Redflower Posted July 31, 2017 Share Posted July 31, 2017 Hello, I live with my partner in a house share with 5 bedrooms. We didn't know anybody before we moved in, it was fully occupied. One of the other tenants called 'Ben' is aggressive and has a bad habit of flying off the handle: shouting, pacing back and fourth through every room and corridor in the house repeatedly, screaming into what sounds like the telephone, non-stop swearing in a way to be intimidating and unapproachable, constantly muttering under his breath and just generally being a very angry person. When he is in an especially bad mood, he throws things and turns a somewhat quiet house into what feels like a prison cell. Ben's aggressive behaviour is not limited to being in a bad mood, he boasts to other housemates about fights he has seen or been involved with and physically acts them out. He's also racist and loves to slam doors repetitively and violently until the early hours keeping us awake. My partner and I completely avoid him and only use the bathroom next door to our bedroom - completely ignoring the living room and kitchen so we don't accidentally bump into him. He was served his first eviction with the previous landlord who tried to evict him on the grounds that he was a smoker. Which didn't work because it breaks discrimination laws, both the landlord and Ben got solicitors and this is still an on-going process. I think the real extent to Ben's abuse towards the last landlord is unknown to us as he seems to have developed an unsavoury reputation amongst the landlords who I have spoken to. I understand if he was being evicted unlawfully but he totally flies off the handle and doesn't have to react the way he does. With the new landlord, I told him the situation and he said he wanted to try to evict him for breaching the peace. My question is, with a previous case on-going will the eviction with a new landlord work this time? Thanks for reading, Red Link to comment
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