Antisocial behaviour is unacceptable and is one of our key priorities.
These standards (see below) are our commitment to you and set out what you can expect from us, your local authority and other partner organisations who are jointly responsible for dealing with antisocial behaviour in your community.
Your neighbour will also have to appear in court and will be given the chance to speak and/or may have their own legal representative to speak for them.
Duncan Lewis also has departments covering most areas of law – such as litigation and criminal law, both of which might be relevant to a case involving anti-social behaviour.
Clients not eligible for public funding (Legal Aid) can usually be offered a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to fund a case – and Duncan Lewis landlord & tenants solicitors offer a set fee for the initial assessment of a case, so our clients always know what they will be paying.
Having an expert firm of housing solicitors on your side when tackling anti-social behaviour can help you feel more positive about being able to tackle the problem before it escalates further – or having to deal with the matter on your own via the council or a Magistrates’ Court.
Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of Legal Aid solicitors able to advise social housing tenants and private rental sector tenants on a wide range of housing matters, including problems with anti-social behaviour and nuisance neighbours.
Antisocial behaviour can take place in almost any area and present itself in a number of forms.
It can take place in the street in the form of rowdy and intimidating groups, antisocial drinking or drug misuse.It can ruin lives and make whole areas feel unsafe. Things that were just a nuisance to begin with can become threatening or dangerous.Anti-social behaviour almost always starts off small. Anti-social behaviour includes: Examples of behaviours that are generally not considered anti-social include children playing, everyday noise from washing machines and lawn mowers, and noise from DIY projects (unless they are carried out at an unreasonable time of night or day).'acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as himself, and that such an order is necessary to protect relevant persons from further anti-social acts.' By playing an active role in your community you really can help make a difference.Often the councils and housing associations will only become involved after a few reports, so don't wait, report it.From a safe distance, anti-social behaviour (ASB) might not seem serious.