Nuisance neighbour ordered to stop running home business

Release Date: 30-Oct-2008
A man who carried out a car repair business from the Almondbury council house where he lived has been made the subject of a legal injunction.

Nazir Ahmed, aged 30, was given the 12 month injunction at a hearing at Huddersfield County Court on October 17.

The injunction bans him from continuing the business and also stops him from threatening local residents and housing staff.

If Mr Ahmed breaches it in any way, the police have the power to arrest him and take him to court for contempt.

Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH), who manage council homes in Kirklees, took immediate action against Mr Ahmed after local residents complained about the number of cars and people who regularly blocked and caused a great deal of noise in the quiet cul-de-sac.

Despite warnings, Mr Ahmed continued his business and also threatened the staff who talked to him about it.

Paul Buckley, KNH’s Director of Neighbourhoods, said: “When people take on a council property, they agree to certain conditions, one of which is to make sure their own or their visitors’ behaviour doesn’t upset or offend their neighbours.

“All our tenants have the right to ‘quiet enjoyment of their homes.’ When other people’s actions infringe on this right, then we won’t hesitate to take appropriate action.”
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