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Anti-Social Behaviour from your Neighbours

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 17 Sep 2020 | 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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We have a nightmare neighbour down park lane east in hull, causing trouble, spreading lies about everybody, threatening to sledge hammer us, lying about having 6 months to live as he has stomach cancer when it turns out he just has gallstones, saying my partners trans which is a blatent lie, saying we have been slung out of previous property's which again a blatent lie, saying an elderly gentleman a few doors down is a paedophile which he isn't and is devastated by this as he does a hell of alot for charity, saying we have community protection notices when in fact it was him that was given one last year, the council have given them numerous warnings, telephone calls and letters, the council came out today with the police and they have denied everything, the woman who lives there her daughters in jail for drug dealing we have been told that she's going to stab us when we get out as prisons good for her it's board and breakfast so she's prepared to do it, the police have been informed about them but haven't even been to see them apart from with the council today.. The wo. An from council said that there's no more she can do and has basically passed the book and says if her daughter wants to live there when released she can!! This is disgusting they say on news about missed opportunities on the news well I maybe one or one of the other neighbours, nobody goes into the communal garden anymore because of him, we are all bungalows and everybody is either ill or disabled so why is he allowed to still live here when he's aggressive and a compulsive liar
Jenny faye - 17-Sep-20 @ 6:32 PM
i no we have a problem at 122 amerthyst road hull hu9 4jj and 124 amerthyst road hu9 4jj and 126 amerthyst road hu9 4jj this where holly wells jesica chapmon got killed by peodofiles regugual drug dealing to feed his habbit at 122 amerthyst road hu9 4jj
U2 - 14-Sep-20 @ 7:31 PM
Wow reading your stories is like reading mine. The council doesn’t respond, the police powerless,I’m having to foot the bill for cctv and cannot use my home or feel safe. Horrific loud music, music used to harass me,threats from Neighbours, chewing gum spat over the fence, and having to listen to neighbours domestics during lock down. I’ve received a threat in response to having reported them. Government need to be tougher, increase power to police and protect victims stop rewarding bad behaviour ! All this research has into impact of stress abuse loud music antisocial personality disordersetc etc pointless if not taken seriously.
Tired - 13-Sep-20 @ 9:49 PM
Hi We too had a druggie move in beginning at lockdown smoking skunk coming in our house stinks had a wordkept doing it contacted Council they spoke to her the tenant he is not he then calls us a pair of c...ts so police involved he gets a community res shuts him up but still smoking weed one day he gobs off at me basically had a little chat with him not bothering me anymore hopefully little tosser will get lost soon
Old git - 11-Sep-20 @ 7:24 AM
passed years the neighbours sleep all day up all night complete rubbish dumped in communial area vadalism lies after lies constant drug dealing coccain or amphetamines one guys going real skinny walks real fast go shopping down the road its full of smackheads gouching thats opium well these guys arnt like that there on coke or something the guy who walks fast loads of bags of food going in dunkies
U2 - 10-Sep-20 @ 8:29 AM
There is no justice when it comes to harassment from a neighbour. They will drive you insane. Don't bother with social services or council. Police are powerless. All under-funded. Not enough Housing or beds in psychiatric units. Move in if you can, otherwise live with it.
Move On - 9-Sep-20 @ 12:00 PM
The guy who lives opposite has this ugly metal chair outside on the landing which he never uses (its been outside for over a year) he has recently started coming out of his flat every night between 11pm and last night at 12.40am ! and holding the chair and standingstill scraping it loudly on the floor (theres those old type of terracotta colour tiles on floor as quite old building) I saw him by looking out of the peephole on my door, Omg the noise! It has woke me up the last 3 nights in a row. Theres 4 tenants in the block, ones on night work so he don’t hear it as he is not home, the other drinks a lot so once asleep he hears nothing.His girlfriend does not come out and ask why his doing thator anything. Why on earth would someone scrape a chair on the floor at that hour of night. When he goes out he will stand still and stares up at my window for ages (No kidding, it was just like Michael Myers in the first Halloween movie ) Plus I am a guy and this makes me feel very uncomfortable some guy standing there staring up at me. I feel watched when i go out too.
