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Your Rights Against Troublesome Neighbours

By: Thomas Muller - Updated: 8 Nov 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
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Troublesome neighbours can seriously damage the quality of home life, but not only do you have the right to live in peace but the legal rights too.

Neighbour Trouble

Whether it’s head thumping bass of a stereo, persistent shrieks of an over active child or loud footsteps, the chief neighbour nuisance is noise, but neighbours can also make life hell through destructive children, ill-trained dogs, ill-kempt trees and hedges, poor rubbish management and abusive or harassing behaviour.

Whatever the incitement, if the actions of your neighbours are making your life a misery and they are not responsive to polite requests to stop then you need to be aware of what rights are available to you.

The Noise and Environmental Protection Acts

As a particularly common grievance, excessive noise falls under the control of two main pieces of legislation.

The Noise Act 1996 gives the council the powers to order neighbours to cease their noisy exploits immediately. They can also confiscate noise-making devices, such as the TV or stereo, and issue a fine. It is the council’s decision to implement any preventative action and so the grievance should be raised with them for their consideration.

If you can reliably anticipate your neighbour’s noisy pursuits then alternatively you could invite the local authority over to witness the act. If they agree then they can serve an abatement law under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Control of Pollution Act in Scotland).

You are also entitled to take out private action by applying to your local magistrates court. If you are in Scotland then you can take action through a solicitor to the Sheriff's Court.

Environmental Protection Act for Non-Noise

The Environment Protection Act is a far-reaching law that is also a valuable piece of legislation for a host of other non-noise issues where your neighbour poses further threats to environmental well-being.

For instance, it can be used if you live next door to someone who has living habits that could be construed as being a health hazard, such as if they use their garden as a vermin-friendly rubbish heap. In such a situation you should contact your local council’s Environmental Health department.

Housing Act

If your neighbours are engaging in anti-social behaviour that doesn’t fall within the remit of the noise or environmental protection acts then the Housing Act 1996 might prove a valuable ally.

Under this law, you can appeal to the High Court or County Court to grant an injunction to stop neighbours from "engaging or threatening to engage in conduct causing or likely to cause a nuisance or annoyance." This could include neighbour behaviour deemed violent, destructive or disruptive. It also can be used to curb the use of residential premises for illegal or immoral purpose, including as a drug den or brothel.

If your neighbour has trouble keeping their dog’s toilet habits under control then this becomes an issue for the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.

Protection from Harassment Act

Neighbours that target you personally with their behaviour, such as through verbal abuse, dumping litter in your garden, deliberately causing obstruction or any other efforts intended to make your home life a misery, then this then becomes an issue for the Protection from Harassment Act 1977.

It is an offence for an individual to conduct themselves in a way that amounts to harassment of others and, if found guilty, offenders can face up to six months in jail.

Crime and Disorder Act 1998If your neighbour’s bad behaviour, such as drunkenness, violence, damage, intimidation or verbal abuse, is not solely directed at you but affecting the neighbourhood as a whole then your rights to curtail their anti-social activities are supported by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

This act rebuts the notion that a child is incapable of crime. You can appeal to the police for a criminal behaviour order or an injunction under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. If the individual has behaved in a manner "that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress" then they can be restricted from entering a specific geographical area or banned from certain acts.

