Estate Management

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Estate Management

Estate Management

Section 1:

The one problem that is common in Estate A and Estate B the cause of all problems in both estates is the anti-social behavior. This has led to problem of drugs, vandalism, arson, joy riding, gangs of young people fighting, racial abuse in Estate A and burglaries, prostitution, drug dealing, vandalism, car burning, threats etc in Estate B.

Anti social behavior has a very broad meaning and can incorporate a wide range of activities. As a landlord, the council has adopted the definition given in Section 153A and 153B of the Housing Act 1996 and will treat as anti social behavior conduct which(Hunter Nixon Parr 2004 pp.67-78):

is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person and directly and indirectly relates to or affects the housing management function of a relevant landlord or

consists of or involves using or threatening to use housing accommodation owned or managed by a relevant landlord for an unlawful purpose.

People to whom the conduct may cause annoyance or nuisance includes anyone who has a right to live in a property owned or managed by the council, those living in any other property in the neighborhood (eg owner occupiers) and anyone else lawfully in such property or in the locality (people working or using local facilities).

The housing management in Estate A and Estate B function includes any activity that the council undertakes in the day to day and strategic management of the stock.  Matters, which directly affect the housing management function, could include social care activities, housing tenancy support activities, environmental health and refuse collection(Cooke Southwell Cutland Local 2004 Pp.56-62).

Anti social behaviour includes, but is not limited to the following:

Using or threatening to use violence

Racist behaviour including physical or verbal abuse, graffiti, displaying racist literature or posters

Playing music loudly or making other loud noise

Banging and slamming doors

Damaging property

Drug dealing in your home or the area near your home

Skateboarding or cycling on footpaths or walkways where it could cause nuisance or be unsafe

Riding motorcycles or quad bikes anywhere, other than on public roads

Dumping rubbish

Being drunk and/or under the influence of drugs in public

Going to the toilet or spitting in public

Criminal activity in the property

Selling alcohol, tobacco or counterfeit goods illegally

Spraying graffiti

Throwing things out of windows or from balconies


Dealing in pornography

Not keeping your pets under control

Breaking shared security, for example allowing strangers to get into the building

Not looking after your children properly

Not looking after your garden

Carrying out DIY or vehicle repairs late at night or early in the morning

Storing unused vehicles and equipment in your garden in any nearby public space or road

Burning garden waste or rubbish where this could cause a nuisance

Using security lighting (floodlighting) inconsiderately

Interfering with neighbours, other people who live in the neighbourhood or anybody visiting or working in the area.

Section 2

For solving the problems that are encountered in Estate A and Estate B, ...
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