Neighbours relieved at woman's eviction

The woman pictured sleeping in a hallway in Chartwell Court

The woman pictured sleeping in a hallway in Chartwell Court

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Neighbours of an woman evicted from her home after 20 years over anti-social behaviour have spoken of their relief.

Residents living on the same hallway in Chartwell Court, Broomhill Walk, South Woodford say they are relieved and that they feel safer after housing association Home Group evicted the woman last Thursday.

The woman reportedly regularly abused people living in the block, left drug paraphernalia in communal areas and had visitors throughout the night.

Maria De Cruz, 26, said: “She used to bring boys back and hold parties which were very loud. Anti-social behaviour is a real problem in the building with people smoking and owning dogs when they are not supposed to, but this action goes some way to solving the problem.”

Kevin Colville, 53, said: “She was a general nuisance, police were called many times. She was a danger to people in the block and I feel safer now she is gone.”

Chatizo Karimberolijevo, 35, said: “The woman was very noisy late at night and I saw police in the hallway regularly. I like my neighbours but we were never friends, if she stayed something bad could have happened.”

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith also intervened on behalf of the residents and called for the woman to be evicted.

Nicki Burton, Home Group acting head of customer service, said: “We simply do not tolerate anti-social behaviour and we will always take action to tackle it. Our customers deserve to be able to live in peace and quiet and feel safe in their homes.

“The law quite rightly prevents landlords from simply evicting customers and for that reason we have to work through the courts to obtain an order. For the past 12 months we’ve been working closely with our customers to gather evidence and present a strong case to a judge.

“Court action always takes time and we’d like to thank our customers for working with us to provide statements and gather evidence.”

The council has not responded to Guardian following a request to know whether the woman has been rehoused.

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11:26am Fri 14 Feb 14

TTMAN says...

But it took 20 years, I could believe 2.
But it took 20 years, I could believe 2. TTMAN
  • Score: 2

1:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

More should have been done to deal with this poor woman rather than evict her.

They have just moved the problems on to another unlucky neighbourhood.

What happened to neighbourly help in times of need?
More should have been done to deal with this poor woman rather than evict her. They have just moved the problems on to another unlucky neighbourhood. What happened to neighbourly help in times of need? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

3:11pm Fri 14 Feb 14

TTMAN says...

You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC
You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC TTMAN
  • Score: 3

11:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

TTMAN wrote:
You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC
No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right?
[quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC[/p][/quote]No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

2:33pm Sat 15 Feb 14

NDevoto says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
TTMAN wrote:
You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC
No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right?
Cornbeefur, resident troll, speaks "from the heart", from yet another of his sockpuppets who has done absolutely nothing for these long suffering tenants or their tormentor.Careful taking the high moral ground from your armchair, you may get nose bleeds.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC[/p][/quote]No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right?[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur, resident troll, speaks "from the heart", from yet another of his sockpuppets who has done absolutely nothing for these long suffering tenants or their tormentor.Careful taking the high moral ground from your armchair, you may get nose bleeds. NDevoto
  • Score: 3

10:31pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

NDevoto wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
TTMAN wrote:
You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC
No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right?
Cornbeefur, resident troll, speaks "from the heart", from yet another of his sockpuppets who has done absolutely nothing for these long suffering tenants or their tormentor.Careful taking the high moral ground from your armchair, you may get nose bleeds.
Maybe you will from a different hymn sheet if she is moved next door to you? They should in my opinion have treated her for her problems where she was.
[quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TTMAN[/bold] wrote: You are obviously looking for thumbs down VC[/p][/quote]No , I must speak from the heart, I do not need thumbs up or down, sometime one must do or say what is morally right?[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur, resident troll, speaks "from the heart", from yet another of his sockpuppets who has done absolutely nothing for these long suffering tenants or their tormentor.Careful taking the high moral ground from your armchair, you may get nose bleeds.[/p][/quote]Maybe you will from a different hymn sheet if she is moved next door to you? They should in my opinion have treated her for her problems where she was. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

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