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Nightmare tenant evicted


Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities

A woman who made her neighbours lives a misery by throwing late night drunken parties has been evicted.

Melissa Bradbury, 24, was thrown out of her Widnes flat on 30th September after Halton Housing Trust, Cheshire Police and neighbours gathered enough evidence to end her reign of terror.

Neighbours living on Hale Road in Ditton were subjected to 12 months of noise, threatening behaviour and excessive parties, caused by the former tenant of Flat 2, 276 Hale Road.

Arguing, screaming and shouting could regularly be heard coming from the flat on Hale Road, in a block shared with 11 other tenants.

Despite being issued with an Acceptable Behaviour Contract in September, Miss Bradbury continued to break the rules of her tenancy agreement until her eviction in September.

Anti- social behaviour officer at the Trust, Alf Bean, said: "At Halton Housing Trust we are committed to stamping out anti-social behaviour in our homes. An eviction is always the last resort and we made a number of attempts to work with Miss Bradbury before the eviction, which she continued to ignore. This included extending her starter tenancy by a period of six months.

“Despite this, Miss Bradbury continued her unacceptable behaviour with total disregard for those around her, even physically harming one of her neighbours. Customers living at Hale Road gathered together enough evidence which finally led to her eviction.

“All of our customers have a right to feel safe in their own homes and this eviction hopefully sends a strong message out that we do not tolerate ASB on our estates.”


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