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I have been bullied by my narcissistic nieghbours for some time now. They have spread rumors and gossiped about me. Also they have used other people to harras me in my home. Like loud mufflers and firework misuse. My home is near a main road, these people are the most stupid dumheads ever.
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Super King - 23-Oct-20 @ 4:48 PM
I moved to this condo in Toronto back in Feb. 2020. Everything was going very well until I started hearing constant banging and tapping and walking heavily from the unit above me. I thought maybe they are just moving in and need time to settle. I waited until mid April before writing to the condo management expressing my concerns over all the excessive noises which started every night at 10pm all the way to 2am. Seems like the unit above do their chores and housekeeping and cooking at nights. Management did not even contact me and I ended up calling them after a week. They told me noise complaints are up due to people are staying home. However they asked me to call the front desk and report it. They also said it is best that I allow the front desk guard to come inside my unit to observe the noises for themselves. Although I didn’t like doing this because of the COVID situation but I had no choice if I wanted to put an end to all this late night nonsense noises. I started filming the noises as well as having guards to come to my unit at least 5 times, which they all heard the noises and wrote up a report for the management. After 6 months of complaining and calling the management, they finally agreed to do a sound test between the two units. However the sound test was practically Bull$&) and it didn’t prove anything. The only outcome was that now the unit above knows I am the one who has been complaining about them. Since then, not only the management has not done anything to fix this, but now the unit above is taking revenge on me. Now they stomp their feet and their heels onto the floor purposely every night or early morning around 1:30am or 3:00am and just last night 4:30am. They do it so loud and for too long to make sure I am awake and cannot go back to sleep. I am having massive headachesall the time now, and can’t even focus on my tasks anymore. Although I have managed to record their vicious attaches and abuses almost everything for the past week, but management still says we do not have sufficient evidence to take legal action. What do I do??? How do I prove the attacks in the middle of the nights? Please help.
Joe - 18-Oct-20 @ 1:31 PM
I moved to this condo in Toronto back in Feb. 2020. Everything was going very well until I started hearing constant banging and tapping and walking heavily from the unit above me. I thought maybe they are just moving in and need time to settle. I waited until mid April before writing to the condo management expressing my concerns over all the excessive noises which started every night at 10pm all the way to 2am. Seems like the unit above do their chores and housekeeping and cooking at nights. Management did not even contact me and I ended up calling them after a week. They told me noise complaints are up due to people are staying home. However they asked me to call the front desk and report it. They also said it is best that I allow the front desk guard to come inside my unit to observe the noises for themselves. Although I didn’t like doing this because of the COVID situation but I had no choice if I wanted to put an end to all this late night nonsense noises. I started filming the noises as well as having guards to come to my unit at least 5 times, which they all heard the noises and wrote up a report for the management. After 6 months of complaining and calling the management, they finally agreed to do a sound test between the two units. However the sound test was practically Bull$&) and it didn’t prove anything. The only outcome was that now the unit above knows I am the one who has been complaining about them. Since then, not only the management has not done anything to fix this, but now the unit above is taking revenge on me. Now they stomp their feet and their heels onto the floor purposely every night or early morning around 1:30am or 3:00am and just last night 4:30am. They do it so loud and for too long to make sure I am awake and cannot go back to sleep. I am having massive headachesall the time now, and can’t even focus on my tasks anymore. Although I have managed to record their vicious attaches and abuses almost everything for the past week, but management still says we do not have sufficient evidence to take legal action. What do I do??? How do I prove the attacks in the middle of the nights? Please help.
Joe - 18-Oct-20 @ 12:59 PM
