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Anti-Social Behaviour from your Neighbours

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 2 Dec 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
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Anti-social behaviour can put a tremendous amount of strain on people and, if left unchecked, it can ruin a community all too soon, with disputes between neighbours being a common problem. There are a whole range of laws governing anti-social behaviour, which can lead to legal action being taken against the perpetrator(s).

Anti-social Problems

Anti-social behaviour can incorporate a whole range of issues. These can include problems with:

  • Noisy neighbours
  • Drug taking and drinking on the streets
  • Pets – particularly dangerous dogs and Barking Dogs
  • Litter and graffiti
  • Vandalism
  • Racism
  • Teenage gangs or other forms of intimidating groups or individuals such as young and unruly children
  • Abandoned cars
  • Fly tipping

However, it’s important to remember that in certain instances, anti-social behaviour can mean entirely different things to different people. As neighbours, it’s always necessary to realise that we will often have different values, beliefs and opinions, and so what someone might object to and see as anti-social behaviour may not be covered by any of the legislation. For example, if you like to mow your lawn every week, but your next door neighbours takes a more relaxed attitude towards keeping on top of their garden and only mows it every month or so, then that wouldn’t be classed as anti-social behaviour under the current legislation.

How To Tackle Anti-social Behaviour

There are numerous different approaches to tackling anti-social behaviour involving neighbours living close by. The action to take will often be determined by the type of behaviour involved and the person(s) causing the problem. For example, how you deal with your next door neighbour who is playing their music too loudly after midnight is likely to be very different from how you’d tackle the problem of a gang of teenage youths jumping on top of cars in the street.

In certain situations, you may feel that the problem is serious enough to dial 999 to get the police involved or, at the other end of the scale, you might be able to resolve the problem by having an amicable conversation with a neighbour. Remember that neighbours may not even be aware that they are causing a problem.

In other circumstances, however, your best course of action is likely to involve contacting the relevant department within your local authority or alternatively, getting in touch with your local anti-social behaviour co-ordinator, who is likely to be a member of your local police force. You can find out who that is on the Home Office’s website by simply inputting your postcode. Within that website, there are also details about how you can contact your local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership Representative.

What Happens Next?

If your complaint is investigated, you may be asked to gather evidence by the antisocial behaviour team, which might include keeping a diary or log of the offending behaviour. Depending upon the seriousness of the issue, the police may be called in straight away. Should a particular case go to court, you may also be asked to give evidence.

What About Possible Reprisals?

Many people who are asked to testify against their neighbours in court are frightened to do so for fear of reprisals. However, it can be arranged for you to give evidence anonymously and you do have Confidentiality Rights. Also, a police officer, a doctor, health worker, council official or teacher can also give evidence on your behalf if you feel particularly vulnerable.

Other Solutions

In many cases of antisocial behaviour involving neighbours or other members of the community, a resolution can often be obtained before the matter even gets to court. Official warning letters and interviews can sometimes be sufficient to stop the problem, but other methods include drawing up Acceptable Behaviour Agreements or Parenting Contracts as well as Fixed Penalty Notices and Noise Abatement Notices. The courts also have the power to issue Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) and can resort to other methods such as dispersal orders and demoted tenancies, for example. Read more about how to apply for an anti social behaviour order.

