Social landlords spend nearly £300m a year managing anti-social behaviour
Published by Georgina Pickerill for HouseMark Ltd in Housing
HouseMark’s anti-social behaviour (ASB) benchmarking system is the country’s leading tool to help social landlords measure and understand the ASB they are tackling on a day-to-day basis.
This is the fifth annual report of findings from ASB benchmarking and covers the financial year 2011/12.
The findings include:
- Most ASB recorded by social landlords falls into the NSIR (National Standard for Incident Recording) nuisance category.
- Noise continues to be the most reported type of ASB making up a third of all new cases, with harassment / threats ranking second.
- Nine out of 10 ASB cases reported to landlords ended with the ASB ceasing.
- Less than one per cent of cases were resolved by evicting the perpetrator.
- The median position for satisfaction with landlord ASB complaint handling is 80 per cent.
- Based on 2010/11 figures, we estimate that the housing management cost of ASB is nearly £300m a year in Britain.
If your organisation would like to take part in ASB benchmarking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form and guidance document.
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