Sharon, Head of Professional Practice at RESOLVE
‘Anti-social behaviour’ comprises a range of behaviours that can cause nuisance and annoyance or harm and distress to someone. It is a wide range of unacceptable activity and includes Noise Nuisance.
Noise is by far the highest reported case type of anti-social behaviour; 1 in 3 cases of ASB are noise nuisance and even when noise is not the main incident being reported it continues to be a factor in the majority of all anti-social behaviour incidents reported to agencies. Noise Nuisance is the second biggest complain category in the Housing Ombudsman Service (www.housing-ombudsman.org.uk).