Published: 01 October 2013: Updated: 10:48, 01 October 2013
Ex-convicts told: Behave or face eviction
"Pilot: the scheme is being trialled on the Stonebridge Park Estate in Harlesden, where three orders were served last month by Hyde housing association
Criminals and their families face eviction from their homes within days of being released from prison in a fresh legal assault on neighbours from hell.
The Metropolitan Police have teamed up with one of London’s biggest landlords to test fast-track legislation which bypasses lengthy eviction battles.
Tenants convicted of criminal offences are being served with Suspended Possession Orders as soon as they have been released from jail. Any breach of the order’s “good behaviour” conditions can lead to an eviction order within days. The new powers will prevent lengthy delays associated with evicting known criminals.
The approach has been piloted on the Stonebridge Park Estate in Harlesden, where three orders were served last month by Hyde housing association. It plans to adopt the strategy across the capital, where it has 15,000 homes."