Tenant kicked out of property by court notice

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A HOUSING tenant who made their neighbours’ lives a misery has been kicked out of the property by a court order.

The resident, who has not been named, was moved from the address after council chiefs and social landlords Helena Partnerships secured a closure notice.

Officials submitted 300 pages of evidence from neighbours showing the occupier of 7 Hall Road in Haydock had conducted a campaign of aggressive behaviour towards neighbours and blasted out loud music day and night.

The order, issued by JPs and St Helens Magistrates’ Court, will last for three months and in the meantime, Helena will start civil proceedings to recover possession of the property.

Coun Richard McCauley, cabinet member for Transport, Housing and Community Safety, said: “I’m pleased with this outcome which means the residents of Hall Road can now go back to living their everyday lives.

“Had the closure order not been granted, it was likely that the occupier would continue to cause nuisance or annoyance to the residents of Hall Road which was having a serious impact on their quality of life.”

Neil Fairhurst, senior neighbourhood manager at Helena, added: “This is an excellent result which could not have been achieved had it not have been for some excellent partnership working with the council who have been fully supportive to Helena, and the residents of Hall Road.”

Closure notices were introduced in 2003 and allow police or local authorities to shut down a property suspected of being a base for antisocial behaviour.