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Your Rights Against Troublesome Neighbours

By: Thomas Muller - Updated: 13 Aug 2017 | 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. Under this legislation you can appeal to the police and your local council authority for an Anti Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) to imposed on chief offenders regardless of whether they are over or under 18 years of age. 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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Dee - Your Question:
Hi I reported my neighbours son for ant social behaviour the parents went away for the weekend and he had all his friends in, the music was blaring from 2 in the afternoon and the constant use of an air horn, I phoned anti social to come out and witness this and the family has had a warning, now the father has approached one of my neighbours with the letter I am fuming is there anything that can be done about this!! Thank-you

Our Response:
Sorry we're not sure what your question is?
SaferHouses - 14-Aug-17 @ 2:46 PM
Hi I reported my neighbours son for ant social behaviour the parents went away for the weekend and he had all his friends in, the music was blaring from 2 in the afternoon and the constant use of an air horn, I phoned anti social to come out and witness this and the family has had a warning, now the father has approached one of my neighbours with the letter I am fuming is there anything that can be done about this!! Thank-you
Dee - 13-Aug-17 @ 1:58 PM
I have read the stories below and could see my case will be taken me nowhere too. My new neighbours behind the wall(we have an appartment) became verbally abusive after they head the gossips specially spread about me when I was trying to stop my ex-neighbour sexually abusing his younger brother. The abuser got back on me saying nonsense about me and bullying me with his mates. This case is in the past now. But bullying continues. New neighbours were putting loud music with offensive content and after receiving warning from the local council they just started to shout abusive words in my address late at night. They located our bedroom and were sweating on me late at night (sometimes after midnight). My life became a hell. I have little one and working from home and cannot disconnect during the day thinking what horror going to happen in the evening. I was claiming them to the police but they didn't even bother to warn the neighbours about responsibility. They advised me to record the abuse but when I tried they said it's not clear enough that sweating is going on my address. Beside they actually mentioned even my nationality. I am very stressed and thinking of a future of my child if I stay in the area.
Dizainior - 12-Aug-17 @ 12:32 AM
I have read the stories below and could see my case will be taken me nowhere too. My new neighbours behind the wall(we have an appartment) became verbally abusive after they head the gossips specially spread about me when I was trying to stop my ex-neighbour sexually abusing his younger brother. The abuser got back on me saying nonsense about me and bullying me with his mates. This case is in the past now. But bullying continues. New neighbours were putting loud music with offensive content and after receiving warning from the local council they just started to shout abusive words in my address late at night. They located our bedroom and were sweating on me late at night (sometimes after midnight). My life became a hell. I have little one and working from home and cannot disconnect during the day thinking what horror going to happen in the evening. I was claiming them to the police but they didn't even bother to warn the neighbours about responsibility. They advised me to record the abuse but when I tried they said it's not clear enough that sweating is going on my address. Beside they actually mentioned even my nationality. I am very stressed and thinking of a future of my child if I stay in the area.
Dizainior - 11-Aug-17 @ 9:13 PM
I've lived next door to a neighbour for years now, and basically we had a clash, where she came at me (charged) with a weapon but never used it, and she got knocked back (flew into the wall) because she's frail. So she called the police, and claimed I had assaulted her. And so this has been pushed forward. And I had to defend myself, literally about what really happened. This is outrageous, I don't know what to do anymore. My final suggestion is leaving, just giving up my tenancy. See what people can do to you? It's horrible, I never thought things would escalate to this and now I feel terrible, because it's like I did something wrong, when I didn't do anything. I'm deeply heartbroken and upset at this moment in time that I feel the need to move, leave, become homeless... over someone so crazy. The police escorted me back into my home, and after they left she started up again. I ignored her... but see what I mean? Some people just like to start trouble for no reason, and nothing can stop them. In the end they end up making your like pure hell.
