Managing antisocial behaviour

As a landlord, you must take reasonable steps to manage or stop antisocial behaviour in the properties you let.  We can help you meet these obligations but will take action against you if you don't take reasonable steps to manage or stop antisocial behaviour.

What is antisocial behaviour?

The most common problem is likely to be loud music causing a disturbance.  You should write to your tenants and inform them that this behaviour will not be tolerated and that their tenancy will be at risk if there are any further incidents.  If the tenancy agreement clearly states that this behaviour is not acceptable then you can seek repossession on the grounds of breach of tenancy.  However you should work with our antisocial behaviour unit and your tenants to try and resolve the problem before seeking to evict.

Failure to act

Please note that failure to act in response to antisocial behaviour may affect your landlord registration.  We work closely with private landlords by giving advice and support to prevent this from being an issue.

Where you fail to act, we may serve an Antisocial Behaviour Notice.  If you still fail to act we can:

  • close the property;
  • take over management of the property for up to 1 year; or
  • ask the courts for an order to stop the payment of rent.

For more information or contact details visit the community safety webpages.

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housing@moray.gov.uk

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