Antisocial behaviour (ASB) can have a serious impact on people's quality of life and we are committed to tackling incidents with a proactive approach enabling tenants to enjoy their homes and live peacefully in their neighbourhood.
Antisocial behaviour (ASB) is a broad term used to describe the day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that make many people’s lives a misery.
It is defined in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 as:
- Conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to any person
- Conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or
- Conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person.
The types of behaviour that we consider to be anti-social include but is not limited to:
- Domestic abuse
- Other physical violence, such as attacks on a person
- Hate crimes
- Verbal abuse, harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
- Criminal behaviour
- Substance misuse or drug dealing
- Loitering or misuse of communal areas or public spaces
- Noise nuisance
- Nuisance from vehicles (e.g. abandoned vehicles, joy riding, drag racing, nuisance vehicle repairs)
- Prostitution, sexual acts or kerb-crawling
- Vandalism and damage to property, including graffiti
Examples of non-ASB:
- A baby crying
- DIY noise at reasonable times of the day
- Children playing ball games where there is no deliberate damage caused to a property
- Cats roaming and/or fouling
If you have experienced any form of anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse or hate related anti-social behaviour in the vicinity of your home, please don't suffer in silence.