A. G - 8-Aug-17 @ 8:51 PM
During the past year my neighbour has taken a dislike to me and has been verbally abusive with very hurtful comments which resulted in the breakdown of our relationship.The verbal abuse was so serious I contacted the local police station for advice approx 3 months ago. I received a visit to my home but chose not to approach my neighbour on that occasion. However the verbal abuse continued and culminated in another complaint from me to the police 2 days ago. The resulting conversation by the police with my neighbour resulted in no action against her.This was a total waste of time and I was told that if the problem recurred I should report this to the emergency police 101 service. I feel very let down as this has not offered me any confidence or reassurance that the problem has gone away.The damage caused by the verbal abuse cannot be put into words.
Viggy - 2-Aug-17 @ 7:16 PM
Maggie - Your Question:
On the 28th July 2017, I was violently assaulted by my next door neighbours son and I have been told by my housing officer there is nothing they can do against homeowners. I have been told I can not get an injection against them to protect myself from another attack. I am now a prisoner in my own home. I can not even let the dogs out that I have undercontrol.

Our Response:
Why did you not report this to the police? Why are you a prisoner in your home, do you expect to be assaulted again? Why?
SaferHouses - 28-Jul-17 @ 11:44 AM
anobserver - Your Question:
Hi, today (July 23rd/2017) I had my neighbours threatening to smash my face in I deal with Autism (low functioning) I also suffer from PTSD and depression and my anxiety has shot up since the incident took place and truth be told I had no choice in moving into this council flat in the first place. But now I fear for my life does anyone know how quickly I can move out of a council flat and into a new home elsewhere because I don't like living here at all, I noticed this site and the stories and wanted to share my experience, it looks like nothing is going to be resolved and I am not the sociable type at all and well being threatened has just made me all the more scared of where I am living. If anyone has any advise on what I should do please do tell.

Our Response:
Do speak to your housing officer, you local police community support officer and even you MP to try and get your problems resolved. There are organisations that can help you manage your stress and anxiety issues, try:
Anxiety UK
MIND
Time to Change
SaferHouses - 27-Jul-17 @ 11:29 AM
On the 28th July 2017, I was violently assaulted by my next door neighbours son and I have been told by my housing officer there is nothing they can do against homeowners. I have been told I can not get an injection against them to protect myself from another attack. I am now a prisoner in my own home. I can not even let the dogs out that I have undercontrol.
Maggie - 25-Jul-17 @ 9:11 PM
Hi anobserver Im in a simar situation.can you email asking your housing association for help? Also if this is a regular thing try and have your camera phone turned on discreetly when theyre in the area. You dont have to hold it to their face, just let it capture raised voices and any threats made
Tom - 24-Jul-17 @ 5:09 PM
Hi, today (July 23rd/2017) I had my neighbours threatening to smash my face in I deal with Autism (low functioning) I also suffer from PTSD and depression and my anxiety has shot up since the incident took place and truth be told I had no choice in moving into this council flat in the first place. But now I fear for my life does anyone know how quickly I can move out of a council flat and into a new home elsewhere because I don't like living here at all, I noticed this site and the stories and wanted to share my experience, it looks like nothing is going to be resolved and I am not the sociable type at all and well being threatened has just made me all the more scared of where I am living. If anyone has any advise on what I should do please do tell.
anobserver - 23-Jul-17 @ 12:48 PM
Can you help. My problem is with my nieghbour who looks after his grandchildren 24/7, The children are three yrs old ? not at school yet. He will wake the the children around 7am and come 7.30am he's constantly shouting at them, this goes on all day and when the mother of the children turns up around 10am she starts as well. The children are quiet but the adults are short tempered and will not stop and the children don't go out. On two recent occasions they have threatened the children to a point I had to ring the police and contact the N.S.P.C.C. This has also been witnessed by others in the avenue we all own our property. I contacted the regulatory services regarding the shouting they responded it's not their responsibility and can not stop people from shouting, at the top of the web site under noises neighbours it say contact the council but I've just been told to contact the police. I suffer from uncontrolled epilepsy and deep depression which leads to self harm which has now happened four times. I need to sleep after a siezure but with the shouting it's impossible, this cause more stress and depression resulting in more seizures. Due to the stress of my illness and arguments with the nieghbour my marriage of 27yrs is hanging by a thread my wife is looking at a devorce. I would be very greatful for any advice on who to contact. Many Thanks.
