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Thursday, June 16

More on Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions...

I have written here previously about how effective anti-social behaviour injunctions can be in dealing with individuals who make their neighbour's lives a misery. The example in the link shows that people can even be excluded from their own homes if their behaviour is serious enough to present a danger to people living nearby. This will come as no surprise to many people working for social landlords - many have discovered the effectiveness of this remedy - but I still discover too many organisations that seem to shy away from using injunctions for dealing with ASB. I am not too sure about the reasons for this - sometimes it appears to be reluctance of legal departments and a lack of knowledge about their use. Of course possession may still be appropriate for very serious cases, but do not offer protection to the community while cases are waiting to get to court. Injunctions can be used to provide this protection. So injunctions can be used either as a 'stand alone' remedy, and also in tandem with possession claims. For more information, advice etc, please feel free to contact me.

David Wardle

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