Tenant evicted in Anti-Social behaviour clampdown

News Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tenancy Compliance Officers at NPH carried out an eviction on a house blighted by drugs use and Anti-Social behaviour.

The tenant of the property in Portland Place, Northampton was evicted on Thursday 2nd May after an order for possession was granted by the courts on 11th March 2019.

NPH received several complaints about the property from residents regarding disturbances late at night, drug taking and vandalism to other property on the estate. On 4th January the police executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant and several known drug users were removed from the property.

The former tenant did not take up the offers of long term support from NPH which led the court to action a full possession order for the property.

Nicky McKenzie, Assistant Director of Housing at NPH said:

“NPH’s Tenancy Compliance Team working with the police and support services has many successful cases supporting communities through ASB. Eviction is an absolute last resort after all support options are exhausted. The message is clear – if there is suspected drug related activity or Anti-Social behaviour, and you are not willing to change this behaviour, we will take action. We want our homes to be available for people in genuine need for housing”.

The property will be closed while the eviction and clean up takes place before being re-let to applicants on the Council housing register.

Report ASB

If you are a victim of anti-social behaviour you can report this to NPH's Tenancy Compliance Team online or over the phone on 0300 330 7003.