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Council wins eviction case against tenant

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council was successful in a possession hearing at the Nuneaton County Court in Warwickshire Justice Centre on 7 April 2022.

The court awarded a possession order against Thomas Smith-Payne of 13 Vernons Court, Nuneaton for anti-social behaviour.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council first began receiving complaints of the household’s behaviour in July 2021.

Anti-Social Behaviour Officers worked in partnership with several departments within the local authority as well as Warwickshire Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team to gather evidence.

As a result of action taken by the local authority’s Anti-Social Behaviour Officers, the case was entered to the County Court to take legal action against the tenant and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council were awarded a 32-day possession order.

Following an application to apply for a County Court Bailiff, the eviction was successfully completed on the 29 June 2022 and the property has been secured with sitex screens.

Councillor Clare Golby Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities and Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“Anti-social behaviour in our communities won’t be tolerated.

“Anyone guilty of anti-social behaviour can expect us to take a zero tolerance approach to dealing with it.

“Taking back possession of a property like this is a last resort but one we are taking more often. Where we can, we will use our powers and we will ensure council housing is available to people who respect the rules, not for those who don’t.

“People who cause problems in our communities shouldn’t be under the illusion they are safe. Do not think that we won’t evict you. If it’s warranted, we will.”