Skinner - 2-Jun-17 @ 3:28 PM
Can you help. My problem is with my nieghbour who looks after his grandchildren 24/7, The children are three yrs old ? not at school yet. He will wake the the children around 7am and come 7.30am he's constantly shouting at them, this goes on all day and when the mother of the children turns up around 10am she starts as well. The children are quiet but the adults are short tempered and will not stop and the children don't go out. On two recent occasions they have threatened the children to a point I had to ring the police and contact the N.S.P.C.C. This has also been witnessed by others in the avenue we all own our property. I contacted the regulatory services regarding the shouting they responded it's not their responsibility and can not stop people from shouting, at the top of the web site under noises neighbours it say contact the council but I've just been told to contact the police. I suffer from uncontrolled epilepsy and deep depression which leads to self harm which has now happened four times. I need to sleep after a siezure but with the shouting it's impossible, this cause more stress and depression resulting in more seizures. Due to the stress of my illness and arguments with the nieghbour my marriage of 27yrs is hanging by a thread my wife is looking at a devorce. I would be very greatful for any advice on who to contact. Many Thanks.
Skinner - 2-Jun-17 @ 11:49 AM
We are 80 years old and somewhat infirm, we have a neighbour diagnosed with Combat Stress Disorder. This person has called the police and accused us of digging up his plants, talking about him, while in the garden, complained to the landlord, and has concocted stories that are totally untrue. We have witnessed him threaten contractors with an imitation gun(as it turned out) and armed officers were called. Can anyone tell us how we can pro etc ourselves from this obviously disturbed individual?
Fuzz - 31-May-17 @ 7:00 PM
Please help someone once again my daughter has been verbally attacked by the neighbour whenever I call the live nothing gets done this woman is in her late forties my daughter is nineteen ,anybody with advice would be appreciated .
Misty - 13-May-17 @ 3:54 PM
About a month after moving in with my partner we are constantly getting abuse he lived here for years and he said they the same before I moved there the neighbours are a complete nightmare of hell my partner works unsociable hours and has to get up at 4 in the morning to be at work for half 5 the neighbours are constantly banging doors calling me and my partner abusive names death threats and they constantly arguing with each other
chloe-beth - 24-Apr-17 @ 5:39 AM
I was moved from a 2 bed roomed house with great neighbours. because of the bed room tax and the property belong to a housing assocation they put me in a retirement complex, many years the neighbour who now lives in the bottom flat hates women and makes my life hell. tv on loud every morning at 6am, when l put my appliances on he bangs his middle. he likes to stand out side his flat at night with just his under pants on and dressing gown even though people can see him quite clearly. he has had a talking to from the police and housing officer and was advised that cctv would be put, not happened. police put up dummy cctv. his front door stands back mine comes forward was asked to take it down because it was pointing at his front which is not true. he follows me to town about 4 times a week, and recently came up to my face in our high street of which has cctv. my housing officer has supported him. even when l open my front door he is in my face. he gets away with loads and mental and physical health suffers as l am disabled it is hard for me to get any relaxation time. why doesn't the law do enough for the suffers of bad neighbours, just may be if we all group together the law will listen to us. as this cannot carry on.
jellybaby - 15-Apr-17 @ 11:48 AM
The police the law no one helps. I live in nice house which i have made beaitiful for myself and my children. I work hard as a single mother. I have neighbours who are constantly abusive verbally and physically the police has been called out many times. And it always seems petty to the police. They have attacked me in 2015 attacked my daughter who is only 14. My kids get sworn at if they playing in there OWN garden by adults from next door. My life has been made utter hell. They have slanderd me in the community asbeing a loose women; as i drive a nice car am house proud and go on holidays; so they say i must be a loose women doing all sorts to have that life. All i do is go to work earn a living an budget. These neighbours dnt work. I am so fed up. I fear for my kids numerouse statments have been made. The paticular indivdual has been taking in to station for questioning many times. But thats all. The main culprit does not even live next door its their daughter and trouble always kicks off when she arrives. Im trying to get an injunction out on her due to saftey of my children. Once she followed my kids home from school howling abuse at them. The police will not do anything at all. I just feel if your a thug the police protect you. The police are nothing but a waste of time.
