Civil Injunctions

We are housing solicitors in Exeter. We can advise both landlords and tenants in relation to civil injunctions, also known as injunctions to prevent nuisance or annoyance (IPNAs). If you are contesting an antisocial behaviour injunction, we can also advise whether you may be eligible for legal aid.

What is a civil injunction?

An IPNA is a civil remedy that can be granted by a court where a person has engaged, or threatens to engage, in antisocial behaviour. An application for a civil injunction can be made by a local authority or other social housing landlord. An injunction can be granted by the court against any person aged 10 or over.

In relation to housing, IPNAs can be granted where there is behaviour capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to either a person occupying residential premises or a person who is directly or indirectly involved with housing management for a local authority or other social landlord.

It is important to take legal advice as the repercussions of breaching the terms of a civil injunction can be serious. Some injunctions have a power of arrest attached to them.

We’re here to help

If you appoint us, a named lawyer will support your case from start to finish and keep you informed throughout. We will start by meeting with you to discuss your case, the IPNA process, and the possible outcomes. We will help you to understand your rights, and can also discuss options for funding your case. Depending on your financial situation, legal aid may be available if you are contesting an antisocial behaviour injunction.

Contact us for a quote or to book an initial consultation meeting with a member of our housing team.