I moved to this condo in Toronto back in Feb. 2020. Everything was going very well until I started hearing constant banging and tapping and walking heavily from the unit above me. I thought maybe they are just moving in and need time to settle. I waited until mid April before writing to the condo management expressing my concerns over all the excessive noises which started every night at 10pm all the way to 2am. Seems like the unit above do their chores and housekeeping and cooking at nights. Management did not even contact me and I ended up calling them after a week. They told me noise complaints are up due to people are staying home. However they asked me to call the front desk and report it. They also said it is best that I allow the front desk guard to come inside my unit to observe the noises for themselves. Although I didn’t like doing this because of the COVID situation but I had no choice if I wanted to put an end to all this late night nonsense noises. I started filming the noises as well as having guards to come to my unit at least 5 times, which they all heard the noises and wrote up a report for the management. After 6 months of complaining and calling the management, they finally agreed to do a sound test between the two units. However the sound test was practically Bull$&) and it didn’t prove anything. The only outcome was that now the unit above knows I am the one who has been complaining about them. Since then, not only the management has not done anything to fix this, but now the unit above is taking revenge on me. Now they stomp their feet and their heels onto the floor purposely every night or early morning around 1:30am or 3:00am and just last night 4:30am. They do it so loud and for too long to make sure I am awake and cannot go back to sleep. I am having massive headachesall the time now, and can’t even focus on my tasks anymore. Although I have managed to record their vicious attaches and abuses almost everything for the past week, but management still says we do not have sufficient evidence to take legal action. What do I do??? How do I prove the attacks in the middle of the nights? Please help.
Joe - 18-Oct-20 @ 12:55 PM
I'm constantly been harassed by a private tenant above me for last 2 years police and local council have done nothing to help me has he's a private tenant.hes abusive andf frightening all the time don't go out much my self can't cope any more with the abuse and foul language.l just want to be left at alone and get on with my life.
Shelli.bean - 15-Oct-20 @ 5:21 PM
I am getting increasingly annoyed with my neighbours, teenager has a scary rabbit on his headrest the neighbours have just told him to take it off as it’s scaring their child. Needless to say he told them no and said for the child not to look. We live in a townhouse with communal car parking and this isn’t the first time they have been aggressive towards us. I have just been leaving it but now I feel like knocking on their door and telling them to stop harassing us.
158Mom - 12-Oct-20 @ 1:00 PM
Hi Ihave allways problem with my Neighbour
Red - 4-Oct-20 @ 7:37 AM
That is all full I feel so sorry for you
Carpenters - 1-Oct-20 @ 10:19 PM
My issue is that our neighbours next door are housing association houses and so are the next two down (however ours and our other next door neighbours isn’t). Before May this year we have never had any problems with them, but in May this year that all changed and since then we have received hand gestures, inappropriate language and we are being watched and followed (in person and by their cars). In May, we fell out because the son of the main tenants girlfriend (who lives with them) played a cruel joke about a clockwork rat. Basically, they showed a video of the rat scurrying round the garden, and we had just put a bit of rubbish in our garden ready to go to the tip in the next few days, but so we weren’t blamed for this rat problem (which at this point we thought was real) we payed £100 to get rid of it. This was especially not funny seeing as our street was plagued by a rat problem in Summer 2019. Later that night, we then found out that this was a joke, so understandably my husband was very angry, and even more so because he had just payed the people who were going to get rid of the rubbish the next day in front of them. Also, my husband has turrets, so he can’t control his anger when he gets angry which these neighbours love to see him do. After this incident, we had CCTV put in as we didn’t trust our neighbours as a few years back they fell out with their neighbour on their other side and when we were friends they told us that they had worn body cams and in the dead of night banged on her windows, videoing the whole thing, jumping her fence into her garden and slashing her tires and damaging the car by bashing it etc. Also, before we had our CCTV put in, we had our hot tubs water Siphoned out, we know this because that night we had filled our hot tub water right to the top however the next morning more than half the water was gone. Our garden is on a hill also and the way the water had disappeared, it had gone up hill and we both know that water cannot drain uphill. Another thing is, that on my sons birthday in late May, we had a thriving plant in our garden right next to the fence, but two days later the plant was dead and there was a white patch next to it, this meant that one of them had tipped weed killer onto it as it was all circumstantial evidence (as the police said). After having the CCTV put in, we have received multiple hand gestures from the son and his girlfriend (aged 20 and 19) directed at the camera and we have also had a dance with some inappropriate gestures in our front of our house. Both of these things my three children have seen on the cameras, which they shouldn’t be seeing as children. Also, the sons girlfriend watches and follows us when me, my husband and my young children are at the car, in the garden and in the hot tub which if I’m honest is quite disturbing. Me, my husband and children have caught her doing this multiple times out the window and once when we were in the hot tub we saw her eye peepin
K - 24-Sep-20 @ 4:42 PM