Bano - 8-Apr-17 @ 8:31 AM
I've lived in a rented property for just over 2 years now. I am 31 with 2 sons ages 8 years and 10 months. A few months ago in the summer my dad came over to put up some mesh for the fence to close the gaps to make it more private. As this was getting attached to the fencing with a nail gun at around 6:30pm on a Friday, bearing in mind this is summer and light out. My neighbour rudely hung out of her window and told my dad to stop what he was doing as she was putting her baby to sleep so my dad stopped and left it till the day after to continue. Since then I have made extra effort to be quiet in the house and garden and nothing has been said. Anyways this was around august time and it's now march, I had a letter to go to a compliance interview at the job centre (I receive benefits and am a single parent) I thought this was a routine thing until I got there and got taken to an interview room where I had to sign a statement, someone had anonymously reported me claiming I have been living with a partner whilst claiming. It crossed my mind that it might have been the neighbour but thought surely no one is that malicious as to make false allegations like that. Then a few days ago my mum was dropping my baby off and had to park a bit further past my house as there was another car parked there, at the same time my neighbour had returned in her car with her baby husband and father who was visiting, the father told my mum to move her car they had a baby to get in the house (as did my mum). Obviously I was furious at this and as my mum was leaving my house to go back to her car that she had had to repark I said next time don't move ur car until you're ready to go. The neighbour heard this and as she was carrying her baby in launched into a verbal assault on me. I was called disgusting, she said you're scum, single Mum with 2 kids slut slut slut getting your housing paid for its disgusting. She then went on to say that I never leave the house, she hears the baby screaming and I need physciactric help, by this point I just went in and shut my door as I had hold of my 10 month old baby whilst she was screaming calling me a slut for all the neighbours to hear. She mentioned that she had called social services and obviously there is no doubt in my mind that she had been the one falsely reporting me for benefit fraud. I feel sick to the stomach. I've suffered with severe depression for the past 4 years, I was a student studying biomedical science at university until 2014 when I left due to mental illness (returning to compete this September 2017). I feel as though I can't even leave my house now, having someone look down on me and talk to me as though I'm not even a person is so hurtful. I'm not a scrounger or a slut
Katiekay - 10-Mar-17 @ 10:45 AM
Sam - Your Question:
I have lived on a council estate 9 yrs. In March 2015 new neighbours moved in.I own my flat, they are council tenants. I work, they don't. A lot of people on the estate don't work and spend time hanging together.After moving in she started Slamming doors constantly, they would have people coming and going and stomping about. They then started to pack nuts and bolts and started throwing boxes onto the bedroom floor which would sound like someone was breaking in. This would be done persistently through the night until the boxes were packed. My sleep stopped. My health has suffered. This then moved to turning on the tumble dryer when they knew I was walking in. The other neighbours have now joined in. I was sitting in my car anxious about going in. I could see them peering over the balcony and I just sat in the car.Another neighbour then got a mirror and started to signal and try to get their attention. I feel harassed. They have put cameras up and I feel like my own space and privacy has been invaded. I have contacted the ASB officer who has been relaying to me the excuses but has taken no action.This has been going on for 18 months.I feel they know what to say to get away with the behaviours. I have worked hard for this place and I feel bullied and harassed. I had never thought existing neighbours would turn like this.The estate use to house elderly people and since the age criteria has been changed there has been no end of problems. They do the sleep until early hours of the morning and wake up late. I have to be on the motorway for 7am and I am struggling to cope now.I contacted the council and received no actual help. They spoke to the perpetrators and I was given the excuses and they denied the allegations. I've been here 9 yrs and people I thought were friends have changed. There is a click as three new neighbours moved in at similiar times. This womans past has been violent ans she has stood on the balcony telling neighbours about it. This has stirred up.sympathy and allowed her behaviour to be dismissed.The don't live under her and have no idea what not sleeping is like. I am desperate for help.

