A landlord from Bangor has been ordered to stand trial in the Crown Court after he was accused of harassing a tenant and causing her to leave her home.
Matthew Betty from Wales, faces a total of five charges, one alleging unlawful harassment of an occupier and four of causing a tenant to leave.
It is alleged that Betty had the water supply cut off. He is further accused of personally attending the house and intimidating the occupants, as well as encouraging others to do so.
Betty had sent an email to a number of recipient’s part-headed “undesirable tenants/animal neglect/child welfare concerns.”
Further accusations include depriving the tenants of their lawfully occupied Bangor residence and attending the property without notice, banging repeatedly on the door and shouting at and intimidating a child who was alone in the house.
Betty is also accused of arranged for two young males to attend the property, where they verbally intimidated and harassed the young daughter of the tenant with regards to alleged rent arrears.