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Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

Published on: 12/01/2018


Rykneld Homes has recently taken legal action against customers suspected of selling illegal drugs from their homes.

Taking action on feedback from local communities is something Rykneld Homes prides itself on. Having a dedicated Community Sustainment team means they are able to act swiftly, together with other agencies such as the Police and Community Safety Partnership to resolve issues which negatively affect our local communities such as crime and anti-social behaviour.

An investigation into allegations of drug dealing resulted in successful drugs warrants being executed at the addresses.

The individuals were found to be in breach of their tenancy agreement which prohibits customers, or anyone visiting their home, from engaging in any illegal activity, such as selling drugs.

Following the Police warrants, Rykneld Homes was then successfully granted two Possession Orders, suspended for 18 months; which means any further breach of tenancy could result in the customers losing their home.

Jayne Walker, Community Sustainment Manager for Rykneld Homes, said: "We always take care to exhaust all options to support our customers before possession proceeding are considered but it is important we take allegations of drug activity very seriously. We will act, in partnership with the Police, on information we receive and if people are found to be in serious or persistent breach of their tenancy agreement, they do risk losing their home.

"We work very hard to improve our communities and want people to feel happy and proud of where they live."

If you would like to report any Anti-Social Behaviour issues to Rykneld Homes please contact our Community Sustainment Team on 01246 217670 or fill out our online form.

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