We live in a block of four flats with communal gardens and we share the same path as the neighbour above she has started sitting outside her flat door and blocking our right of way we have to go on the grassed area to get passed we have had no trouble since we moved in and now she is awful to us and we are gettingintimidated by the other neighbours facing wedont bother with any of them
Jess - 18-Sep-20 @ 6:20 PM
I live in a flat above 2 people. The day after moving in they were playing very loud music and they did this the day after too. I complained to the landlord immediately who came to check the volume and said to turn it down. Occasionally play music now but not so bad. Problem now is they bang around at 3am to 4am. It's like clockwork, never any earlier or later, and always just for the hour. I wear earplugs and this still wakes me up. I have no idea why they are even awake at 3am. Pretty sure they don't have jobs so it baffles me how they can afford a similar flat to mine. They also used to do weed (mention this in my complaint as well as the smell would enter flat) but not anymore. Makes me wonder if they are disturbed by noises from my flat during the day when they are sleeping? Well I'm sorry but I work and so I sleep at night and I'm awake during the day like a normal person. I look around at other flats and no one else seems to be awake at 3am (no other lights on) but the guys downstairs don't care at all, lights on, curtains open and windows open so others can hear the noise too. Guess I'm just unlucky to have to be the one to live above these inconsiderate people.
Be Quiet - 15-Sep-20 @ 12:40 PM
Our neighbours have been an issue since about 2014. Started when my daughter, who was 3 years old, was sleeping at around 10:30pm. The neghbours children where running up and down there garden swearing louding and I asked them if they could be quiet. I then got accuesed of swearing at them and they where banging on the walls the same night. A few weeks later they climbed into my gardend and started jumping on the shed roof, which I asked them to get off, I again got accussed of swearing at them but I recorded the converstion and reprted to the council. Since then we have been followed by there daughter, my daughter has been bullied and had racial abuse thrown at her. We have had indirect threats of violence, parties until 2am, rubbish dunbed onto th backdoor. During the lockdown they where partying Friday and Saturday. My daughter, who is now 8, can't sleep in her own room due to be too affraid and my car has had oil thrown on the windscreen. I have had developed highblood pressure, last reading 169, and hypertension due to the stress. I actualy fear for my life at the moment and the council seem unwilling to realy help. I do fear at some point that I will be attacked or stabbed.
mick - 11-Sep-20 @ 7:16 AM
My neighbours moved in nearly a year ago. They have 3 children all under 8. My complaint is that they are constantly noisy from 7.30 am until maybe 9,10 at night. Constantly screaming, running up and down the stairs. What makes it worse since lock down, they have been playing out in the back garden from 8am,kicking a ball at the fence and constantly screaming. I've had a word with my neighbour but he doesn't seem to care.
Veronica - 10-Sep-20 @ 3:19 PM
My neighbor 3 doors down has done nothing but complain about me and partner since I moved in 2yrs ago. She's call police and council, environmental health and fire brigade on us lots she's even harassed my landlord. Best one was when I was in hospital having my twins. Council and police are doing nothing. She's got a camera on back of her house pointing at my gate, my only way in and out so she knows when I leave or my partner dose. It's causing me sever anxiety I just don't know what to do anymore ??
Jess - 9-Sep-20 @ 10:07 PM
Someone i know is being pestered by neighbour. All over a boundary line which wasnt even an issue but hes esclated it into one. Him and his wife and children stay next door. They started a rumour tht the girl was basically a paedophile which is absolutely disgustiing rumour to throw about as this can cause many problems if a false accusation is believed. Police have been involved given warnings but still being pestered. Every single day cant be in garden or on door step without them making noises or mumbling or just staring over. Every action has been ignored but it comes to a point where its jus upsetting and ruining their days. I feel as though it is bullying. Its only a girl and her mother who are maybe the quietest people ever. To have people constantly bothering you everyday. Its draining them. Police have been no help so far whatsover so what else can be done. Can something be said to police to make something permanent. This has been goin on for 4 months with 2 police warnings. What will it take to just be left alone
Justme - 6-Sep-20 @ 12:35 PM
