Council issues eviction warning to tenants
A London council has warned tenants they face eviction from their homes if family members or visitors to their properties commit crime or anti-social behaviour.
Newham Council, in east London, issued the warning after it served an eviction notice on two tenants following a court conviction for assaulting a council noise officer.
The officer was attacked by the 16-year-old granddaughter of the tenancy holder, while responding to a complaint about a party held at a council property in Canning Town on 16 April.
He suffered a serious knee injury and has had to have several operations as a result.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named, was found guilty of assault at Stratford Youth Court.
The council has now served a notice seeking possession of the tenants of both the 16-year-old’s home and the home of her grandparent, and will seek eviction in court.
Andrew Baikie, executive member for housing at the council, said: ‘We will not tolerate violence and aggression towards council staff carrying out their duties.
‘The council will take all action possible against the perpetrators. Council tenants are responsible for the behaviour of their family members and visitors in and around their homes.
‘Tenants also have a responsibility to ensure they do not cause nuisance to their neighbours. Late night noise is a form of anti-social behaviour and will not be tolerated.
‘There are no excuses and we will act against those who fail to show consideration to their neighbours.’