You are responsible for the behaviour of every person (including children) living in or visiting your home, including responsibility for their behaviour in the home, on surrounding land, in communal areas (stairs, lifts, landing, entrance halls, shared gardens, parking areas) and in the locality of the dwelling house.
Whether the tenancy is ‘secure’ or ‘introductory’, breaching any of the ‘General Conditions of Tenancy’ or statutory obligations may result in Apex Housing Association Ltd taking action through the legal power provided by the Housing (NI) Order 1983 and Housing (NI) Order 2003.
What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour means acting in a manner which may cause annoyance to neighbours or those living close by.
Anti-social behaviour may include amongst other things:
- Violence or the threat of violence
- Hate behaviour that targets members of identified groups because of their perceived differences (e.g. race, religion, political affiliation, disabilities or sexual orientation)
- Noise nuisance (rowdy parties, loud music/TVs, dog barking)
- Arguing and door slamming
- Environmental quality issues (e.g. litter, dog fouling, graffiti, fly tipping, nuisance vehicles)
- Offensive drunkenness
- Using housing accommodation for selling drugs or drug abuse, or other unlawful purposes
- Intimidation and harassment
The list of anti-social behaviour examples listed above includes typical types of behaviour which trigger consideration for action by Apex. The list is not exhaustive and the policy statement is not an undertaking to act in every instance. Judgement will be exercised by Housing Officers when considering and responding to a particular report of anti-social behaviour.