A DATE has been set for a case to be heard on an “eyesore” home which failed to carry out repairs in Westcliff.

Southend Council originally wrote to the owners of 25 Prince Avenue, Westcliff, demanding urgent action is taken and threatening legal action if repairs are not completed, back on December 7, 2022.

The owners of the property were initially warned to take action in March 2022 after the state of the home deteriorated over the last two years.

However, according the councillors, the owners have failed to carry out any of these repairs since, and the case will now be heard on December 13, 2023 as part of prosecution action by Southend Council’s legal team.

Lydia Hyde, councillor responsible for St Laurence, said: “Over the last couple of years, councillor Daniel Cowan and I have been seeking action on the derelict property on Prince Avenue, which is in an appalling state, and causing misery to our residents in the surrounding area.

“This led to the Council serving an S215 notice, legally obliging the property owner to take a series of remedial actions on the building.

“With no action taken since, and the property further declining, this has now progressed to prosecution action by the Council’s legal team.

“The case will be heard on 13th December 2023.

“We hope that a resolution is finally secured there, and this property returned to a good state ready to be a much-needed lovely home.”