A Sheffield Council tenant has been evicted following persistent anti-social behaviour.
Mr Jordan McMillen (26) had been the secure tenant of a one-bed flat on Blackstock Road, Gleadless, since 10 October 2011.
Mr McMillen had an extensive history of anti-social behaviour including playing excessively loud music. He also verbally abused, threatened and spat at a neighbour when asked to turn the volume of his music down.
After multiple warnings and an Abatement Notice in May 2013 the Council’s Environmental Services were granted a warrant to seize Mr McMillen’s sound equipment, TV and Xbox. Bailiffs attended twice to remove equipment.
In 2013 South Yorkshire Police discovered cannabis growing equipment in Mr McMillen’s home for which he was given a Fixed Penalty Notice. In June 2013 Mr McMillen was also arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a communal area and was convicted for this the same month.
Sheffield City Council made a claim for possession of the property. At a hearing on 7 March 2014 District Judge Birkby found it reasonable to make an outright Possession Order against Mr McMillen. Judge Birkby also ordered him to pay the Council’s costs of £1,700.
“This sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we will not tolerate it,”
said Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods
“Mr McMillen repeatedly breached Sheffield Council tenancy conditions and showed no respect for his neighbours or authorities. I would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, our Anti-Social Behaviour team and Environmental Services who worked together to successfully secure this eviction.”
Mr McMillen was evicted on 21 March 2014.