River Clyde Homes secures two ASBOs



Two areas in Inverclyde can hopefully enjoy a peaceful Christmas and New Year following River Clyde Homes (RCH) obtaining two full Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) at Greenock Sheriff Court.

The Association is continuing to support tenants facing antisocial behaviour during the pandemic and to date has been successful in obtaining two full ASBOs, preventing disorderly conduct at two separate addresses in Greenock’s Town Centre. One ASBO will be in place for a minimum term of one year and the other will be in place for two years. These orders have proven particularly successful in our ongoing drive to tackle ASB within Inverclyde.

Whilst tenants are protected to some extent due to the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (an emergency law to protect renters in Scotland during coronavirus), tenants can still be issued with an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) by the Scottish courts.

And although the Act temporarily extends the amount of notice landlords must give before beginning the process of ending a tenancy (in most cases landlords will now need to give tenants six months’ notice) certain exemptions apply; such as when they are ending the tenancy due antisocial or criminal behaviour.

A spokesperson for River Clyde Homes said: “Obtaining the full ASBOs at the Greenock Sheriff Court sends another strong message that RCH will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in any form. We are aware of the impact antisocial behaviour can have on our tenants’ lives, particularly during this pandemic and we take a zero-tolerance approach. As well as seeking ASBOs RCH will also continue to take legal action to recovery a tenancy where the anti-social behaviour persists.

“Our aim is to ensure our neighbourhoods are safe places to live and we will continue to support anyone who comes forward to report this kind of behaviour. Our customers should never feel helpless when faced with antisocial behaviour and can be reassured that River Clyde Homes will always act in the interests of our valued customers.”



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