Housing Corporations Could Deal with Housing Related Anti-Social Behaviour Much More Effectively

2 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2013 Last revised: 18 Apr 2014

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Michel Vols

University of Groningen, Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 23, 2013

Abstract

In the Netherlands, landlords are key figures in tackling anti-social behaviour like noise, small scale drug dealing, the growing of cannabis and harassment. The main legal instrument landlords use is eviction. Around 70% of all the cases in court end in eviction of the anti-social person (and his family). Of course, eviction is not problem solving at all and has anti-therapeutic effects for the anti-social person (who often faces mental health and/or addiction problems) and his family. The victims of the anti-social behaviour are not better off, because they have to wait a long time (sometimes years) before any legal action can be taken against the anti-social person.

Keywords: therapeutic jurisprudence, anti-social behaviour, eviction, housing law

Suggested Citation

Vols, Michel, Housing Corporations Could Deal with Housing Related Anti-Social Behaviour Much More Effectively (May 23, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2271602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2271602

Michel Vols (Contact Author)

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