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Your Rights Against Troublesome Neighbours

By: Thomas Muller - Updated: 5 Apr 2021 | comments*Discuss
 
Neighbours Noise Environmental

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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Have a neighbor that screams, shouts, slams doors, drills and hammers at 11.30pm and also likes to come into our garden and scream and about at myself and my elderly mother. Latest one was due to us painting out fence and some of it must of splashed onto her side, unsure where or how as she never explained. She just screamed at us.
Hannah - 4-Apr-21 @ 7:36 PM
My next door neighbours house lies top to tail with mine and they have built a treehouse for their son who is 7 or 8 yrs old at the bottom end of their garden which happens to be the closest point to our house and where our patio and kitchen window are we have all sun bathed here very happily for the last few years as it’s not overlooked, and often sit out and eat here as well but since last year the boy is constantly climbing the tree house and the tree so he can see in our garden and kitchen window this has caused great anxiety and distress from my 15 yr old daughter and my wife when they are sun bathing or just sitting in the garden as it feels as if he’s spying/peeping on us, as well as constantly shouting when he is playing in the treehouse for long periods of time - we are in a conservation area so the fact that the platform is above 30cm is illegal without planning but I want to know if I have any other rights that can get his parents to stop him playing there or at least not trying to peep into our garden and/or look in our kitchen window ? ... this is leaving us all very stressed and anxious with the imminent onset of summer and distress he will be causing ... please help
Nickjames - 23-Mar-21 @ 6:02 AM
My next door neighbours house lies top to tail with mine and they have built a treehouse for their son who is 7 or 8 yrs old at the bottom end of their garden which happens to be the closest point to our house and where our patio and kitchen window are we have all sun bathed here very happily for the last few years as it’s not overlooked, and often sit out and eat here as well but since last year the boy is constantly climbing the tree house and the tree so he can see in our garden and kitchen window this has caused great anxiety and distress from my 15 yr old daughter and my wife when they are sun bathing or just sitting in the garden as it feels as if he’s spying/peeping on us, as well as constantly shouting when he is playing in the treehouse for long periods of time - we are in a conservation area so the fact that the platform is above 30cm is illegal without planning but I want to know if I have any other rights that can get his parents to stop him playing there or at least not trying to peep into our garden and/or look in our kitchen window ? ... this is leaving us all very stressed and anxious with the imminent onset of summer and distress he will be causing ... please help
Nickjames - 22-Mar-21 @ 9:34 PM
My next door neighbours house lies top to tail with mine and they have built a treehouse for their son who is 7 or 8 yrs old at the bottom end of their garden which happens to be the closest point to our house and where our patio and kitchen window are we have all sun bathed here very happily for the last few years as it’s not overlooked, and often sit out and eat here as well but since last year the boy is constantly climbing the tree house and the tree so he can see in our garden and kitchen window this has caused great anxiety and distress from my 15 yr old daughter and my wife when they are sun bathing or just sitting in the garden as it feels as if he’s spying/peeping on us, as well as constantly shouting when he is playing in the treehouse for long periods of time - we are in a conservation area so the fact that the platform is above 30cm is illegal without planning but I want to know if I have any other rights that can get his parents to stop him playing there or at least not trying to peep into our garden and/or look in our kitchen window ? ... this is leaving us all very stressed and anxious with the imminent onset of summer and distress he will be causing ... please help
Nickjames - 21-Mar-21 @ 1:24 PM
My next door neighbours house lies top to tail with mine and they have built a treehouse for their son who is 7 or 8 yrs old at the bottom end of their garden which happens to be the closest point to our house and where our patio and kitchen window are we have all sun bathed here very happily for the last few years as it’s not overlooked, and often sit out and eat here as well but since last year the boy is constantly climbing the tree house and the tree so he can see in our garden and kitchen window this has caused great anxiety and distress from my 15 yr old daughter and my wife when they are sun bathing or just sitting in the garden as it feels as if he’s spying/peeping on us, as well as constantly shouting when he is playing in the treehouse for long periods of time - we are in a conservation area so the fact that the platform is above 30cm is illegal without planning but I want to know if I have any other rights that can get his parents to stop him playing there or at least not trying to peep into our garden and/or look in our kitchen window ? ... this is leaving us all very stressed and anxious with the imminent onset of summer and distress he will be causing ... please help
Nickjames - 21-Mar-21 @ 1:23 PM
Got a special needs guy living downstairs who has 'projects' on the go 24/7.Hammering,sawing, dragging furniture around on a uncarpeted floor(concrete base) He finally stopped doing DIY after 9.30 thank God but carries on during the day.Really difficult to deal with.He buys neighbours gifts (and myself) that are not wanted needed nor asked for and is incredibly manipulative.I offered to help him with his washing as he doesn't have a washing machine but he's a heavy smoker so my machine stinks afterwards.He sleep walks and knocks on my door in theearly hours and has already harassed some women living in the flats. He was as moved from the last place for being a nuisance to the point that the neighbors threatened him as they were driven to their wit's end.To be honest he shouldn't be here and would benefit from a place where he can be taken care of as he can't have a stove, central heating vacuum cleaner etc because of his epilepsy.Do the housing association care? nope.If I ever move out he's going to have a real shock as I'm pretty patient.Dont know what would happen if a young family move in...
brent - 19-Mar-21 @ 11:09 AM
