Anti-social behaviour

Everyone has the right to peacefully enjoy their home and feel safe in their neighbourhood.

We take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and have a specialised team who investigate each case that is reported to us.

Residents that behave in an anti-social way are breaching their tenancy agreement and risk being evicted from their home.


What is anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is any behaviour that causes nuisance, annoyance or distress to another person.


Examples include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Loud music, persistent shouting or arguing.
  • Criminal activity which affects the community.
  • Pets not kept under control, including persistent barking or fouling.
  • Drinking alcohol on the streets.
  • Abandoned or inappropriate use of vehicles.
  • Graffiti and other damage to properties or buildings.
  • Dumping rubbish.
  • Domestic abuse.
  • Behaviour which is aggressive, threatening or causing intimidation or harassment.

Anti-social behaviour is not:

  • Cooking odours.
  • One-off incidents of noise nuisance (for example parties or BBQs where there is no evidence that problems will reoccur).
  • Babies crying.
  • Noise transferring due to poor sound insulation.