HOUSING chiefs have put an unruly tenant on probation - with the threat of eviction if they don't behave.
The action comes after a spate of problems in the Oakes area.
Using new powers, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing took the culprit to court to end their existing tenancy and replace it with a less secure one.
It removes the right to buy their home and security of tenure for at least a year.
During that period they are given the chance to reform or risk losing their home.
Clr Andrew Cooper, the council cabinet member with responsibility for housing, said: "I welcome the use of demoted tenancies as a new way of us tackling anti social behaviour.
"It will be made clear to the few tenants and their households, who do make the life of the neighbours unbearable, that this unacceptable."
Housing bosses announced revealed in the Examiner last September how they would be using the legislation in a bid to crack down on troublemakers.
David Sykes, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing community protection manager, said: "On the face of it, it might seem harsh to look towards someone losing their secure tenancy but, as a landlord, we have to consider all the neighbouring tenants whose lives have been made miserable by one person's total lack of consideration for others."