Glowstar5 - 30-Aug-20 @ 7:37 AM
Since lockdown began one of my neighbours has been smoking weed and drinking with all his mates every day for hours on end. They don’t give a toss about the lockdown rules or anyone else on the street, they only care about themselves. They’ve been throwing empty cans in the garden and spying on other neighbours.Police have been round several times but have never arrested anyone.
Dellboy - 27-Aug-20 @ 12:26 AM
Never go to the council. All they do is send out a letter and then assume it has been resolved a month later. In the meantime the neighbour from hell will retaliate and make up all sorts of lies and the authorities just go after the weakest party - usually the innocent party. So you realise nothing will be done and you decide to move, only to have to declare your complaints and devalue your property by about a third. May as well just move on when you can. Sadly the UK decided to go down a certain route several decades ago that means there is no longer any identity or community spirit or decency and most parts of the country is just dog eat dog. Unfortunately I can only see tensions and divisions getting significantly worse and coming to a head in years to come. Especially as councils continue to profit by squeezing in "affordable housing" in every tiniest little bit of land.
Johnny - 25-Aug-20 @ 4:06 PM
i have a bad black neigbour she so rude and bully she always shouting at me calling names like tranny shemale battyman. i cant stand black people they want us to support black lives matter but they are the one whos calling name im not even white im asisn.
lola - 16-Aug-20 @ 6:52 PM
I would just like to say I have a very difficult neighbour who I haven't spoken to for 10 years ever since her husband threatened me as a financial officer of mine she said moved the stones she put at the end of her driver, accidentally I felt with his car, her husband died 6 months ago and this is not grief, but she was coercing with another neighbour I don't like who is difficult, as he threatened me when I cut my lemon bush and when I went next door said he would physically remove me,he is rented and the agents know and do nothing, also he joined his own bit of fence to mine and put new supports in, pulling mine out, they also have noisey dogs,am a very quiet and shy person and live on my own, I feel intellectually I m above these people, who seem to stand out gossiping all day, anyhow, the difficult neighbour got some other neighbours who are new, to put bins to partially block me getting out then she was out pretending to do something to the joint drive way and I showed and waved my mobile, when I got home 5 hours later, she shrieked at me and followed me to my door and wanted to start a fight, two other neighbours just stood and watched (she put them again me), any way I got in and she tried to force the floor op[pen and get in my home, I managed to shut it and put the chain on and had the police, but don't feel this is enough, I can't cope with this, this has gone on for 10 years. regards, Hope you can help, any help usually is long winded and stressful, I think she should have a warning letter perhaps from the council, am I right?
susannah - 5-Aug-20 @ 12:23 PM
Hello. My neighbour is disabled but instead of asking the council orcleaners to help, she gives money to a heroin addict in exchange for small jobs. We are taking of hundreds closer to a grand x month@! I dont feel safe.. this woman smokes in the flat,doesn't open windows... it's pretty bad. The whole thing is becoming a nightmare. What can be done!? I mean it's not illegal x se but surely it's not a healthy lifestyle!? One say she is gonna set fire to the house! Thanks
VRJ - 23-Jun-20 @ 12:18 PM
Since lockdown we’ve had varying problems with neighbours , 1st started with threatening behaviour now it’s just thug type behaviour, shouting about cars turning up doing burnouts cars turning up playing loud music right outside my house sitting there for prolonged periods playing music , swearing in the street . They want to get a reaction as they have nothing better to do they want to cause upset it feels. It’s not easy knowing what to do as I’m frightened that reporting it will end up in reprisals. It’s a case of if it goes on we will have to move . It’s getting me down , we can be doing work at home and suddenly be disturbed by this which I would consider anti social behaviour. These people you cannot talk to , they deny everything and don’t even acknowledge you when you try and talk to them .
