WERMO acknowledges that there is no one definition of ASB, but it favours the definition as stated
in the Crime & Disorder Act 1998:
“Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as themselves”
An equally valid definition is
as stated in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003:
“Conduct which is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person and which directly or indirectly relates to, or affects the housing management of a relevant
Examples of Anti-Social
Behaviour include but are not limited to:
Neighbour Problems – these are disputes which can happen between two neighbours and cover complaints about noise;
verbal abuse; boundary disputes; harassment and intimidation; nuisance children; car repairs; damage to property, and barking dogs.
Neighbourhood Problems – these problems affect more people living in a neighbourhood such as graffiti; dog fouling;
fly tipping; nuisance youths,off-road motor cycling, and abandoned vehicles.
Crime Problems – such problems include burglary of dwellings; criminal damage, drug dealing; car crime; arson; race
and hate related incidents; public order offences; violence against people, and damage to property.
WERMO also has clear
prohibitions in its Tenancy Agreement against NUISANCE AND ANTI-SOCIAL