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Anti-Social Behaviour from your Neighbours

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 30 Jun 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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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
My apologies that last comment did not make sense because I was speaking it in instead of typing it in
Lemonade - 2-Apr-20 @ 7:29 PM
I've had problems with a neighbour for 16 years!, he is Alcohol dependent , which means he is classed as 'vulnerable', by both the Police and my Housing Association (they know there were issues when they offered him a tenancy), he's done everything he can to make my life a misery, threatened to rape me, cut my throat, banging, setting fire alarms off, etc, i live in a block of flats, but only one other neighbour (who lives above him) has complained, four years ago, he falsely accused me of assault, he injured himself in front of me (made his leg bleed), rang the Police , i was arrested and locked in a cell for six hours, charged and bailed, whilst of bail, he wouldn't leave me alone, kept abusing me, when that didn't work, he tried to kill one of my cats!, I rang the Police and they came out, but don't know what happened (probably denied it, as he does everything), it went to Trial and I was found not guilty, as he admitted to making it all up and injuring himself,no action was taken against him at all, by either the police or our landlord they actual threatened me witheviction!!, as I refused to sign a behaviour order! (he's had three!), hen he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, but won't take medication, now it's banging all the time (which he has done for 16 years!), my HA does nothing, i've even gone to the Council, who investigated, but my Landlord came out with a load of lies (saying we were 'friends'???!!!) and they won't take action, i don't know what to do, i have health problems, but my HA keeps suggesting that I move!, all they can offer me, is somewhere I don't want to live! and I can't afford to rent privately, as I'm long term sick and on benefit, I've almost had a breakdown, because of this vile man, he even threatens people on the street, who are too scared to report it, he has everything done for him, even carers (which I got him!), i just don't tknow what to do anymore??
Redlady - 2-Apr-20 @ 4:24 PM
Living since 7 years next to horrendous antisocial couple with a * load of badly educated kids , stalking my entire family , illegally tapping our phones illegally spying on us and gueststracing of all our addresses by illegally tracing licence place , vandalizing and removing properties that belonged to us throwing cigarette buds in our yard getting drunk and causing fire in our yard trying to run me over with their car, possibly instigating other people to do criminal acts upon my entire family through corrupt contacts they have in certainpositions. In short these are neighbours from hell
Jeanny - 28-Mar-20 @ 8:53 AM
My neighbours are ganging up on me because I keep my self to myself. Have health issues. Just been reported to Colchester bourough homes for smoking canabis. Don't touch it . My housing officer has suggested I write a lettersaying sorry to all of the neighbours that are making my life he'll....... say sorry for being a bad neighbour I will try harder.. 4 flats killing me .but I guess it's easier for 1 flat .I.e me to be got rid of .rather than my housing officer deal with 4 flats 2 are drug dealers.......help. losing will to live now.
Crazy legs - 18-Mar-20 @ 4:47 PM
The banging , i live with, I'm a British lived in Leipzig Germany.I have been living in my rent flat for 6 years,a new neighbour moved in July last summer and my peace ends. The man name Christian Methfessel and a girlfriend Karen Yeung make my life hell. I don't speak good Germany and i see my helper once in 2 weeks.I spoke to him so many times nothing has changed. The last time I went there to talk to them to stop making noise, in the morning he call the landlord and a lawyer send me a latter that I have to leave the flat in 2 weeks. I was speechless.They latter said the Krögers are the witness of me calling the guy idiot and Bastard, which was not true. The same Kröger are the couple's in top floor and im direct under them where the Methfessel is now. Guess what they are friends, infact the Kröger are the reason why he's in that flat. They informed him that their flat will be empty and they moving on thethird floor, they're the witness to him. They all LIE against me.