Our Response:
You've obviously tried the council's housing department but have you approached the environmental health office for help with the noise/nuisance issues? They do have powers to act and have a duty to investigate regular/excessive noise that occurs after 11pm.
SaferHouses - 30-Nov-16 @ 10:56 AM
I have lived on a council estate 9 yrs. In March 2015 new neighbours moved in. I own my flat, they are council tenants. I work, they don't.A lot of people on the estate don't work and spend time hanging together. After moving in she started Slamming doors constantly, they would have people coming and going and stomping about. They then started to pack nuts and bolts and started throwing boxes onto the bedroom floor which would sound like someone was breaking in. This would be done persistently through the night until the boxes were packed.My sleep stopped. My health has suffered. This then moved to turning on the tumble dryer when they knew I was walking in. The other neighbours have now joined in. I was sitting inmy car anxious about going in. I could see them peering over the balcony and I just sat in the car. Another neighbour then got a mirror and started to signal and try to get their attention. I feel harassed.They have put cameras up and I feel like my own space and privacy has been invaded. I have contacted the ASB officer who has been relaying to me the excuses but has taken no action. This has been going on for 18 months. I feel they know what to say to get away with the behaviours.I have worked hard for this place and I feel bullied and harassed. I had never thought existing neighbours would turn like this. The estate use to house elderly people and since the age criteria has been changed there has been no end of problems. They do the sleep until early hours of the morning and wake up late. I have to be on the motorway for 7am and I am struggling to copenow. I contacted the council and received no actual help. They spoke to the perpetrators and I was given the excuses and they denied the allegations. I've been here 9 yrs and people I thought were friends have changed. There is a click as three new neighbours moved in at similiar times. This womans past has been violent ans she has stood on the balcony telling neighbours about it. This has stirred up.sympathy and allowed her behaviour to be dismissed. The don't live under her and have no idea whatnot sleeping is like. I am desperate for help.
Sam - 29-Nov-16 @ 4:21 AM
Just had a final visit from Environmental Health.As we suspected, the neighbours have refused to go for mediation.They did however accept the suggestion from EH to smoke further away from the fence, but, they have not done so.In fact the lady from EH saw her smoking alongside our fence yet again this morning.The next suggestion, because of the rude, obnoxious and downright personal insulting comments, the cig butts pushed in our garden, etc., is to contact the Citizens Advice Bureau and the police.If the verbal abuse continues I am to ring 101 not 999, if it is "intimidating, humiliating or I am afraid because of threatening behaviour!However, (again), was told the police may not see it as threatening, or verbal abuse.Now why are we not surprised?I feel that no matter what they do or say, we cannot do ANYTHING, not even retaliate, by burning garden waste in the garden, as it might be unwanted by THEM.The suggestion about contacting the landlord is not something we can do anything about, as we do not know who they are or where they live.We do not know if they have an agent or if is done privately.The police were told this some time ago, especially the verbal abuse and threatening words, (like I'll take a gun to the birds if you feed them again, he will come round there and smash your camera; she was taking photos at the time of me on her phone, I was not affecting her or taking photos of her children!), but the police said they would contact me again but did not.I still have the ansafone message from the lady concerned and of course the date.We feel that we are helpless.I have been subjected to ranting by both of them due to contacting EH, and they say "you cannot do nothing" about the smoking in the garden.I have NEVER told them they cannot smoke in the garden, but politely asked if they could move away from our fence; she actually used to hang over our fence to smoke, so we got the smoke, ash and butts, until she decided to push them through the fence.Our door is literally 4-5 feet away from where she smokes, their door is over 8 feet away.We intend to move, will start to make arrangements when husband retired in September next year.Only 11 more months of hell!
