Landlords and housing associations are going to be granted more powers to evict unruly tenants

Landlords and housing associations are going to be granted more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin their neighbours’ lives through persistent noise or by being drunk and disorderly, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will confirm later today.

Under new plans perpetrators of anti-social behaviour will face swift and visible justice, increased fines and enhanced drug testing as part of a new crackdown.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan will establish a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of anti-social behaviour.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says: “Anti-social behaviour undermines the basic right of people to feel safe in the place they call home.

“The public have rightly had enough – which is why I am determined to restore people’s confidence that those responsible will be quickly and visibly punished.

“This action plan maps out how we will tackle this issue with the urgency it deserves and stamp out these crimes once and for all – so that wherever you live, you can feel safe in, and proud of your community.”

A new reporting tool will also be developed over the next twelve months to act as a digital one-stop shop where people can quickly and easily report incidents of anti-social behaviour when these occur.

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