Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and community and we work hard to tackle anti-social behaviour head on.
If your concerns are serious and immediate, you should call the police or the relevant emergency services by dialling 999.
What is anti-social behaviour?
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) and neighbour nuisance are terms that describe behaviours that can affect and upset other people. This can be things like abusive or threatening behaviour, loud music, drug misuse, vandalism, graffiti, or dumping of rubbish. More serious anti-social behaviour can include hate-related incidents, physical violence, domestic abuse, drug dealing or criminal offences.
ASB – your responsibilities…
When you signed your tenancy agreement with us you promised to be responsible for the behaviour of everyone living in or visiting your home. All we ask is for you to be a good neighbour and to, wherever possible, sort things out between you and your neighbours – sometimes all it needs is a quick chat.
What can you do yourself?
We take any reports of ASB seriously, but there are a few things you can do yourself to try and sort out any issues out before you get in touch with us.
Where appropriate, the first thing to do is to try talking to the person or people involved as they may not be aware that their behaviour is affecting you (often the case where noise is concerned). Do this calmly, explain things properly and try to avoid any bad feeling. If the problem doesn’t stop, the next step is to contact Trivallis who will be able to offer you advice and support.
What we can do for you
We take reports of ASB very seriously and will identify the most appropriate solutions to your problems.
We have a wide range of legal powers and effective tools at our disposal, including:
- Investigation of all complaints of ASB
- Providing support and help through the investigation process
- Offering a professional mediation service to resolve neighbour disputes
- Issuing verbal and written warnings
- Taking legal action such as injunctions and, if necessary, evictions to stop ASB
- The Noise App to investigate all noise related complaints
Contact us to report anti-social behaviour in our communities
Here are some other useful contacts you may find you need: