Response - Tackling Anti-Social Tenants

By: Nicola Robinson  Published: June 2002


Summary

Based on our experience of working with victims and perpetrators of anti-social behaviour, we understand the need to develop long term integrated solutions to what is a complex and multi-faceted problem. We therefore welcome the themes of prevention, enforcement and resettlement emphasised in the consultation paper.

However, we do not believe there is a case for further enforcement powers. The evidence points to a major lack of understanding/expertise about how to use existing powers, particularly among housing officers on the ground. Shelter supports the development of specialist team drawn from a range of agencies who have the expertise and knowledge to deal with this complex problem.

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