ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – TERMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oct 27th, 2016

This form must be issued to all existing tenants and to any new tenant upon the commencement of the tenancy to make them aware of their responsibility.

  1. You are responsible for the behaviour of every person (including children) living in or visiting your home including surrounding land, in communal areas (stairs, lifts, landings, entrance halls, paving, shared gardens, parking areas) and in the locality of your home.

1.2

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not cause a nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to any other person. Examples of nuisance, annoyance or disturbance include: loud music; arguing and door slamming; dog barking and fouling; offensive drunkenness; selling drugs or drug abuse; fly tipping; playing ball games close to someone else’s home.

1.3

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not harass any other person in the locality of your home or surrounding area. Examples of harassment include: racist behaviour or language; using or threatening to use violence; using abusive or insulting words or behaviour; damaging or threatening to damage another person’s home or possessions; writing threatening, abusive or insulting graffiti; doing anything that interferes with the peace, comfort or convenience of others.

1.4

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not use your home or any communal area for any illegal activity such as selling drugs.

1.5

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not damage, deface, or put graffiti on property belonging to the landlord. You will have to pay for any repair or replacement. The costs may be charged on top of your rent.

1.6

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not interfere with security and fire safety equipment in communal block. Doors should not be jammed open and strangers should not be let in without identification.

1.7

You must co-operate with the council and your neighbours to keep any communal areas clean, tidy and clear of obstruction, including rear alleyways.

1.8

You (or anyone living with you) must not run a business from your home without the landlords’ permission in writing. We will not normally refuse permission unless the business would cause a nuisance or might damage the property.

1.9

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not park a vehicle anywhere on your property except on ‘hard standing’ (a driveway or paved area intended for parking). Caravans or motor homes must not be parked on the garden, driveway or paved area around your home or on any communal parking areas without the landlord’s agreement in writing. You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not park anywhere that would obstruct emergency services.

1.10

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not carry out major car repairs on the land around your home or on the road.

1.11

You (or anyone living with you) must not put up structures such as sheds, garages or pigeon lofts anywhere on your property without the landlords’ agreement in writing.

1.12

You must make sure your garden is tidy. Lawns must be cut and hedges trimmed.

1.13

You (or anyone living with you, or visiting your home) must not keep or use bottled gas, paraffin, petrol or any other dangerous material in your home or in communal areas.

The landlord and his nominated managing agent must recognise the importance of tackling antisocial behaviour in order to ensure that communities are safe and that areas do not decline because of a failure to act. The landlord and/or their nominated agent must have the facilities to receive and respond to initial complaints about their tenants’ behaviour. The landlord and/or his nominated managing agent are required to undertake an incremental process of investigation of any complaints, which have been made either directly to them, or via the council, regarding their tenants. This process of investigation may involve one or more of the following. Appropriate response to a complaint from a member of the community, neighbour or another person, regarding the conduct of the tenant and/or the behaviour of their children or visitors. Sending of appropriate and proportionate warning letter(s).Conducting a tenancy warning interview. Attendance at a case conference or any other appropriate multi agency meeting arranged by the council or other relevant agency.

Engagement with the council, the police or any other agency involved in the

case. This may involve providing supporting information or evidence where an

appropriate authority seeks a legal remedy to the antisocial behaviour such as an Anti Social Behaviour Order. Serving of a relevant notice to seek possession where all other interventions have failed and that all parties agree that this would be the most appropriate course of action

Declaration

I declare that I have read/had read to me the terms and responsibilities in this leaflet and that I understand and agree to adhere to these terms and responsibilities.

Tenant’s signature…………………………………………………….Date: …………………….

Tenant’s signature…………………………………………………….Date: …………………….

Landlord’s signature…………………………………………………..Date: …………………….