Noise abatement seizure powers used for first time

ForHousing worked with Salford City Council to make a community in Clifton feel safer by using noise abatement powers. It is the first time that the two organisations have utilised and coordinated their respective powers in this way.

The two organisations worked together to take action against a tenant causing a major neighbour nuisance by behaving abusively and aggressively to staff and playing music extremely loudly at all hours.

We sought an emergency injunction against the tenant living in Clifton but despite this and repeated attempts to engage with her, things did not change.

This tenant’s anti-social behaviour was having a detrimental impact on the quality of life of her neighbours.

We decided to approach the Council to serve a Noise Abatement Notice. This was the first time the landlord had used these powers to clamp down on anti-social behaviour in Salford.

The notice was subsequently breached by the tenant and a warrant was subsequently executed leading to the seizure of three televisions, two games consoles, an electronic keyboard and two Bluetooth speakers from the property.

However, even after a further injunction the noisy and aggressive behaviour continued, leading to the court ordering the tenant to be excluded from her home and the Clifton area of Swinton.

ForHousing is committed to ensuring that neighbourhoods are places where tenants feel safe and can thrive.

Despite attempts to engage with her, this tenant’s anti-social behaviour was having a detrimental impact on several of her neighbours’ quality of life.

This was the first time we had worked with the Council to utilise the Noise Abatement power in this way and this was a great example of coordinated partnership working.

We're committed to tackling anti-social behaviour wherever it exists and we will continue to work with partner agencies and residents associations to build stronger, more resilient communities.