Anti-Social Behaviour Policy
Three main pieces of legislation governing how local housing authorities should approach dealing with anti-social behaviour are:
Housing Act 1996 (s. 218A)
Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (s.12)
Housing Act 2004 (s. 219)
The legislation within the first two statutes specifically requires housing authorities to publish a policy and procedure to explain how they intend to manage anti-social behaviour. Initially this legislation did not apply to RSLs but as from 30th December 2004, the Housing Corporation expected RSLs to comply with the above statutes.Ekaya Housing Association published its Anti-Social Behaviour Policy Statement in a tenants’ newsletter. The policy and procedure was approved by the Board on 8th December 2004.
In adopting policy and procedure in this area, the RSL should also have regard to the following associated legislation:
Homelessness Act 2002
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Race Relation Amendment Act 2001
Children’s Act 1989 and 2004
Data Protection Act 1998
Human Right Act 1998
Environmental Protection Act and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
Ekaya Housing Association recognises that to provide a quality housing service, we must be effective in tackling the problems created by anti-social behaviour. We will demonstrate by our actions that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will make that absolutely clear to our tenants and to any person seeking a tenancy.
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