Tenant told 'harassment' must stop

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 May, 1999, 12:00am

A public housing resident has been told she can only write to or call the Housing Authority through her lawyers.

An injunction has been served on Dy Wan Hun until a trial or further court order to stop the resident of Kwong Lam Court in Sha Tin from harassing the authority's staff.

The authority filed a writ last week in the High Court seeking an injunction on Ms Dy, who was alleged to have made frequent and incessant telephone calls to 'pester and harass' its staff since August.

It is also seeking claims for damages, including the interest, costs, and further or other relief for the nuisance caused. A temporary injunction had been granted and yesterday the court served another until further trial or court order.

The contents of any communication must only be relevant to the Home Ownership Scheme flat she is living in.

An authority spokesman welcomed the court decision.

'We hope the resident can stop harassing our staff. Her calls not only disturb our staff, but also other tenants who may need our services but we may be tied up with her matters,' he said.

The spokesman said officials would watch the situation before deciding if further action was needed. The authority said the resident had called its estate office 20 or even 40 times a day. She demanded a change of the estate's management company and that her father's name be deleted from her flat's registration.