Experiencing persistent antisocial behaviour near your home can be distressing. We do not tolerate antisocial behaviour in our neighbourhoods. We make every effort to resolve the problem so you feel safe and happy in your home. You can read our Antisocial Behaviour Policy from the downloads menu.
What is antisocial behaviour?
Antisocial behaviour is behaviour that causes harassment, alarm or distress and can include:
- Threatening behaviour
- Criminal behaviour
What is not antisocial behaviour?
Some behaviour can be annoying but is not antisocial. This type of behaviour can be irritating but is to be expected when living near other people and can include:
- Not being able to park outside your home
- DIY and car repairs
- One-off complaints of noise nuisance
- Children playing in communal areas
For more information on dealing with Noise Problems, please see our leaflet in the downloads menu.
What we will do
We will talk to the tenant or tenants responsible to make sure they understand why their behaviour is causing disturbance to their neighbours.
We will issue warnings if they continue to behave in an antisocial way.
Work with Partners
We will work with our partners to find options to resolve the problem. Mediation could help tenants resolve the problem together.
Take Legal Action
If our efforts to resolve the problem are unsuccessful, we will seek an Antisocial Behaviour Order from the Sheriff Court. To do this, we must have supporting evidence from the Police and the neighbours.
In the case of extreme, persistent antisocial behaviour or criminal activity, we will take legal action to re-possess our property by evicting the antisocial tenant. This is a lengthy and complicated process which relies on neighbours to provide evidence and sometimes appear as a witness in court.
What you can do
We cannot report incidents of antisocial behaviour on your behalf because we did not witness them. You are the witness and the Police will only be interested in what you have to say.
Each incident you report helps to build a picture of what is happening where you live. It is important that you tell both us and the Police about antisocial behaviour in your neighbourhood.
Aberdeen City - contact the Antisocial Behaviour Investigation Team on 0800 0510 434 or email ASBIT@aberdeencity.gov.uk.
Aberdeenshire - contact Police Scotland on 101.
Moray - contact the Moray ASB Helpline on 08005 877 197.
If you want to make an anonymous report you can call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you want to report antisocial behaviour to us, please call us on 01224 423000 or click on the Report a neighbourhood issue button at the bottom of this page.
For more information on Dealing with Antisocial Behaviour, please see our leaflet in the downloads menu.