It’s important to understand that anyone can be evicted for antisocial behaviour. It doesn’t matter where you live, whether you own your house or are renting it, an ASBO can be granted against anyone who is causing a problem in the local area.
What is Antisocial Behaviour?
Lots of different types of behaviour can be deemed as antisocial. Here are some examples of things that could be classed as antisocial behaviour under the law:
- Noisy neighbours
- Drinking or drug use which leads to people being rowdy and causing trouble
- Large groups hanging about in the street (if they are causing, or likely to cause, alarm and distress)
- Badly behaved pets
- Litter and dog mess problems
Just because the problems you are having aren’t included in this list of examples, doesn’t mean that you can’t do something about it.
Being Evicted for Antisocial Behaviour
If your landlord is trying to evict you, you must get advice immediately. You can speak with an adviser at one of our hubs or from Citizens Advice.
Eviction of Council and Housing Association Tenants
If you rent your house from the council, your landlord can’t evict you without a good reason. There have to be specific reasons and your landlord has to follow legal procedures.
Eviction of Private Tenants
If you rent your home from a private landlord, the tenancy rights you have will depend very much on the type of tenancy agreement you have. If your landlord is trying to evict you, you must get advice immediately.
We’re here to help you understand your rights.