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There are some absolute horror stories here! I am shocked that people are so inconsiderate. Mine seems pretty tame by comparison...my neighbour slams doors. The front door, the kitchen door, the flat door, cupboard doors...all of which I can hear clearly through the wall. I am assuming her doors have handles on them, I just cannot fathom why she doesn't use them! I have knocked on her door several times and she never opens it so I have put polite notes through at various times reminding her that she has neighbours either side and that we don't enjoy being woken up at 2.15am (I have a job to get up for but not at 2am!) when she's slamming about the other side of the wall. It improves for about a week, then it's like she has amnesia and reverts back to slamming! She is on benefits and rents the flat from a private landlord. I am trying to find out who manages the property because if she won't listen to me then maybe she'll listen to them. I have no idea who this is though. I have got the freeholders info from the land registry and have written to them. But if it turns out they don't know who is responsible for the flat how can I trace the property manager? Someone is responsible for keeping her in line and I am certain she would be in breach of her tenancy agreement. Help please!!!!!!!!
Sleepflower - 2-Dec-18 @ 7:39 PM
I own my house..my next door neighbours own theirs. I live on my own, they are a family of 3 with a 2 year old. The walls are paper thin. I have already had to ask them to ventilate their house better and open their windows as their cooking smells make my house smell, it’s awful when you’re lying in bed and smell it. Also their toddler is screaming, I mean actually screaming, and running around the house until gone 10pm. This is causing me a lot of stress. I’ve already knocked about the smells and it’s made little difference. Now I need to speak to them again about the child. Shall I write a letter? I’m worried I’m going to lose my temper as they’re stressing me out so much.
Zobo - 30-Oct-18 @ 10:33 PM
Weak bullies form gangs to intimidate neighbours, use animal cruelty and their own children to do their dirty work. You cannot reason with these weak bullies and moving house is never the answer.They are just about everywhere and never work. They use all forms trickery and are good at lying, Repetitive in their actions no matter how nicely you ask them to stop. I believe Governments support them. One only has to look at the many complaints made and how the system is failing society. It all has to do with Power, Greed and Money. If only the large number of abused confront Governments we could make a difference. When election day comes remember what government made the difference in combating bullying and meant every word of it/
Alan - 28-Oct-18 @ 9:25 AM
my neighbours are disgusting they have been measuring there boundary line from where they have decide to push there fence . I cannot no longer lock my gate . Damaging the fences had to replace them twice . drilling into my boundary wall drilling and nailing wood to my fences. when approached damn right rude get abuse from them. constantly calling the police, no one is helping or putting a stop to it. facing cameras into my property which of police has overall done nothing about!! thrown rubbish into my garden stolen tools if my husband absolutely disgusting people .
ki - 27-Oct-18 @ 1:22 AM
It’s unfortunately the life we live in now,,more and more people don’t give a damn about other people, I have noisy neighbours,mainly at night ,talking loudly after 12am slamming doors moving cars,there is 4 people that live there ,I started being polite but they don’t listen just take the piss so I just wake them up early in the morning when there’re asleep it’s the only way,cos councils can’t do nothing about talking ,i I have to sleep in another room , which I feel is unfair ,,my father used to deal with people like this very affectivly but has since passed away,,it’s always usually rented accommodation where people are noisy and these people are young polish ,,if my mother didn’t live with me ,I would wake them up every time they made a noise,,,if I didn’t say anything I’m certain they would be more noisy,,I feel for all “decent” people who have terrible neighbors,,it’s awful,,,,hang in there ,,they might move away ??
Jonnybravo - 21-Oct-18 @ 4:29 PM
We live in a small ground floor flat and our neighbour upstairs like to heavily run up/down their stairs, slam their doors, scream at each other or their dog (which you can also hear scratching around). These are at unnecessary times too, middle of the night and even at 5am in the street. This happened again at 7am and even in the afternoons. The man who screams and shouts is also swearing “shut the F up” etc and the woman is just all out screaming. I might take a note of exactly when it happens but not sure who to report it to? Any suggestions?
Steve - 28-Sep-18 @ 8:39 AM
For weeks now the house behind myself has been nothing but a nightmare. It’s either a private let or mortgaged house currently being occupied by at least three young people between their late teens and early twenties and they also have a dog. Now, I’m not saying that every teen or young adult is like this, there are young renters/homeowners who do brilliantly with houses but for these three it’s not the case and they are clearly not mature enough to have a property because of some of the things they are doing which is causing myself and others distress. They are never awake during the day, their curtains always drawn but they will keep the street up from 10.30pm - 4.30am every single night with guests coming and going to the house, allowing their dog to run through the streets doing its business in gardens and on public footpaths instead of giving it at least access to their large back garden to do its business. It’s constant crushing of cans, throwing them into their bins, slamming the lids, slamming the doors, shouting, talking loudly on their phone, trying to get access into my back garden via the gate, inviting guests over until the early hours on both weekdays and weekends where there are children needing up for school, people needing up for work, people needing up for appointments or whatever important things need done that day. They always take their bins out and back twice a week on weekdays after 1am when they are clearly indoors all day to take them out at reasonable times which suggests they know it’s disturbing people. The police have been out at least once to surveillance the area because of unrelated crimes that have occurred in the area in the past eight months, but I highly suspect as well as other people also affected in the street by the activity that there’s a lot more going on than just drinking and staying up all night wandering outside peoples houses and they aren’t exactly doing a good job of keeping it secret either. Been to the council, have asked them what they can do but because it’s either a private let or bought house they can’t do anything about it, that it’s a police matter if I or anyone else in the street feels unsafe, which isn’t really good enough. If anyone’s lives are in danger or their properties targeted for break ins, arson or whatever, then the police aren’t exactly going to be here within minutes. Is there not an easier way of finding out who owns the house or who they rent it from so that they can be contacted directly to get these issues resolved? I think I’ve been very tolerant the last two years I’ve lived here, but enough is enough, my gate has been tried twice now and that’s something I absolutely cannot ignore.
Fed up - 2-Sep-18 @ 1:11 AM
Am 37 weeks pregnant with a 1 year old little boy at home on my own my son can not sleep at all with the people that live above us banging non stop he can’t go to bed at a normal time or wake up at a normal time for the passed 2 night he hasn’t been at home because of it I am tried and sick of the non stop banging and shouting. Some think needs to be done I have been rushed in to hospital because of the stress i can’t live a peaceful life with my babies with the non stop banging all the time I would happily let anyone sit in my flat day in day out and see what I have to put up with this is Beyond a joke there is 3 kids up there in one bedroom and a husband and wife
Holly - 24-Aug-18 @ 11:44 AM
Hi. I need help with an insane neighbour. He lives two doors away on his own. His mum and dad own the house but moved out and left him there a few years ago. He’s obviously got serious mental issues because during the day he will walk past, shake you by the hand and be pleasant. Then, usually at night times or early hours of the morning, he will walk down the street shouting and swearing at the top of his voice (and he’s got a very loud voice). He uses really bad language, won’t say on here but I’m sure you can guess. Sometimes it’s just havibg a go at an imaginary enemy, other times it’s aimed at specific people in the street. We also believe he keeps drugs there for a local dealer. Very often cars will pull up outside, bib, then either him or the other man (the one we think is the dealer) will come out, hand them something, then they’ll drive off. There are a lot of children down our street and also an old people’s home, they don’t need to be living with people like this. None of us do though. I contacted the police one night when he was out in the street shouting and they said someone would be in touch. A couple of days later a policeman called and said there’s nothing they could do and if it happened again we need to call an ambulance. I called an ambulance the next time and they said he’s not hurt so there’s nothing they could do. His mum and dad have no interest in him. They live a long wayaway so can’t hear. Him. He’s also smashed most of the interior out of his house. Apparently he has no bed or furniture. It’s all been smashed and put on a bomb fire. He seems to be knocking all his internal walls out too. Desperately need help. Is there anything we can do?
Mitch - 19-Aug-18 @ 12:42 PM
I have a nieghbour downstairs ( in a set of flatsthree downstairs threeupstairs ? ) My neighbour below me tends to come up thestairs early hours of the morning from 2.00AM to 6.00AMany timesduring them hours ? He sneaks up the stairs and listen at ma door and looking through mykeyhole and also he goes through my rubbish bagslate on nitethis bloke is a total wierdo,creepy and a spooky blokewhat and whywould posses some oneto do such a thingI feellike I'm reading on egg shells,intmidated, uncomfortable , on edgeI'm not a noisy or a nuisancenieghbour ,what can I do and get done about this freaky, spooky wierdo
Scottie - 18-Aug-18 @ 7:31 PM
gaz - Your Question:
I have new neighbours and noticed he had rats under his shed,i went round to tell them and the lady said she knew ,and he feeds them.i reported it to the council and they sent him a letter but he still continues to feed them.

