Anti-social behaviour, crime and policy act 2014
The legislation used to investigate and action reports of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) is the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The legislation requires the relevant local agencies to be satisfied that the specific legal tests and safeguards set out in the legislation are met before the 2014 Act powers are used.
Part one, section 2 defines ASB as:
- conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person,
- conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to a person in relation to that person’s occupation of residential premises, or
- conduct capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person.