Racist social housing tenants evicted after threatening to kill neighbours
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A couple have been evicted from their social home after threatening to kill their neighbours and spouting racist abuse.
Liam Casey, 53, and Jayne Nolan, 50, were removed from their home on Branston Road, Manchester after months of anti-social behaviour.
The pair where first taken to court by Northwards Housing Association in 2007 after the social landlord received complaints that they had made threats against another tenant on the estate. Both Casey and Nolan promised the court they would stop their behaviour.
In April 2012 Northwards began to receive reports of loud noise coming from the couple's property, with the pair swearing and shouting at each other in their home and on the street.
After Nolan threatened one of her neighbours with violence in September this year, Northwards applied for an injunction. At the return hearing, they again pledged to behave themselves.
However, the pair soon broke their promise and indulged in further threats to kill neighbours, loud arguments and racist abuse.
Northwards successfully secured possession of the property in November and Casey and Nolan were evicted last week.
One neighbour said: “It’s been hell for me these past 18 months; the threats of violence, the sleepless nights. It’s made me very poorly. But the staff have been brilliant, and helped me every step of the way. I’m just glad it’s all over.”
Mike Stevens, director of neighbourhood services, said: “Everyone should be able to relax at home without fearing for their safety or putting up with noise and abuse.
“We simply won’t tolerate this kind of behaviour, and I’m glad we have been able to help restore the peace and quiet our tenants deserve."