Tenants Handbook

YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD n Estate rules n Neighbours n Anti-Social behaviour n Vacant dwellings n Maintaining common areas

Your Neighbourhood

When you are allocated a dwelling by Cork City Council you become more than just a tenant. You become a member of the community in which you live. Cork City Council encourages you to become actively involved in your estate and is eager to hear your views and ideas on how your estate can be improved. It is the goal of Cork City Council “to create and maintain a quality living environment for our tenants”. Your co-operation and assistance is vital to ensure that together, we can build a safe and happy neighbourhood for you and your children.

Q: What should I do if my neighbour is causing me a nuisance?

A: Try to sort out the problem between you. If you feel anxious about this, you could discuss the best approach with your local Housing Office or housing assistant in the Housing Department. Please note that disputes between neighbours are a matter for those involved.

Anti-Social behaviour

Cork City Council has adopted a strong position in relation to anti-social behaviour. The offending tenants and their families risk having their homes repossessed. Under current legislation, tenants evicted on anti social behaviour grounds may have no right to rehousing. Anti-social behaviour is defined in the

HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1997

I n this Act, unless the context otherwise requires— "anti-social behaviour" includes either or both of the following, namely—

(a) the manufacture, production, preparation, importation, exportation, sale, supply, possession for the purposes of sale or supply, or distribution of a controlled drug (within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Acts, 1977 and 1984),

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