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Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

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12Anti-social behaviour: landlords' policies and procedures

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(1)In Part 8 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) before section 219 (power of Secretary of State to give directions as to certain charges by social landlords) there is inserted the following section—

218AAnti-social behaviour: landlords' policies and procedures

(1)This section applies to the following landlords—

(a)a local housing authority;

(b)a housing action trust;

(c)a registered social landlord.

(2)The landlord must prepare—

(a)a policy in relation to anti-social behaviour;

(b)procedures for dealing with occurrences of anti-social behaviour.

(3)The landlord must not later than 6 months after the commencement of section 12 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 publish a statement of the policy and procedures prepared under subsection (2).

(4)The landlord must from time to time keep the policy and procedures under review and, when it thinks appropriate, publish a revised statement.

(5)A copy of a statement published under subsection (3) or (4)—

(a)must be available for inspection at all reasonable hours at the landlord’s principal office;

(b)must be provided on payment of a reasonable fee to any person who requests it.

(6)The landlord must also—

(a)prepare a summary of its current policy and procedures;

(b)provide without charge a copy of the summary to any person who requests it.

(7)In preparing and reviewing the policy and procedures the landlord must have regard to guidance issued—

(a)by the Secretary of State in the case of a local housing authority or a housing action trust;

(b)by the Relevant Authority under section 36 in the case of a registered social landlord.

(8)Anti-social behaviour is any conduct to which section 153A or 153B applies.

(9)Relevant Authority has the same meaning as in Part 1.

(2)In section 36(2) of that Act (functions of the Housing Corporation relating to guidance and corresponding functions relating to Wales) after paragraph (h) there is inserted the following paragraph—

(i)the policy and procedures a landlord is required under section 218A to prepare and from time to time revise in connection with anti-social behaviour.

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