Tenant told to behave, or go to jail
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- 12.59am, 25 October 2011
A nuisance tenant who made life hell for her neighbours and was given a suspended jail sentence and an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction (ASBI) in August has had this extended.
Teresa Port, of Angle Ways, Stevenage, was handed the sentence on Friday the 21 October 2011 after Luton County Court heard how she had carried out a catalogue of aggressive and intimidating behaviour towards her neighbours. Stevenage Homes obtained an ASBI earlier this year following complaints from neighbours but Ms Port has breached the injunction by continuing to harass, shout and swear at her neighbours and play loud music.
Debbie Rabot, Director of Housing and Customer Services for Stevenage Homes said:-
“We have worked with residents and the Police following breaches of the court order against Teresa Port. This tenant has continued to ignore our and the court’s instructions to change her behaviour.
“I would also like to thank the local residents, who supported the legal action, and should be praised for their courage in coming forward on behalf of their community.”
Councillor Anne Webb said;
“We will always seek to put an end to anti-social behaviour perpetrated by our tenants. This is an excellent result which shows the seriousness attached to these injunctions by the Civil Court. It shows how multi-agency working can produce a positive result, which not only sends a strong message but aims to improve the quality of life of those affected by this type of behaviour.”
To report any anti-social behaviour contact your tenancy advisor or the Anti-Social Behaviour Team (tel: 01438 242666) or visit our web site at www.stevenagehomes.org.uk