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Uncontrolled animals

What is an uncontrolled animal?

It is not just the people in your area that may cause problems but animals as well. Uncontrolled animals as antisocial behaviour could be stray or dangerous animals, or animals fouling in public spaces.

What can you do?

Try talking to the owner of the animal in a reasonable manner and discuss your concerns; what some people consider to be acceptable behaviour from their animals may be different to someone else. The owner may not realise it is a problem. However, if this does not work you should report the incidents to Yorkshire Housing. You may be asked to keep an incident diary. If you are concerned for the wellbeing of the animal, please contact the RSPCA.

What can Yorkshire Housing do?

It is up to the neighbourhood officer to decide whether it is antisocial behaviour or not based on whether the tenancy agreement has been breached. Your neighbourhood officer will carry out a thorough and prompt investigation of your complaint and will keep you fully informed of his or her findings. Each decision will be made on a case by case basis following careful investigation.

Some or all of the following steps will be taken depending on the extent of the problem:

  • Issuing a warning
  • Involvement of mediation or Restorative Justice for both parties
  • Issuing CCTV equipment
  • Issuing physical security measures such as extra locks and security lights
  • Written warnings to perpetrator
  • Injunction (county court order) against perpetrator
  • Eviction proceedings

Find out more about how Yorkshire Housing deals with antisocial behaviour.

Report antisocial behaviour

If you or your neighbours are suffering from any of the issues described – we want to know. Report antisocial behaviour online or call 0345 366 4404.

Our promise

We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy their home, free from nuisance or antisocial behaviour. Find out more about how Yorkshire Housing deals with antisocial behaviour.

Success stories

Read some of our antisocial behaviour success case studies.