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HASBET (Housing, Anti-Social Behaviour and Enforcement Team) is our specialist team that deals with the more serious cases of anti-social behaviour.

If you are reporting a new incident for the first time, this may be dealt with by your Tenancy and Estates Officer in the first instance.

  • How do you deal with anti-social behaviour?

    HASBET tackles anti-social behaviour using tools including:
    • early intervention warning letters and visits
    • acceptable behaviour agreements (ABAs)
    • injunctions
    • extending introductory tenancies
    • tenancy demotion orders
    • confiscating noisy equipment with the Council’s Environmental Health Team
    • possession proceedings and evictions
  • Who else do you work with?

    HASBET works with partners such as:
    • Family Intervention Project (FIP) Police and Social Services to share information which helps us to deal with problems quickly
    • Local tenants and residents groups to give them the opportunity to tell us what they think
    We aim to make it easy to report anti-social behaviour. We use publicity to boost public confidence and show that we take strong action against anti-social behaviour.
  • Can I do anything to help stop the anti-social behaviour?

    If you do not feel at risk and have not suffered any abuse or threats, you may want to consider talking directly to the person causing the problem - especially if it is a neighbour.

    In our experience, some of the best and most effective long term solutions have come from neighbours talking to each other. Even if you have already reported the anti-social behaviour to us, there are many benefits to discussing a problem.

    When a landlord becomes involved it can increase tension between you and your neighbour. By speaking to them directly, you have an opportunity to explain how the anti-social behaviour is affecting you to the person you think is causing it. Always keep in mind it might be that your neighbour is not aware they are causing nuisance and annoyance to you and will be happy to change their behaviour immediately.

    Click here to read our guide on How to Approach Your Neighbour