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Anti-Social Behaviour from your Neighbours

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 13 Jun 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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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
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 politeone 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.
Rose - 3-Jun-18 @ 12:34 AM
Our neighbours shout abuse at us for anything we do or sit and comment to each other loudly about anything we do. We had music on in the garden at 3pm one day last year and we got nothing but abuse. If he had only asked for it to be turned down I would of done it. I haven't played music again in fear of the abuse again. They then lied to the council about us saying we have music blaring all the time which we dont. They then gave us abuse for having a bbq at 3pm!! They are making our life hell. They seem to think anything we do is anti social!! But the abuse we keep getting from them from doing very little is very distressing. Don't know what to do x
Suzie8421 - 28-May-18 @ 8:41 PM
I live in a small cul-de-sac. Five years ago i had the misfortune of having two of the most inconsiderate neighbours ever move next to me. 1) Our upstairs hall windows are directly opposite.It became apparent after a week or so that theirupstairs light was going to be left on from sun down to sun up every single day.I did speak to the husband and for a few days their bathroom light was left on but then they just went back to the hall light.So my house continued to be lit up throughout the night. I bought blackout curtains but they are not 100% effective as they are not flush to the wall.So I continue to put up with it. 2) windchimes!!!! they decided to put these up outside their kitchen window adjacent to my bedroom window.Well as i am a lightsleeper i put a polite note through their door asking them to remove them at night.Husband response "it's not bloody big ben".....never the less they were removed. 3) persistent blocking of my driveway by occupiers son/daughter whilst having a convo with female occupier and having them think it funny to ignore me and pretend they can't hear me . I have ended up having some huge rows with the female occupier who never says a word unless she's got someone with her. I came to realise that they were deliberately winding me up and i wasn't prepared to get into trouble because of them so got the police involved. They were spoken to,as was I and things seemed to calm down. This was in oct 2016. In oct 2017 they were reported by someone to the rspca.I had their daughter at my door being rude.Of course straight to me when its nothing to do with me. shortly after next door get home from their holidays i get a police officer at my door. He gives me a list of issues they have phoned about.....His face was a picture and he was less than impressed when i told him these issues had been dealt with and are what i had said when i got the police involved originally. I told him i had not even spoken to them since the following oct. This was all because they had been reported to the rspca and blamed me. They also lied saying my dog has stopped them from sleeping by barking when without fail when he goes out last thing at night their house is lit up like a christmas tree....not a house whose occupants are asleep and he doesn't bark. I subsequently made a complaint of harassmentfor which they have been spoken to. I have kept my distance from these people. The wife continues to have her moments. Back in january after heavy snow she cleared the pathway outside her house and i watched her throw snow into the road right in line with my driveway rather than put it by the kerb. This has all happened because i had the nerve to ask for some consideration. And I was polite about it until pushed to far. I don't want to have to make things legal but I will not be intimdated. What other course of action is there?
Larry - 27-May-18 @ 3:58 PM
My neighbours sit facing my house on the road drinking swearing shouting the kids screaming up and down and they shout at my guests drunk on one occiasion they did shout back as this is daily at first i didnt report it too the housing but they did it feels they can do exactly what they want but if we say anything were in trouble i can count about 20 times this has happened im at my witts end what can i do as i love my house.
Bessy - 27-May-18 @ 3:38 PM
Hello I stay in a mid terraced house and have a Dutch neighbour at one side and a Cypriot at the other end and when we sit out these both speak on the phone loudly and speaking there own language and even listen to there foreign music is this ok to do.so as when we are sitting out in the nice weather I feel.its not right could anyone help with similar situation.