I'm thankful that this forum exists. I'm sorry that so many people have been victimised, abused, disturbed and dismissed. Our problem neighbour issue is 2 fold. Terrace life! On our left we have a family of 5 living in a 3 bed house. When we moved in our garden had no boundary fence, so they had been using our space, storing stuff in it, grazing their pets, and even had a compost bin set up. The neighbour on the right side was also using our garden as a 'shared' space. The neighbours to the right are career academics, they have people over most weekends for 3 day long, loud conversations, wine and loud music. His voice really carries, we can hear him from inside and outside his house. So... We put in a fence to provide some privacy. Ever since the neighbour on the right has been on a vendetta campaign - dripping poison to all other people about us, he is so full of hate. He wants a lower fence. But that means no privacy. He has enlisted other neighbours to blank us or to be rude - the latest verbal attack included the phrases 'you come here and put up your prison fence'...'i hope you die' (this was from another neighbour he has been ranting to). The guy on the left meanwhile has been using power tools as a hobby. He is usually doing a DIY project, then another, then another, this has gone on for 2 years. They see no problem with using tools on weekends, or in the evening, they have ignored our requests to let us know when the tools will be used so we can at least go out. All this crap makes us feel like we are crazy, or intolerant, but in my heart I know we are not, we have just had enough of anti-social behaviour and low level bullying from selfish and unreasonable people. We have had to put the house up for sale and can't wait to get away. Mental health and peace are essential - no more 'trying' to negotiate or communicate with people who wont.
Freyd Nerves - 23-Aug-20 @ 12:18 PM
I live in apartment with my mom, we've lived here for going on 7 years, a couple on the same floor as ours but the building next to us (so our apartments do attach at the sides) moved in 3 or something years ago, they are foreign no idea where they are from because they're white yet they aren't polish or any language I've ever heard.(And this has nothing to do with race im not like that. I just want to make it clear i have NO idea what they say at any time). The male of the two is so painfully loud, he seems to think hes okay to shout constantly for hours and hours at a time on the phone to whoever (i can hear the other person on the other end of the phone too)and slamming and breaking stuff in doors is okay too. However this can start at 1pm of an afternoon and non stop continue until 3 in the morning. He wakes me up at 6.50am shouting, he keeps me awake shouting and banging doors. When im on the phone to my boyfriend he can hear him clearer than he hears me! Last night things escalated badly. I suffer from constant headaches and migraines so im always in need of peace and quiet, i am at the end of my rope with these people, i havent slept properly in weeks and i felt ill, he was yelling and shouting from afternoon till 11pm and i fell asleep just after 11 11pm... he woke me up at 12.06midnight shouting at the top of his voice outside and banging our community bins door. Losing my own temper i shouted for him to shut up, and yes i was in the wrong? Maybe after 3 years of bearing it, and he shouted what i can only assume was obscenities in his own language back at me. He proceeded to slam the apartments main downstairs door shut, come back to his room which is sadly right next to mine, ripped his blinds up, turned on his surround sound and continued to then yell, shout, bang doors for hours. 1.45am he went apesh** rage - slamming a door into its frame over and over again for quite awhile. I at this point was going to call the police but my mom told me not to. She told me she had heard other people knocking the walls for him to shut up - they not knowing i assume where it was coming from as being in an apartment noise is hard to pinpoint. But he had woken people up with his insanity. After he continued to have his yelling-shouting match with whoever on the phone until 3am, i almost ended up sleeping on the sofa because of his noise and psychopathic nature. I am at my wits end. Hes obviously violent i cannot approach this man. Where was his wife and 1 year old baby? Cowering in fear in a corner? He scared me so badly last night, scared for my own safety and my moms, and HIS families safety. He is a psycho.
AuroraH - 2-Aug-20 @ 6:46 PM
I live in apartment with my mom, we've lived here for going on 7 years, a couple on the same floor as ours but the building next to us (so our apartments do attach at the sides) moved in 3 or something years ago, they are foreign no idea where they are from because they're white yet they aren't polish or any language I've ever heard.(And this has nothing to do with race im not like that. I just want to make it clear i have NO idea what they say at any time). The male of the two is so painfully loud, he seems to think hes okay to shout constantly for hours and hours at a time on the phone to whoever (i can hear the other person on the other end of the phone too)and slamming and breaking stuff in doors is okay too. However this can start at 1pm of an afternoon and non stop continue until 3 in the morning. He wakes me up at 6.50am shouting, he keeps me awake shouting and banging doors. When im on the phone to my boyfriend he can hear him clearer than he hears me! Last night things escalated badly. I suffer from constant headaches and migraines so im always in need of peace and quiet, i am at the end of my rope with these people, i havent slept properly in weeks and i felt ill, he was yelling and shouting from afternoon till 11pm and i fell asleep just after 11 11pm... he woke me up at 12.06midnight shouting at the top of his voice outside and banging our community bins door. Losing my own temper i shouted for him to shut up, and yes i was in the wrong? Maybe after 3 years of bearing it, and he shouted what i can only assume was obscenities in his own language back at me. He proceeded to slam the apartments main downstairs door shut, come back to his room which is sadly right next to mine, ripped his blinds up, turned on his surround sound and continued to then yell, shout, bang doors for hours. 1.45am he went apesh** rage - slamming a door into its frame over and over again for quite awhile. I at this point was going to call the police but my mom told me not to. She told me she had heard other people knocking the walls for him to shut up - they not knowing i assume where it was coming from as being in an apartment noise is hard to pinpoint. But he had woken people up with his insanity. After he continued to have his yelling-shouting match with whoever on the phone until 3am, i almost ended up sleeping on the sofa because of his noise and psychopathic nature. I am at my wits end. Hes obviously violent i cannot approach this man. Where was his wife and 1 year old baby? Cowering in fear in a corner? He scared me so badly last night, scared for my own safety and my moms, and HIS families safety. He is a psycho.
