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    Quote Originally Posted by hech123 View Post
    The EHO can evict a tenant for anti social behaviour, there powers are wide and far. I have no idea on any legislation but they can put closing notices on properties, as can the police if need be. I have seen notices where by the EHO will give a landlord notice to take action, I have additionally had personal experience of speaking to the police regarding issues of anti socail behaviour whereby the police have informed me of there intent to evict tenants and adivising me on action to take.

    I would imagine that screaming and drug taking, threatening and fighting fall into the category of anti social behaviour. I have no idea on legislation as I am not an EHO or a police officer but I am 95% sure they have these powers and use them.

    They may have the powers to apply to the court for an eviction but they don't have the powers themselves to evict. (recently had fantastic help from the police regarding an upstairs neighbour, took a few weeks but police eventually got a court order to evict.)

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    The police do not need the girlfriends cooperation to charge the female bashing boyfriend.

    I also don't believe he has been told to report to the police station for drug tests, as taking drugs isn't against the law.

    I advise you to tell your girlfriend to look for alternative accomodation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesaint View Post
    The police do not need the girlfriends cooperation to charge the female bashing boyfriend.

    I also don't believe he has been told to report to the police station for drug tests, as taking drugs isn't against the law.

    I advise you to tell your girlfriend to look for alternative accomodation.
    Landlords and agents can be liable if they know something and do not do anything about it

    The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) creates offences including production, possession and
    supply of drugs. It also creates offences relating to the occupier and managers of premises. It
    is this last part which is of greatest importance to Landlords.
    3.1 Section 8:
    Section 8 of the Misuse of Drugs Act creates offences for people who are the occupiers or
    concerned in the management of premises.

    Section 8 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
    A person commits an offence if, being the occupier or concerned in the
    management of any premises, he knowingly permits or suffers any of the
    following activities to take place on those premises that is to say
    (a) producing or attempting to produce a controlled drug
    (b) supplying or attempting to supply a controlled drug to another…or offering
    to supply a controlled drug to another;
    (c) preparing opium for smoking
    (d) smoking cannabis, cannabis resin or prepared opium.

    From:
    http://www.drugsandhousing.co.uk/Ten...rds%202006.pdf

    Also if the property is an HMO the manager will be responsible to curtail any anti social behaviour ( HMO management regulations.)
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    So you believe it's possible that the Police told him to report to the station for drug tests, or that the landlord is likely to prosecuted, or both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesaint View Post
    So you believe it's possible that the Police told him to report to the station for drug tests, or that the landlord is likely to prosecuted, or both?
    It was a mistake to press the quote button on your post.

    I was countering a previous insinuation by another poster that LL is not under any obligation to do something, when he quite clearly is, under the Misuse of Drugs law.
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