Antisocial behaviour

Antisocial behaviour is behaviour which causes or is likely to cause alarm, harassment and distress. If the antisocial behaviour puts you, your family or your property in immediate danger, you should contact the Police on 999.

Antisocial behaviour is not:

  • Being unable to park outside your own home (contact us if you are a housing tenant)
  • Children playing in the street or communal areas
  • Civil disputes between neighbours, for example, shared driveways
  • Lifestyle differences
  • Young people gathering socially - unless they are being intimidating to an individual

Report antisocial behaviour

We deal with complaints from Southampton homeowners and private tenants about antisocial behaviour free of charge.

We also assist our colleagues in the Police, Local Authority Housing and Registered Social Landlord’s when the complaint involves other tenants and residents.

We will seek to resolve reports informally or with the use of legal powers.

Reporting antisocial behaviour via the police

You can also report antisocial behaviour to the police using the non-emergency number, 101. You can use this non-emergency number to:

  • Report a crime not currently in progress - for example a stolen car, burglary, or damaged property
  • Give information to the police about crime in your area
  • Speak to the police about a general enquiry
  • Contact a specific police officer or member of staff

Reporting antisocial behaviour if you are a Council or Housing Association tenant

Housing Association tenants should report the issue directly to their landlord or antisocial behaviour coordinator.

Southampton City Council tenants experiencing issues that cannot be resolved can take complaints further by contacting us. All information regarding this process can be found on our Council Tenants pages.