AuroraH - 2-Aug-20 @ 10:18 AM
During 6 years, the neighbor across from us, only harass my house. the neighbor across from us is spreading bad rumours about us and getting all the neighbors to go against us to side with him.My family are only different race from all the rest of the neighbours. We don’t bother any of the neighbors. We keep things private and quiet.I think it is cause we don’t speak same language as these neighbors. It seem so racist, how this neighbor is treating us. The neighbor across the street will purposely have their guests park in front of our home when there was plenty of other spots that was much closer and even can park on their driveway. When we first moved in, the neighbor across from us, told us not to park in front of our home cause he can not back out of his driveway. So as being good neighbor, we were being considerate of him and not park there but than his guests was parking in front of our home. we thought he/his guests will be considerate and understand not to park there. I guess he wasn’t thinking about being considerate of us, he was only thinking of himself for his own benefit. But we still remain to be considerate and not park in front of our home so he can back out. I do not want to be hypocrite like him. We are trying to be good neighbor and be considerate and don’t want to call police to make big scene.Also try talking to them, the result they scream and we can’t get any words when we try to speak to them. Every word must be out of their mouth is ok and none of our words not to be spoken. I don’t know what to do if you can gave me advice. I don’t like how he is making himself including his family look like innocent victim.
Need advice - 30-Jul-20 @ 6:33 AM
My neighbours bad mouthed me when I first bought my property They were best of friends of previous occupier and complained we brought the price of the houses down as got for 20 thousand under asking price She also asked if we had children my reply was no again replied not normal for people to buy a house in a family area. We were hated before we moved in and was bad mouthed to other neighbours near us. We keep ourselves private but have helped other neighbours that we got on with. We contacted the police about the harassment. Her sister hit my car and drove away without reporting it again our un named neighbour Knew of the damage and never told us again had to report hit and run I have lived on my nerves waiting for something else to happen All I did was to buy a house to make a nice life for me and my wife
Sob - 24-Jul-20 @ 11:02 PM
My neighbours have falsely accused my teenage daughter and her friends of smoking weed, called the police and put a complaint in to the council. The police advised me to ignore them, however yesterday another neighbour came out and started shouting at myself and my husband, giving my neighbour nextdoor the go ahead to shout abuse at me too. I had to listen to these two neighbours abuse for half an hour. I feel harassed. It was worse than the school playground being bullied by two neighbours. Do I have any rights? My mental health is suffering because of this vendetta my neighbour has against me and my family.
Merv - 24-Jul-20 @ 11:36 AM
I don't know if it makes me feel better, that to know so many are going through a similar thing.My neighbour has 3 kids the oldest being 15 she lets him smoke weed along with his friends and she does herself, shes a single parent. Her mouth is a dirty as a sewer, she verbally abuses her children effing all the time. I've had the police round to her and so have other neighbours. But she just laughs and makes jokes with them. The children call me the naughty neighbour. Because of the police incident. I had a word with her yesterday trying to reason with her, tell her I can't stand the swearing and the kids now swear, she said I tell them off for it. I said how can you tell them off when you do it yourself. "just because I swear doesn't make me a bad person!" she said, but surely the verbal and emotional abuse does. It truly does make your life miserable, you start praying for rain, to keep them indoors, but you still can hear them through the walls.She blames the split from her husband for the childrens pshycological problems, I blame her for her lack of parental guidance and skills. Sorry I just had to vent.
Ade - 23-Jul-20 @ 11:37 AM
