Examples of behaviour which would not be considered as anti-social include:
  • Low-level disagreements between neighbours where there is no breach of tenancy
  • ‘One-off’ issues unless they are of a particularly serious nature
  • Parking concerns such as parking on the pavement and badly parked vehicles
  • Groups of people in the street or in parks, unless they are being abusive, causing damage, or committing other crimes
  • A one-off party.
Although excessive noise late at night may be considered as anti-social behaviour, general living noise is not. Examples of living noise include:
  • Opening and closing doors
  • Flushing toilets
  • Walking across the floor
  • Babies crying and children playing
  • Noise from washing machines / dryers
  • DIY noise that is taking place at reasonable times of the day
  • Personal lifestyle differences between households.

Breach of Tenancy cases are often mistaken as anti-social behaviour. These pages provide detailed examples and variations of Persistent Anti-Social Behaviour, Serious Anti-Social Behaviour and Breach of Tenancy.