Anti-Social Behaviour – Speciailst Landlord & Tenant Solicitors

Oliver Fisher, Specialist Landlord & Tenant Solicitors in West London.

Whether you have been accused of anti-social behaviour or are dealing with an anti-social tenant a Court must balance the reasonableness of making an order for possession against all the circumstances of the individual.

Victim to Allegation of Anti-Social Behaviour

You may be the victim of false or trumped up allegations. This of course is quite serious because nuisance (ant-social behaviour) is a discretionary ground for possession. Sometimes a petty conviction in the locality of your home can is also used in conjunction with nuisance allegations for the purpose of seeking possession.

Victim of Anti-Social Behaviour

If you are the victim of anti-social behaviour then it can be extremely distressing, especially if it targets an individual or family. Being called names, having your property damaged and graffiti or refuse left in public areas can all be intimidating and result in a fearful atmosphere among residents.

If you are afraid in your own home because of the anti-social behaviour of others, it is crucial to take legal advice before deciding to leave it permanently – in cases involving social housing, the council may be able to re-house you temporarily, but asking for a permanent move by the council may take time or prove difficult.

Oliver Fisher’s Kensington & Chelsea landlord and tenant solicitors recommend that clients contact us sooner rather than later to discuss anti-social behaviour issues, so that we take action to protect you from losing your home or further harassment and resolve the problem for good.

Oliver Fisher’s landlord & tenant solicitors regularly advise clients on taking action against anti-social behaviour and preventing an abuse by also defending cases.

The sort of anti-social activities that a landlord can take legal action against a neighbour may include:

·         Abusive language

·         Bullying

·         Human or animal waste left in public areas

·         Noise (eg music, parties, raised voices, DIY, slamming doors)

·         Noise from local businesses (eg from bars and clubs)

·         Physical abuse

·         Playing games or sports on common parts

·         Children/teenagers who cause damage to property (eg broken windows)

·         Drug-related activities

·         Gang activities

·         Graffiti

·         Drunken behaviour

·         Fly tipping

·         Harassment

·         Human or animal waste left in public areas

·         Noise (eg music, parties, raised voices, DIY, slamming doors)

·         Noise from local businesses (eg from bars and clubs)

·         Physical abuse

·         Playing games or sports on common parts

·         Racial abuse

·         Refuse

·         Uncontrolled animals (eg dogs)

·         Verbal abuse

·         Violent behaviour.

Why use Oliver Fisher Solicitors Landlord & Tenant Solicitors?

Having an expert firm of housing solicitors on your side when tackling anti-social behaviour can help you feel more positive about being able to tackle the problem before it escalates further – or having to deal with the matter on your own via the council or a Magistrates’ Court.

Oliver Fisher Solicitors is an exceptional firm of Legal Aid solicitors who are able to provide advice of a higher order. Indeed, we advise social housing tenants and private rental sector tenants in Notting Hill and Kensington on a wide range of housing matters, including problems with anti-social behaviour and nuisance neighbours.

Oliver Fisher also has departments covering most areas of law – such as litigation and Family law, both of which might be relevant to a case involving anti-social behaviour.

Clients not eligible for public funding (Legal Aid) can usually be offered a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund a case – and Oliver Fisher’s landlord & tenant solicitors will also assess your case for a CFA free of charge.

If you are on the receiving end of anti-social behaviour or are being intimidated by nuisance neighbours, call Oliver Fisher Landlord & Tenant Solicitors on 0203 219 0145 expert legal help.