Tenant's home repossessed after catalogue of anti-social behaviour
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Housing, Legal
A Northampton social tenant has had her home repossessed after being found guilty of breaching a possession order by landlord Guinness South.
Kelly-Marie Haynes had previously admitted to some of the 46 allegations of anti-social behaviour made against her, including drug abuse, noise nuisance, homophobic abuse towards other tenants and allowing her dogs to run loose on the estate.
Justin King, Guinness's head of operations, said: “Miss Haynes has been causing anti-social behaviour for a number of years and, despite being given the opportunity to prove herself and put things right, has committed serious breaches of both her tenancy and the conditions attached to the order granted by Northampton County Court in March 2013."
A judge at Northampton County Court granted Guinness outright possession of Hayne's three-bed home in December, concluding that the 26-year-old had shown no regard to the way of life of anyone living on her estate.
"We’re pleased with this outcome as it demonstrates our commitment to our residents to feel safe and secure in their homes and neighbourhoods. We will now be able to allocate this home to a family who really need it and who will respect the terms of their tenancy," added Mr King.
“A small minority of residents will indulge in anti-social behaviour and cause distress to their neighbours. We want our residents to feel safe and happy in their homes."