Anti-social behaviour is any act that causes – or is likely to cause – alarm, harassment or distress.
It is also any act that can cause nuisance or annoyance related either to housing or the affected person's occupation of their home.
Examples of anti-social behaviour (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
- acceptable behaviour agreement
- community protection warning
- community protection notice
- criminal behaviour orders
- notice of seeking possession
- closure orders
- civil injunctions
While we don't want to make people homeless, sometimes a serious breach of a tenancy agreement could result in eviction.