Leeds council house tenant evicted over anti-social behaviour

A LEEDS City Council house tenant has been evicted after neighbours endured a catalogue of anti-social behaviour.


Aaron Barrow, 26, will no longer be able to gain access to or live at 45 Cherry Tree Walk, East Ardsley.

Leeds County Court granted the eviction order after hearing anti-social behaviour included loud noise from a TV, arguing, banging and shouting, screaming and also continued barking from a dog.

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Drivers were also found to be beeping their car horns outside the property late at night.

Leeds Anti-social Behaviour Team and partners including West Yorkshire Police secured the warrant to evict.

Previous attempts to resolve the issues were ignored by the tenant, despite the issuing of a section 80 Noise Abatement Notice and a Notice of Intention to Seek Possession.

Neil Evans, Leeds City Council’s director of environment and housing, said: “After attempts to address the various types of anti-social behaviour at this property were continually ignored, a decision was taken by the council and partners in the best interests of the local community to pursue an eviction order through the courts against this particular tenant.

“We know at first hand the misery that anti-social behaviour can have on the day-to-day lives of residents, and I would like to offer this reassurance that the council will use every tool at its disposal to put a stop to it as soon as is practically possible.

“I would ask anyone who is suffering from anti-social behaviour to please not suffer from silence and to contact our dedicated Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team immediately.”

Superintendent Sam Millar, who heads Safer Leeds, said: “This latest action around this particular property should demonstrate our ongoing to commitment to making full use of the available legislation to target behaviour that impacts negatively on the quality of life of the community as a whole.

“People who persist in this type of behaviour should recognise that there are consequences and we hope the action we have taken here will serve as a deterrent to others.”

Any residents suffering from anti-social behaviour are asked to contact Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team on 0113 222 4402 in the daytime or on 0113 3950143 out of hours.