01 April, 2015
Hyndburn Homes Limited recently evicted a tenant who was responsible for driving two neighbours out of their homes. The Defendant in question had been violent towards one neighbour and had carried out a campaign of noise nuisance which made life unbearable for another. There had also been abuse and aggression directed towards members of staff which prevented employees from conducting lone visits to the Defendant's property.
Initially, Hyndburn Homes had concerns that the Defendant may be suffering from mental health problems because she presented as a vulnerable individual. However, intervention was sought from Social Services who worked intensively with the Defendant to assist her. The Defendant was assessed by the Mental Health Team who confirmed that she had capacity to conduct litigation and was not suffering with any enduring mental health condition.
Despite stringent attempts at intervention, the anti - social behaviour continued and court proceedings were issued. At a hearing at Preston County Court an outright possession order was awarded and bailiffs subsequently attended to complete the eviction.
Shirley Faragher of Forbes Solicitors added: "The action of Hyndburn Homes is a testament to their robust and proactive approach to dealing with anti-social behaviour in order to protect the local community and their staff".
If you have any questions relating to this article please contact Bethany Paliga by email or on 01772 220241.