Spitting tenant evicted
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Legal
Woman evicted after blaming poltergeist for party noises
A social housing tenant who spat at one of his neighbours has been evicted.
Jordan McMillen persistently played loud music at his one-bed flat in the Gleadless area of Sheffield.
The 26-year-old was given multiple warnings and an abatement notice for the nuisance he caused, with Sheffield City Council finally being granted a warrant to seize his sound equipment, TV and Xbox.
In 2013, South Yorkshire Police discovered cannabis growing equipment in McMillen’s home for which he was given a fixed penalty notice.
And in June last year the troublesome tenant was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a communal area.
On one occasion, a neighbour who asked McMillen to turn his music down was verbally abused, threatened and spat at by the anti-social hooligan.
At a hearing last month District Judge Birkby found it reasonable to make an outright possession order against McMillen. He was also ordered him to pay the council’s costs of £1,700.
“This sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will not tolerate it,” said councillor Harry Harpham, cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods
“Mr McMillen repeatedly breached Sheffield Council tenancy conditions and showed no respect for his neighbours or authorities. I would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, our Anti-Social Behaviour team and Environmental Services who worked together to successfully secure this eviction.”