Bad behaviour blights lives of tenants

More than 40 per cent of social tenants or their families have been hit by antisocial behaviour during the past two years, according to a YouGov poll. Council and housing association tenants are much more likely than private homeowners to suffer from antisocial behaviour, and more social tenants than owner occupiers believe that the level of behaviour has become worse in their area over the same period. Just 17 per cent of those questioned had confidence in their council or social landlord to tackle the problem, and almost two-thirds expect the problem to increase as a result of the downturn.