Landlord Threatens Mother With Eviction Because of Her Toddler Son

May 30, 2017
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Kids can get a bit loud at times – that’s almost inevitable.

Sapphire Curzon a U.K., mother of two-year-old Callum, said she recently discovered that her son making loud noises in their home can have extreme consequences.

The Mom received a threatening letter from the housing department where she lives, telling her that Callum plays with his toys too loud in their one-bedroom apartment.

The letter threatened to serve her with an ASBO –  anti-social behavior order.

An ASBO is a serious offense, and is commonly given to people in the U.K. as a result of rioting, drunk driving, or dealing drugs.

“All my son does is run around and play with cars, trucks and building blocks,” Curzon said. “I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldn’t tell him off because he’s playing. It’s just what a child does. He gets excited.”

“Whatever noise my son makes I feel like I have to scold him straight away,” she added. “I’ve essentially having to stop him from having any fun.”

“I’m not going to punish him for being a happy child,” she said. “I knew the neighbors were annoyed, but I wasn’t ever expecting to get the letter.”

The letter said that further action could be taken if the noise coming from the flat doesn’t stop. It states she must not “do anything or allow anything to be done in the premises or communal areas or the locality which causes or would be likely to cause nuisance, annoyance or harassment to anyone living in or visiting in the locality.”

It’s really making me frightened because I’m scared of going to court,” she said. “I’m not a criminal. I’m just a single mum with a toddler son.”

Do you think this Landlord is taking things too far or does it sound fair?

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