None - 11-Mar-20 @ 6:12 AM
The banging , i live with, I'm a British lived in Leipzig Germany.I have been living in my rent flat for 6 years,a new neighbour moved in July last summer and my peace ends. The man name Christian Methfessel and a girlfriend Karen Yeung make my life hell. I don't speak good Germany and i see my helper once in 2 weeks.I spoke to him so many times nothing has changed. The last time I went there to talk to them to stop making noise, in the morning he call the landlord and a lawyer send me a latter that I have to leave the flat in 2 weeks. I was speechless.They latter said the Krögers are the witness of me calling the guy idiot and Bastard, which was not true. The same Kröger are the couple's in top floor and im direct under them where the Methfessel is now. Guess what they are friends, infact the Kröger are the reason why he's in that flat. They informed him that their flat will be empty and they moving on thethird floor, they're the witness to him. They all LIE against me.
None - 11-Mar-20 @ 6:11 AM
The banging , i live with, I'm a British lived in Leipzig Germany.I have been living in my rent flat for 6 years,a new neighbour moved in July last summer and my peace ends. The man name Christian Methfessel and a girlfriend Karen Yeung make my life hell. I don't speak good Germany and i see my helper once in 2 weeks.I spoke to him so many times nothing has changed. The last time I went there to talk to them to stop making noise, in the morning he call the landlord and a lawyer send me a latter that I have to leave the flat in 2 weeks. I was speechless.They latter said the Krögers are the witness of me calling the guy idiot and Bastard, which was not true. The same Kröger are the couple's in top floor and im direct under them where the Methfessel is now. Guess what they are friends, infact the Kröger are the reason why he's in that flat. They informed him that their flat will be empty and they moving on thethird floor, they're the witness to him. They all LIE against me.
None - 11-Mar-20 @ 6:08 AM
The banging , i live with, I'm a British lived in Leipzig Germany.I have been living in my rent flat for 6 years,a new neighbour moved in July last summer and my peace ends. The man name Christian Methfessel and a girlfriend Karen Yeung make my life hell. I don't speak good Germany and i see my helper once in 2 weeks.I spoke to him so many times nothing has changed. The last time I went there to talk to them to stop making noise, in the morning he call the landlord and a lawyer send me a latter that I have to leave the flat in 2 weeks. I was speechless.They latter said the Krögers are the witness of me calling the guy idiot and Bastard, which was not true. The same Kröger are the couple's in top floor and im direct under them where the Methfessel is now. Guess what they are friends, infact the Kröger are the reason why he's in that flat. They informed him that their flat will be empty and they moving on thethird floor, they're the witness to him. They all LIE against me.
None - 11-Mar-20 @ 6:06 AM
I have been subjected to abusive language & threats from a neighbour & his family fir over 2 years. He has posted online that i was a freak weirdo neighbour who had subjected her child to peadofiles. I filmed his wife shouting over the fence calling me abusive names & him saying i was on borrowed time & my time is coming. Two other neighbours & their children are now doing the same. One of the neighbours who has joined in i was friends withuntil i found out she was messaging & sending my husband disgusting rude pictures of herself. All of the neighbours have children aged between 6-12 years of age. These children have seriously assaulted my 6 year old son one time being with a knife &another by strangulation with a belt. Police & housing have been involved but nothing has been done to stop this. My son has not been out the door to play for over 4 months now for fear of further attacks. I did go out & try to defend myself & my son one day after we were shouted abuse at. I shouted at a mother of 3 of the children. Her partner vame out & threatened me by putting his fist in my face & grabbing my right arm so i couldnt move. When he did this i threatened to hit him. This is when one of their children started to record the argument. This was sent to the housing & the police were called & now i am in trouble for shouting at them & threatening him back. Housing are serving me an injunction & i am still waiting to hear wot the police are going to do. How is this fair.
