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A new way to tackle antisocial behaviour

Release Date: 01-Dec-2015
A recent change in the law has given landlords more powers to tackle antisocial behaviour.

The new powers will make it eassier to deal with breaches of tenancy

The new powers will make it eassier to deal with breaches of tenancy

“Absolute grounds for possession” means that we – and other landlords – can now evict a tenant more quickly, without having to go through a lengthy legal process.

We can use this new power against any of our tenants who:

Are convicted of a serious offence
Are convicted of breaching an injunction
Are convicted of breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order
Are convicted of breaching a noise abatement order
Are subject to a Closure Order for more than 48 hours

Speaking about the new powers, Cllr Graham Turner, Kirklees Cabinet member for Resources and Community Safety, said:

"We want to make sure that our estates are places where people can live in peace and safety. We’re determined to take the strongest possible action against the small minority who make life miserable for their neighbours.”

If you are having problems with your neighbours or have witnessed antisocial behaviour in your area, please talk to your housing officer or follow the link on the right to find out what you can do.