Ronnie - 27-May-18 @ 1:20 PM
Fred- Your Question:
Two men moved in next door and they are making my life hell ,this is an elderly resident area and they play music tha t thuds all the time ,one of them is a very violent person I have lived here 35 years and now I hate it what can I do

Our Response:
If the music is played at unsociable hours you can contact your environmental health department. See our 6 point guide here for more information
ProblemNeighbours - 21-May-18 @ 12:03 PM
Two men moved in next door and they are making my life hell ,this is an elderly resident area and they play music tha t thuds all the time ,one of them is a very violent person I have lived here 35 years and now I hate it what can I do
Fred - 19-May-18 @ 4:52 PM
M34 - Your Question:
HiIs curently 1.50am and the upstaires neightbers are playing loud music and dancing around. We have a 5 year old dooughter and it afects all and we cannot sleap. This is happening every week. Can you please advice. Thanks

Our Response:
Here are the 6 steps we recommend:
1.A Gentle Request - talk to the neighbour, they may not realise the impact they are having on you
2. A Letter or Note - see our templates section on this website for help
3. Mediation/Involving Other People - ask someone you both trust or use mediation service
4. Keep a Record of Everything - this is useful for taking the next steps
5. Environmental Health - they have a duty to investigate noise and some anti-social behaviour complaints
6. Legal Help - talk to a solicitor about taking a private legal action.
ProblemNeighbours - 8-May-18 @ 12:20 PM
My neighbours drink smoke cannabis and go in areas of where I live they should not they have children also. I do not like how they are making the neighbourhood we had a nice community and it is becoming distasteful and corrupt
Lou - 7-May-18 @ 6:40 PM
Hi Is curently 1.50am and the upstaires neightbers are playing loud music and dancing around. We have a 5 year old dooughter and it afects all and we cannot sleap. This is happening every week. Can you please advice. Thanks
M34 - 6-May-18 @ 1:53 AM
My new neighbours have been there about a month. They have lifted the fence and pushed a bike frame over, they have a dog that barks most of the night, they have called the police because kids were playing with a bb toy gun. One of the two neighbours have came around swearing at us in front of our kids. They stand outside their back garden and shine torch threw windows. They stand outside are house and look into the window.
Kelz - 12-Apr-18 @ 9:33 PM
I am sick & tired of my neighbours, I live in council rented but my adjacent neighbours are a shared house. These are the second tenants the landlord has rented too, the first we’re just as noisy & through numerous complaints to him & the council (oh & reams of diary entries) nothing was ever been done. It’s happening yet again & I know nothing will be done, it’s waking up my children & myself ( I’m writing this at 2.20am! ) as I listen to their noise. I darent go round because I know they are drink & drug fuelled so would be abusive, my husband works away so i don’t want to put myself or my family in any situations.
Sal - 4-Apr-18 @ 2:23 AM
Hi, I would like some advice about an antisocial neighbour, please. It is about his dog who has been defecating and urinating in my backyard which is a communal place so I do not have a say in the matter of who can use the backyard or not. I spoke to the housing officer of my housing association about this matter but she insists that I should bring proof of the dog defecating in the backyard before she take any action but she would have a word with the neighbour which she did and the neighbour has agreed that it was done at night so he did not see it but he would clean it and he would keep his dog on a leash from then on. He did it for some days and the defecation started again and his dog is peeing on the wall causing some horrible smell which forced me to keep my windows in my sitting room closed at all time. I spoke to the housing officer again about it and even send photos of the dog peeing at the wall but the housing officer insisted that as it is a communal area everyone are free to use it and she cannot do anything about it. If I can send proof of defecating by the same dog then she will take the matter to the neighbour and she said there is no proof that it is the same dog causing the nuisance. The neighbour is the only person who uses this space with me and his dog and no one else has a dog in our building as we cannot have any pets without written consent from the housing association authorisation. I must also say that the neighbour is always standing at my window in my backyard while he could use his own backyard in front of his own window which is a bigger space anyway. I think he is just being antisocial and unfortunately because of him, I cannot enjoy any privacy in my sitting room nor the backyard space. Could you advise me on how to do deal with this situation please as the housing officer were quite rude repeating to me that the backyard is not my private garden but a communal space. Thanking you and hoping to get help to sort this problem which is annoying me a lot. Yours faithfully Sabrina
Sabrina Bibi - 3-Apr-18 @ 8:16 PM
I have had to move out EVERY SINGLE TIME, to escape RUDE, INCONSIDERATE, HORRIBLE, ANTISOCIAL, so called humans! Human beings, are SELFISH, CRUEL, SADISTIC, PERVERTED ANDINSANE! There is always some NASTY human, who wants to be a DOORSLAMMER, AND A NUISANCE! It does not matter where any of us move to, because if is a human being on our doorstep? expect PAIN and NUISANCES! It looks like, i will be MOVING AGAIN! I really hate the human SCUM race!
