This Mom's Landlord Is Threatening Eviction Because Of Her Two-Year-Old Son
Most mothers know that their children can get excitable and a little bit loud at times, but that most of the time, it’s simply kids being kids. But for Sapphire Curzon in the U.K ., mom of two-year-old Callum, she recently discovered that her son inducing loud noises in their home can have drastic consequences.
She received a threatening letter from the housing department where she lives apprise her that Callum plays with his toys too loud in their one-bedroom apartment.
The letter threatened to serve her with an ASBO or anti-social behavior order.
For reference, an ASBO is of great 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 automobiles, trucks and building blocks ,” Curzon said.” I find myself now constantly telling him off. But I shouldnt tell him off because hes playing. Its just what a child does. He gets excited .”
“Whatever noise my son builds I feel like I have to chided him straight away, ” she added. “Ive basically having to stop him from having any fun.”
” Im not going to punish him for being a happy child ,” she told.” I knew the neighbors were annoyed, but I wasnt ever expecting to get the letter .”
While the family is upset , no legal action has yet been taken.
The lettersaid farther action could be taken if she does not halting the noise coming from the flat. It states she must not” do anything or let 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 .”
ASBOs can last for a minimum of two years, but they can be applied for life.
” It’s really stimulating me frightened because Im scared of going to court ,” she said.” Im not a criminal. Im just a single mum with a toddler son .”
It’s hard to know just how noisy her son was being, and it makes sense that complaints should be addressed. But do you think this is taking things too far or does it sound fair?