Social housing tenant jailed for anti-social behaviour
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
A social housing tenant has been jailed after failing to abide by the terms of an injunction for anti-social behaviour.
The tenant was given a 28-day sentence for breaching the terms of the injunction after landlord CHP followed up reports that the ASB had continued.
The Essex-based housing association is now seeking possession of the tenant's property.
CHP won an injunction against the tenant in November 2012 when it emerged that one of the resident's neighbours had left their property due to noise nuisance.
The troublesome tenant regular fought and argued with their partner when intoxicated.
Terri Cochrane, CHP's quality of life manager, said: “Most residents live their lives in harmony with their neighbours; but the impact of anti-social behaviour in communities can be devastating and it will not be tolerated by us.
“Members of the quality of life team tried working with the resident to help them change their behaviour; however they were left with no choice but to begin eviction proceedings following the breach of the order.”
The quality of life team also recently applied for and received an injunction order against a tenant who failed to heed cautions concerning ASB due to the noise nuisance caused by two Rottweiler dogs.
Despite warning the resident numerous times since March 2012, CHP’s began legal proceedings as the canines were escaping from the resident’s property and were causing a nuisance by fouling local areas and acting aggressively towards pedestrians. The injunction - which saw the tenant incur CHP’s legal costs - prohibits them from keeping any dogs at the property.