Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is any act that causes - or is likely to cause - alarm, harassment or distress to anyone living in a different household to the person responsible.
Examples of ASB include:
- noise nuisance
- drug taking and dealing
- threatening or rowdy behaviour
- violence and disorder
Report anti-social behaviour
We deal with ASB where the person causing the problem is a council tenant or it affects a council tenant. You can:
What we can do
People accused of ASB may not know they are causing a problem. Letting them know someone has complained can sometimes makes things better. We never say who has made the complaint.
If speaking to them doesn't solve the problem, a number of options are open to us, including:
- warning letters
- good neighbour agreements
- acceptable behaviour contracts
- criminal behaviour orders
- closure power
- civil injunctions
While we don't want to make people homeless, sometimes a serious breach of a tenancy agreement could result in eviction.
You can ask for an anti-social behaviour case review if you're unhappy with the way we've dealt with your report of ASB. For a case review you must:
- have made 3 separate reports of ASB or 1 report of a hate incident
- apply within 6 months of making those reports
- not apply if you have already made a complaint that is still being dealt with
The law and how we're doing
A change in the law in 2014 has given us simpler, more effective powers to tackle ASB and give more protection for victims and communities.
We publish reports every 3 months to show how we're doing.
Anti-social behaviour service reports