Victim of BAD neighb - 31-Mar-18 @ 6:06 PM
things went from bad to worse as stark raving mad neighbor who smashes up things in his flat decided to lay his hands on me. I fought him off but he stated to me at the time ringing 999 wont help as he knows he will get away with it and id be disbelieved. I am sure its word against his and im sure he has hurt other women, he has since come home and is kicking banging going mad in his flat below me having a toddler tantrum he has been slamming everything since 4pm. I dont care its his issue and I am allowed to turn him down he is angry and childish he doesnt accept a female saying no to him. He has been like a stalked on my doorstep. living alone is frightening and it seems to allow these kind of men to attack women as they see it as an opportunity, he said he will get away with it and have an alibi anyhow for it. he dared me to ring 999 I have done and now I am being ignored by landlord and police. im sure he has made up some BS response and probably beaten himself up by now. I dont doubt it as he is stark raving mad, hes kicking banging everything now to cause a reaction shouting yelling called police and they are ignoring him. he is just an attention seeking idiot and he isnt going to get my attention. he is a monster who preys on women and just thinks yelling in someones face is normal, he is cockey and thinks its his right to push people about but not me, he never expected me to turn on my heels and stop him. he never expected me to tell him what i think either to his attack. I dont know what to do im sure I will lose my home as its his intent to rid me out, so if another person gets my place he will do it over and over, until he eventually goes to jail.This will be a repeat offender im sure of it drugs make people crazy and he is definitely on something. coughing all night glazed over eyes and gym obsessed I imagine perfect place for him to harass women. whatever do you do about someone like that? I want to be able to leave my flat without his door unlocked and hearing his footsteps hes obsessed by whatever I do.when I sit typing here I hear 'hello hello up there?? hi hi hi bang thump bang' I dont respond bang or anything im waiting for him to tire of it.yet i know this psycho wont. just crazy.
grace - 19-Mar-18 @ 9:54 PM
I have had a new upstairs neighbor for two months.Right away I knew there was going to be a problem, since has a sound system that amplifies his TV / stereo, which is all he does when home.Having odd hours, he uses his system between the hours of 11:00 pm - 4:00 am, or later.On a day off, this noise exists ALL day, into the same early hours. It is all the time. Initially, I thought I might speak to him outside, but there was not a good time.I spoke to the manager, but he is new and she seemed to want to give him a chance.I spoke to her another time, but she seemed resistant and she has not witnessed the noise at its worst.The manager feels it is difficult just getting one "qualified to pay rent" (and the management company supervisor is not easy to deal with).She seemed to want complaints from others, for it to be validated, though I am the one being directly affected, daily. I have called the police, yet I think the neighbor knew they were outside, and turned down the volume first, then feigned innocence, said he could wear headphones, etc.No change.I began feeling so put off by his behavior and did not want to speak to him (and I don't climb stairs).I wrote a letter to the neighbor asking for his assistance, having another place it at this door. There was no response.The guy makes other noises very late, just doing whatever he wants, whenever he wants, also walking VERY hard, yet as they say, nothing can be done about walking.?? I am usually up later than some, but have had my days and sleep altered, besides emotional and physical health. I have told the manager that any other tenant would be detrimentally affected by this, besides.No one gets to witness it for a necessary stretch of time to be impacted by it.In many years here, this is the first time having experienced this particular situation, with having had respectful neighbors.I began thinking, that he must have some mental problem, after an awareness of being disruptive, yet making no adjustments to his behavior, which led me here.I am at my wits end.What can I do?
