Anti-Social Behaviour

NB Housing is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour and nuisance in order to build and sustain safer and more settled communities in which our tenants can live.

Anti-Social Behaviour

 What is Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and what kind of behaviour is covered?

The statutory definition (Housing (Northern Ireland) Order 2003) of Anti-Social Behaviour is: Conduct by any individual which causes or is likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance to a person residing, visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in the locality of the dwelling house. 

In addition: An individual may be deemed to have acted in an anti-social manner if he/she has:

  • Been  convicted of using the dwelling house or allowing it to be used for illegal or immoral purposes
  • Been convicted of an arrestable offence committed in, or in the locality of the dwelling house
  • Directly or indirectly affected NB Housing Management functions or matters relating to those functions 

Anti-Social Behaviour might include amongst other things: 

  •  Violence or the threat of violence
  • Hate behaviour that targets members of identified groups because of their perceived differences (e.g. race, religion, political affiliation, disabilities or sexual orientation)
  • Noise Nuisance (rowdy parties, loud music/TVs, dog barking)
  • Arguing and door slamming
  • Environmental quality issues (e.g. litter, dog fouling, graffiti, fly tipping, nuisance vehicles)
  • Offensive drunkenness
  • Using Housing Association accommodation for selling drugs or drug abuse or other unlawful purposes
  • Intimidation and Harassment 

 How do I report Anti-Social Behaviour?

NB Housing encourages any tenant who experiences Anti-Social Behaviour to inform our Housing Management Team as soon as it occurs at our address details below.

Gatelodge                       282-290 Crumlin Road   
8 Flax Street                   Belfast
Belfast, BT14 7EQ            BT14 7ED
T  028 9059 2110             T   028 9035 1131

 We can also be reached by emailing: info@nb-housing.org

All emergency/serious incidents, or incidents out of office hours, should be reported to the PSNI on 999 or 101 depending on the severity of the behaviour or crime. 

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