Council to ban violent tenants

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Violent tenants will not be allowed council homes under an initiative by a local authority which is leading the way in fighting nuisance.

Manchester City Council is at the forefront of moves to draw up a national strategy for problem council estates.

The aim is to put pressure on the Government to change the law so that troublemakers can be better dealt with.

Manchester's housing chairman, David Lunts, said: "Our 1995 approach will go beyond immediate difficulties between neighbours to the development of a major initiative to tackle problems on inner city estates."

No longer would "anyone" be allowed to be a council tenant. Those who were violent, intimidating or broke their tenancy agreements would not be allowed to live in the city's council houses, he said.

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