Exmouth council tenant evicted for ‘unacceptable behaviour’

PUBLISHED: 10:21 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:21 12 January 2017


A council tenant in Exmouth has been evicted for anti-social behaviour.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) says the tenant of a one-bedroom flat in Littleham subjected local residents to five months of ‘unacceptable behaviour’, with incidents of loud noise and music, verbal abuse, threats to neighbours, criminal damage, intimidation and assaults.

The council has also this week announced an eviction in Honiton.

The council says both tenants ignored all warnings and refused to engage with the council or the police.

Councillor Jill Elson, EDDC’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “The decision to evict a tenant is not taken lightly and we have worked hard with a number of agencies, including the police, to engage with these people over their unacceptable behaviour.

“Our actions demonstrate that the council takes a tough line in dealing with anti social behaviour and I want to reassure our valued tenants that we will not tolerate anyone who causes them distress or harassment.

“I look forward to welcoming new tenants to these homes.”

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