Oxford City Council evicts tenant following incidents of anti-social behaviour

Published: Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Oxford City Council has regained possession of a Council-owned property from a tenant following incidents of anti-social behaviour.

A possession order, for Flat 1, 446 Banbury Road, was granted at Oxford County Court on 9 June.

The court found the tenant was involved in persistent anti-social behaviour, which caused alarm, distress or disturbance for their neighbours.

The eviction took place on 9 June.

Possession orders, under the Housing Act 1985, give landlords powers to regain possession of their buildings if anti-social behaviour is proven.

Councillor Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council Executive Board Member for Community Safety, said: “We will act in the best interests of communities across Oxford and intend to take all steps possible to make sure residents live in safe neighbourhoods.

“This order could not have happened but for the strong partnership work between the local community, Thames Valley Police and Oxford City Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Investigation Team.

“Nobody should have to put up with this behaviour in their neighbourhood. We encourage anyone who is experiencing anti-social behaviour to come forward and contact the City Council, confidentially or otherwise.”

To report anti-social behaviour to the City Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Investigation Team, please contact 01865 249811 or saferoxford@oxford.gov.uk.