Anti Social Behaviour
Breaking the cycle Video
Gang violence is a growing problem in our inner cities but councils’ youth services budgets have been cut. Can housing associations fill the void? Steve Sampson finds out
Ministers will be asked to require housing associations to offer compensation to neighbours affected by their tenants at a House of Commons debate later today.
A housing association has been criticised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for failing to have an anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy in place for its supported housing.
A housing associations’ bid to evict a tenant who had 300 cannabis plants in her spare bedroom has been dismissed by senior judges.
Lighting the way Video
How social housing estates are lit has come under the microscope for perpetuating inequality. Jess McCabe reports
Illegal highs Video
As legislation comes into force outlawing so-called legal highs, young tenants of a North East landlord are delivering a peer education programme about these ‘new psychoactive substances’. Alex Turner reports
Masking the cuts Video
Will housing’s anti-social behaviour superheroes face the chop in the forthcoming cuts? Robert Cusack finds out
Working in anti-social behaviour is rewarding for Lee Godfrey, tenancy relations co-ordinator at Broadacres Housing Association. But as Simon Brandon finds, it’s an increasingly tough job
A housing association failed to follow its own risk policy in its treatment of a tenant who was later murdered by her partner, a review has concluded.
Northern Irish housing associations have called for an “agreed approach” to deal with a mounting problem of new developments being targetted with sectarian flags.
Laws around the private rented sector must be tightened to stem the rise of increasing crime linked to this tenure, says Roger Jarman
Michelle Kent is a community safety team leader at Melin Homes. She talks to Simon Brandon about the highs and lows of working in anti-social behaviour.
Burglary is likely to be more common in areas with higher levels of private rented housing than in social housing neighbourhoods, according to a report by an independent thinktank today.
Housing Heroes 2015 Video
Who are the inspiring housing staff and tenants who have won this year’s Housing Heroes Awards? Chloë Stothart reports
Holiday profit Video
Short-let holiday sites such as Airbnb are coming under fire for reducing the supply of housing where resources are scarce. Is this a problem for the UK’s social landlords? Alex Turner investigates
A new direction Video
A new breed of civil injunctions is designed to help landlords tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour. Alex Turner finds out how the legislation has been settling in
Steve Sampson meets Alice Chandler, a law student on a highly unusual internship with the anti-social behaviour team at RHP
Housing association staff across Greater Manchester will take on the power to hand out new legal orders aimed at quelling anti-social behaviour (ASB).
As part of our Housing Benefits campaign to detail the wider impact of social landlords, Daniel Douglas looks at how the sector has tackled crime and anti-social behaviour
We need to review the model of landlord and tenant power sharing to really give tenants a voice, says Mike Owen
A police investigation has been launched following a hand grenade attack on a housing association property in Greater Manchester.
Social landlords have been assessing their impact in key policy areas. Here are some of the key studies
A new injunction for anti-social behaviour is launched next week. It allows landlords to include ‘positive requirements’, but will that be a blessing or a curse?
How has Scotland’s housing policy changed since devolution? Take a click through time with this interactive timeline by Derek Hogg, a partner at law firm Harper Macleod
New laws on anti-social behaviour, originally expected to come into force in October last year, will now be introduced on March 23, the Home Office has confirmed.
While impending legal reforms will change the way housing associations deal with anti-social behaviour cases, Laurna Robertson finds out how one landlord hopes to change young people’s attitudes and stop the problem before it starts
Landlords have been awaiting the arrival of a tech-revolution in housing for years. A survey by Inside Housing and asset management and digital software provider, Capita, asks is it any closer, and will organisations put their money where their mouths are and invest? Nick Duxbury reports
Serious and intractable anti-social behaviour cases can make tenants’ lives hell – and give landlords a major headache. Is calling in private eyes the answer? Alex Turner investigates
Anti-social behaviour can be used to justify an eviction, even if the perpetrator is not the main tenant
The population’s ageing, but what will the future generation of older people look like, and what does this mean for housing providers? Dawn Foster crunches the numbers
Increased use of arcane vagrancy laws is just another sign that homelessness is yet to become an election issue, says Heather Spurr
A landlord has said it did everything in its power to protect residents following criticism by the daughter of a resident attacked with a machete in sheltered accommodation.
Daniel Douglas investigates a recent increase in racist incidents in Northern Ireland and how housing providers are dealing with it
A housing charity is leading a consortium of social landlords to make the sector’s first foray into using ‘big data’ from half a million homes to predict properties at risk of rent arrears.
A man in a Caerphily homeless hostel died in a police raid after allegedly killing a woman in a cannibalistic attack on Thursday morning.
Anti-social behaviour is often a consequence rather than the cause of homelessness, according to research by Northumbria University.
The Welsh Government has issued guidance on dealing with hate crime for social landlords with Tai Pawb, an equality focussed Welsh landlord.
A housing association has apologised to more than 40 tenants for telling them to rehome their pets.
Giles Peaker is a partner at Anthony Gold. His day-to-day work is representing tenants. But he is famous for something else: blogging. Laurna Robertson meets the man behind Nearly Legal
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) has condemned an attack on a member of staff after a mural considered to be detrimental to community cohesion was removed.
An unexpected delay in new injunction laws coming into force will disrupt social landlords’ efforts to combat anti-social behaviour (ASB), experts have warned.
The government has delayed the introduction of new anti-social behaviour injunctions in order to ensure minors have access to legal aid to challenge them.
Welsh housing minister Lesley Griffiths today committed to tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) and domestic violence with her first statement in her new role.
Targeted and imaginative tactics can turn lives around - but sustained action is necessary
A BBC series documenting the challenges faced by housing officers up and down the country is to broadcast its first episode next week.
Anti-social behaviour powers should provide greater protections for housing staff, other visitors and even other dogs. But, asks Jennifer Tate, will it be enforceable?
The government needs to commit to a 10-year programme to clear up the worst estates in Britain, a report has argued.
The government’s troubled families programme is set to be expanded to focus on 500,000 households.
Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist is in a dilemma about whether to follow the rulebook or his moral compass
You’ve got the power but new guidance on anti-social behaviour does not provide all the answers, says Jane Plant