CathyB - 27-Oct-16 @ 12:20 PM
Heard today from Environmental Health.They do not hold out any hope for getting the neighbours from hell to agree to mediation.They ignored the first letter, a second was taken round by hand from EH, and although they were in, they refused to answer the door.Butts are still being pushed under our fence into our garden, she is still smoking enough for us to have to close doors and windows.Her latest nuisance activity is to bang loudly on the party wall at all hours of the day and evening, like with a hammer or some such heavy implement.Not like banging a nail in the wall, just a constant thudding noise.She has 3 kids now, so how they cope with all that I really don't know, not my problem.My problem is getting them to be more considerate (I know, just like asking for the moon!).Apparently we can take it to court, because of the noise, and litter problems, as littering is only a crime if it is on public land, but that of course will cost us money.We refuse to be driven out of the house by selling up, because she wants us to move, we will move when we are good and ready.She has a new friend, next door the other way, and she smokes (big surprise).She comes into next door's yard to smoke when she is in or out and smokes alongside our fence and pushes her butts through as well!I checked today, and under our fence and in our garden there are numerous butts.My husband asked why I had not taken a photo, but I just either pushed or threw them back over.There are lots around the yard anyway, so a few more would not be noticed.Really annoyed at this latest information from Environmental Health.Seems the problem people can do what they want, and those are victims cannot.I said I would start vacuuming late at night and make more noise, I was told I could not do that!!It would not be right.You cannot make it up.
CathyB - 12-Oct-16 @ 9:03 PM
I have the ultimate neighbour from hell. Currently working with the ASBO safer neighbourhoods team but I've been going through this since I moved in. Vile hillbillies who shout scream and can't control their kids/grandkids. They have two big uncontrollable dogs and sometimes offer to babysit another yapping little dog too! How nice of them. They smoke to excess and I have to shut my windows because of noise and foul stench of cigarettes chuffed on by upto six adults god help us when the kids start smoking too there's four of them inbred hillbilly wrong turns! There is no training with them at all and they try to bully whom they can. I'm on the receiving end of the clan at the moment thru harassment bullying intimidation and abuse, lots of slander and vile mental and verbal torture is the only way to describe it and the police have done nothing. Criminal damage reported I was given a crime reference number and referred to victim support that's it? Luckily a few members of the council team are sympathetic and willing to help get me moved. I pray this is soon as I'll only end up taking the law into my own hands if they dare to trespass again. Wishing all you suffering peace light and love your way!
LIZ - 6-Oct-16 @ 10:35 PM
I have the ultimate neighbour from hell. Currently working with the ASBO safer neighbourhoods team but I've been going through this since I moved in. Vile hillbillies who shout scream and can't control their kids/grandkids. They have two big uncontrollable dogs and sometimes offer to babysit another yapping little dog too! How nice of them. They smoke to excess and I have to shut my windows because of noise and foul stench of cigarettes chuffed on by upto six adults god help us when the kids start smoking too there's four of them inbred hillbilly wrong turns! There is no training with them at all and they try to bully whom they can. I'm on the receiving end of the clan at the moment thru harassment bullying intimidation and abuse, lots of slander and vile mental and verbal torture is the only way to describe it and the police have done nothing. Criminal damage reported I was given a crime reference number and referred to victim support that's it? Luckily a few members of the council team are sympathetic and willing to help get me moved. I pray this is soon as I'll only end up taking the law into my own hands if they dare to trespass again. Wishing all you suffering peace light and love your way!
LIZ - 6-Oct-16 @ 9:59 PM
Have been evicted after neighbours lie.I was being constantly harassed and bullied.Started before I even moved in.I was painting the upstairs bedroom whenI heard him running up his stairs in the house next door and started asking me was I spooning paint on my walls. Then again shouted through the wall at the start of winter for me to get emergency heaters as I had my gas boiler on.I was repeatedlybtold to get out of my home at night time he kept throwing up in his kitchen sink and called me an dirty B when I was cleaning my fish tank.Repeatedly trying to bully me to keep my dog outside.Dogs quite. Alternative services made problems worse I am now sleeping on my mothers floor and he still comes down the road at night time and harrasses me there.I don't know how to stop it. Can anyone help.
