8 Feb

CIH welcomes proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour

CIH welcomes proposals to tackle anti-social behaviour

A Home Office consultation on measures to help tackle anti-social behaviour has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

The consultation includes proposals for new measures for police to replaces anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) and a "community trigger" that allows victims and community groups to call for agencies to deal with persistent offenders.

Social landlords have a central role in dealing with anti-social behaviour, according to the CIH.

The institute believes landlords can act as key partners to the police, as the first point of contact for local residents.

CIH chief executive Sarah Webb said: “Tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority for social landlords.

"The proposed reform of legal powers will help reduce some of the issues and complexity currently facing social landlords."

Proposals to simplify the range of powers and tools landlords can use to tackle anti-social behaviour may help landlords deal with offenders.

A recent survey by the CIH revealed that 63 per cent of landlords did not make full use of the range of legal powers available.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800391836-ADNFCR

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