Making you feel safe

We want all tenants to live in an environment where they feel safe in their homes and communities and take anti-social behaviour (ASB) very seriously.

We are committed to taking clear steps to deal with anti-social behaviour, nuisance and harassment so that MHA can provide a high quality service.

We work hard to try and stop all forms of ASB so all of our tenants can live and work in communities they feel safe in. All reports of ASB will be taken seriously and every attempt will be made to resolve the issue impartially and sensitively via telephone, letter, email or visit from a member of the Neighbourhood/Community Safety team.

What is anti-social behaviour?

There are many forms of ASB and we use the following definition.

“Anti-Social Behaviour is any type of aggressive, intimidating or destructive activity that damages or destroys another person’s quality of life”.

Types of behaviour which can be classed as ASB include:

  • Graffiti on walls
  • Noise nuisance such as playing loud music late at night
  • Vandalism or damage to property in the area where you live
  • Verbal abuse
  • Hate related incidents
  • Nuisance from pets and animals
  • Vehicle nuisance
  • Drug and substance misuse or dealing
  • Alcohol related nuisance
  • Domestic abuse
  • Physical violence
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Prostitution / sexual acts
  • Harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour
  • Litter/rubbish
  • Garden nuisance
  • Misuse of communal areas

Reporting ASB

The earlier a dispute is resolved, the better for everyone. Sometimes your neighbours can be unaware of how their actions affect other people around them.

Approaching your neighbour in a polite and friendly manner explaining how their actions affect you can resolve many disputes without need for further action. This may not be appropriate if your complaint is regarding harassment, intimidation, violence or any other situation where you may feel vulnerable. In these situations, you should contact the police straight away, but always inform MHA as well.

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If you feel you are being subjected to some form of ASB you can report it to us confidentially in one of the following ways:

  • Directly to a member of MHA staff
  • Police via the non-emergency number 101