hp1980 - 23-Jun-20 @ 11:41 AM
I got new neighbours a couple of weeks into lockdown. Which I'm sure was not allowed at that time. They moved in, loads of visitors every day. Didn't affect me so I let it slide. Since then there's been screaming and shouting, at each other and their small boy. I still can't work out how many live there, so much coming and going. Can smell weed being smoked in their garden, a couple of guys coming and going so regularly it's clear they're dealing. I'm concerned about the little lad. I never see him, but I hear them shouting at him and him crying. I don't know what to do. I might be wrong. They might be great parents and what I'm hearing is something else. But screaming at anyone at 8am is wrong right?
ksx139 - 8-Jun-20 @ 10:33 PM
I'm a disabled homeowner & pretty much housebound, I don't work due to my disabilities. I've lived in my flat for 23 yrs & never had any bother til 3 yrs ago. The council moved a 17 yr old guy in above me who hasn't worked the whole time hes lived here so it's been abuse alot during the day too. This guy was evicted from his previous flat for antisocial behaviour. The council said they were not allowed to take this into account as he was under the age of 18. He has had massive parties with underage girls, drug taking, police & ambulance have been out. Police eventually took all his electronic devices as he admitted in court that he was using them to annoy his neighbours. They would still find ways to make alot of noise, toy fight, wrestle each other, stamp their feet hard when they walked, slam doors, have blazing arguments, continuously bang, run from one end of the flat to the other, skipping, screaming, whooping, throw stuff out the window (from outside, hes four up) like, empty vodka bottles, spoons, used teabags, cans, broken pieces of doors that hes obviously punched or kicked during arguments. On occasion he will bang doors & shout all night long, just to keep me awake. Hes egged my car, dented the roof, scraped my bumper, crashed into the passenger door as he was driving his motorbike on the pavement, hes intimidated me, peed on my front door, he & his friends hit my door everytime they pass. They've egged all inside our close, he brought his motorbike inside the close & revved the engine alot. We have security doors & no windows in our close so theres nowhere for bad smells to go, I almost choked to death when I came home. They kept revving engines & beeping horns 11pm in our street. Ive been threatened by him, his girlfriend & a male friend all on different occasions. It got so bad that I started feeling suicidal, victim support have helped a bit. The police are never away. Hes admitted a breach of the peace again last yr but not received a sentence yet, hes got another court date for trying to kick my neighbours door in & last wk he was arrested again for breach of the peace after the police came out to tell him to keep the music down. As soon as they left he started stamping down to me & shouting abuse. I used to put up with this which is why o think he was able to break me down. I don't put up with it anymore. You can only poke a bear with a stick so for longI before they stand up for themselves. I've told the council last yr that I've had enough & I want him out, hes now got an asbo. He is trying to fight it in court, making out that hes innocent. The only advice I can give to others going through the same thing is record everything but don't let them know you're doing it. Courts wont help unless you have evidence. I used the councils recorders but found that my mobile phone video picked it up better if you tape it speaker side down to the wall or try sitting it on a window sill. You only need about 3 & a half minutes f
Annmill - 7-Jun-20 @ 10:24 PM
The bloke in the flat downstairs,single occupancy, has been staying with his lady friend during lockdown but visiting his place with his 2 kids in tow for a day now decided to stay in his place with the woman despite the rest of the residents sticking to all rules and regs. My husband is vulnerable so as you can imaging I'm angry and upset that he does as he likes
Dawn - 23-May-20 @ 7:17 PM
Good reason covid-19 rising in my area - behaviour of neighbours has not been in line with government advice at all. House parties into the early hours, kids from other households going between adresses, burning plastic rubbish in gardens, grandkids visiting vulnerable groups, teens sitting in gardens,drinking all day and screaming in the early hours. Neighbours think having visits from friends/family does not count, but all out clapping like seals on Thursdays, rainbows in windows, Facebook shaming other covidiots! The amazing thing is same people are blaming tourists for rising cases.Be glad when all this is over and lazy adults and teens are back to work or college!
