Antisocial behaviour - Getting results
A County Court Judge in Chelmsford has
been absolutely clear that antisocial behaviour will not be
tolerated, telling one resident to go home and
pack her bags.
We will not accept antisocial behaviour which
causes nuisance, alarm and distress to our residents. Working
closely with residents is an important part of preventing
antisocial behaviour. By working together we can make sure people
either change their behaviour or face the consequences as the
following story shows.
One of our residents breached the conditions
of her tenancy by repeatedly holding noisy, drunken parties at all
hours of the day and night. She played music so loud that it not
only seriously distressed and disrupted the lives of her immediate
neighbours, but also the residents on the other side of the
The resident was warned clearly that her
behaviour had to change. However, despite a promise to mend her
ways she failed to do so. As a result, we issued an application to
end her tenancy as well as requesting an injunction, an order made
by a Judge in the County Court on the evidence given by members of
This injunction was granted three weeks later,
and the Judge was clear that the resident must not continue to
receive noisy visitors. The Judge also made it clear that a breach
of this order would be considered contempt of court. Unfortunately,
the resident chose to ignore this order. We therefore applied for,
and got, an order from the Court for possession of her home.
Even then, her poor behaviour continued and
she was taken back before the Court within a few weeks for
breaching the injunction order and for a warrant to evict her.
Taking into account the consequences of her behaviour for the rest
of the community, the Judge told her to go home and pack her
belongings and to be out of the property within 24 hours.
If you are experiencing a problem with
antisocial behaviour, get in touch so we can help.