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Police and Justice Act 2006

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26Anti-social behaviour injunctions

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For section 153A of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52) there is substituted—

153AAnti-social behaviour injunction

(1)In this section—

  • “anti-social behaviour injunction” means an injunction that prohibits the person in respect of whom it is granted from engaging in housing-related anti-social conduct of a kind specified in the injunction;

  • “anti-social conduct” means conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to some person (who need not be a particular identified person);

  • “conduct” means conduct anywhere;

  • “housing-related” means directly or indirectly relating to or affecting the housing management functions of a relevant landlord.

(2)The court on the application of a relevant landlord may grant an anti-social behaviour injunction if the condition in subsection (3) is satisfied.

(3)The condition is that the person against whom the injunction is sought is engaging, has engaged or threatens to engage in housing-related conduct capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to—

(a)a person with a right (of whatever description) to reside in or occupy housing accommodation owned or managed by a relevant landlord,

(b)a person with a right (of whatever description) to reside in or occupy other housing accommodation in the neighbourhood of housing accommodation mentioned in paragraph (a),

(c)a person engaged in lawful activity in, or in the neighbourhood of, housing accommodation mentioned in paragraph (a), or

(d)a person employed (whether or not by a relevant landlord) in connection with the exercise of a relevant landlord’s housing management functions.

(4)Without prejudice to the generality of the court’s power under subsection (2), a kind of conduct may be described in an anti-social behaviour injunction by reference to a person or persons and, if it is, may (in particular) be described by reference—

(a)to persons generally,

(b)to persons of a description specified in the injunction, or

(c)to persons, or a person, specified in the injunction.

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