Where rubbish is left to rot or attract vermin, we can require that it is removed and disposed of correctly.
Rats and Mice
Sections 2-7 of the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 requires Local Authorities to ensure that owners and occupiers take steps to deal with rats and mice on their premises.
Please see our Pest Control Webpage if you would like more information about a pest treatment.
Amenity and 'Grot Spots'
Discretionary powers under Section 215 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 and Part 4 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 allow Local Authorities to require the clean-up of land adversely affecting the amenity of the neighbourhood; this could include anything from a scruffy building to a pile of rubbish. Local Authorities also have powers to undertake clean-up works themselves and to recover costs from the landowner/occupant.