Territory Housing’s Three Strike policy is a part of the Public Housing Safety Strategy, aiming to deliver a safer place for public housing tenants, and their neighbours.
The Three Strike policy allows Territory Housing to take stronger action against tenants who regularly, or seriously, interfere with the peace and safety of other people.
All complaints relating to the behaviour of tenants, and their visitors, are investigated by Territory Housing.
Once the investigation is complete, and Territory Housing can prove the claim of antisocial behaviour, the tenant will receive, at a minimum, a verbal warning about their breach of tenancy.
Depending on the nature and frequency of the behaviour, a written warning (strike) may be issued.
Strikes are valid for up to six months. If no further incidents of antisocial behaviour are recorded during this time, the strike will be removed from the tenancy.
If a tenancy is issued three strikes, Territory Housing may take eviction action.
If an incident is very serious, Territory Housing may take eviction action without any prior verbal or written warnings.
Tenants are responsible for all members of their household and any visitors to their home. This is outlined in their Tenancy Agreement.
If the actions of visitors repeatedly interfere with neighbours, tenants could receive a strike against their tenancy.