319 Pleasant Street

Over the past two days the Town of Bennington has taken additional steps to address issues around the property located at 319 Pleasant Street. The house was previously owned by DSVSPV3 LLC, a company based in South Carolina. The Town had previously secured a Court Order directing the owner to clean up the property, and imposing per diem fines. However, as taxes on the property have not been paid for two years, the property was sold to a new owner at the tax sale on September 15, 2021.
Because the house is currently unsafe and not habitable, the Town is taking steps necessary to secure the property. On Monday September 27, 2021, the Bennington Police served notice to all occupants on Monday to vacate the premises within 24 hours, after which the property was secured to prevent further unauthorized entry and to safeguard the neighborhood.
There have been rumors regarding activities taking place in the property, and the Town can provide assurances that there is no safety threat to neighboring properties. We encourage you to contact the town with any additional concerns.
We are grateful to the citizens who have come forth and assisted with addressing this unfortunate situation. We greatly value your input and feedback!