Stevenage tenants evicted for anti-social behaviour and drug use

Stevenage Borough Council has evicted two tenants.

Stevenage Borough Council has evicted two tenants. - Credit: Archant

Two tenants in Stevenage have been evicted after persistent anti-social behaviour and pleading guilty to drug use.

Stevenage Borough Council issued the evictions after both homes had closure orders granted – preventing anyone from entering the homes and causing a further nuisance to neighbours and the community.

The decision to evict the tenants – who have not been named by the council – follows a series of complaints from neighbours and successful prosecutions by the police.

Councillor Ann Webb, executive member for housing at the council, said: “This is great examples of us working in partnership with other agencies to tackle problem tenants. The decision to evict a tenant is not taken lightly, and before doing so we and our partners will work with the tenants to address any issues.

“In this case, both former tenants and their visitors caused anti-social behaviour in and around the local community for some time and no one should have to put up with such behaviour. I want to reassure our valued tenants that we will not tolerate anyone who causes them distress or harassment. I look forward to welcoming the new tenants to these homes.”