A HOUSING company is cracking down on nuisance behaviour.
Jephson Homes Housing Association, based in Elland, is rolling out a project aimed at reducing outbreaks of nuisance in its neighbourhoods.
A new style of tenancy, called a starter tenancy, is being offered to all new residents.
It allows Jephson to let properties for an initial period of 12 months before deciding whether to grant the more secure assured tenancy. Jephson says it will send out a clear message that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
Sue Gillespie, Jephson housing manager, said: “Our pilot scheme found that new and existing tenants are deterred from behaving anti-socially or being involved in criminal activity.
“We also found that residents are more willing to report nuisance, leading to more stable communities and a higher demand for homes.”
Under the scheme, new tenants will receive two or three visits during their first year.
The Elland company manages 16,000 homes throughout the country in partnership with local authorities.