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Your Rights Against Troublesome Neighbours

By: Thomas Muller - Updated: 2 Aug 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
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Troublesome neighbours can seriously damage the quality of home life, but not only do you have the right to live in peace but the legal rights too.

Neighbour Trouble

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

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

The Noise and Environmental Protection Acts

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

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

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

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

Environmental Protection Act for Non-Noise

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

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

Housing Act

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

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

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

Protection from Harassment Act

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

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

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

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

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I live in apartment with my mom, we've lived here for going on 7 years, a couple on the same floor as ours but the building next to us (so our apartments do attach at the sides) moved in 3 or something years ago, they are foreign no idea where they are from because they're white yet they aren't polish or any language I've ever heard.(And this has nothing to do with race im not like that. I just want to make it clear i have NO idea what they say at any time). The male of the two is so painfully loud, he seems to think hes okay to shout constantly for hours and hours at a time on the phone to whoever (i can hear the other person on the other end of the phone too)and slamming and breaking stuff in doors is okay too. However this can start at 1pm of an afternoon and non stop continue until 3 in the morning. He wakes me up at 6.50am shouting, he keeps me awake shouting and banging doors. When im on the phone to my boyfriend he can hear him clearer than he hears me! Last night things escalated badly. I suffer from constant headaches and migraines so im always in need of peace and quiet, i am at the end of my rope with these people, i havent slept properly in weeks and i felt ill, he was yelling and shouting from afternoon till 11pm and i fell asleep just after 11 11pm... he woke me up at 12.06midnight shouting at the top of his voice outside and banging our community bins door. Losing my own temper i shouted for him to shut up, and yes i was in the wrong? Maybe after 3 years of bearing it, and he shouted what i can only assume was obscenities in his own language back at me. He proceeded to slam the apartments main downstairs door shut, come back to his room which is sadly right next to mine, ripped his blinds up, turned on his surround sound and continued to then yell, shout, bang doors for hours. 1.45am he went apesh** rage - slamming a door into its frame over and over again for quite awhile. I at this point was going to call the police but my mom told me not to. She told me she had heard other people knocking the walls for him to shut up - they not knowing i assume where it was coming from as being in an apartment noise is hard to pinpoint. But he had woken people up with his insanity. After he continued to have his yelling-shouting match with whoever on the phone until 3am, i almost ended up sleeping on the sofa because of his noise and psychopathic nature. I am at my wits end. Hes obviously violent i cannot approach this man. Where was his wife and 1 year old baby? Cowering in fear in a corner? He scared me so badly last night, scared for my own safety and my moms, and HIS families safety. He is a psycho.
AuroraH - 2-Aug-20 @ 6:46 PM
