Eviction for racist tenant
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A social housing tenant has been given the boot from his Islington property after a campaign of racial harassment and intimidation.
Salix Homes took legal action against Ian Rimmer of Canon Hussey Court on the grounds of his aggressive anti-social behaviour.
On top of his racist and threatening actions, the 45-year-old had a history of playing constant loud music at his property and was also in rent arrears.
The housing association had obtained four injunctions against Rimmer in the past, the conditions of which banned him from the 10,500-home provider's offices in Hankinson Way.
Despite the injunctions, Rimmer's terrible behaviour continued.
He was evicted from his property last week after a judge at Manchester Civil Justice Centre granted a full injunction order with power of arrest.
Rimmer is currently serving a 12-week prison sentence for a racially aggravated public order offence.
Sue Sutton, Salix's director of customer and neighbourhood services, said: “Ian Rimmer has caused a lot of fear and upset for the residents living at Canon Hussey Court and in the surrounding area with his threatening and racist behaviour. He has also been repeatedly aggressive to several of our employees which we will not tolerate.
“We welcome the court’s decision and I hope that by taking this course of action, it will restore faith in our residents that action will be taken wherever possible to protect customers living in our communities."
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