Our Response:
Go back to environmental health, they have powers to take further action against this resident if he is encouraging vermin that may present a health problem.
ProblemNeighbours - 6-Aug-18 @ 11:45 AM
Most of the people on here aren't even British. Of course everyone deserves to live in peace and tranquility. However, if you aren't happy then move out or go home. You must have funds to have upped sticks and moved to another country? No? Then you're draining the DWP and your housing is FREE. Was your original country's living conditions worse or better? Weigh up the pros and cons. As for everyone else, the council and police are not your only hope. Fear is a remarkable tool-use it. I understand some bad neighbours are threatening and violent so try to think of another way around that to scare them. Saying 'I'll call the police' to some people is like throwing petrol on a fire. Try using other ways. Think out of the box. Good luck.
NoNameSorry - 4-Aug-18 @ 6:27 PM
I have new neighboursand noticed he had rats under his shed,i went round to tell them and the lady said she knew ,and he feeds them.i reported it to the council and they sent him a letter but he still continues to feed them.
gaz - 3-Aug-18 @ 9:22 PM
I know some of you here and You make up False allegations to violate People's privacy get people fined And evicted and you even use your nationality religion and caluture differences to get people convicted Then the people you falsely acuuse get released later cause Thier inocentyou women and men deserve what you get you should be thrown in jail for life all Of youwho protects good Honest people from you guys As long as you guys and women keep doing what your doing Every one will continue to live in fear I hope one day the law works Soon To protect us from such people Kind Regards Your local judge Retired
No Laden - 3-Aug-18 @ 12:32 PM
A neighbour is regularly stirring trouble and today started shouting at my partner who is anglo Indian because he was watering the garden and was saying you did it yesterday.I sent downstairs to see what was happening and he picked up his walking frame and came towards me with it.I said threatening to him a woman whereby he slammed it into the cupboard.Can we take any action against hm?
bhuda - 22-Jul-18 @ 11:01 PM
I am in a nice new style 3 storey block of flats ... I own It.... I have lived here on the 3rd floor for 19 years . Despite not having a factor the communal areas have been kept clear and well maintenances.A young couple have bought and moved into a flat opposite me on the landing and this week have bolted a dirty bike under the window ... I am sooo upset.I asked the girl where It came from, and intimated that her Partner counldn t store itthere because It s common area and they don t own the landing and it’s a potential issue with our buildings insurance as all common areas should be free of debris and hazards.I gave It 3 days and chapped there door tonight to ask for an update as to when the bike will be moved .... the guy gave me tons of abuse and told me Itwas allowed via common law ..... he says he s a litigator (we are in Scotland ) and he can do what he wants .... I need help ... it looks dreadful and all our neighbours are concerned what could be next ! ... help please I need a quote to give this person as he won t listen .....I asked why he thought he could store his personal belongings in an area that He doesn t own... he said he could ?.? Pleas help my blood pressure is through the roof !
Jay - 15-Jul-18 @ 11:52 PM
I am having the issue of going to court twice against bad neighbours. I live alone and the tenants sub let they are blaming me for noise and he evenhad me arrested said I was going to stab him ( he was high) I spent a day explaining I was asleep and I was shaken everytime I hear a siren I feel I will be arrested as that is now in place I am on bail and they never took forensics but im blamed. he went in clawed his face and im to blame for that . I said why didnt you take evidence from under my nails? why am I too blame for police incompetence. well I have court twice seeking possession of my home and he will not stop walking around under windows shouting abuse at me should I react I am arrested. I refused a date a coffee and rang his works saying I want to speak to his manger to be left alone because he gave me his works details and I dont want a thing to do with it. now he is trying to set me up as if im stalking him what one earth he is ugly, revolts me. he now has a woman with kids going in and out shouting they throw things inside outside you get the idea. he is now dragging things on the floor so it scrapes the carpeted floor just to irritate. he has severe mental health issues and is smashing things daily, paranoid all the time.screaming he even made weird noises under window yelling arghhh rock on rock...im petrifed of them and they will be back in an hour after getting food. bail conditions say cant ring landlord cant ring police. yet he has a 1997 harassment order on me. what for? turning him down? no because while high and angered that when knocking my door I wont answer and be polite to let him in so he could attack me. he now makes things up and as i live alone I cant defend myself .im scared to death im having to stay out in all conditions due to him smashing things. taken to a&E as they thought I had had a stroke just really upset. what do I do?I will lose my home due to a psyhco neighbour and because i rang his works asking to be left alone I now am getting told upto 10k compensation and posisble jail time. im innocent ive not done a thing wrong ever in life im so confused and trapped. I am afraid help me please
sara - 15-Jul-18 @ 4:14 PM
I live in a 2 story flat on the ground floor. I own the property, they above rent. The children had drawn chalk murals all over my walls, about 4ft in width and 6ft in height. The children are of preschool and primary school age so they must of had adult help. When I got home and found it I knoxked on their door but they didn't answer despite being in. I washed it off. In the morning I got an angry knock at the door, with them shouting abuse and they said they will do it again and if I wash it off we will have a "talk". I am happy to dicuss a compromise event though it is my wall, maybe they do it by their door and not right next to mine, but there aggressive and bulling attitude and attempt to be intimidating has annoyed me. Sure enough a massive six foot drawing (clearly) done by an adult... Too neat) was millimeters away from my window Is there anything legally I can do? Thanks in advance
Alli - 5-Jul-18 @ 9:07 PM
Ali - Your Question:
I tend to hear some really loud drunk people shouting and swearing in the streets usually in the early hours of the morning and it’s really disgusting as other people are trying to sleep and all they hear are loud men swearing really loudly

