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Anti-social behaviour

Local authorities and housing associations in Ireland have specific powers to take enforcement action on tenants of social housing units who are engaging in anti-social behaviour. This means being involved in drug dealing or any behaviour that might cause danger, injury, damage or fear to people living in the area. This might include violence, threats, intimidation or harassment.

Those tenants engaged in anti-social behaviour will be subjected to an escalating warning system which can ultimately lead to the tenants being excluded from a local authority estate or being evicted from the property they are renting.

Clare County Council may also refuse to let a dwelling or refuse to consent to the purchase of a dwelling on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. Former tenants of local authority housing who breach the terms of their tenancy agreement on the grounds of anti-social behaviour and in consequence their tenancy is terminated, will not be entitled to rent supplement from the community welfare service for private rented accommodation.

Clare County Council has had an anti-social behaviour strategy, which was adopted in 2010.

If you are a local authority tenant who is affected by someone's anti-social behaviour, contact:

Housing and Social Services
Clare County Council,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
New Road,
Ennis,
Co. Clare
Telephone: (065) 6846334
Fax: (065) 6866058
Email: info@clarecoco.ie

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 19/01/14