A LANDLORD has repossessed an empty Wellington kebab and pizza shop after it took court action against whomever was occupying the premises.

Norland Properties (Bristol) Ltd said it had now terminated a lease agreement it had with Dede Akbulut and Sarah Pocock for Chic-O-Land, in North Street.

It said the agreement, dated June, 2021, had been terminated under the provisions of one of the clauses in the lease and the premises had been re-entered.

Company director David Curwen said: “The lease has been forfeited and come to an end.”

Mr Curwen said in a separate legal notice any goods present at the property had been claimed under the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.

He said the goods were being held by the company at the premises for Mr Akbulut to collect by Tuesday (December 19).

Mr Curwen said failing collection by Tuesday the goods would be sold or otherwise disposed of and any money raised from a sale would be put toward the costs of disposal.

The Chic-O-Land takeaway shop had been closed for some time, although it was believed to have changed hands within the past 12 months before closing again.

Solicitors were instructed in the autumn to start legal action to take back the building back for owners Norland Properties from unnamed persons occupying it.

A court hearing for possession proceedings was listed earlier this month on behalf of Michael Thomas, of Grays Solicitors, York, acting for Norland Properties.

Mr Thomas said at the time the company had identified ‘serious defects’ in the building which could render it unsafe.