Tackling anti-social behaviour is most effective when agencies work in partnership
Landlords play a very important part in tackling anti-social behaviour, and tenants and others living in a neighbourhood rightly expect their landlords to act swiftly to stop behaviour that makes people’s lives a misery.
However, many day to day neighbour agreements can be resolved with an amicable conversation between neighbours without the need to contact the landlord.
In some circumstances it will be appropriate to contact the landlord, for example where:
- A tenant of a social landlord, or someone who lives with or is visiting a tenant, is suffering anti-social behaviour that is in some way linked to that property or neighbourhood. It doesn’t matter whether the person causing the trouble is a tenant, a local resident or a visitor.
- The person causing the trouble is a tenant of a social landlord, or lives with or visits a tenant of a social landlord. It doesn’t matter whether the victim is a tenant or not.
Even if the landlord is not able to assist directly, they should be able to provide information about who you should contact.
Social landlords include;
- housing authorities
- registered social landlords
- housing cooperatives
- housing action trusts.
Social landlords have a wide range of powers to help them deal with anti-social behaviour that takes place in or is related to the homes they supply. However, these are powers rather than duties, and it is up to the social landlord to decide how best to deal with individual cases. The Government cannot intervene in individual cases and cannot direct a landlord to take a particular course of action.
ARTICLE LAST UPDATED: 05/01/2007