Night81 - 19-May-20 @ 3:40 PM
I have had issues with my next door neighbour since October 2015. I first contacted the Police and the neighbours housing Association in October 2015 as said neighbour was dealing drugs from her home. From 2015 until the present: October 5th 2015 - Police seized neighbours dog. At least two incidents involving neighbours dog and her friends dog in the street. (Neighbour never got her dog back). Neighbour dealing drugs - 2015 - 2016 - Reported to Police and her housing association. Police raided neighbours house in May 2016. May 2016 - Neighbour and her friend vandalised a small fence I had erected to stop her dogs coming into my garden and using it as a toilet. Confronted neighbour regarding vandalism neighbour threatened me. (CCTV) May 2017 - Neighbour assaulted me, she and her friend then lied to The police. I was charged, went through thirteen and a half months of stress and anxiety. No conviction - I can't even remember what the term used was! (Audio) May 2017 - Neighbours friend threw a rock through my living room window. (CCTV) May 2017 - Neighbours friend poured paint over my car (same friend that vandalised window) (CCTV) September 2017 - Neighbours friend made a veiled threat to put my windows in (made good his threat on 4th July 2019) July 2019 - Neighbours friend threw brick through my bedroom window at 2.55 am on July 4th 2019. (CCTV) August 2019 - I had an appointment with Victim Support for advice and support - It was suggested I get a personal camera (the type you wear. I have one and use it). September 2019 - Neighbours friend threatened to slit my throat and used her finger to gesture this. (CCTV) October 2019 - Neighbour shouting abuse through the wall, shouting that I was a cow and a nutter and she was going to kill me. (Audio) I have kept reporting drug use at neighbours address and 'suspected' drug dealers in the street (providing car registrations numbers to the Police). I have contacted my neighbours landlord by email to make them aware their tenant is still allowing the home to be used for 'drug misuse'. Class A I have crime reference numbers relating to most of these issues. I have e-mails to both neighbours housing association and The Police from 2016 to the present day relating to the issues highlighted above. I have CCTV of varying quality regarding most of the incidents. I have audio from the day the neighbour assaulted me, in which she clearly threatens me as does her friend. (Neighbour threatened to come out and knock f/ck out of me). I contacted my landlord - Local Council last year about these issues. They directed me to The safer Neighbourhood Team, who couldn't help as the neighbour isn't a Council tenant! I contacted CAB last year and again this week regarding all the issues. They attached a file regarding Anti Social Behaviour and harassment and taking legal action. I contacted my local councillorlast year regarding
teddybear - 9-May-20 @ 5:23 PM
I have had issues with my next door neighbour since October 2015. I first contacted the Police and the neighbours housing Association in October 2015 as said neighbour was dealing drugs from her home. From 2015 until the present: October 5th 2015 - Police seized neighbours dog. At least two incidents involving neighbours dog and her friends dog in the street. (Neighbour never got her dog back). Neighbour dealing drugs - 2015 - 2016 - Reported to Police and her housing association. Police raided neighbours house in May 2016. May 2016 - Neighbour and her friend vandalised a small fence I had erected to stop her dogs coming into my garden and using it as a toilet. Confronted neighbour regarding vandalism neighbour threatened me. (CCTV) May 2017 - Neighbour assaulted me, she and her friend then lied to The police. I was charged, went through thirteen and a half months of stress and anxiety. No conviction - I can't even remember what the term used was! (Audio) May 2017 - Neighbours friend threw a rock through my living room window. (CCTV) May 2017 - Neighbours friend poured paint over my car (same friend that vandalised window) (CCTV) September 2017 - Neighbours friend made a veiled threat to put my windows in (made good his threat on 4th July 2019) July 2019 - Neighbours friend threw brick through my bedroom window at 2.55 am on July 4th 2019. (CCTV) August 2019 - I had an appointment with Victim Support for advice and support - It was suggested I get a personal camera (the type you wear. I have one and use it). September 2019 - Neighbours friend threatened to slit my throat and used her finger to gesture this. (CCTV) October 2019 - Neighbour shouting abuse through the wall, shouting that I was a cow and a nutter and she was going to kill me. (Audio) I have kept reporting drug use at neighbours address and 'suspected' drug dealers in the street (providing car registrations numbers to the Police). I have contacted my neighbours landlord by email to make them aware their tenant is still allowing the home to be used for 'drug misuse'. Class A I have crime reference numbers relating to most of these issues. I have e-mails to both neighbours housing association and The Police from 2016 to the present day relating to the issues highlighted above. I have CCTV of varying quality regarding most of the incidents. I have audio from the day the neighbour assaulted me, in which she clearly threatens me as does her friend. (Neighbour threatened to come out and knock f/ck out of me). I contacted my landlord - Local Council last year about these issues. They directed me to The safer Neighbourhood Team, who couldn't help as the neighbour isn't a Council tenant! I contacted CAB last year and again this week regarding all the issues. They attached a file regarding Anti Social Behaviour and harassment and taking legal action. I contacted my local councillorlast year regarding
teddybear - 9-May-20 @ 3:04 AM
I just want to say to anyoneliving with anti-social neighbours, please just stay strong and keep going.This lock down will end soon, most of these ASBO types will get back to work, or be distracted by other things.Things will ease up. As Rollingman said "you'd think people would be a little kinder" and they're right, was just thinking this myself. I know that there are a few helplines to try,so please don't despair, you're not on your own. Keep well.