I live in apartment with my mom, we've lived here for going on 7 years, a couple on the same floor as ours but the building next to us (so our apartments do attach at the sides) moved in 3 or something years ago, they are foreign no idea where they are from because they're white yet they aren't polish or any language I've ever heard.(And this has nothing to do with race im not like that. I just want to make it clear i have NO idea what they say at any time). The male of the two is so painfully loud, he seems to think hes okay to shout constantly for hours and hours at a time on the phone to whoever (i can hear the other person on the other end of the phone too)and slamming and breaking stuff in doors is okay too. However this can start at 1pm of an afternoon and non stop continue until 3 in the morning. He wakes me up at 6.50am shouting, he keeps me awake shouting and banging doors. When im on the phone to my boyfriend he can hear him clearer than he hears me! Last night things escalated badly. I suffer from constant headaches and migraines so im always in need of peace and quiet, i am at the end of my rope with these people, i havent slept properly in weeks and i felt ill, he was yelling and shouting from afternoon till 11pm and i fell asleep just after 11 11pm... he woke me up at 12.06midnight shouting at the top of his voice outside and banging our community bins door. Losing my own temper i shouted for him to shut up, and yes i was in the wrong? Maybe after 3 years of bearing it, and he shouted what i can only assume was obscenities in his own language back at me. He proceeded to slam the apartments main downstairs door shut, come back to his room which is sadly right next to mine, ripped his blinds up, turned on his surround sound and continued to then yell, shout, bang doors for hours. 1.45am he went apesh** rage - slamming a door into its frame over and over again for quite awhile. I at this point was going to call the police but my mom told me not to. She told me she had heard other people knocking the walls for him to shut up - they not knowing i assume where it was coming from as being in an apartment noise is hard to pinpoint. But he had woken people up with his insanity. After he continued to have his yelling-shouting match with whoever on the phone until 3am, i almost ended up sleeping on the sofa because of his noise and psychopathic nature. I am at my wits end. Hes obviously violent i cannot approach this man. Where was his wife and 1 year old baby? Cowering in fear in a corner? He scared me so badly last night, scared for my own safety and my moms, and HIS families safety. He is a psycho.
AuroraH - 2-Aug-20 @ 10:18 AM
During 6 years, the neighbor across from us, only harass my house. the neighbor across from us is spreading bad rumours about us and getting all the neighbors to go against us to side with him.My family are only different race from all the rest of the neighbours. We don’t bother any of the neighbors. We keep things private and quiet.I think it is cause we don’t speak same language as these neighbors. It seem so racist, how this neighbor is treating us. The neighbor across the street will purposely have their guests park in front of our home when there was plenty of other spots that was much closer and even can park on their driveway. When we first moved in, the neighbor across from us, told us not to park in front of our home cause he can not back out of his driveway. So as being good neighbor, we were being considerate of him and not park there but than his guests was parking in front of our home. we thought he/his guests will be considerate and understand not to park there. I guess he wasn’t thinking about being considerate of us, he was only thinking of himself for his own benefit. But we still remain to be considerate and not park in front of our home so he can back out. I do not want to be hypocrite like him. We are trying to be good neighbor and be considerate and don’t want to call police to make big scene.Also try talking to them, the result they scream and we can’t get any words when we try to speak to them. Every word must be out of their mouth is ok and none of our words not to be spoken. I don’t know what to do if you can gave me advice. I don’t like how he is making himself including his family look like innocent victim.
Need advice - 30-Jul-20 @ 6:33 AM
My neighbours bad mouthed me when I first bought my property They were best of friends of previous occupier and complained we brought the price of the houses down as got for 20 thousand under asking price She also asked if we had children my reply was no again replied not normal for people to buy a house in a family area. We were hated before we moved in and was bad mouthed to other neighbours near us. We keep ourselves private but have helped other neighbours that we got on with. We contacted the police about the harassment. Her sister hit my car and drove away without reporting it again our un named neighbour Knew of the damage and never told us again had to report hit and run I have lived on my nerves waiting for something else to happen All I did was to buy a house to make a nice life for me and my wife
Sob - 24-Jul-20 @ 11:02 PM
