As a landlord we are restricted and are not always able to intervene
We know anti-social and unwelcome behaviour can sometimes affect our residents, yet as a landlord we are not able to deal with all the behaviours that are reported to us.
We can’t control what people do and we can’t be responsible for the behaviour of our residents or anyone living in or visiting their home, they are responsible for their own behaviour.
We expect our residents to consider their neighbours and keep disturbance to a minimum. The information within our How to Minimise Disturbance document may help you with this and can be accessed here.
What should I do as a bpha resident?
If you are experiencing nuisance from your neighbour, you should try speaking to them, if you feel it is appropriate to do so. It’s likely that your neighbour would prefer that you speak to them first before contacting us as they may not be aware they are causing a problem to you. Our Good Neighbour Guide provides helpful information on speaking to your neighbour about concerns or issues.
We would like all of our residents to feel empowered and able to resolve disputes themselves and we will support you to do this, as well as guiding you to other agencies that can help.
Eviction is always the last resort
Everyone has a right to a roof over their head and as a landlord our priority is always to keep people in their homes.
As a landlord we are not able to ‘just evict’ residents for causing ASB. It is a long and complicated process and we must gather sufficient evidence before being able to apply to court for a judge to make the decision.