Sheffield teen tenant to face eviction

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A TEENAGE council flat tenant who caused a noise nuisance and threatened her neighbours is facing eviction.

Numerous complaints were made against Demi Paynter, aged 18, of Deer Park View, Stannington, who threatened neighbours when they asked her to turn music down and stop a dog barking.

Cannabis smells drifted from her flat, after which police found equipment used to cultivate cannabis, along with stalks from cropped cannabis plants.

Visitors climbed on a canopy above the communal foyer to get in and out of her flat.

Paynter had been in the one-bed flat only months, after being granted a temporary tenancy last June on the basis she was homeless.

She was warned about her behaviour but continued anyway, so was served with a Notice to Quit in October, which brought her tenancy to an end last November.

Now Sheffield County Court has ordered Paynter pay the council’s costs of £655 - and bailiffs will set a date to evict her.

“We will not tolerate behaviour from tenants that makes the lives of those around them a misery,” said Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes.

“Paynter ignored warnings to stop her behaviour and paid a high price, losing the home she had only lived in for a few months.”