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Your Rights Against Troublesome Neighbours

By: Thomas Muller - Updated: 14 Oct 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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Hi We have a neighbour whose young son at 10 is harassing me every time I wash our yard he is verbally abusive and threatens violence.The police have been involved a number of times because of other anti-social behaviour.I have also tried to speak to the parents of this child but they don’t seem to give two hoots I don’t know what else to do as it’s making my life hell as I get stressed when trying to get on with daily life. What do I do?
RG - 14-Oct-17 @ 4:11 PM
Our neighbour has just been released after being sectioned for 5 weeks. Before this he was up for 16 charges of violence / threats . The case was thrown out because he couldn't stand trial mental health. He lives 2 doors away from us and even as little as 6 weeks ago was making g death threats to me. I have a 3 year old daughter and we are terrified to even leave our house. The anti social team here in Dundee have been on this guys case for years now. Even before he committed these 16 offences last year I think he is a danger to my families lives but anyone I phone I can't get any information about how dangerous this man has been deemed because of data protection. Other than us moving out we don't know what to do. We thought they would have at least phoned us to warn us he was being let home but nothing. Phoned police and they said it was not there job to inform us when psychopaths get released back into community. Who can help us ? Any suggestions ??????
Fee12 - 6-Oct-17 @ 9:03 AM
I have lived in my flat for 4 years..there has been constant banging from an odd job man who is constantly there..the latest thing is apparently there are squirrels in the loft ..and instead of getting rentakill..his back absolute nightmare
Fh63 - 5-Oct-17 @ 10:01 PM
My neighbours have intimidated us by surrounding us and chanting at us, they have verbally threatened to kill us, they sing stupid songs or bang their windchimes if they hear us outside they play loud music, knock on our walls and park over our drive. Iv retaliated twice in 3 years as no one will help me and now the police say im the agresser and they just get away with everything. They seemuntouchable. Unless i have video evidence which i dont they just keep getting away with it. I dont know what to do about them. Its is awful. Plus we both own our own homes.
Olly - 26-Sep-17 @ 7:20 PM
Emma - Your Question:
I've lived in my flat for nearly 3 years now, and since my neighbours upstairs moved in a little under 2 years ago, I've experienced nearly 20 leaks from their flat bathroom into my kitchen. I've complained about every single one, but the landlords don't take me seriously. They sent handymen round to the flat, but no professional plumbers. I've been told it's very tricky to find the source of the leak, but I've just been informed it's when the tenant blocks the pipe with hair etc - it's taken them 2 years to figure this out! My wallpaper is discoloured from the dripping water and isn't lying flat anymore, and the leak is still happening. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to prevent the tenants from running their water until the problem is finally resolved, or if I have any legal standing to sue them or the landlords for damages and negligence? Many thanks

Our Response:
Your local environmental health officer can under take a Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inspection and can use the report to take action against the landlord if the property is potentially hazardous. The assessment takes different issues into account:
Damp and mould
Crumbling plaster and wood rot
Faulty or exposed electrics
Infestations
Fire safety
If the property fails the inspection, the EHO can issue an improvement notice to the landlord to demand that they improve the property.
SaferHouses - 26-Sep-17 @ 2:22 PM
I've lived in my flat for nearly 3 years now, and since my neighbours upstairs moved in a little under 2 years ago, I've experienced nearly 20 leaks from their flat bathroom into my kitchen. I've complained about every single one, but the landlords don't take me seriously. They sent handymen round to the flat, but no professional plumbers. I've been told it's very tricky to find the source of the leak, but I've just been informed it's when the tenant blocks the pipe with hair etc - it's taken them 2 years to figure this out! My wallpaper is discoloured from the dripping water and isn't lying flat anymore, and the leak is still happening. I would like to know if there is anything I can do to prevent the tenants from running their water until the problem is finally resolved, or if I have any legal standing to sue them or the landlordsfor damages and negligence? Many thanks
Emma - 25-Sep-17 @ 6:49 AM
Val - Your Question:
My son lives with his mom and siblings in a council house.Their neighbour has 3 children between 7-14.The neighbour and her children have harassed my son and his family for 3 months now with numerous complaints to police, and nothing has been done.Kids have been shouted at, sworn at every day insulted, called retards and all the horrible words you can imagine; my son hides in his own garden and runs away every times he sees the neighbour. My son's sister has been threaten to be raped in few occasions.Council said we cannot give you a different place, but we have the duty to inform all the tenants that look to swap, about the crazy neighbour.Neighbour lives in council house too, why is she not evicted? Why does a family (and especially kids ) have to suffer so much emotional abuse? My son wets the bed every night he stays there and he's literally scared of that person.Don't you realise how distructive is this for them little souls?