Our Response:
Unfortunately there isn't a great deal you can do about this as usually if you contact the police, they people will have moved on by the time the police get there. You could mention it to your local PCSO who could pass it on to the community policing team; they may be able to patrol the area occasionally to move people on.
ProblemNeighbours - 2-Jul-18 @ 11:13 AM
I need help please, Recently next to my house moved some gypsies, like maybe 8, 9 all mans and they are noisy and suspicious! Because my house is attached I can hear everything and is verry disturbing! And they are knocking at night on my wall near to my bed! I am scared, what can I do?
Tam - 29-Jun-18 @ 10:43 PM
I tend to hear some really loud drunk people shouting and swearing in the streets usually in the early hours of the morning and it’s really disgusting as other people are trying to sleep and all they hear are loud men swearing really loudly
Ali - 28-Jun-18 @ 7:24 AM
Cassandra - Your Question:
My “neighbour” keeps throwing glass over the wall into our vegetables patch our dog could cut its paws. They have loud parties and dinner barbecues until 1.00 am. Their hideous gauge tees party till the early ours outdoors photographing their genitals. The man mows the lawn on a ride on mower for eight ours a day over bank holidays. She mows aswell and they kick our fence aswell and call the police out if we cut a few twiglets off their leyladii that is 40 ‘ tall and overhangs our garden. He is a parish councillor so don’t think we have a chance to complain against him.What to do?