My neighbours have falsely accused my teenage daughter and her friends of smoking weed, called the police and put a complaint in to the council. The police advised me to ignore them, however yesterday another neighbour came out and started shouting at myself and my husband, giving my neighbour nextdoor the go ahead to shout abuse at me too. I had to listen to these two neighbours abuse for half an hour. I feel harassed. It was worse than the school playground being bullied by two neighbours. Do I have any rights? My mental health is suffering because of this vendetta my neighbour has against me and my family.
Merv - 24-Jul-20 @ 11:36 AM
I don't know if it makes me feel better, that to know so many are going through a similar thing.My neighbour has 3 kids the oldest being 15 she lets him smoke weed along with his friends and she does herself, shes a single parent. Her mouth is a dirty as a sewer, she verbally abuses her children effing all the time. I've had the police round to her and so have other neighbours. But she just laughs and makes jokes with them. The children call me the naughty neighbour. Because of the police incident. I had a word with her yesterday trying to reason with her, tell her I can't stand the swearing and the kids now swear, she said I tell them off for it. I said how can you tell them off when you do it yourself. "just because I swear doesn't make me a bad person!" she said, but surely the verbal and emotional abuse does. It truly does make your life miserable, you start praying for rain, to keep them indoors, but you still can hear them through the walls.She blames the split from her husband for the childrens pshycological problems, I blame her for her lack of parental guidance and skills. Sorry I just had to vent.
Ade - 23-Jul-20 @ 11:37 AM
I have to tel someone this else I’m going to go mad. I’ve got two Eastern European neighbours with two children. Neither of the adults have worked in the last 10 years they have lived here. They stick the kids out in the garden in the morning and leave them out there screaming and hitting each other for hours and hours unsupervised. They have a bonfire a couple of time’s a week, wether or not you’ve got washing out, windows open etc. I have asked them to let me know before a fire but they don’t. They think nothing of fixing a car out the front at midnight or playing music in the garden at that time. There’s no privacy. Instead of working he guys scrap cars and fixes them at random hours if the day and night. Because they sleep all day they think nothing of cutting down a tree at 10pm.The only times you are sureto have peace is from 2am-5am. Sometimes the kids are outside for 14 hours at a time. I can’t let my dogs out because the kids “bark” at them, which of course makes my dogs bark and not wanting to annoy other neighbours I have to bring them in. They leave food scraps all around the garden where they have finished with their fruit/sand which etc. I’ve tried reporting them but they just don’t answer the door. They’ve opened four mobile phone accounts in false names at my address and had the cheek to ask me for the SIM cards that came. They aren’t even awful people just selfish and no consideration for others. Today I lost it and shouted at the adults. They just sat there looking at me and carried on with their conversation. I’ve had to phone the Samaritans tonight. They haven’t left the house in months but have had various extended family staying with them for weeks at a time so sometimes you’ve got four kids in the garden all day and night. If you have read this thank you; I am at the end of my tether.
Smithy - 19-Jul-20 @ 4:01 AM
I have a nightmare neighbour she is so rude and loud I’ve gone through two years of chemo treatment they smoke weed in the garden and they think that my illness is a joke my council don’t wanna do anything she doesn’t return your call I’m at my wits end i’m actually sleeping on my sofa downstairs where I can’t even sleep upstairs because of her loud mouth and her friends are in the garden
Jay - 18-Jul-20 @ 11:40 PM
Where do we start? I live in Scotland and stay in a 4 in a block flat upstairs which we own and have lived in for 20yrs. We’ve had on going feuds with neighbours(council tenants)since my downstairs neighbours fella died a few years back. The neighbour also has a 22yrs old daughter also on benefits and never went to school with no prospects. Now the neighbour has a new boyfriend also on disability with a free car from government although, he is able to be out in the back garden everyday building a summer house and hot tub which are directly below our windows(hammering etc) we reported them for planning permission but they are allowed. It’s so bad we keep curtains at the back closed. We get late night partying anyway day the week out in summer hut, slamming doors and dog barking. They do everything in there power to try to annoy us. We have had council, police out all witness it and do nothing.I apologise give them warning after warning and do nothing. It’s always someone’s birthday or any excuse. This is not it all believe me, can’t wait to move house. I am writing this on behalf off my mother who is a NHS staff nurse during covid times and works shifts. The council are trying to build a case for an asbo until then we have to live with this everyday.
