Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviour under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers
Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviour under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

The following Local Government practice note Produced in partnership with Hardwicke Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviour under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014)
  • Overview
  • Part 1 Civil Injunctions
  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Standard of proof
  • Forms of antisocial behaviour suitable for injunctive relief
  • Applicants
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:

  1. proceedings for possession

  2. forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent

  3. a landlord's right to exercise Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) and enforcement agents taking control of goods

  4. service of various notices to recover possession of residential properties

  5. practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

  6. insolvency legislation of both a permanent and temporary nature

For further information and guidance, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for property and Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker.

Reform of anti-social behaviour powers (2014)

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) has reformed the tools available for dealing with anti-social behaviour (ASB). The aim was to consolidate remedies and to make the process simpler and more effective. In July 2014 the government issued new statutory guidance 'Reform of anti-social behaviour powers: statutory guidance for frontline professionals’ July 2014. This guidance was updated in August 2019.

The web of powers available to police and local authorities and other agencies to tackle ASB is streamlined to six key remedies:

  1. civil injunctions. See below: Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviour under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014—Part 1 Civil Injunctions

  2. criminal behaviour orders. See below: Anti-social behaviour—powers to control behaviour under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime

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