Our Response:
Talk to your local police about the glass in your garden and the offensive behaviour of the teenagers. If the noise is excessive and unreasonable, environmental health might be able to take action. Just because the neighbour is a parish councillor does not give him protection from the law.
ProblemNeighbours - 13-Jun-18 @ 2:28 PM
Burkey - Your Question:
My neighbours have lived here for 10 months , And I'm having to sleep in me Dads to sleep of a night, my council are a waste of space. They think I'm complaining just to get a transfer, but what they won't do , is come and check the problem tenants out. They are constantly banging , playing loud music ,shouting , over filling the wheelie bins, running over my head, the council have all the evidence. I have a disability but this council don't care.If the council go to them they make more noise. The tenants are smack heads.

Our Response:
It's probably worth trying environmental health if it's more of an noise issue, we find council housing offices tend to try and brush this kind of thing aside.
ProblemNeighbours - 13-Jun-18 @ 2:09 PM
I want some help with my neighbours they are using anti social behaviour towards me and my husband they had us both locked up. The woman upstairs is always banging all times of the night she vacuums her house at midnight to 3am in the morning and starts banging around and drilling her floorboards trying break into my property she caused a bedbug and a bug infestation since she moved in 2 yrs ago I think she puts bugs in my house I have seen holes in my ceilings and there’s leaks in my property she has caused damp and leaks in the walls and ceilings. When she has a bath she starts banging her boiler and water drips into my property in my hallway, bedroom and bathroom there is leaks in the walls and ceilings there’s is water on my hallway floor patches are visible. No one has had any work to sort the problem. She also tried to walk into my house when I was cleaning up outside. The next door to her tries to break into my property I heard him trying to break in the front door of my house today and he went round the back and he looked angry because he couldn’t get in and then he went out. He also stalks me and he tries to pickpocket me on the bus he stole money off me when he first moved here I was outside my front door I had bags of shopping he asked me if I needed help he saw a twenty pound note hanging out of my pocket and he took it. He has pickpocketed me in front of people on the bus and other people pick my pockets and bag on the bus they have seen him doing and everything things they can rob me now. He is on drugs and Alcohol he throws glass alcohol bottles and smashes them outside my house and leaves cigarette butts on the floor in my front garden and by the tree on the St.He also watches me when I am on my toilet and when I am bathing because my bathroom is at front of the house he looks through the letterbox and the front window. I have covered my window and I have to tape my letterbox up when I bath I am scared to bath now I feel like he is a dirty old man I think he records me because I have heard clicking sounds when I am in the bath and people look at me funny and make comments when I am out in public when I have had a bath. The other man who lives next to me on the other side upstairs next to the alley he has a dog he is always shouting at his dog shouting Henry get here and his dog is always pooing in my front garden and in the public phone box and weeing all over the place. I didn’t know at first I thought it was cats but I have only noticed this problem since he moved into the property he’s always throwing food wrappers,takeaway’s, sweet wrappers and empty cans of pop and alcohol cans and bottles outside my property. He has letters sent to my address without my permission and my mail goes missing a lot and the postman doesn’t post my letters properly he leaves my letters half in and half out it’s only one postman who does this he’s a black male with dreadlocks the other postmen post my letters properly it’s like my neighbours are te
Vinnie - 13-Jun-18 @ 2:15 AM
Our opposite neighbours park constantly opposite our drive and advise their guests to do the same. This is because we asked them friendly to stop, so they do it more,because he’s got a new woman with a kid to move in and let’s her do whatever she wants to his existing friendly neighbours to impress her. She’s a loud mouthed northerner with a kid who’s got shacked up with him on their first date to hook him and live there. Good luck to him, bad luck for us!!
Cassandra - 9-Jun-18 @ 8:01 PM
My “neighbour” keeps throwing glass over the wall into our vegetables patch our dog could cut its paws. They have loud parties and dinner barbecues until 1.00 am. Their hideous gauge tees party till the early ours outdoors photographing their genitals. The man mows the lawn on a ride on mower for eight ours a day over bank holidays. She mows aswell and they kick our fence aswell and call the police out if we cut a few twiglets off their leyladii that is 40 ‘ tall and overhangs our garden. He is a parish councillor so don’t think we have a chance to complain against him. What to do?
Cassandra - 9-Jun-18 @ 7:55 PM
My neighbours have lived here for 10 months , And I'm having to sleep in me Dads to sleep of a night, my council are a waste of space. They think I'm complaining just to get a transfer, but what they won't do , is come and check the problem tenants out. They are constantly banging , playing loud music ,shouting , over filling the wheelie bins, running over my head, the council have all the evidence . I have a disability but this council don't care. If the council go to them they make more noise. The tenants are smack heads.
Burkey - 9-Jun-18 @ 7:03 PM
Tam - Your Question:
I would like to know if this constitutes anti social behaviour - as it is now escalating. Our next door neighbours, who rent their house, are heavy smokers - they have terrible smokers' coughs but don't seem bothered. They stand outside their back door smoking (it's a rented house) and the smoke drifts over the fence and into our kitchen if our door is open - as it often is in this warm weather. The doors face each other and it's unavoidable despite the fence. It's extremely unpleasant and it really upsets my husband as both his parents died of smoking related illnesses, so he is particularly sensitive. They claim not to understand English, so speaking to them and asking if they could simply smoke further down the garden has no effect. It's escalating as last night he shouted at them to stop smoking, they laughed, so he threw a cup of water over the fence and they then turned on their outdoor hose pipe and directed it at our door. The kitchen got soaked and there was a lot of swearing. My husband wants to report this to the police but I am worried that there will be counter allegations - he admits he reacts badly but says it's because it triggers his grief and anger over his parents, which of course they won't know. They probably think he is just a crazy man. Would really appreciate an opinion before contacting the council's asb unit.