JD - 14-Jul-20 @ 4:05 PM
My next door neighbours late night partying and loud music, it's just very annoying, we trying to talk n give polite notice but didn't effect. We tried so many times to call council for this, they came i think or may b not n they didn't notice any noise! That's really strange Then we received a letter about sorry we didn't hear anything I am fed up now, please help
Mobi - 14-Jul-20 @ 9:55 AM
I have severe anxiety with my neighbour. She’s been moved a lot and now I know why.She drinks all of the time, goes out on a Friday and Saturday rolls in with groups of people at 1-2am and they are noisy until at least5am No conservation for the fact that I have to work 7 days a week. They got reported not to long ago by another neighbour and what did she do? Have e Everyone around the weekend for a party.There’s never an apology and never any consideration for others. The housing association don’t take it seriously they just let it go.I haveconstant pit Of butterfly’s in my stomach with what’s next. Anxiety and nerves are to pot. It’s a nice place where I live it’s quiet a small number I’d rented homes and I own mine and it’s a nightmare next door.If it’s not her it’s her kid screaming in banging on bedroom walls (next to mine) at 10.30pm. I’m just so fed up now. I honestly feel so down I wish I could afford to sell and move.
JoKellyway - 5-Jul-20 @ 11:13 PM
I live in a old flat, I am at the top. But my neighbor front downstairsis hitting the ceiling when I am sleeping, about 3 or 4 am... and they go out slammed the doors at this time. I bought a fan, it is helping me a lotbut my worry is about a child, there are 3 families in the house, each live in a room, flats are 2 bedrooms and 1 living room, one of the families live with their child in 1 room, theirchild 3 o 4 years old, baby is crying all night, but they shouted at him, that happens just at night, during the day adults are a slept, how I know, because of the snoring and I have my days off any day from Monday to Friday... is that consider child abuse or neglect? I am not sure, London is a city of different cultures.
Yola - 4-Jul-20 @ 10:47 PM
How do i stop neighbours from throwing bread and now bird food for sea gulls and pigeons. My car has to be washed every few days. In the hot days the bread bakes onto the car.S
Gypsy - 3-Jul-20 @ 9:38 AM
My next door neighbour has put a punch bag in his garage which is joined to my house all I here is bag being punched and chains on bag rattling till 10pm at night is there a time when he should stop as it is causing problems with us watching tv and bed times
Coco - 23-Jun-20 @ 7:18 PM
my new neighbours are scottish and she is so vile she has put make up mirror in the front bedroom and back bedrooms so when im in the garden instead of her been at the window she will look into the mirrors she has put on a angle to watch me when im in garden, also had police to her becuase she put both her cctv pointing directly into our garden so we rang police they warned her to move them which she did not so got them out again and she moved them, but now she has built her back garden up quite high with mud and building a decking so when she puts her chair on the highest part of the mud she just starers into our kitchen or sits and watches us we have a 6 ft fence but she still is quite high up
jddm - 20-Jun-20 @ 8:11 PM
Next door neighbour has been harrasing me on and off for 11 years. We both live in council properties.She has destroyed the fence we share.She has shouted abuse at me multiple times.She smokes drugs all day every day on tax payers money. Has convinced doctors she has bipolar!!.Personally her behaviour is that of a brain numbed drug idiot.She knows how to switch her illness on and off.Is careful not to kick off too often OR face eviction. Have reported her several times.Plus involved police. Nothing gets done.
Ali - 13-Jun-20 @ 10:34 AM