KeepGoing - 7-May-20 @ 11:34 PM
I need to shoot my chavyneighbours doing trouble I hate them
Donkeyballs13 - 4-May-20 @ 6:37 PM
Hii need advice, yesterdayI called 111 becausei felt faintand dizzydue to my health conditions got worseand the doctortold meme am I facing any abuseand i told him about my abusiveneighbour always bangingand bullyingmeand he told me the only way i get rideanxietyand feeling faint all the time is get rid off neighbour and i cantdo thatbecausethat not impossibleand sufferingfrom bad behaviour! I triedreporting it few times to council and then end up cancelling my complaintsbecausei was fed up neighbour lying.. I need adivceis there any help in moving? BecauseI have 2 babies ana myself the baf neighbours continuinghorriblebehaviourthe neighbours arebad and i feltlike i was goingto faint becauseiwas to overwhelmby them.. I just can't sleep and want to move butcan't becauseof lockdownand feel bad in thissituation in living in tower flats.. the pigs neighbourseven bang if i have fan on or if i have video on volume2 bars and it gettingridiculous now so i bang back becausethese type neighboursare chavy and act like they rule the place and need to move a.s.p! They even put rubbishnear my door and it gettingbad
Fedup1 - 4-May-20 @ 6:34 PM
I have lived in my house for over 10 years and never had any problems, until a month ago. My partner and i had a shed fire which was extremely scary, this happen at night when we was asleep in our beds. When we vacated our house we was suddenly attacked verbally and then physically by a neigbour that lives opposite from us. They blamed my partner for starting the fire and when he stuck up for himself they came into our property and started hitting him. The police done nothing even when I tried to stop the fight and got punched in the mouth. Ever since they and another neighbour has been constantly verbally harassing him and giving hand gustures everytime he leaves the house. Today, my partner came home and one if the neigbours started verbally slatting him and slandering him. We feel so isolated being in lockdown due the the covid-19 virus. I feel unable to go out into my garden front/back. My partner suffers with Depression and anxiety and also has Mental health problems. He doesnt always act the appropriate way when he gets there nasty comments but I feel that nothing ever gets resolved and it always ends up him being the bad neighbour. I'm at my wits end and I want to move but I own my house and are not able to afford to move. My neighbours are very friendly with eachother and so they all gang up on him. The police got called out today over the confrontation and I saw the police knocking on doors but not ours. I have no idea what is going on but feel I cannot go outside my house. My partner has been extremely anxious and has now isolated himself in our bedroom crying. I hear them talking in the street saying they want him dead and gone as hes a *****r this upsets me as they dont know him andtheydont understand his health problems. We are very nice people but they just dont like us. I'm at my wits end and dont know what I can do.
