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Threat Of Eviction For Hebburn Man
A Hebburn man has been warned he faces eviction from his flat if he continues to cause anti-social behaviour.
Alan Hunter, 54, of Somerset Road, has pestered neighbours with excessive noise including shouting, rowdy behaviour and playing loud music at the property.
South Tyneside Council's Anti-social Behaviour Unit secured a Postponed Possession Order in the County Court last week (Friday 24 February).
The Order means that if there are any further problems at the property within the next six years, the Council can make an application to Court to evict him.
Hunter also agreed to an Undertaking promising to stop his nuisance behaviour. If he breaches the terms of the Undertaking he could receive a custodial sentence.
David Brooks, Service Lead Crime and Disorder said: "Hunter's behaviour, and that of visitors to his property, has had a real negative impact on local residents.
"Despite receiving a number of verbal and written warnings and offers of support, Hunter has failed to change his behaviour. He has shown little regard to the effect his behaviour has had on others.
"We do not expect anyone to put up with anti-social behaviour from their neighbours and hope that this enforcement action offers some respite to local residents. If there are any further problems at the property we will seek to evict him."
Ian King, Hebburn Neighbourhood Inspector, said: "This order sends out a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
"If this individual continues to disrupt the neighbourhood he lives in, he faces eviction. I hope he uses this as a final chance to address his nuisance behaviou.rI also hope the order comes as some relief to residents.
"We will continue to work with our partners to take a strong stance against those who cause problems in our communities."
John Musson, Director of Housing at South Tyneside Homes, said: "We make it very clear to all tenants that causing nuisance and disturbance to neighbours is a breach of their Tenancy Agreement. We work in partnership with the Council to take effective action against nuisance tenants and we hope this sends out a clear message that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated."
Anyone experiencing anti-social behaviour should call the Anti-social Behaviour Unit on (0191) 424 7999, text ASB followed by their message to 07786 200 802 or complete an online form at www.southtyneside.info/asb. In an emergency call 999.
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