We’ve had new neighbours for about 2 months now, They’re Polish, at first they seemed fine, then literally a week after they moved in a huge gazebo went up against our fence, which they are never out of, at first there 5 people living there, now there’s around 7 or 8, the problem is they’re out under their gazebo all day every day, drinking, shouting, playing music. They have bbqs at all times of the day no matter what the weather is like, the smoke is unbelievable, a lot more than burning wood or bbq bricks would ever make. It gets so bad we have to shut all of the windows and the back door, even when it’s been absolutely roasting like it has been recently, it’s horrible. But the last few weeks they have been inviting a lot more people round, we counted 15 people out in the garden before lockdown was even eased, they were out there burning, shouting, drinking, throwing beer bottles across the garden into a box and playing music until 3am. But the last few nights have been hell.. Sunday night it started, all out there TIL around 3am, Monday was the same, then last night it finally quietened down at 3:45am after hours of shouting, drinking, loud music, they just don’t seem to care, I’ve contacted the local council and been advised to use (from what I’ve read) a useless app, The Noise App., has anyone else used this, is it as bad as the reviews On the App Store and other forums are saying, I’m thinking about getting some cctv cameras installed, to record what we have to put up with. Tbh, I don’t think it’s even a licensed HMO. The landlord literally just put up plasterboard walls to eek out as many rooms as possible to gain as much rent as possible. I don’t have an issue with anyone trying to make a decent life for themselves, or enjoying life, but when it starts ruining the quality of life of others around them, then things have to be done.
R.B - 10-Jun-20 @ 12:31 PM
Please help I have a neighbour that lives upstairs, I’m in a ground floor flat due to health reasons, He has severe learning disability a carpet that is so thin, noisey squeaky furniture and he won’t replace any of it, he’s lived there for over 35 years installation in this flat is rubbish you can hear everything he gets up to, his family have asked him to be quiet, when I’m working long hours I can do without being woken at 3 o’clock in the morning by his noises Any suggestions of what I could do I spoke to the council and they don’t seem to want to help they don’t really care as long as they get the rent
Loz - 9-Jun-20 @ 9:23 AM
My neighbour's new boyfriend has dug a passageway and cut a hole into my kitchen floor problem is the police nor my housing association belive it was them any time I'm in my back garden or near her fence she likes to scream get away from my property I need some advice on what to do I have been everywhere but my last option was my MP if this fails I will be at a loss
Brownywebb - 3-Jun-20 @ 6:27 PM
Help, I need some advice please, I have banging from my neighbors next door on a daily basis and it’s driving me mad, I’ve had a few arguments with them so I would not be able to approach them really, I have to walk round with headphones on to drown the noise out, I’m not sure what I can do about, they also are loud in the garden which I can hear every word they are saying mostly from relatives, it’s really not good and I think it will make me nice in the end if it carry’s on, some would say I’m to sensitive and you will get that anywhere you live but it’s really not nice, please help
Krissy - 1-Jun-20 @ 4:56 PM
We live in a terraced house. In the street behind we have really noisy neighbours who even during lockdown have had up to 6 people crammed into their yard drinking, taking drugs, constantly arguing with each other. The main one, Rory is extremely loud even when he is speaking. So much that he can set Alexa off when he is using his own. As I write it is midday and they have been outside since 6pm yesterday. They have been throwing cigarette ends over the wall into the alleyway and have piled old stone outdoor floor tiles into the alleyway too. The cigarette ends will be safely picked up one night and threw into their yard, into their hot tub which they've squeezed in. The floor tiles? They're getting placed on their car bonnet which they don't park in their street bit on the corner of the junction to the main road causing an obstruction.
Day84 - 31-May-20 @ 12:46 PM
I cannot stand obnoxious neighbours like these. They are bullies. Selfish, and attention seeking. I have moved into a flat, ground floor, and have discovered the woman upstairs is a drunk. A noisy aggressive one. I've got every sympathy with mental illness and alcoholism, but she seems to constantly attention seek, even when sober. I've been told " shes had a tough time" Truth? I don't care! So have i! That's why I moved here, for peace. I've had years of stress, andnow am putting up with this from a common self absorbed drunk. Bring back asylums!
CatyH - 30-May-20 @ 8:56 PM
Our Latino neighbours from Ecuador have been disturbing us from day one since 2002. Parties that go on 24/7 for days at a time. The council is rubbish and just writes ineffective letters to them. These people are simply animals. Drunkenness and vomitting in the street, urinating against our front wall, cigarette butts in our garden. Gangs of boys in the street, drug taking and loud music morning noon and night dogs barking all hours and left outside during bonfire night They play the system and have gotten away with it. The council is worse than useless. As I write yet another barbi on the go with loud music. I am sick of the whole thing! This country is too soft when dealing with delinquent people and hard working honest people are left to rot!