Milly - 2-May-20 @ 5:06 PM
I have lived in my house for over 10 years and never had any problems, until a month ago. My partner and i had a shed fire which was extremely scary, this happen at night when we was asleep in our beds. When we vacated our house we was suddenly attacked verbally and then physically by a neigbour that lives opposite from us. They blamed my partner for starting the fire and when he stuck up for himself they came into our property and started hitting him. The police done nothing even when I tried to stop the fight and got punched in the mouth. Ever since they and another neighbour has been constantly verbally harassing him and giving hand gustures everytime he leaves the house. Today, my partner came home and one if the neigbours started verbally slatting him and slandering him. We feel so isolated being in lockdown due the the covid-19 virus. I feel unable to go out into my garden front/back. My partner suffers with Depression and anxiety and also has Mental health problems. He doesnt always act the appropriate way when he gets there nasty comments but I feel that nothing ever gets resolved and it always ends up him being the bad neighbour. I'm at my wits end and I want to move but I own my house and are not able to afford to move. My neighbours are very friendly with eachother and so they all gang up on him. The police got called out today over the confrontation and I saw the police knocking on doors but not ours. I have no idea what is going on but feel I cannot go outside my house. My partner has been extremely anxious and has now isolated himself in our bedroom crying. I hear them talking in the street saying they want him dead and gone as hes a *****r this upsets me as they dont know him andtheydont understand his health problems. We are very nice people but they just dont like us. I'm at my wits end and dont know what I can do.
Milly - 2-May-20 @ 5:05 PM
I have lived in my house for over 10 years and never had any problems, until a month ago. My partner and i had a shed fire which was extremely scary, this happen at night when we was asleep in our beds. When we vacated our house we was suddenly attacked verbally and then physically by a neigbour that lives opposite from us. They blamed my partner for starting the fire and when he stuck up for himself they came into our property and started hitting him. The police done nothing even when I tried to stop the fight and got punched in the mouth. Ever since they and another neighbour has been constantly verbally harassing him and giving hand gustures everytime he leaves the house. Today, my partner came home and one if the neigbours started verbally slatting him and slandering him. We feel so isolated being in lockdown due the the covid-19 virus. I feel unable to go out into my garden front/back. My partner suffers with Depression and anxiety and also has Mental health problems. He doesnt always act the appropriate way when he gets there nasty comments but I feel that nothing ever gets resolved and it always ends up him being the bad neighbour. I'm at my wits end and I want to move but I own my house and are not able to afford to move. My neighbours are very friendly with eachother and so they all gang up on him. The police got called out today over the confrontation and I saw the police knocking on doors but not ours. I have no idea what is going on but feel I cannot go outside my house. My partner has been extremely anxious and has now isolated himself in our bedroom crying. I hear them talking in the street saying they want him dead and gone as hes a *****r this upsets me as they dont know him andtheydont understand his health problems. We are very nice people but they just dont like us. I'm at my wits end and dont know what I can do.
Milly - 2-May-20 @ 5:05 PM
I have lived in my house for over 10 years and never had any problems, until a month ago. My partner and i had a shed fire which was extremely scary, this happen at night when we was asleep in our beds. When we vacated our house we was suddenly attacked verbally and then physically by a neigbour that lives opposite from us. They blamed my partner for starting the fire and when he stuck up for himself they came into our property and started hitting him. The police done nothing even when I tried to stop the fight and got punched in the mouth. Ever since they and another neighbour has been constantly verbally harassing him and giving hand gustures everytime he leaves the house. Today, my partner came home and one if the neigbours started verbally slatting him and slandering him. We feel so isolated being in lockdown due the the covid-19 virus. I feel unable to go out into my garden front/back. My partner suffers with Depression and anxiety and also has Mental health problems. He doesnt always act the appropriate way when he gets there nasty comments but I feel that nothing ever gets resolved and it always ends up him being the bad neighbour. I'm at my wits end and I want to move but I own my house and are not able to afford to move. My neighbours are very friendly with eachother and so they all gang up on him. The police got called out today over the confrontation and I saw the police knocking on doors but not ours. I have no idea what is going on but feel I cannot go outside my house. My partner has been extremely anxious and has now isolated himself in our bedroom crying. I hear them talking in the street saying they want him dead and gone as hes a *****r this upsets me as they dont know him andtheydont understand his health problems. We are very nice people but they just dont like us. I'm at my wits end and dont know what I can do.
