Tenant's incessant calls drive housing chiefs to court

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1999, 12:00am

A public housing resident is facing legal action to stop her 'harassing' the Housing Authority.

The authority has filed a writ with the High Court saying that since August Dy Wan Hun had made 'incessant telephone calls to pester and harass its staff'.

It is seeking damages, interest and costs for the nuisance it claims she has caused.

An authority spokesman said a temporary injunction was served on the resident yesterday.

The court will hear from the two parties on Friday.

'The resident has repeatedly called our estate office since August. She called an average of 20 times and sometimes up to 40 times a day to the office,' the spokesman said.

Ms Dy was demanding the authority change the management company at Kwong Lam Court, where she lives. The Sha Tin estate is a Home Ownership Scheme project under the authority. She also wants the authority to delete the tenancy of her father from the flat.

The spokesman said the building's mutual aid committee had rejected her suggestion to change the management.

And the authority could not delete her father's name without informing him.

Ms Dy said she was angry to hear about the writ.

'I have no money to hire lawyers. I only want the Director of Housing to reply to me,' she said.

'I have written three letters to the director but he hasn't replied. Only the estate manager did.'