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Safer Derbyshire DalesAnti-Social Behaviour

The Term Anti-Social Behaviour covers a range of behaviours, which are seen to be unreasonable, and could cause annoyance and Harassment and also more criminal behaviours. The legal definition of Anti-Social behaviour is ‘ Acting in a manor that caused or is likely to cause Alarm, Harassment or Distress to one or more persons not in the same household’

Behaviours, which can be classed as Anti-Social, include:

  • Noise Nuisance
  • Nuisance from Pets & Animals
  • Untidy Gardens
  • Children and Young People Causing a Nuisance
  • Nuisance from Vehicles
  • Rubbish Dumping
  • Drug or Alcohol Misuse
  • Harassment
  • Hate Crime

How it can affect you as a Landlord:

If it is your Tenants causing the problem – you need to be able to try and address the behaviour and reason with them to stop and if needs be use the tenancy agreement to help get them out of the property.

Many private firms offer mediation, at a charge which may help to diffuse situations between close neighbours. Having a neutral person involved often helps.

If your tenant has a Support Worker from one of the Agencies then they may be a useful third party to liaise with. If you are an Accredited Landlord then through the Scheme you may be able to access some Mediation. High Peak Community Housing do offer a Mediation Service if someone is about to be evicted, to prevent homelessness.

If your tenants are being subject to Anti-Social Behaviour from a third party, your support to help them through the situation is key. Dependant on the type of ASB they are being subjected to you will require different Agency ‘s help.

Noise Nuisance, Nuisance from Pets & Animals, Untidy Gardens, Rubbish Dumping – Council’s Environmental Health team

Mike Towers (High Peak Borough Council); 07990 788416 miket@highpeak.gov.uk

Matt Hulley: (Derbyshire Dales District Council) 01629 761350 matthew.hulley@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Children and Young People Causing a Nuisance, Nuisance from Vehicles, Drug or Alcohol Misuse – Councils ASB Officer and Police Safer Neighborhood Team

David Smith: (High Peak Borough Council & Staffs Moorlands District Council) Community Safety Officer 0845 129 7777 david.smith@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Karen Cooper (Derbyshire Dales District Council) Anti-Social Behaviour Officer 01629 761187 or 07775931091

As a Landlord you can protect yourself by including anti-social behaviour clauses in the Tenancy Agreement.

Clauses to be included in a Tenancy Agreement could include

  • If you break any of the clause we can consider and start eviction proceedings
  • You will be held responsible for the unreasonable behaviour of every person (including children) living or visiting your home. (This applies whether you are aware of their behaviour or not)
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must not use your home for any criminal acts, illegal or immoral activity
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must not make false if malicious complaint about the behaviour of other person living, or visiting the vicinity if your home
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must ensure no nuisance or annoyance is caused to any persons living in, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in the locality of your home
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must not harass any other person
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must not inflict violence or threaten violence against any other persons living with you or in the locality
  • You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home, including children) must not use or threaten to use violence or abusive or insulting works or behaviour towards any other person in the locality of your home
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