Social Housing Sector

Anti-social Behaviour and Neighbour Nuisance

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.

Are you being accused of anti-social behaviour?

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

Are you the victim of anti-social behaviour? 

If you are the victim of anti-social behaviour then it can be extremely distressing, especially if you are being targeted as an individual or family. Being called names, having your property damaged, 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 behaviour of others, it is crucial to take legal advice before deciding to abandon the property. 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.

Where there are issues of anti-social behaviour, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible.  Oliver Fisher’s specialist housing solicitors will advise you on the best action to take to protect you both from losing your home and from further harassment, and to resolve the problem for good. 

Examples of anti-social behaviour

  • Physical or verbal abuse or bullying
  • Human or animal waste left in public areas
  • Noise
  • Playing games or sports in common areas
  • Children or teenagers causing damage to property (eg broken windows)
  • Drug-related activities
  • Gang activities
  • Graffiti
  • Drunken behaviour
  • Fly tipping
  • Harassment
  • Uncontrolled animals

Why use Oliver Fisher 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. Oliver Fisher Solicitors is an exceptional firm of Legal Aid solicitors who advise social housing tenants and private rental sector tenants in London on a wide range of housing matters.

Funding your claim

In certain limited situations, you may be eligible for public funding in relation to your nuisance claim. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we may be able to offer you a conditional fee agreement.

If you would like to find out more about how Oliver Fisher Solicitors could assist with your anti-social behaviour issue, contact us on 0203 219 0145 or at advice@oliverfisher.co.uk.

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