Pembrokeshire County Council evicts tenants over noise and damage

A Pembrokeshire County Council tenant was evicted in December from her tenancy in Garfield Gardens, Narberth, following a series of problems with loud music and other noise during parties which also resulted in damage being caused to the house.

Housing Officers issued a number of warnings about the problems being caused, which were ignored by the tenant. The Council then applied for a possession order against the tenancy, which was granted by the Court.

In a related action, the Council successfully obtained an injunction with a power of arrest against a Narberth man, who had caused damage to another Council-owned property in the same street. This action was taken by Housing Officers working in close co-operation with officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

It appears to have been effective in preventing further incidences of anti-social behaviour in the area.

In separate actions taken by Pembrokeshire County Council, a man was evicted before Christmas from a flat in Haverfordwest after he made threats towards neighbours, and caused problems of noise from the property.

The Council also obtained an order making the tenancy of a flat in College Court, Haverfordwest insecure. This was after noise and other nuisance had been caused from the property.

This means the tenancy will be monitored, and if problems re-occur it is likely that the tenants will be evicted. Cabinet Member for Housing and Sustainability, Councillor David Simpson, said: “These actions show that the Council will act when tenants in Council properties cause a nuisance to other residents.

“If they choose to ignore advice and warnings from housing officers that they are breaching their responsibilities as tenants, it is likely that they will face eviction from their home.”

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