UNRULY tenants will be put on probation by council house officials - with the threat of eviction if they fail to behave.
The new measures are set to be used by Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, which manages all the borough's council houses.
Anti-social tenants will be given a year to reform or lose their property.
During that period they lose their right to buy the property.
Cliff Whiteley, chairman of Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, welcomed the new steps to keep order on estates.
He said: "They strengthen the measures available to tackle this problem affecting our communities.
"We will always look at ways to stop this anti-social behaviour, and let people stay in their homes.
"If however, they don't respond to these efforts, we have a right to protect the majority against the bad behaviour of the minority."
The new demoted tenancy orders can only be made by County Court judges in a two-stage process.
The new powers were introduced by the Anti- Social Behaviour Act 2003.
Nuisance and harassment manager Ian Sykes said: "A demoted tenancy lasts for 12 months provided the tenants behave themselves and there are no further breaches of the tenancy conditions.
"If there are no further problems they go back to a new secure tenancy after a year."