Minimum period for applications to remain in force - suspensions under section 20B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance on the category of suspensions and the legal requirements social landlords must comply with.

8. Antisocial Behaviour

8.1 Section 20B(6)(a) states that landlords may impose a suspension where

“(a) the person has-

(i) acted in an antisocial manner in relation to another person residing in, visiting or otherwise engaged in lawful activity in the locality of a house occupied by the person,

(ii) pursued a course of conduct amounting to harassment of such other person, or a course of conduct which is otherwise antisocial conduct in relation to such other person, or

(iii) acted in an antisocial manner, or pursued a course of conduct which is antisocial conduct, in relation to an employee of the social landlord in the course of making the application”.

8.2 Antisocial behaviour is defined as an action or course of conduct causing or likely to cause alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance[3]. Conduct in this context includes things which a person has said as well as physical actions. A course of conduct must involve antisocial behaviour on at least two occasions.



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