Sar - 8-Mar-20 @ 11:55 PM
In October 2019 my neighbour put a note through my door asking had I got a cat litter tray in my bedroom as every time my cat had a dump the smell was waking her up and that it was disgusting .I replied that my cat litter tray was on the landing upstairs and that it is regularly cleaned out and that it couldn’t possibly be my cats (I have 2 house cats ) All was quiet for about a week or so and then I had a letter from my housing association asking to visit which they did . My neighbour had reported me to my landlord ,they came and inspected my property and had no problems they were kept clean etc and then went .The next day the RSPCA turned up she had reported me to them aswellthey looked at my cats inspected my property again and went on there way apologetic that they had wasted their time and mine. During that time and over the next month or so she was banging on my wallseveral times usually around 3am shouting obseninities , this happened 3 times in one week .She also has reported me to the environmental health who told her that she must gather evidence as no one else has any problems with me .Then it stopped everything was fine until February 25th when she started again several days in a row This time I have called the police and I have logged it with the housing association also , There is absolutely no logic in what she is doing she doesn’t bang on my wall during the day it is always between the hours of 2 and 4 in the morning ,my cats do not smell, have never smelled and my house does not either .I have had the cats 3 years and before that I had a cat for a further 2 years that was tragically run over ,but this has all blown up over the last 4 months .We were previously on good terms her daughter and 5 year old grandson live with her and when she does knock on my wall her ranting wakes him up and I am naturally responsible for waking him up due to the smell that comes from my house She is in my opinion trying to use me as a possible excuse for her daughter and grandson to be rehoused as she had previously told me how unfair it was that they are Still waitingand that everyone is pushing in the cue ahead of them .It honestly beggars belief , there are cat litter trays in my kitchen as I moved them from upstairs as soon as she put the first note through my door they are changed regularly the cats are shut in each night and I don’t understand why she thinks that a cat smell can travel through a closed door up the hallway up the stairs through my bedroom wall and through her wall .There never has been a smell there never was a smell and wherever this smell that she has is coming from it certainly isn’t from my house .Incidently my mum sometimes stays with me on a Wednesday evening and weekends as I recently lost my dad and she’s not comfortable staying at hers all the time she has never done it while my mums been there, and the stupidity Is that she has a cat of her own .
Lolly - 1-Mar-20 @ 8:32 PM
I have a neighbour that I applied for an AVO (Violence order) and he has hit up my witness on Messenger and requested that he withdraw his statement or he would disclose everything he said about me. 51 pages of the defence statement I received are all dedicated to what he said about me.In that, he included the intimidation of my witness telling him he lied in the witness statement which he did NOT.In such, my witness said, as he tried to stop the neighbour at disclosing his conversation, "to be honest the only reason she is putting this AVO is because she wants to put up a 2.4 metre fence, and than he tried to encourage him to put up a fence (as he is a fencer), which was NOT true, I had NEVER said that. In turn this makes the statement he put in, which was the truth appear that he could be lying to the judge, as he had tried to squirm his way out of the neighbour disclosing the horrible things he said about me.At the end of the neighbours defence paperwork he discloses that he wants a cross application AVO, on me, my 'new' boyfriend and any other people associated with me.My 'witness' is my boyfriend, but he said he did not want one on him, even though he is the only person that truthfully threatened him. He had make a false police report and received an event number that I had threatened him which police never question me about to validate his lie, however I had been to police on numerous occasions with their threats, included being spat on which I recorded, and harassed at my front gates which I photographed and police never bothered to give an event number or speak to him on the matters. In the mean time, the neighbour has given proof of 'messenger' deceitful conversations done with my witness, behind my back, in which he tells my witness "hit me up of Facebook, she wont know I think she has me blocked". Of course I have him blocked.So, how do I subpoena messenger to find out who contacted who first to prove that he stalked my witness online via messenger? And in his witness statements he says that my witness had added him on facebook and he was 'reluctant to accept', so how do I subpoena 'Facebook' to prove that the two have never been friends, little lone my witness hitting him up? Its pretty obvious he wasn't reluctant since he was the one who invited him, but the entire aim of him inviting him was to 'cause serious trouble in the relationship that I had with the witness'. Both are two very important lies that I need to prove along with him implying I broke and entered and assaulted a different neighbour which I have no record for as I did not do it. Also due to harassment, intimation and stalking by the neighbour toward me,I have learnt the hard way to always take my phone with me. On this particular day we built a privacy screen and the neighbour put a blow horn over the fence, which I stupidly had not taken my phone for as the privacy screen was up and we were only putting the nails in for the plants
Cheeky - 27-Feb-20 @ 1:01 PM
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