Frequently Asked Question

What action will be taken?

Each case is considered individually. In most cases problems can be resolved through discussion, mediation or warnings. SACRO - Aberdeen Community Mediation Service operates an independent mediation service which resolves disputes and helps those involved reach an agreement which everyone can live with. You may contact the service directly or ask to be referred by the agency or landlord dealing with your complaint. When voluntary solutions are not effective or appropriate then enforcement action can be taken. The type of enforcement action depends on the circumstances. The law is on your side and the Scottish Parliament has introduced the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 to allow agencies to stand up to the minority whose behaviour causes serious nuisance in communities. Powers include: - allowing the police to close premises that are the focus of constant antisocial behaviour
- allowing the police to disperse groups of people who are causing significant persistant and serious antisocial behaviour
- banning the sale of spray paint to under 16s
- statutory power of arrest if an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) is breached
- extending ASBOs to 12-15 year olds You can view the Scottish Executive's Guide to the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 from their website.