Warning to trouble-makers after seven tenants evicted
SEVEN people have been evicted from their Sneinton homes in the past five months.
Their behaviour ranged from terrorising neighbours with loud music to growing drugs in their properties.
The cases were brought before the courts by Community Protection – the police and council partnership – and the Nottingham City Homes tenants were evicted between August and December.
Richard Antcliff, head of neighbourhood enforcement for Community Protection, said: "I think the evicted tenants probably thought the issue was going to go away but it doesn't if people are still complaining and we will deal with it.
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"It is a high number of evictions for one area but there has been a lot of partnership work done in Sneinton now and people won't tolerate these problems."
In one case, Aaron Dyer, 20, moved into a flat in Skipton Circus in October 2011.
Four months into his tenancy, police officers raided the property and 38 cannabis plants were found spread across the loft, kitchen and bedroom.
An outright possession order was granted on August 16 and Dyer was given two weeks to leave.
Dyer was convicted of cannabis production and got 10 months in jail when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on November 22.
A 33-year-old woman, who Community Protection have not named, moved in to a flat in Newark Crescent in November 2011. Officers said "almost immediately" she began making her neighbours' life unbearable with loud music, swearing and verbal abuse.
Mr Antcliff said officers heard the woman blaring out Sex On Fire by the Kings of Leon from her flat.
He said she would play music so loudly that another woman living a few floors away could still hear the din while standing in her shower with the water on.
An outright possession order was granted on August 2 and the woman was given 18 days to leave.
Sophia Marshall, 22 and formally of Walton Avenue, had her home raided by police in April 2012.
Seven cannabis plants were found growing in a bedroom.
An outright possession was granted on September 21 and Marshall was given 42 days to leave.
She was cautioned over the cannabis.
Councillor Alex Norris, portfolio holder for community safety, said: "We're determined to rid our estates of drug dealing and anti-social behaviour and will always push for eviction in these circumstances.
"We hope that these results send out a strong message that individuals breaching their tenancy will be robustly dealt with."
Gill Moy, Nottingham City Homes director of housing, said: "It is disappointing that we've had these cases in just one area but it shows how seriously we take these issues."
All of those evicted are categorised as "intentionally homeless" and put on a banned register, stopping them from getting social housing in future.