Aggressive tenant faces eviction for racially aggravated behaviour
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
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A social housing tenant is to be evicted for her persistent abuse, threats of violence and racially aggravated behaviour.
Last week Dudley County Court awarded Dudley Council power to re-possess Beryl Rose's flat, with the order set to come into effect next week.
The tenant, 60, was also given a two-year injunction banning her from the Tenbury House estate or using any threatening or violent behaviour towards other residents within 100 metres of any other property at which she may reside in Dudley in the future. She was additionally ordered to pay rent arrears totalling £1,164 and legal costs of £1,169.
The action was taken following another successful court case for the council in December, which saw Rose jailed for six months for breaching an interim injunction taken out against her to stop her intimidating, aggressive and threatening conduct.
Councillor Steve Waltho, cabinet member for housing and community safety, said: “I’d like to thank the residents at Tenbury House for their courage in standing up to threatening and abusive behaviour. I hope that the action taken by the Council and its partners in this case serves as a wake-up call to any other residents who are causing misery to others. We do not tolerate anti-social behaviour.
“I urge anyone else in the borough who is experiencing ongoing neighbourhood abuse not to suffer in silence. Contact us and we will use all of the powers at our disposal to stamp out threatening or criminal behaviour.”