Noisy neighbour evicted in Gateshead

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Help in your home - multi-storey accommodation, Help in your home - neighbour nuisance, News, On your estate - antisocial behaviour.

A tenant in central Gateshead has been evicted for a number of noise related incidents at his home.

The Gateshead Housing Company evicted Paul Wood from Sydney Court in Gateshead town centre after complaints about his behaviour at the flat.

TGHC_Sydney Court_GatesheadWood, 52, was originally taken to court after complaints about noise and the condition of his home, which led to the housing company obtaining a suspended possession order in July 2014.

Gateshead County Court granted the recent eviction after hearing details of complaints about noise, including those since the suspended order, from his two-bed flat.

These included:

  • Incidents of noise nuisance from the property including stamping, banging, shouting and foul language
  • Playing of loud music, singing and his television.

In addition, Wood had failed to make regular payments for rent at the property, as well as not making improvements inside of his flat, in order to make it acceptable.

Neil Bouch, The Gateshead Housing Company’s Director of Customers and Communities, said: “We want to help people feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods without the threat of antisocial behaviour and noise.

“So we will not tolerate the unreasonable behaviour of a small minority of residents, such as Paul Wood, who cause a disturbance to other residents.

“The housing company will continue to work with Gateshead Council, the police and the courts to reduce the threat of antisocial behaviour across the borough.”

Residents wanting to report any type of antisocial behaviour should contact their nearest housing office or call 0191 433 5327 from Monday to Friday until 5pm and on 0779 9583197 from 5pm to 7pm.

Antisocial behaviour can also be reported online or by e-mailing

Between April 2014 and March 2015 The Gateshead Housing Company took 675 Formal and Legal Actions. This equates to nearly three actions being taken each working day.

A number of other cases are pending that could result in further action against antisocial tenants and their families.

However, despite these actions The Gateshead Housing Company resolves 98 per cent of cases without the need for legal action, and the company is working with other agencies to put preventative measures in place to tackle antisocial behaviour and its causes.