Anti Social Behaviour

What is Anti Social Behaviour?

The law says that anti social behaviour is “any behaviour that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.” It can be anything from low level persistent nuisance to serious violent behaviour. It includes all behaviour that harms residents’ quality of life in and around their homes.

Some examples of anti social behaviour are neighbour nuisance, vandalism and graffiti, noise nuisance, misuse or serious neglect of gardens, nuisance from pets, car crime, drug-related crime, verbal abuse, intimidation, domestic abuse and racial harassment.

Estuary’s Approach:

We aim to promote a safe and secure environment for people to live in and tackling and reducing anti-social behaviour is important to us.
We set out clear requirements of our tenants in Tenancy Agreements and estate wide Good Neighbour Agreements (GNA) and we take enforcement action where appropriate.
Estuary work in partnership with our tenants, leaseholders and other agencies to prevent and deal with anti-social behaviour.

To report ASB please call 0300 304 5000 or fill in our online ASB reporting form.

Useful Contacts

The Courts Service

Victim Support

0808 16 89 111


For local police 101
For Essex Police 01245 491 491
For Metropolitan Police 0207 230 1212

Citizens Advice Bureau

Equality & Human Rights Commission