Final warning for anti-social tenants
A couple whose sons embarked on a campaign of crime and anti-social behaviour risk losing their home if their adult children don’t clean up their act.
Haringey Council won a suspended possession order against the tenants of a home in Great Cambridge Road, after their 20 and 22-year-old sons wreaked havoc in the community.
A court hearing heard how the men committed offences involving knives, guns, drug dealing, assault and criminal damage to council property.
Despite efforts by the council’s anti-social behaviour action team – who warned that the entire family could face eviction – the pair continued to cause trouble, before eventually being prosecuted and jailed for eight months for affray last year.
At January’s Romford County Court hearing to address problems at the council property, the pair’s tenant parents were handed a three-year suspended possession order – meaning their home will be repossessed if there is any further trouble.
The order states that if the sons commit or cause any further criminal activity at the council property, or commit any arrestable offence within a five-mile radius of the property, the family can be evicted.
Cllr Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration, said:
It is unacceptable that the appalling behaviour of just a couple of people can have such a massive impact on others, and we will always press for the toughest possible sanctions against those who make life a misery for law-abiding residents.
Cllr Eugene Ayisi, Cabinet Member for Communities said:
The vast majority of Haringey’s tenants live peacefully side-by-side with respect for their neighbours and this case should send a very clear signal that we will clamp down hard on anti-social behaviour in the borough.
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