A drugs den in Isleworth has been closed using powers to tackle nuisance properties.
The flat at Winterbourne House, in Union Lane, Twickenham Road, was boarded up after complaints from neighbours about antisocial behaviour and drug dealing at the address.
Hounslow Council successfully applied at Feltham Magistrates' Court last Tuesday (July 15) for a closure order.
The social housing property was sealed that day and will remain closed for at least three months.
Councillor Richard Foote, Hounslow's cabinet member for community protection, said: "We're determined to protect residents' quality of life and will always act on information regarding unacceptable behaviour.
"We want people to enjoy living in Hounslow and be proud of where they live. Behaviour which makes people feel unsafe will simply not be tolerated."
Hounslow borough commander Carl Bussey, who returned to the role this month after temporarily stepping up, said: "Successful closures are often the result of information received from our local communities. Police and partners will respond vigorously to such information to ensure Hounslow residents and business communities are protected."
Hounslow Council originally claimed this was the first time it has used new powers, understood to be those within the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
However, although the act was approved this spring, the new community protection order (closure) legislation within it does not come into force until October this year.
The power used was section 11B of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, which came into effect in 2008 and has previously been used to close other premises in the borough.
* You can report antisocial behaviour to Hounslow Council in confidence by calling 020 8583 2503 or emailing email@example.com