Council boots out noisy Brixington neighbour
PUBLISHED: 01:01 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010
A noisy neighbour has been kicked out of her Brixington council flat in double-quick time following nights of rowdy behaviour. A court order has resulted in Ms Kelly London being evicted from her 6 Avery Court home after noisy parties which saw police
A noisy neighbour has been kicked out of her Brixington council flat in double-quick time following nights of rowdy behaviour. A court order has resulted in Ms Kelly London being evicted from her 6 Avery Court home after noisy parties - which saw police called to the quiet estate hidden behind Churchill Road.Landlord East Devon District Council was granted an application for a possession order by Exeter County Court last Thursday, and gave the tenant 14 days - half the usual period - to vacate.The authority, which laid the blame at the feet of Ms London and her visitors to the six-flat block, has set about refitting the now-boarded up property for new tenants.Neighbour Andrew Boden, 43, moved into a neighbouring flat with his girlfriend Wendy, 43, in July last year. The unemployed couple, now married, have six children from previous relationships, and are glad the trauma of late-night partying is over.Mr Boden, whose eldest child is 15, said: "When the children visited, we would try not to let them out in the evening. We would have a quiet night - and then it would just kick off. "There were friends of hers of all ages, and I believe under-age drinking was going on. I would hear bottles and furniture being smashed."It made me quite ill. It was the lack of sleep, being woken up at 2am and having to keep listening and listening. "I used to come up here to see my girlfriend, and it was a lovely place. I'm friends with most of the people here, but I am glad they're gone."Police made regular visits to the block over a period of more than a year, while statements collected helped EDDC gain the possession order. The council said it would not re-house Ms London following the action.A council spokesperson said: "We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour at any of our properties."Frequent and sustained anti-social behaviour not only affected neighbours in the block, but people in the surrounding properties as well. "The problem was not with the tenant alone, but with visitors to the property. "What this case highlights is that a tenant is responsible for the behaviour of anyone visiting their home.