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Stockport Homes take back possession of anti-social property

Posted 23 July 2018   |   By Verity Calderbank

Stockport Homes has been successful in being granted possession of a property on Cornwall Crescent, Brinnington as a result of persistent and chronic antisocial behaviour from one of its occupants.

The 17 year old son of Kellie O’Sullivan had been causing serious nuisance and disorder on the Brinnington estate for some time. Residents living nearby were subjected to, criminal damage, robbery, harassment, throwing stones and fireworks, congregating in large gangs and witness intimidation.

Stockport Homes, Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police tried numerous interventions and measures to control the behaviour of Ms O’Sullivan’s son including one ASBO and two injunctions, however he flouted these court orders and persisted in making the lives of residents a misery. Stockport Homes also attempted to resolve matters by offering support to Ms O’Sullivan but she did not engage with the services offered and her son continued to cause havoc in the neighbourhood and made no attempts to try and control his behaviour.

Stockport Homes had no alternative but to take action against Ms O’Sullivan’s tenancy which had been broken multiple times by her son’s behaviour. Stockport Homes worked closely with Greater Manchester Police to secure enough evidence to take proceedings to the County Court.

The court heard the evidence and found that Ms. O’Sullivan’s tenancy agreement had been breached multiple time by the ongoing behavior and the District Judge deemed that it was reasonable to grant possession of the property back to Stockport Homes.

Ms. O’Sullivan and her family are being provided with housing options advice to secure alternative private accommodation away from the area.

The work carried out by Stockport Homes, Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Police has demonstrated the commitment of local partnerships in tackling nuisance.

Robin Burman, Chair of the Board at Stockport Homes says

Stockport Homes believe that people have the right to live in safe neighbourhoods, and we will not tolerate nuisance behaviour that impacts on the wider community. Parents need to understand that the behaviour of their children, can ultimately result in the loss of their home as in this case.
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