cats buried below it.
The council claim that the bill for the cleanup will be in excess of £20,000. Mr and Mrs Blore will be charged for the work.
It has also been revealed that the couple have received an Asbo that now bans them from keeping cats.
A Brent Council spokesperson said: “This privately owned property had been allowed to become a serious health hazard by the owners. The decision to apply for a closure order was taken after a lot of time and effort was put in trying to get the owners to take responsibility and clear the property of rubbish and cats.
“However, Mr and Mrs Blore continued to ignore our advice and ignored statutory notices served on them as warnings.
“The final cost of the clean-up will be in excess of £20,000 and a charge will be made on the property to recoup that cost, plus interest, once sold.
“Mr and Mrs Blore have been barred from entering the property during the cleanup, have been issued with Anti-Social Behaviour Orders and prohibited from keeping or feeding any cats on their property.”