Molly - 23-Sep-16 @ 6:42 PM
Had a visit from Environmental Health.We have agreed to go for mediation.A letter has been drafted and will be sent to the neighbours.Still recording smoke, noise etc.Wait and see if the s... hits the fan when they get the letter!They have 2 weeks to respond then it will go further.Don't hold out much hope if it has to go further, as it is only what an average person can tolerate not someone with health issues, that is totally ignored!!Read somewhere in USA that a neighbour of a man was badly affected by marijuana smoke and required regular hospitalisation.Guess what?The judge sided with the smoker and said the other persons medical condition was not to be taken into account. This smoker knew he was affecting his neighbour but did it anyway. What is the matter with this world when the law is on the side of those who are determined to be antisocial and inconsiderate?
CathyB - 10-Sep-16 @ 8:33 AM
Got somewhere with Environmental Health.It appears smoke from cigarettes comes under the same smoke pollution from bonfires, barbecues etc!!During the last week we have also had the "pleasure" of her mother staying next door, smoking from 6.30am until 11.30pm, shouting through the windows even on weekends, while puffing all the while.Has been dreadful.Env Health are coming out to us in September following a two week record of smoke issues, and they also advised keeping a record of other nuisance, noise, dog barking, litter etc.Think we are getting somewhere.Police have not responded as we expected!We have agreed to go for medication, if they don't, they probably will eventually get an ASBO if their behaviour continues.
CathyB - 25-Aug-16 @ 8:32 AM
We are still being poisoned by the smoke and harassed by the female.The other night I went to water the plants at 9.40pm with the help of a torch!Their window was open and I heard him say "she's out there".She then came out to smoke before I had finished, result, I had to come in.Tonight I varied the time (yet again) to just after 9.00pm , how they heard me I do not know as their window was closed, he opened the door, and before I had returned to the house, a matter of 10 feet, I think their inner door was open so he can see me,the smell had invaded our home.Did not get the plants watered again.I will pray for rain!!She is heavily pregnant, yes I know that is her decision, but she has never once stopped smoking numerous times a day, presumably blames me for wanting to dare to use our garden and that makes her want to smoke!!Have not heard from the police, but did not expect to.May try Environmental Health as it now getting me down, as I have a chest infection still, now 6th week with no sign of abating.Considering when she is out I am going to move my plants to the front of the house, and see what happens.
CathyB - 31-Jul-16 @ 9:40 PM
My neighbor claims I a am a homo, chants ARE YOU HOMO, if I play music says ARE YOU HOMO? I am humiliated by my neighbors next door and around here. They told me I am bothering them when I asked them why they are repeatedly saying bits of words not completing sentences. I was at work and I heard a stranger who worked on the job telling my boss he will poison me I walked in on it. My neighbor said I am homosexual. I am the height and appearance of someone in my tweens probably?. I was out with my dad in another place. A stranger turned around and saw me and said that I am going to go to jail, someone said I am a homosexual, but I have never seen them before. I was also in a cafe near my house the other day buying fast food dinner I have been there quite a bit and this time one of the employees I think said I am a homosexual. My black neighbor said I am homo, dirty, I spend too much time making noise cleaning my house, I should clean because my dishes are dirty. I asked him one night when he was making noise very loudly I said AM I BOTHERING YOU? He said no. I banged on the wall several times. However, he continued to make trouble whenever I made any noise and noise seemed to be coordinated with everything I did. Garbage was strewn on my lawn, a neighbors dog crossed my lawn even though there is a fence around it, pooped, a few times. I asked my neighbors girlfriend not to cross my lawn to get to my neighbors house.
Feken - 24-Jul-16 @ 1:29 AM
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