Reporting Antisocial Behaviour

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.

Report any neighbourhood concerns to our Community Safety Team on My MSV Account or call 0161 226 4211 at any time (out of hours service is available from 5pm until 8.30am weekdays and all weekend) or visit our community safety page for more information.