Miss Malice - 30-May-20 @ 5:55 PM
We have been bullied for 15 yrs. Honestly don't know what to do anymore. We live in a mid terraced house to our left a council home and the tenants is in his 50's constantly drunk and lives alone as his wife and child have left him, we live in a council property and to our right noisy Portuguese home owners with 3 dogs. To be noted that we can all hear each other between properties. We had to adapt our life style drastically as Pete the drunk neighbor will start shouting profanities if we watch the TV on low volume past 10'clock. He often retaliates by banging the radiators in his house at 3 in the am. Kids are often told to go to bed as giggling will set him off, we can't empty out dishwasher past 8/9pm , my eldest daughter just turned 18 and planning to move out as a result, and we send our 12 yr old daughter to our parents house every weekend .. I often lay in bed after Peter has a good shout , with my heart beating fast hoping kids won't make a peep. On some occasions if I had carried out any DIY in the afternoon Pete has confronted me outside our home calling me every be under the sun. He had also complained to the council stating we make noise after hours.. Council sent us a warning letter without even trying to find the facts out first. Now we live in fear of being kicked out, Worried to the extent that when the Portuguese neighbors make noise it may cause further friction as he may think it's us making the noise. We once called the the met police, they told us to keep a diary, they fail to understand that when Pete isn't shouting profanities, it's because we live a life in fear trying our best to not exist for fear of retaliation. Additionally while my 2nd great grand father was from Watford I have an Italian passport and I often feel we are being descriminated against by our neighbor Pete and the council. Our relationship with our kids is near breaking point where they try to avoid staying at home as much as possible. We can't even stay on the phone in the evening for fear of setting Pete off. Walk the stairs at night as if we were burglar's , whispering to one another. How is the council giving Pete a 2 bedroom house so he can get drunk all day and has ruined our lives and relationships with our two daughters which we have to constantly repremand for fear of setting Pete off. We often have to result in turning their internet and electricity off at around 10 as any noise may set Pete off. Any action we take may further aid Pete's anger and retaliation. When carrying out any diy we wait for Pete to go buy his beers , as for some reason he only buys two cans at the time from a different store every time.. we know as we can see him walking around Burnt Oak carrying two beers at the time and arriving always from a different shop. So we have small windows of opportunity to hang shelf's or keep the house from falling apart. FEAR , FEAR AND MORE FEAR. the council of cour
Ng - 30-May-20 @ 10:27 AM
my neighbours are quite quiet but they like to cause trouble they have contact with my health visitor and have thrown accusations like I'm a drug dealer my kids listen to swearing music and my kids are smelly and shoutI can't cope any more i do every thing for my kids i have a wild toddler a grumpy teenager and a baby they just hate lockdown thats all I try to calm him down but atm he's in to being naughty as its a sign of boredom we all have had a nightmare toddler I'm sure but why am I being made out to be a drugdealer and I neglect my kids im traumatised so much i wanna move to another district before my mental health goes what do I do ?
Mad1 - 30-May-20 @ 7:57 AM
My issues are the same as bulldog01. They come out before 9 and scream, whoop, shout, throw balls over repeatedly all day till around 8pm. Today I have found a racket and a stone large enough to injure someone if it hit them, had been thrown 3 metres into my garden. It feels like people are now expected to put up with child noise. The same child threw stones at our car and damaged it. The father used my drive as his own personal access path until I put a fence up.
Rachela - 24-May-20 @ 9:29 PM
