Anti Social Behaviour by Partner Results in Tenant losing her Home
Published by Sandeep for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities
Housing association Riverside has won a possession order against a tenant who will now face eviction due to continued anti--social behaviour at her home.
Donna Thurman, 25, has been ordered to leave her home in the West End area of Leicester following a hearing today at Northampton County Court.
Judge Bray found Donna, as the tenancy holder, responsible for the disturbance and continued anti-social behaviour issues at her home and the surrounding area, caused by her partner Darren Michael Bennett.
Darren has been arrested on numerous occasions with possession of Class A, B and C drugs and having drugs at Donna’s home. Darren has also been aggressive to neighbours and local police officers over the last three years and has been arrested as result of his threatening behaviour. In December 2010 Darren was convicted of a Public Order offence at Leicester Magistrates Court and was sentenced to an eight week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months and was subject to a curfew.
In February 2009 Darren was also charged with fraud and handling stolen goods after it was alleged that a member of the public bought their vehicle valued at £12,500 from Donna and Darren at the property. The vehicle was discovered to have been stolen and Darren was convicted of fraud and handling stolen property on September 2010 at Leicester County Court and was sentenced to a two year community order and supervision order with drug rehabilitation for 12 months.
Donna, who lives at the property with her daughter and Darren, will be given a date by the courts for when she will be evicted.
Paul Jones, Riverside Midlands Assistant Director of Operations said: “Our tenants need to be aware that they are responsible for the people that stay at their homes and if they use the home as a place from which to commit acts of anti-social and criminal behaviour they will be brought before the courts. Riverside does not tolerate any form of anti-social behaviour by tenants or anyone they have at their home and they could face eviction. We will work with the police and others to prevent these people from making life hell for other law abiding residents.”
If you are the victim of or witness to anti-social behaviour call Riverside on 0845 111 0000.