Liability of Local Authorities for the Antisocial Behaviour of Third Parties.
Conveyancing and Property Law Journal, 15 (3).
One of the most difficult issues facing housing
authorities is its potential liability to third parties for
what is commonly referred to as the "antisocial
behaviour" of its local authority tenants, or those living
in accommodation under licence from the local
authority. The term is now defined by s.1 of the
Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 as
drug-related activity andlor:
. . . any behaviour which causes or is likely to
cause any significant or persistent danger,
injury, damage, loss or fear to any person living
working or otherwise lawfully in or in the vicinity
of a house provided by a housing
authority.. .and.. .includes violence, threats,
intimidation, coercion, harassment or serious
obstruction of any person.
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