Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a broad term used to describe day-to-day incidents of crime, nuisance and disorder that intimidates, causes distress or makes someone's life a misery - from littering and vandalism to public drunkenness and noisy or abusive neighbours.
Tackling ASB is a high priority for our Housing team. That's why we recently updated our ASB policy for Council tenants and leaseholders. This policy, approved in June 2021, outlines how we will tackle ASB within Council housing through early intervention, support and enforcement.
Our Tenancy Agreement sets out the way we expect our tenants to behave and, in more serious cases, can provide the means for us to take legal action.
The Agreement details our expectations, in particular that:
There are ten tips for speaking to your neighbour, read the advice here
Was this information helpful? If you would like to discuss you issue further please access or create an Online Housing account at Housing Online: My Account | Ipswich Borough Council or contact your Housing Officer directly.
Find out more about community safety at Community Safety Partnership | Ipswich Borough Council email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Customer Services team on 01473 432000 to discuss an issue.
If you are experiencing ASB and wish to report this to us online, first read more about how and when to report ASB.
If you are experiencing a persistent and unreasonable noise nuisance you can report it to us online. Read more about how and when to report noise nuisance.