Obtaining possession of a property following anti-social behaviour

Paul acted for a Local Authority on their first claim for possession using the ‘new’ mandatory grounds under section 84A Housing Act 1985 relying on a tenant’s anti-social behaviour.

The tenant had breached an injunction on several occasions over an extended period, and was subsequently arrested for attacking a neighbour with a hammer. The Court granted possession with the tenant being ordered to pay his rent arrears and costs