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3 July 2012: Injunction served for roof-top anti-social behaviour

A ‘fun day’ held in Vauxhall recently, proved to be less than jolly for one resident – who could face eviction from his home following reports of anti-social behaviour.

It was reported at the community day event, that a resident had been allowing people to access the roof of a local building - via his flat - and that they were taking drugs, causing nuisance and taking part in anti-social behaviour. Tenants said the ‘perpetrators’ played loud music, dumped rubbish in the area, were aggressive and abusive, and urinated in communal areas.

Lambeth London Living’s tenancy enforcement team acted swiftly to investigate the complaint and found them to be valid. Immediate legal action was taken and the team was granted an ex-parte (interim) injunction on June 22 which was followed last Tuesday, June 26 by a full injunction from Lambeth County Court.

The full injunction bans the offending resident and his visitors from climbing the roof and being involved in anti-social behaviour, and will give local residents respite while Lambeth London Living prepares a case to gain an outright possession order from the court. If granted, the tenant could face eviction.

Neil Litherland, Lambeth London Living chief executive said: “This case sends a clear message that anti-social behaviour has no place on any Lambeth London Living estate and we will not tolerate it”.