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Anti-Social Behaviour

Overview

Wexford County Council has adopted a very strong position where acts of anti-social behaviour are proven. Offending tenants and their families will have their homes re-possessed. Evictions will be carried out in all cases where tenant or members of their household are involved in drug dealing or allow their dwellings to be used for drug dealing, or where tenants behaviour towards another, is so significant and persistent, that it is likely to cause harm or injury to another, e.g. harassment, threats, or violence. Tenants evicted will be regarded as having deliberately rendered themselves homeless and will not be rehoused. Under the 1997 Act a person convicted of Anti-Social Behaviour will be evicted.

Policy

A Housing Authority can refuse to let a house, refuse to sell a house under a Tenant Purchase Scheme or refuse an application for consent to sale of a house to a person where the Authority is of the opinion that the person is or has been engaged in anti-social behaviour.

Complaints

If your neighbours are becoming a nuisance to you and they are tenants of the Council, don’t assume that we already know about it. If you cannot resolve the issue yourself, put your complaint in writing, giving full details of the nature of the complaint and if relevant, the dates/times of the incidents concerned. Information received by the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit is strictly Private and Confidential.

The Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy adopted October 2010 is available for inspection and download on the web-site under Policy Documents.

The Council has appointed a Housing Inspector to deal specifically with cases on Anti-Social Behaviour and Breaches on Tenancy, all complaints should be forwarded to:

Housing Inspector
Housing Department
Wexford County Council
Carricklawn
Wexford
Tel. (053) 919 6613/919 6597

Further details available from:

Housing Department
Wexford County Council
Carricklawn
Wexford
Tel. (053) 919 6274 Reception
 


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