Customers in the south
When we receive an allegation of anti-social behaviour we will:
In addition, we will:
Action we may take
We can take various measures against someone who is acting anti-socially. The action we take will depend on how bad the anti-social behaviour is and how often it happens.
Remedies include, but are not limited to:
Lincolnshire Mediation Service offers a confidential, impartial service that can solve many instances of misunderstanding or anti-social behaviour.
An injunction is a court order that commands or forbids a person to do something. For example, someone may not be allowed to go near a certain address or contact a certain person. Often an injunction may have powers of arrest attached to it, meaning that the person can be arrested if they breach the terms of the injunction. An example of the use of an injunction would be to protect somebody from a neighbour who was causing alarm by threats of violence or actual violence.
Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC)
These are voluntary written agreements between an individual and LHP, though sometimes other agencies, like the police and the council may be involved too. They contain promises not to behave in a certain manner or to stop doing certain things. ABCs are not legally enforceable but if they are broken are used as further evidence to support court action. As an example, an ABC would be appropriate if a youth has been taking part in minor acts of vandalism like writing graffiti on a park bench.
This is court action that can lead to tenants being evicted from their homes.
Before this stage the tenants involved will have had several warnings to stop their behaviour. Evicting someone from their home, who may have family and children, is a very serious matter.
We would have to prove to the court that the tenants had broken the terms of their tenancy agreement, and that it would be reasonable for the court to evict them. As an example, we would use a possession order if a tenant had been convicted of dealing in class A drugs, such as heroin or cocaine, from their property.
For the purpose of our policy and procedures, we use the definition of Anti-Social Behaviour taken from the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003:
“Conduct which is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person and directly or indirectly relates to or affects the housing management functions of the relevant landlord.”
“Conduct which consists of or involves using or threatening to use housing accommodation owned or managed by a relevant landlord for an unlawful purpose.”
If you would like a copy of our policy and procedure please contact us.
Lincolnshire Housing Partnership Limited registered as a charitable Community Benefit Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registered number: 7748. Registered Office: Westgate Park, Charlton Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN31 1SQ