Propertymark supports ASB Awareness Week 2023

PUBLISHED: 14th Jul 2023

Running from 3-9 July, the theme of the week is Know Your Rights. Recent YouGov research commissioned by Resolve found that almost 1 in 5 people have had to consider moving home because of the impact ASB was having on them; 1 in 10 have actually moved. Despite this, over half who were either a victim or witness of ASB did not report it.

The campaign puts a particular focus on the ASB Case Review – a powerful tool their research highlights only 6% of people know about. Tenants who experience ASB should initially report incidents to the anti-social behaviour team at the local Council, or to the Police if they feel that they are at immediate risk or in danger.

Victims of persistent ASB who have reported it at least three times have the right to activate an ASB case review. This demands that the Police, Local Authority and any other relevant agencies come together to try and find a solution.

Reforms to boost ASB eviction powers for landlords

The UK Government’s ASB Action Plan aims to crack down on anti-social behaviour, with new tools for landlords included in the Renters (Reform) Bill to ensure that anti-social tenants will face consequences - including making the grounds for possession faster and easier to prove.

The Action Plan is clear that sustained acts of intimidation or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and should lead to the eviction of the tenant involved.

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