What does the abolition of Section 21 mean for private landlords and victims of ASB?

Often, local communities hold landlords responsible for the anti-social behaviour that takes place in their properties. The National Landlords Association says that in a survey of over 4,000 landlords, 14% reported tenants engaging in anti-social behaviours such as noise, drugs and prostitution over the last 12 months. Currently, Section 21 can be used by landlords

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Housing Associations and the Community Trigger

Much of our work on the Community Trigger has focused on councils and police, mainly because they represent the lead agency across England and Wales.  However, housing associations are a key player in Community Safety and named as one of the relevant bodies in the Community Trigger legislation.  What are housing associations doing to promote

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Anti-Social Behaviour debate in the House of Commons (7/2/2019):

It is great to see Anti-social behaviour being debated in the House of Commons. It shows that MP’s are taking an interest in the concerns of their constituents and are using their voice to try and bring about change. It was noted that the only thing that is currently mentioned more in Parliament is Brexit,

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Police Distance

My last blog was about the Switchboard Stress of trying to contact local councils to find out some information about the Community Trigger.  A member of the public commented on the post on our Facebook page that they had been one of the people I was concerned about: trying to activate a Community Trigger through

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Fly Tipping: What You Should Know About This Environmental Offence

At first glance, fly tipping may not seem as problematic as getting harassed by your landlord or living with incredibly noisy neighbours. But, if you look closer, you’ll see that it’s actually a serious environmental crime that can lead to several consequences. For one thing, it can pollute the air, land, and water (particularly if

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