I did an exchange of social housing .Went from a big house to a flat because of anti social behaviour and harassment. What a nightmare when I move into flat to find out the noise from above was unbearable. Couple with 4 kids. The man drinks heavily , they always argue. Kids screaming and stamping about all day until early hours. Took 8 months for me to report it I was literally scared. After 4 months of living there the man from above asked to stay with me and my kids as they argued and he had nowhere to go. Also tuning my buzzer at 11pm to let him in , then throwing stone at my son window s I didn’t answer it. I complained and the man wasn’t even supposed to be living there. Since then the woman above wanted a recording I sent in. To work out who it was so she could have a go at them. I was shouted at on communal stairs with my children and she wouldn’t move for us to go inside our flat . After hearing the recording she sent a note through my door. And the almighty banging as she was sorting her kids rooms. The noise seems like it’s done all the more now and the housing seem like they don’t care. The woman above is acting like I have done something wrong and her behaviour is ok. I asked the man she had living there not to knock my door he got very aggressive and it was extremely intimidating. I am looking for private rent as no luck trying to swap my flat for a house. Just hope I can find somewhere soon. I am so low with it all
Lucy - 14-Jan-21 @ 3:53 PM
Overgeneralisations Narcissistic Personality Disorder is marked by a set of pervasive behaviours which are underpinned by certain cognitive errors. One of these is the tendency to overgeneralise which is due to their black and white thinking resulting from something called ‘splitting’. Splitting is the inability to comprehend that people (and things, events etc.) are usually made up of strengths and weaknesses, positive and negatives. The pathological narcissist cannot intellectually integrate these two concepts into the one whole. This means that their world view is one of extremes. You will be familiar with this with the stark contrasts of idealisation vs. devaluation and discard, for example. Within the context of the word salad, you’ll cop a bunch of ‘you always…’ statements, because for the narc, if you do something once, they draw the conclusion that you always do so and assign you a label. You know the ones: ‘you always take things too seriously’, ‘you’re always so sensitive’ etc. 4.      Projection & blaming Projection is evident when the narcissist handballs their flaws onto you. Whatever is unacceptable within them is attributed to you. You know it’s happening when their very own traits are being flung at you. ‘You’re so selfish’, ‘all you do is lie and deny’, ‘there’s something wrong with you, you are mentally unstable’ etc. Similarly, any relationship difficulties must be the fault of others. Specifically, yours. They go to any extent to construct a reason, or excuse as to why ‘the thing’ is your fault. No matter how completely bonkers their finger pointing may sound, you are blamed for everything. ‘It’s your fault I’m yelling at you, you’re making me do it’, ‘of course I’m sleeping around you are not attractive enough for me’ blah, blah, blah…
liveinfear - 5-Jan-21 @ 10:45 PM
The people above me constantly bang on my ceiling, shout, scream and tell lies about me. I reported it to the police, as I believe it to be hostility towards me. Unfortunately, the police have made it clear they will arrest if I contact them again.
Deb - 26-Dec-20 @ 7:34 PM
I am surprised to see so many Toronto stories especially on a UK site, but I suppose unwanted noise is the same the world over. You all have my deepest sympathy as an uninterrupted night's sleep is vital for your physical and mental wellbeing. A calm and quiet home is also key to good health and happiness. You are better equipped to think and to learn and to make ratio all decisions. Sadly in the last few decades, money has been the driving factor in building development and has resulted in homes that are not quite fit for purpose. Many homes are built with substandard or inefficient materials that do not provide adequate sound insulation. Also building techniques and short cuts further add to ineffective acoustics within homes. The issue of sound pollution is only growing as towns and cities become more and more populated by homes covered to multi occupationand increased car ownership. The 24 hour consumer lifestyle and abundance of technology based entertainment coupled with the clash of cultural and generational tolerance further cranks up the volume of this problem. Even if the huge hole in swift and effective legal controls is filled, I fear it will never be able to contend with the sheer scale of the problem. All advice on the subject puts the onus on the sufferingparty to resolve the issue and in trying seems to risk painting a target on the victim. Because noise tolerance is as individual as say a nut allergy tolerance, convincing other can be virtually impossible. I believe that the best remedy be high quality sound proofing. Any building incapable of absorbing irritating noise is flawed and needs fixing. Depending on the age, design and materials, it is often possible to eliminate all unwanted noise from your home.With some research and investigation these problems can and should be fixed. Noise travels in fairly predictable ways through certain structure. There is a need in the first instance to assess how your home is put together and what it is made from.We can then look at how various internal and external sounds and other vibrationsact on its structure.A plan can be drawn up to identify and then block and/or absorb these.One would usually need to employ a range of noise solutions to completely eliminateyour problems. The main draw backs are disruption during works and the cost.When you weigh up these factors you sometimes realise that it may be more cost effective and less of a disruption if you just find somewhere better to live.People who do not have the luxury of either option are perhaps is the hardest situation.i would try to explore the possibility of a home swap or exchange.Making a landlord aware of you desire to move sometimes yields an alternative solution. You could find that another quiet neighbour is experiencing the same difficulty and your landlord could offer to warehouse you next to each other and put the noisy guys together too. Life is long and too precious to spe
Wallofsilence - 24-Dec-20 @ 5:36 AM
no mention of the perverted neighbour where the whole estate knows she's a dirty peeping tom attempting to destroy a good person just because she hates herself so much..the most vile are the ones who get away with getting other people to believe she's a victim but is just a fat bored self loathing bully who is so desperate to be liked she hides away in her venomous pit..despicable waste of skin.!
justju - 27-Nov-20 @ 1:29 PM
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.
liveinfear - 6-Nov-20 @ 6:29 PM
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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
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