Tenant evicted after years of torment
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
A social housing tenant who subjected her neighbours to years of torment with constant noise, fighting and threatening behaviour has been evicted.
Housing association Salix Homes took legal action against Tanya Manning, of Floral Court, Salford, on the grounds of her repeated anti-social behaviour.
Manning has a long history of anti-social and criminal behaviour at her property, including threatening her neighbours with violence, playing loud music, constant visitors at all hours of the day and night, and regular reports of banging, arguing, shouting and fighting.
In 2010 the 38-year-old was also convicted of supplying Class A drugs at the property and was given a 12-month community order.
Salix obtained an injunction order against Manning in 2009, the conditions of which prevented her from using or threatening to use violence against a neighbour or anyone residing at or visiting the property. However, in 2012 Salix started to receive regular complaints about the tenant's behaviour.
At a court hearing at Manchester County Court last month, which Manning failed to attend, a judge granted possession of the property to Salix.
Sue Sutton, director of customer and neighbourhood services at Salix Homes, said: “Tanya Manning has caused a lot of fear and upset for the residents living at Floral Court with her threatening and anti-social behaviour, so we welcome the court’s decision to evict her from the property.
“Salix Homes takes community safety very seriously and we strive to make sure that our neighbourhoods are safe and secure places to live. We hope this case sends out a very clear message that anti-social and criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our neighbourhoods.
“I would urge anyone who is suffering from anti-social behaviour to come forward with information, so we can ensure our neighbourhoods remain safe places to live."