Actually, I think on-the-spot fines are an efficient way of dealing with problems. There's no expensive administration and the offender gets a short, sharp shock where it hurts: in the wallet. The caveat, of course, is that they must be legitmate. What were you thinking of in particular, spuds? I don't think any more people than before have the right to come into your home: it's the police and bailiffs and I guess the military, that's all - isn't it? And even they have to have a warrant.