Tenant evicted in Honiton as council takes a 'tough line'

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:18 25 January 2017

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A council tenant in Honiton has been evicted for antisocial behaviour.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) says neighbours of the tenant of a two-bedroom flat complained of harassment and noise.

The council also last week announced an eviction in Exmouth, of a tenant who subjected neighbours to five months of ‘unacceptable behaviour’, with incidents of loud noise and music, verbal abuse, threats to neighbours, criminal damage, intimidation and assaults.

The council says both tenants ignored all warnings and refused to engage with the council or the police.

Councillor Jill Elson, EDDC’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “The decision to evict a tenant is not taken lightly and we have worked hard with a number of agencies, including the police, to engage with these people over their unacceptable behaviour.

“Our actions demonstrate that the council takes a tough line in dealing with antisocial behaviour and I want to reassure our valued tenants that we will not tolerate anyone who causes them distress or harassment.

“I look forward to welcoming new tenants to these homes.”

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