Private landlord who threw tenant onto street jailed

A Sheffield landlord has been given nine months jail for throwing one of his tenants onto the street without his shoes.

Jay Allen of Padley Way, Sheffield Lane, forcibly evicted Chris Blades from his home on Handsworth Road. Mr Blades had ran up £900 in rent arrears.

The court heard that Allen, 30, told his tenant that "I don't have to give you f*** all" after being told by Mr Blades that he was entitled to notice. An altercation followed which resulted in Mr Blades ending up outside his house.

Councillor Harry Harpham, Cabinet Member for Homes and Neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, said: “Words cannot express how disgusted I am to hear about this case. The only saving grace is that we have managed to take these bullies to task and they have been punished for their crimes.

“Landlords take note, we will not tolerate this kind of activity. We are committed to making sure that private renting offers a safe and desirable form of housing. This includes making sure that there are high standards and responsible management."