I have to tel someone this else I’m going to go mad. I’ve got two Eastern European neighbours with two children. Neither of the adults have worked in the last 10 years they have lived here. They stick the kids out in the garden in the morning and leave them out there screaming and hitting each other for hours and hours unsupervised. They have a bonfire a couple of time’s a week, wether or not you’ve got washing out, windows open etc. I have asked them to let me know before a fire but they don’t. They think nothing of fixing a car out the front at midnight or playing music in the garden at that time. There’s no privacy. Instead of working he guys scrap cars and fixes them at random hours if the day and night. Because they sleep all day they think nothing of cutting down a tree at 10pm.The only times you are sureto have peace is from 2am-5am. Sometimes the kids are outside for 14 hours at a time. I can’t let my dogs out because the kids “bark” at them, which of course makes my dogs bark and not wanting to annoy other neighbours I have to bring them in. They leave food scraps all around the garden where they have finished with their fruit/sand which etc. I’ve tried reporting them but they just don’t answer the door. They’ve opened four mobile phone accounts in false names at my address and had the cheek to ask me for the SIM cards that came. They aren’t even awful people just selfish and no consideration for others. Today I lost it and shouted at the adults. They just sat there looking at me and carried on with their conversation. I’ve had to phone the Samaritans tonight. They haven’t left the house in months but have had various extended family staying with them for weeks at a time so sometimes you’ve got four kids in the garden all day and night. If you have read this thank you; I am at the end of my tether.
Smithy - 19-Jul-20 @ 4:01 AM
I have a nightmare neighbour she is so rude and loud I’ve gone through two years of chemo treatment they smoke weed in the garden and they think that my illness is a joke my council don’t wanna do anything she doesn’t return your call I’m at my wits end i’m actually sleeping on my sofa downstairs where I can’t even sleep upstairs because of her loud mouth and her friends are in the garden
Jay - 18-Jul-20 @ 11:40 PM
Where do we start? I live in Scotland and stay in a 4 in a block flat upstairs which we own and have lived in for 20yrs. We’ve had on going feuds with neighbours(council tenants)since my downstairs neighbours fella died a few years back. The neighbour also has a 22yrs old daughter also on benefits and never went to school with no prospects. Now the neighbour has a new boyfriend also on disability with a free car from government although, he is able to be out in the back garden everyday building a summer house and hot tub which are directly below our windows(hammering etc) we reported them for planning permission but they are allowed. It’s so bad we keep curtains at the back closed. We get late night partying anyway day the week out in summer hut, slamming doors and dog barking. They do everything in there power to try to annoy us. We have had council, police out all witness it and do nothing.I apologise give them warning after warning and do nothing. It’s always someone’s birthday or any excuse. This is not it all believe me, can’t wait to move house. I am writing this on behalf off my mother who is a NHS staff nurse during covid times and works shifts. The council are trying to build a case for an asbo until then we have to live with this everyday.
JD - 14-Jul-20 @ 4:05 PM
My next door neighbours late night partying and loud music, it's just very annoying, we trying to talk n give polite notice but didn't effect. We tried so many times to call council for this, they came i think or may b not n they didn't notice any noise! That's really strange Then we received a letter about sorry we didn't hear anything I am fed up now, please help
Mobi - 14-Jul-20 @ 9:55 AM
I have severe anxiety with my neighbour. She’s been moved a lot and now I know why.She drinks all of the time, goes out on a Friday and Saturday rolls in with groups of people at 1-2am and they are noisy until at least5am No conservation for the fact that I have to work 7 days a week. They got reported not to long ago by another neighbour and what did she do? Have e Everyone around the weekend for a party.There’s never an apology and never any consideration for others. The housing association don’t take it seriously they just let it go.I haveconstant pit Of butterfly’s in my stomach with what’s next. Anxiety and nerves are to pot. It’s a nice place where I live it’s quiet a small number I’d rented homes and I own mine and it’s a nightmare next door.If it’s not her it’s her kid screaming in banging on bedroom walls (next to mine) at 10.30pm. I’m just so fed up now. I honestly feel so down I wish I could afford to sell and move.
JoKellyway - 5-Jul-20 @ 11:13 PM
I live in a old flat, I am at the top. But my neighbor front downstairsis hitting the ceiling when I am sleeping, about 3 or 4 am... and they go out slammed the doors at this time. I bought a fan, it is helping me a lotbut my worry is about a child, there are 3 families in the house, each live in a room, flats are 2 bedrooms and 1 living room, one of the families live with their child in 1 room, theirchild 3 o 4 years old, baby is crying all night, but they shouted at him, that happens just at night, during the day adults are a slept, how I know, because of the snoring and I have my days off any day from Monday to Friday... is that consider child abuse or neglect? I am not sure, London is a city of different cultures.
Yola - 4-Jul-20 @ 10:47 PM
How do i stop neighbours from throwing bread and now bird food for sea gulls and pigeons. My car has to be washed every few days. In the hot days the bread bakes onto the car.S
Gypsy - 3-Jul-20 @ 9:38 AM
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