Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) can take many different forms, ranging from threatening behaviour and hate crime to loud music and neighbour disputes. Anti-Social Behaviour can be broadly described as behaviour that is capable of causing nuisance, annoyance, alarm or distress to an individual or the wider community. This can include:

  • Excessive noise
  • Drunken and offensive behaviour
  • Verbal abuse
  • Violence (including threats of violence)
  • Criminal damage
  • Illegal drug cultivation and dealing and other criminal activities.

We want to reduce cases of Anti-Social Behaviour so that residents can live in safe, friendly communities. livin will use a range of measures to resolve and prevent ASB:

  • Early intervention visits and warning letters
  • Supplying noise monitoring equipment
  • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC)
  • Good neighbour agreements for new tenants
  • Trespass letter served on people who are not tenants but are visiting livin properties and causing problems for local residents
  • Civil Injunctions to stop individuals from engaging in serious antisocial behaviour
  • In the most serious cases livin may seek an Order of Possession from the County Court to end a tenancy  

livin will always seek to resolve incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour at the earliest opportunity and with the minimum risk of harm to victims and witnesses.  It is also important to remember that some things that cause you nuisance or annoyance may not be classified as anti-social behaviour and we will not be able to take any action in relation to them.  

If you are a tenant of livin, you can report anti-social behaviour securely online here. If you are not a tenant of livin, you can report anti-social behaviour to our housing team, just email or telephone 0800 587 4538.