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Tenancy agreements: a mechanism for governing anti-social behaviour?

Lister Diane

in Housing, urban governance and anti-social behaviour

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346858
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302544 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346858.003.0007
Tenancy agreements: a mechanism for governing anti-social behaviour?

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This chapter assesses the extent to which tenancy agreements offer a mechanism for governing ASB. It regards the growing emphasis on tenancy agreements as symptomatic of a wider contractualisation of social relations, which include neighbourliness. The discussion also tries to identify how such processes attempt to achieve social control in the lack of trust and legitimate expectations among neighbours. It then pinpoints how the use of good neighbour agreements represents a process through which the relationship between landlords and tenants is extended to include the wider neighbourhood governance functions.

Keywords: tenancy agreements; social relations; trust; legitimate expectations; neighbourliness; neighbour agreements; landlord-tenant relationship

Chapter.  6816 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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