Anti-social tenant loses council home
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A Sheffield City Council tenant who was given a Suspended Possession Order for persistent, disruptive anti-social behaviour has lost her home after breaching her conditions.
Witnesses said that Nichola Machin's behaviour included loud, drunken and sometimes violent arguments with her partner, Ray Jessop, playing loud music late in the evening and early in the morning, and threatening to stab her partner on one occasion.
The council originally applied for possession of the property on Sherde Road, Lower Walkley last September. However, the 29-year-old was allowed to stay in her home under the conditions that she stopped causing noise and nuisance to neighbours.
Machin was summoned before Sheffield County Court again in April after reports from neighbours that her bad behaviour was continuing.
The Judge ruled that Machin should be evicted from the property, which she was on 23 May.
Councillor Harry Harpham, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods, said: “We will not tolerate any kind of anti-social behaviour taking place in our properties. We had hoped the Suspended Possession Order would serve as a strong warning to Ms Machin but she chose to ignore this, to her detriment. Ms Machin is now paying the highest price by losing her home.”