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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council obtains a court order after tenant found to be in breach of contract

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2022

Council gets an 18 month Suspended Possession Order against a tenant of Gilfil Road, Nuneaton after a dog attack, illegal breeding and running a business from the property.

The order was originally made on 14 May 2021 at the County Court in Warwickshire Justice Centre and prevents the tenant, their household and or visitors to the property from engaging in anti-social behaviour due to illegal drug use and from having pets at the property.

A Suspended Possession Order allows the tenants to remain in their home, and if a further tenancy breach occurs, the Council can apply to the courts for a warrant for an eviction.    

After information provided by Warwickshire Police’s Dog Unit, it was evidenced that the tenant breached the terms of their Suspended Possession Order by having dogs at the property without permission which resulted in a further hearing on 5 August 2022.

The tenant agreed to an extension of the Suspended Possession Order for a further five years and an additional clause was included to ensure the tenant allows access to the property when given 24 hours’ notice in writing for property inspections to be completed.

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

“Yet again we have here a person who thought either the rules didn’t apply, or they’d never get caught. They do and they did.

“This is another good result brought about by the local community working confidentially with council officers to deal with a problem person from their neighbourhood.

“I would ask everyone who is experiencing a hard time with bad neighbours, be that with noise, dogs, fires, drug use or anything else that unnecessarily impacts you in your own home, get together with other neighbours and stand up for one and other.

“There’s much more strength in numbers and good results can be achieved faster if there’s more people involved.

“Start rooting these people out of our neighbourhoods and make our streets better places to live.”