RESIDENTS of a Mandurah unit complex where a man died earlier this year are so aggrieved about the lack of action towards alleged anti-social behaviour they have given up dealing with their landlord, it has been claimed.
Bob Carroll said he wrote multiple letters to the WA Housing Authority before the man’s death but had stopped engaging with it out of frustration.
“People living in the street behind us have even complained,” Mr Carroll said.
He said the situation had worsened in the past two weeks.
WA Housing Authority service delivery general manager Greg Cash confirmed the department was investigating complaints about the complex.
It had not been able to obtain information about a police investigation and had attempted to speak to Mr Carroll about his concerns.
“However, he has declined our request to discuss the matter,” Mr Cash said.
Local Police Team Sergeant Andrew Maher also did not want to comment on the alleged anti-social behaviour at the address but did say police prioritised incidents in that area.
Mr Cash said tenants at the complex and all other Housing Authority properties were encouraged to report disruptive behaviour to the Housing Authority, police and local authority.
“This allows appropriate action to be taken in line with the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 and the Government’s Disruptive Behaviour Management Strategy,” he said.
“Housing is investigating recent complaints at the complex and the complainants will be advised of the outcome.
“Housing, as with any private landlord, can only apply to terminate a tenancy when it can prove that a tenant has breached their tenancy agreement. Ultimately the decision to terminate a tenancy under the Act rests with the Magistrates’ Court.”