We are receiveing queries regarding house shares and issues caused by individuals bringing in guests during the Covid Emergency.
It is our understanding these situations can be dealt with in the same manner as anti-social behaviour is generally addressed.
“behave in a way that is anti-social” means—
( a) engage in behaviour that constitutes the commission of an offence, being an offence the commission of which is reasonably likely to affect directly the well-being or welfare of others,
( b) engage in behaviour that causes or could cause fear, danger, injury, damage or loss to any person living, working or otherwise lawfully in the dwelling concerned or its vicinity and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, includes violence, intimidation, coercion, harassment or obstruction of, or threats to, any such person.”
You are reminded that a landlord owes to each person who could be affected (for example by antisocial behaviour) a duty to enforce the responsibilities of the tenant(s) in the tenancy.