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Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 – Housing Powers. Salford City Council and New Prospect Housing Limited. ASB Act 2003 – Housing Powers. Strong emphasis on landlord role Extends powers to tackle ASB in local communities Includes measures extending injunction provisions

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Anti social behaviour act 2003 housing powers

Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 – Housing Powers

Salford City Council and New Prospect Housing Limited


Asb act 2003 housing powers

ASB Act 2003 – Housing Powers

  • Strong emphasis on landlord role

  • Extends powers to tackle ASB in local communities

  • Includes measures extending injunction provisions

  • Judicial discretion in possession proceedings

  • Introduces Demoted Tenancies

  • S.12 – Requires us to prepare and publish policies, procedures and a summary statement in relation to ASB, not later than 6 months from the date of commencement (30/6/04)


Landlord policy procedure

Landlord Policy / Procedure

  • Must be published and available from 30th December 2004

  • Clarify how landlord will deal with ASB

  • Also what tenants / residents can expect

  • Must be visible and in public domain

  • Available on request

  • Opportunities for consultation


What should be included in the policy

What should be included in the Policy?

Amongst other things:-

  • Commitment to eradicating ASB

  • What kind of behaviour is considered unacceptable

  • Tenant’s obligations

  • Support for witnesses of ASB

  • Use of available remedies (legal and other)

  • Intervention, Prevention and Rehabilitation

  • Use of professional Witnesses and other surveillance

  • Issues of confidentiality (e.g. How this will be maintained etc)

  • Multi-Agency Partnerships

  • Information Exchange and Data Protection

  • What training will be provided on dealing with ASB

  • Media strategy


What should be included in the procedure

What should be included in the Procedure?

Amongst other things:-

  • How and to whom a complaint of ASB should be made

  • How contact will be maintained with the complainant

  • What witness support is available

  • What classifications will be used to log and monitor incidents of ASB

  • How cases can/will be progressed (including likely timescales)

  • How progress of the case will be monitored

  • Should contain enough information to enable people to understand how the landlord will deal with a complaint of ASB and what is expected of the complainant and perpetrator.


Progress in salford nphl

Progress in Salford / NPHL

  • Council is landlord / Section 12 duty is on them

  • NPHL tackle ASB in council areas on council’s behalf

  • Joint work between SCC / NPHL ongoing

  • Consultations planned throughout October

  • Press release in Salford Advertiser 2 September 2004

  • Life in Salford article in October

  • Deadline WILL be met


Questions for consultation discussion

Questions for Consultation Discussion

  • What do you consider is ASB?

  • Are you aware of the current NPHL ASB policy?

  • Have you tried to access it? Was it easy?

  • How do you think it is currently dealt with?

  • How would you like ASB to be dealt with?

  • How would you like to access the new policy summary? Website, leaflets, mail shot to tenants?

  • We are developing a joint ASB policy for social and private residents - current priorities?

  • Any questions we can’t answer we will find out and get back to you!


Contact details asb reporting

Contact Details – ASB Reporting

  • The Nuisance Link team, Community Safety UnitSalford City CouncilFreepost, NWW 1358SALFORDM27 7BD

    Tel 0161 793 3300

    email: [email protected]

  • New Prospect Housing Limited Call Centre – 0161 909 6513

  • Any comments or queries regarding the ASB Policy & Procedures Housing Services on Tel 0161 603 4252


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