Our Response:
It is a really difficult situation to be in. The council can do more and have powers to act under the terms of the tenancy agreement and also antisocial behaviour laws. If you're not happy with the way they've acted try the Ombudsman
SaferHouses - 15-Sep-17 @ 12:49 PM
My son lives with his mom and siblings in a council house. Their neighbour has 3 children between 7-14. The neighbour and her children have harassed my son and his family for 3 months now with numerous complaints to police, and nothing has been done. Kids have been shouted at, sworn at every day insulted, called retards and all the horrible words you can imagine; my son hides in his own garden and runs away every times he sees the neighbour. My son's sister has been threaten to be raped in few occasions. Council said we cannot give you a different place, but we have the duty to inform all the tenants that look to swap, about the crazy neighbour. Neighbour lives in council house too, why is she not evicted? Why does a family (and especially kids ) have to suffer so much emotional abuse? My son wets the bed every night he stays there and he's literally scared of that person.. Don't you realise how distructive is this for them little souls?
Val - 13-Sep-17 @ 10:39 PM
Frost - Your Question:
Hi I've read the comments and it seems like I have a similar problem with a little difference ok about two or three months ago we had new neighbours move in who don't speak a word of English or understand English ( we live in the UK and English is the language) first problem was when my bedroom got flooded I tried to explain to them it came from there flat and I had called the landlord but she didn't understand the flood was down to the washing machine not being hooked up correctly ( there kitchen is directly above my bedroom) now a few days after this thay have started stomping and slamming of doors it's so bad we can feel the vibration and I have health issues that are trigged by vibration and another through loss of sleep I also am a cancer patient so not just the two I have just mentioned but loud music and now our bins are stinking and attracting flies and we never had this problem before and for some reason there infront of my front door and I have mobility problems 4 bins and we can't get our rubbish in I feel unwell every day. We have sent an official complaint to the estate agents due to the launge problem that was a month ago and it seems like nothing has been done I've even tried using my walking stick to tap the roof to let them know to keep it down but nothing I feel that I will end up in hospital because of them even now as I'm writing this it's going on I'm fed up I'm tired I want peace and quiet I don't answer my door anymore incase it's them and I loose my temper because of all this I need my rest and thay make sure I can't I'm can't have an early night what can I do? I have cancer, epilepsy, spinal damage, asthma and I've had a part of my lung removed so I have breathing problems and need alot of rest and relaxation but also gets illness alot with all this going on I can't have the rest I need as it can start at 6am and stop around 2am please tell me how I can get my peace and quiet back

Our Response:
Regarding the noise and the bins, can you try your local environmental health office? They may also be able tofind someone who can interpret for your neighbour. Have you contacted your own landlord? Do you share a landlord with the neighbours? If so they should help.
SaferHouses - 5-Sep-17 @ 11:29 AM
Hi I've read the comments and it seems like I have a similar problem with a little difference ok about two or three months ago we had new neighbours move in who don't speak a word of English or understand English ( we live in the UK and English is the language)first problem was when my bedroom got flooded I tried to explain to them it came from there flat and I had called the landlord but she didn't understand the flood was down to the washing machine not being hooked up correctly ( there kitchen is directly above my bedroom)now a few days after this thay have started stomping and slamming of doors it's so bad we can feel the vibration and I have health issues that are trigged by vibration and another through loss of sleep I also am a cancer patient so not just the two I have just mentioned but loud music and now our bins are stinking and attracting flies and we never had this problem before and for some reason there infront of my front door and I have mobility problems 4 bins and we can't get our rubbish in i feel unwell every day.We have sent an official complaint to the estate agents due to the launge problem that was a month ago and it seems like nothing has been done I've even tried using my walking stick to tap the roof to let them know to keep it down but nothing I feel that I will end up in hospital because of them even now as I'm writing this it's going on I'm fed up I'm tired I want peace and quiet I don't answer my door anymore incase it's them and I loose my temper because of all this I need my rest and thay make sure I can't I'm can't have an early night what can I do?I have cancer, epilepsy, spinal damage, asthma and I've had a part of my lung removed so I have breathing problems and need alot of rest and relaxation but also gets illness alot with all this going on i can't have the rest I need as it can start at 6am and stop around 2am please tell me how I can get my peace and quiet back
Frost - 3-Sep-17 @ 12:45 AM
I live in a small block of flats and the tenant main drug dealer left after years of abuse towards myself spread rumors which spread across the block about me. since i refused drugs from him he became violent kicking my door and permeananet damage banging my wall. now the tenants below he dealt to are up in arms that he has gone. neighbors outside my flat fireworks thrown footballs, stating we wont ever stop. I cant close draw blinds curatins. council side with them, as they make up alibis, I live aloene council have told me not to report anything about these tenants dont make the kids cry by shouting at them. Ive not shouted once except to say who are you? whay is the harassment happening? that's not abuse. I have been falsely acused by council without proof and they are just going by false accusations from tenants of what I have supposedly said.These tenants have children who drink and smoke pot from the ages of 9-12. ive been asked out by these childrens older brothers, other men in the area including the main dealer. it is as if if they ask you out they can then force drugs onto you so you become part of a mass of people who sleep with the guys to pay for the drugs and you become hooked. The police know about this all and the council try to cover it up completely with threatening letters to myself. I have stated if I was to do drugs being into prostituion bea part of the crime ring here you would see me as an ok person yet for some reason if I speak up against the issues here in consul court cambridge I am threatened with being evicted and its all hushed up. I have fireworks thrown at my window, I am threatened daily and the tenant below myself throws items in the flat and swears to force me out of the property, I walked infront of a car because I wanted to be left alone. council are stating I must not ring the police and must think 1005 clearly about ringing them or the council I will be having restrictions on myself im not allowed to ring about the noise, council have never attended my property once, instead im told ill lose my home and im not allowed to threaten these people when I havent people from the block hang under my window and wont leave me alone. consul court cambridge is full of drugs stolen bicycles and hookers. if you want that please move here! I dont! im tired of being silenced and told if I dare speak out I will be evicted and punished daily. its my right to have a home!
thetruth - 18-Aug-17 @ 2:00 PM
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
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