A DEIGHTON woman is to be evicted from her home after her 17-year-old daughter terrorised residents and shopkeepers with a gang on the estate where she lived.
Landlords Kirklees Council successfully obtained a possession order this week against the woman, who also had substantial rent arrears.
The judge at Huddersfield County Court granted the order on the grounds of rent arrears, and nuisance and anti-social behaviour caused by the 17-year-old.
The court heard that her daughter was part of a group of youths who victimised shop owners and other residents on the estate.
Many gave evidence to the local housing office, which instigated action with the council's Nuisance and Harassment Unit.
Action is also being taken against other members of the group.
Paul Hertzberg, area housing manager, said: "This judgement sends out a clear warning to all council tenants - if you fail to control the behaviour of your relatives, you face losing your home.
"It further demonstrates how effective action can be taken if local people log incidents as they occur and pass information on to the local housing office.
"Officers of the council can present evidence to the court on behalf of those suffering harassment, and we would urge people not to suffer in silence."
Mr Hertzberg declined to comment how much arrears the woman owed, although he said it was a "substantial amount."
He said the woman would be evicted in the new year when bailiffs executed the order.