Nuisance neighbour’s threat to home
A Wigan woman could be kicked out of her home if her boyfriend stays over more than two nights a week.
Deliah James, 34, of Heber Street in Ince, was served a Postponed Possession Order by Wigan County Court.
The order states that Ms James’ partner Wesley Howard must not visit between the hours of 10pm and 9am except between Wednesday evening and Friday morning.
Ms James’ landlord Riverside took legal action against Ms James following complaints by her neighbours about loud music being played in the early hours of the morning. Ms James admitted that Mr Howard would often play music to drown out the noise of arguments between the couple.
The judge also took into account dog fouling in the back yard, which was so bad that Wigan Council served an Environmental Protection Notice on Riverside, and wilful damage to the property.
Ian Lightfoot, Riverside’s Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, said: “We take allegations of anti-social behaviour at our properties very seriously and will act swiftly and decisively to protect our residents who deserve to be able to live in peace and safety.
“Eviction is always a last resort so we hope that this order will be enough to curb the anti-social behaviour. Ms James recognises the seriousness of the behaviour at her property and has shown genuine remorse for the effect it has had on her neighbours. She has agreed to co-operate with us and we are hopeful that there will be no need to bring the matter back to court.”
The order remains in place until 30 August 2015.