New laws on anti-social behaviour came into force on Monday 23rd March 2015 under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ASBCP). The legislation replaces anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBI) with a new ‘civil injunction’.
The move gives new powers to landlords to seek an injunction against anyone over 10 years old for anti-social behaviour.
As a result, a case was lodged by Spire Solicitors LLP and Havebury Housing Partnership was granted an injunction by the County Court, Bury St Edmunds at 10.50am on Monday 23rd March – the first reported injunction under the new change.
The injunction was in respect of two adult individuals, one of whom is a Havebury tenant, who were prohibited from shouting, arguing, fighting and continuing to engage in other acts of anti-social behaviour which had been causing significant distress to many people living in the local area.
Karen Mayhew, Chief Executive of Havebury said: “Our priority is to ensure our residents and their neighbours are able to live peacefully in their homes. We will take action where there is clear evidence to support a complaint.
We take all reports of anti-social behaviour seriously and our proactive approach has allowed us to respond quickly in line with the new injunction process.”