I have lived at present address for over 11 years, we have not really had good neighbours, since moving here. We do have one good neighbour, who is polite, makes yummy cakes, and brought up her family with love & care. Sadly this is a rarity now. Our neighbours attached to us, as it's a semi, are constantly banging doors, Not excessively loud, but loud enough to vibrate through the walls,it's becoming a serious issue for me. My daughter, who works from home, during lock down counted the door banging 40 to 50 times in a period of 5 hours, this is no exaggeration, she is alway's honest. They have 2 young girls, & 1 baby. The young girls usually come into the garden early around 9 am, then the noise starts, banging around with balls, screaming, talking loud, banging opening/closing doors.walking in and out of the garden on decking, This can go on for several hours. The parents, seem to have a liberal approach to parenting. We really cannot even go in to the garden, it's not a place to relax. I do not think i am alone here, my other neighbours rarely, sit out in their gardens. I have ordered 10 pairs of ear plugs, and will have to move homethis year,before the 3rd child starts playing in the garden :0(
Bulldog01 - 15-May-20 @ 5:00 PM
I live in the downstairs flat of a converted house over shops. The guy upstairs was lovely and quiet, worked full-time, so do I, never had any problems, he eventually moved out and the neighbors from hell moved in. First, the took the lock off the main door, they then started discarding household waste and scrap out the front. The rubbish would stay there until rats and mice would come and tear the bags. It was 3 guys moved in initially, then 4 and 5, then women and young children. They never shut their flat door, it's always open, they smoke and all the smell goes into my flat, i'm not a smoker so it's very irritating. No one seems to work, there's somebody in the flat 24/7 with that door wide open. Since the lock down, they've had visitors over frequently, the noise is horrendous, I sometimes feel as if I live in a zoo!! They seem to sleep all day because there's not much noise but come 9:30 pm, at night they come alive with activity. They let the children run around and kick a ball indoors, screaming, yelling, and this awful banging on my ceiling. Drilling at 1 AM in the morning, hammering, running up and down the stairs, talking loudly, banging on my door, shouting my name ( Seen my name on my mail) This is during the week at the weekend it's even worse! I have complained to Enviornmental Health about the rubbish and the noise, they have done zilch! I complained to their Landlord, he has done absolutely nothing. I am at my wits end, noise cancellation headphones have been a life-saver but my nerves are shot. The horrible banging, I don't know what it is, sounds like someone is going to come through my ceiling and the impact vibrates through my sofa where i'm sitting, it sends a jolt through my body and it's quite scary. I am scared to approach them as they seem very confrontational. I can't really afford to move right now but looks like I may have to. I thought there were rules about excessive noise after 11:00PM? Don't I have any rights to enjoy my home in peace?
Lauralou - 15-May-20 @ 4:04 PM
I got polish neighbour's loud music & drink & partying, My wife has MS & I have 2 young children. 9 years down the line I can confidentially say, I seriously losing the will to live & we are in our 30's??????
Mo - 9-May-20 @ 4:39 PM
Hi we have vile next door neighbours,my son of 5 years old was diagnosed with cancer 19 months ago an we still have 2 more years left on chemo which he needs everyday, for the past year the neighbour's who have 9 grown adults all living home with there partners have been smoking drugs an it smells my little boys room out that bad that some times he cant play or sleep in his room Normally we would knock an they would stop , leading up to lockdown it started to get more frequent so we contacted there land lord, he came up twice an said the police will be rang the next time we hate complaining but I had had enough, the landlord is there friend so the first weekend of lock down was that bad 2 days we couldnt use his room we called the police an they went round since then out lives have been hell they put vile things on Facebook which we have had screen shooted, they swear at us , when outside even if I'm with my son , give us fingers an my 5 year old boy sees it we have had cameras put up which they dont like an have asked why we have them an tell us to take um down 8 weeks of constant abuse ,us an the older couple the opposite side who has been fighting to get them out for 5 years now , even the mans brother has said there vile an been evicted 3 times already ,I log everything with the police but gives me so much anxiety we have enough to deal with with lockdown an my sons leukaemia just dont know what to do never felt so intimidated an alone as after the police go the abuse gets louder . Any ideas where to turn to next thank you x
Kathryn - 7-May-20 @ 7:45 PM
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