What is an injunction?
We can apply for an Injunction at County Court to stop a behaviour that is shown to be public nuisance. An Injunction prohibits that person from continuing to cause public nuisance and from entering an area where nuisance has been committed. Injunctions may also contain other prohibitions designed to prevent anti-social behaviour.
There are also common law injunctions and these injunctions will stop somebody coming onto your property without your permission or assaulting you. They can be used to prohibit a person coming within a certain area close to your home or a place they have been aggressive or abusive. An injunction becomes valid once it has been legally served on the person committing the crime.
Anti-social behaviour injunctions (ASBO’s) can be taken under the Housing Act 1996 and are used where anti-social behaviour is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person, and, directly or indirectly relates to, or affects the housing management functions of the Landlord.
You can report anti-social behaviour in your area by contacting the Anti-Social Behaviour Team through their direct number on 01522 873431, via email at email@example.com or by using the online form.