Stockport Homes tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour
Published by Nicola Mileham for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
On 18 July a Stockport Homes tenant in Shaw Heath was evicted for anti-social behaviour (ASB).
The tenant had been causing inconsiderate drunken behaviour. Residents living in the aged restricted block of flats were subjected to:
- drunken anti-social behaviour by the tenant and his visitors;
- visitors calling at the property shouting, arguing and demanding to be let into the communal front door at any time of the day and night;
- loud arguments within the property and communal areas;
- tenant and visitors intimidating neighbours and local residents; and
- Police calling to the property on a regular basis.
Stockport Homes worked closely with the residents and were granted a suspended Possession Order in February 2011, as the tenant had stopped causing ASB for several months and the residents wanted to give him ‘one last chance’.
The ASB began again in May 2011 and resulted in Police call outs and Stockport Homes being granted an Ex-Parte Injunction in September 2011 for his behaviour and threats towards his elderly neighbours.
The ASB continued and in June 2012 Stockport Homes was given full possession of the property at Stockport County Court after hearing the evidence from staff and witnesses.
The perpetrator applied to the Court for the eviction to be suspended but was not successful.
Local residents said, “Thank you Stockport Homes. He and his visitors have been a nightmare for years. We thought we would not see the day he was gone. We can all live in peace now.”
Roger Phillips, Chair of Stockport Homes’ Board said, “This case shows that Stockport Homes takes anti-social behaviour (ASB) on its estates very seriously. Stockport Homes will thoroughly investigate any report of ASB and ensure that action is taken to stop it.”
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