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Council tenant evicted after anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council was successful in a possession hearing at the County Court in Warwickshire Justice Centre on 4 May 2022.

The court awarded a possession order against Joanne Peebles of 10B Roxburgh Road, Nuneaton for anti-social behaviour, rent arrears and not using the property as her main and principal home.

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 Borough Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Officer’s, the case was entered to the County Court to take legal action against the tenant and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council was awarded a forthwith possession order.

Following an application to apply for a County Court Bailiff, the eviction was successfully completed on 30 June 2022.

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

“There are minimum standards of behaviour I expect when people are living in property provided by this council. Where these standards aren’t met I have given my teams the go ahead to act as swiftly and decisively as we can, taking action wherever we need to in order to tackle anti-social behaviour in our council housing.

“People tell us again and again that they have had enough of people who break the rules.

“Council housing is provided for people who need it and respect it. Unfortunately, a tiny minority of people face action like this because they can’t or won’t play their part. These people need to learn that their communities and the taxpayer do not owe them anything and there are serious consequences to their actions, like eviction. ”