Our Response:
Follow the steps in our guide here first of all.
ProblemNeighbours - 8-Jun-18 @ 11:02 AM
I would like to know if this constitutes anti social behaviour - as it is now escalating.Our next door neighbours, who rent their house, are heavy smokers - they have terrible smokers' coughs but don't seem bothered.They stand outside their back door smoking (it's a rented house) and the smoke drifts over the fence and into our kitchen if our door is open - as it often is in this warm weather.The doors face each other and it's unavoidable despite the fence.It's extremely unpleasant and it really upsets my husband as both his parents died of smoking related illnesses, so he is particularly sensitive.They claim not to understand English, so speaking to them and asking if they could simply smoke further down the garden has no effect.It's escalating as last night he shouted at them to stop smoking, they laughed, so he threw a cup of water over the fence and they then turned on their outdoor hose pipe and directed it at our door.The kitchen got soaked and there was a lot of swearing.My husband wants to report this to the police but I am worried that there will be counter allegations - he admits he reacts badly but says it's because it triggers his grief and anger over his parents, which of course they won't know.They probably think he is just a crazy man.Would really appreciate an opinion before contacting the council's asb unit.
Tam - 6-Jun-18 @ 4:50 PM
Rose - Your Question:
We have neighbour that are always complaining we being loud the walls are paper thin as we hear conversation from them and never complain. They send me a rude note threatening agency's. I just polite one saying we don't mind them letting us know by bashing on the wall and how sorry we were ect. But now I noticed roughly 11pm they are bashing the wall once every night we are in bed no sound is being made. I reckon they are doing this because they are recording it or something. I don't know what to do any help and advice greatly appreciated we try are best to keep everyone happy.

Our Response:
Perhaps try and have a word with them and say you can hear "bashing" noises at 11pm every night depsite the fact that you're all already in bed and making no sound. Ask them if they could try and find out what it is? This might just do the trick!
ProblemNeighbours - 4-Jun-18 @ 10:12 AM
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