A SOLIHULL tenant has been evicted for failing to maintain the condition of her property – despite been given numerous chances to do so.
Mrs Hazel Palmer, aged 49, was evicted from 569 Aucklands Drive, Smith’s Wood, on February 2 at 11am for breaching ground 1 of her tenancy agreement after failing to maintain the internal and external parts of the property.
Solihull Council was given a possession order by Birmingham County Court on August 15 2008 and a warrant for Mrs Palmer to be evicted on October 30 was put in place.
The tenant was also ordered to pay Solihull Council costs of £3,129.89.
After Mrs Palmer submitted an application for the warrant to be suspended, a further hearing took place at Birmingham County Court on the October 23, 2008 where the tenant claimed she had made improvements to the property.
An inspection was carried out by Solihull Community Housing Officers at the property which revealed that fact, Mrs Palmer had not made any improvements and on the November 26 2008, Mrs Palmer was told by the court that she had one last chance to make improvements to the property.
A further inspection was carried out by Solihull Community Housing Officers which revealed that Mrs Palmer had not made adequate improvements.
This was reported to the court and it was decided that the application to suspend the warrant would be dismissed and, as a result of this decision, Mrs Palmer was evicted from the property on February 2 2008.