Persistent toilet flusher faces eviction!August 14th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): A Brit woman, who disturbs her neighbour by repeatedly flushing the lavatory at odd night hours, is facing eviction from her house.
Mwynwen Jones, 57, who has been living in Tremadog, Gwynedd for the past 20 years has been dragged to court for banging her bathroom door and pulling the chain at all hours of the night.
The High Court in London heard that Mrs Jones was guilty of nothing more than making run-of-the-mill “household noises”.
“Whilst flushing a toilet may not be a nuisance, plainly it may be so if it is done repeatedly and at anti-social hours,” the Telegraph quoted Judge John Behrens, as saying.
But he rejected her legal attempt to overturn Gwynedd County Council’’s moves to evict her.
In December last year the local authority decided to demote Jones from secure tenant status after she was accused of being a trouble to neighbour.
Jones barrister Caroline Harris had earlier told the court she was in the habit of flushing the toilet twice after use. However, the sound insulation in her home was so poor that a neighbour could even hear the sound of her ironing clothes.
Gwynedd County Council had applied for a possession order against Mrs Jones.
Judge Behrens said Mrs Jones had missed the 14-day time limit for seeking a review of the council’’s decision to demote her. He also said there had been no appeal against the court order.
Gwynedd’’s application for a possession order had been “duly served” on Mrs Jones and the judge rejected claims that she had been given a “legitimate expectation” that her case would be reviewed afresh during a telephone call in January.
Describing her judicial review challenge as “hopeless”, he said the council had had to carry out a “balancing exercise” between Mrs Jones” rights and the needs of her neighbours.
He added that as Jones had already lost her status as a secure tenant, the council would not even have to show it was “reasonable” to evict her.
The council said it would proceed with moves to evict Mrs Jones. (ANI)
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