27 March, 2015
Twin Valley Homes, a member of the Together Housing Group, has used the provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 to their advantage by obtaining an ex parte injunction from the Preston County Court. This was the first application of its kind to be dealt with in Preston under the provisions of Part 1 of the new legislation which only came into force on Monday 23 March 2015.
The application was made to curtail the behaviour of a tenant who had physically assaulted a neighbour and damaged the neighbour's property. In keeping with its usual pro-active approach to tackling anti-social behaviour, Twin Valley Homes took swift and decisive action against the violent perpetrator by seeking the injunction with a power of arrest.
After the successful initial hearing, Martin Jackson, Twin Valley Homes' Anti-Social Behaviour and Interventions Manager, said: "We are pleased that we have been able to use the new legislation to provide protection for our tenant, who was subjected to an unprovoked, physical assault and damage to their property. We will not hesitate to use legislation in order to help people to live peacefully in their community."
Shirley Faragher, from Forbes Solicitors, acting on behalf of Twin Valley said "We are delighted that we have been able to secure this outcome for our client during the first week of commencement of Part 1 of the Act. Our client's willingness to act should be a warning to all perpetrators of anti-social behaviour. We will continue to assist our client in tackling anti-social behaviour on its estates by using the new legislation to its full potential."