East Lothian Council

Musselburgh tenant evicted following court action

Published Wednesday 22nd October 14

Haddington Sheriff Court

Council takes court action for eviction following drugs conviction

An eviction order has been granted against Emily Gilfillan of Beach Lane, Musselburgh following an application to the court by East Lothian Council. Ms Gilfillan was considered to have breached her tenancy agreement with East Lothian Council after her partner was charged and convicted with drug offences.

East Lothian Council spokesperson said: 

“The Council’s tenancy agreements clearly details the requirements expected of all of our tenants which extends to others who live on a permanent basis within the property. Whilst Ms Gilfillan, the registered tenant, was not herself convicted of drug offences the fact that reports about drug misuse and drug dealing at the property which eventually led to the conviction of her partner meant that she had breached her tenancy agreement.”

“Drug dealing and related activities have a negative impact on local communities and East Lothian Council took the action to evict the tenant to address a serious breach of its tenancy agreement. This action will also hopefully serve as a reminder to other tenants to be fully aware of the consequences of the actions of others who share their properties.”

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