Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Harassment is a criminal offense under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 which means someone can be prosecuted for this activity. It is also a civil matter which means someone who is victim of harassment can bring a claim for damages against the perpetrator in the civil courts.
What is Harassment under the Act?
Harassment is defined in the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 as:
• acts likely to interfere with the peace and comfort of those living in the property, or
• persistent withdrawal of services that are reasonably required for the occupation of the premises.
You can download the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 here:
There is also an exceptional guide by Shelter freely available online which you can access here