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Council successful in a possession hearing after complaints about anti-social behaviour

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2023

Nuneaton County Court awarded a seven-day possession order against Jacob Collins, of 5 Everard Court, Nuneaton, for anti-social behaviour at Warwickshire Justice Centre on Wednesday, 11 January 2023.

The Council first received complaints of Mr Collins’ behaviour in January 2022 and did try to resolve the anti-social behaviour before considering legal proceedings, but Mr Collins failed to amend his behaviour and the complaints persisted.

Anti-Social Behaviour Officers at the Council worked in partnership with Environmental Protection and 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 into County Court to take legal action against Mr Collins.

The eviction took place at Mr Collins’ property on Thursday, 30 March 2023.

Cllr Clare Golby, Portfolio Holder Housing and Communities at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“It’s sad that we’ve had to deal with yet another antisocial tenant. People should have more respect for their surroundings.

“I know in years gone by that some tenants may have behaved poorly and not had to deal with any consequences, but not anymore. Our teams are now structured to better deal with nuisance tenants.

“Contrary to what some people think, the taxpayer and good tenants of this borough don’t owe you anything. Eviction isn’t an easy thing to achieve.

“We have to meet a high threshold of evidence before the courts will even look at a case, but this won’t put us off.

“If you behave badly and cause problems in your neighbourhood ultimately, you’ll lose your home and it’ll be your own fault. How many people need to be evicted before this message starts sinking in?’’