Anti-social behaviour

It's important that you enjoy living in your home and your neighbourhood. We take our obligations to tackle anti-social behaviour seriously.

Report anti-social behaviour

Call us to report the anti-social behaviour. You will be asked to complete our Initial Anti-social Behaviour Report detailing all the circumstances and evidence.  

Remember: if there's a threat to life or a crime being committed ring 999.

What is anti-social behaviour?

  • Violence or threats of violence
  • Hate crime and harassment
  • Domestic abuse
  • Criminal activity - including using homes to sell drugs
  • Noise nuisance
  • Verbal abuse
  • Damage to property/vandalism
  • Nuisance from vehicles
  • Pets causing a nuisance
  • Intimidation
  • Drug abuse
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Alcohol or solvent abuse
  • Boundary disputes, rubbish, fly-tipping and untidy gardens
  • Nuisance involving children or teenagers
  • Graffiti.

What you can do

Talking to the person causing the nuisance may help. Explain politely how their behaviour is affecting you. Often the person is not aware that they are causing a problem.

If the problem is excessive noise you can also contact your local authority's environmental service. Under the law, local authorities have a duty to deal with any noise that they consider to be what's known as a 'statutory nuisance'.

What we'll do

If the case is serious you'll be contacted by a Tenancy Enforcement Manager within 1 working day.

In all other cases you will need to complete our Initial Anti-social Behaviour Report. We will assess this within 5 working days.

If the report is accepted a Tenancy Enforcement Manager will discuss your report with you. We'll take the appropriate action to resolve the nuisance if we believe that the conduct constitutes anti-social behaviour.

We often work in partnership with other agencies. Sometimes our partners - especially the police and environmental health departments - are in a better position to take the lead in order to resolve cases effectively.