Noisy tenant evicted from council flat in Sheffield

Coun Harry Harpham

Coun Harry Harpham

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A Sheffield resident who made his neighbours’ lives a misery has lost his home.

Garry Hurt, aged 52, of Challoner Way, Westfield, Sheffield, was evicted for repeatedly ignoring warnings to keep the noise down in his flat, which was in a communal block.

In 2009 he was issued with a Court Order for not paying rent and in 2012 he was served with a Noise Abatement Notice.

But the excessive noise, mainly loud television and radio, continued - distressing his neighbours, many of whom were elderly, Sheffield’s County Court heard.

It was heard by Environmental Officers on a number of occasions in the early hours of the morning during November and December 2013.

Councillor Harry Harpham, Sheffield Council’s Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods, said: ”Mr Hurt had no regard for his neighbours or the effect his behaviour was having on them.

“They had to put up with it for some time, which caused them a great deal of distress, upset and affected their quality of life significantly.

“We will always work with the courts to evict tenants who display behaviour such as this.”

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