Milly - 2-May-20 @ 4:59 PM
I have lived in my house for over 10 years and never had any problems, until a month ago. My partner and i had a shed fire which was extremely scary, this happen at night when we was asleep in our beds. When we vacated our house we was suddenly attacked verbally and then physically by a neigbour that lives opposite from us. They blamed my partner for starting the fire and when he stuck up for himself they came into our property and started hitting him. The police done nothing even when I tried to stop the fight and got punched in the mouth. Ever since they and another neighbour has been constantly verbally harassing him and giving hand gustures everytime he leaves the house. Today, my partner came home and one if the neigbours started verbally slatting him and slandering him. We feel so isolated being in lockdown due the the covid-19 virus. I feel unable to go out into my garden front/back. My partner suffers with Depression and anxiety and also has Mental health problems. He doesnt always act the appropriate way when he gets there nasty comments but I feel that nothing ever gets resolved and it always ends up him being the bad neighbour. I'm at my wits end and I want to move but I own my house and are not able to afford to move. My neighbours are very friendly with eachother and so they all gang up on him. The police got called out today over the confrontation and I saw the police knocking on doors but not ours. I have no idea what is going on but feel I cannot go outside my house. My partner has been extremely anxious and has now isolated himself in our bedroom crying. I hear them talking in the street saying they want him dead and gone as hes a *****r this upsets me as they dont know him andtheydont understand his health problems. We are very nice people but they just dont like us. I'm at my wits end and dont know what I can do.
Milly - 2-May-20 @ 4:57 PM
I have lived in this house for years and years, but about eight years ago, I had very cruel neighbours move in, they put a lock on the gate which is by rights my entrance to maintain my property, they humilate me, they slander my good name, they damage my property, I am now afraid to go out when there home and while we are suffering with the covid 19 virus I am even afraid to go into my own garden, they have just garn over my wall and painted my shed a mustered on one side, they never asked, and now one side of my shed looks a different colour from the rest of my shed, they rent buisnesses and now they think they own my home, which I am a prisoner in by them. Its bad enough with covid 19, you would think that people would try to be kind to each other not make sick and disabled peoples life a living hell on earth. I dont have much to live for with my health problems and now, they are hurting me even more, the police know about most of this hate, and still nothing is done to stop these cruel and unkind people.
rolling man - 12-Apr-20 @ 6:40 PM
My adult Son and I moved (after 20 years at our previous rental with no issues; the house was being sold) in December last year. Our next door neighbour goes out in the shared yard at 1am, 2am, 3am and 4am every night banging doors, coughing, spitting and smoking. At first, we heard other neighbours shouting at him to shut up. We are woken up every night by this. Also, he has a nasty little dog that barks at the slightest noise and attacks if you go in the yard, it nipped my Son on his ankle. We finally had enough and contacted the localcouncil who called back quickly and sent letters. The neighbour obviously received his as he banged on our door loudly with his letter, I’m not answering due to COVID-19 and we are now keeping a diary should this go to court. The stress is affecting us terribly and broken sleep making us sick
Polly - 12-Apr-20 @ 8:48 AM
Two years ago I told my rental of 20 years(I am 74)it is the next door terrace to me.The young family seemed nice but within weeks became unpleasant,abusive, damaging my property and making false reports about dog barking and noise nuisance, shouting at me in the street to hurry up and die or get put into a home and that I am the "local loonie".I ended up with shingles due to the stress after 6 months of this which left me with after effects, making dog walking difficult due to lack of balance and energy( I sorted this by employing dog walkers and friends helped)it affected my social life going to classes, giving talks etc, then 2 weeks ago I was taken into hospital with suspected Covid--though I tested negative and came home, I live alone and my dear dog is with my very good friends as my dog walkers have lost their work.Although my other neighbours are helpful and supportive, frankly living next to this hateful pair has ruined my later years, but I never expected to get neighbours from hell when I sold my rental.I made them welcome but I believe they never had any intention of "getting on" with me in a nice, normal way. BarbaraGreen retired district nurse and midwife.
GREENLADY - 9-Apr-20 @ 6:01 AM
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