Nice One - 11-Mar-18 @ 11:29 AM
Policeman's lane Po - Your Question:
I've had enough, moved to this new house Oct 17 social housing, attached to loud nusience neighbours.first started slamming internal doors & now can't close external doors without slamming them! Every Sat they have friends round, who are loud, shouting in garden 2am & even peeing in the garden, when toilet inside, smoking which l smell through window. They have a reputation for being a nuisance elsewhere. Love our home, but can't relax & enjoy it when there awake, they have noisy kids too & a cat that lives in our garden coz it doesn't want to go home.ask them nicely by letter & landlord wrote to them too! Help??

Our Response:
Firstly go back to their landlord as presumably they are in breach of their tenancy agreement if they have load music on late into the night. If that fails and the noise continues on a regular/excessive basis, you could try environmental heath. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about someone smoking in their own garden.
ProblemNeighbours - 27-Feb-18 @ 2:06 PM
I've had enough, moved to this new house Oct 17 social housing, attached to loud nusience neighbours...first started slamming internal doors & now can't close external doors without slamming them! Every Sat they have friends round, who are loud, shouting in garden 2am & even peeing in the garden, when toilet inside, smoking which l smell through window.... They have a reputation for being a nuisance elsewhere.... Love our home, but can't relax & enjoy it when there awake, they have noisy kids too & a cat that lives in our garden coz it doesn't want to go home ....ask them nicely by letter & landlord wrote to them too! Help??
Policeman's lane Po - 25-Feb-18 @ 9:20 AM
To cut a long story of harassment,verbal abuse and intimidation short we were told by our Police Community Support Officer in a follow up phone call, that ourneighbour was issued with a 'warning notice' by the police officer who went round to his house. we were told he must not make any direct or indirect contact with us.what do these "notices" say,how long are they valid for.Since the police officer went round to see the neighbour,and issued the "notice",thankfully, he has not bothered us since.
czechmate - 17-Feb-18 @ 12:55 PM
I have a new neighbor and I am afraid of him. He told me to knock his door if he is making excessive noise I left it as that but, he kicked his tv over one night and I asked him about it, he said 'Oh I am stressed....it umm fell over oh yeah that at 1.30am' I thought something was really wrong with him as, he comes in starts slamming things late evening and the kicks something at 1.30am every night after he has been watching tv at 12am. I knocked his door politely as I have had flu and he just yelled in my face saying I was harassing him. I said hang on you said knock my door if youa re making noise , you smashed something up 12am. he started in my face screaming yelling and I said this isnt normal behaviour you said knock my door when there is noise now you are screaming at me and everyone can hear you screaming. He said good everyone hear me...everyone I am stressed.... then he banged his bike against doorframe like a crazy man and I had to wait for him to shut the door while he told me. I wont live like a 13 year old you arent my mother im having my tv on in my bedroom at 12am and im not wearing headphones you say you do so what dont expect me to do it luv. I said its called being reasonable as you say you dont like noise I wear headphones so you dont flip out like this.he was shaking his face red he went from 3 accents which im really confused about how can someone change their accent 3 times in one arguement? well he did! he went from australian to english rhyming slang screaming in my face then italian and demanding I go into his apartment I said no several times. he said come look around I darent do diy incase I upset neighbors. I said well you dont do DIY at 1am drilling and from 12am loud tv what do you expect you sleep all day then do tv diy at night. it was clear he was on something and volatile. that night I rung police 1.30am he went nuts downstairs and he has been paranoid shouting at slef locking the external doors to the apartments im sincerely afraid of him there is something not right behind his eyes and they are weird really dark almost black as if he is souless. like nothing in there...im really concerned for my own safety. I have made no complaint to police or council anti social behaviour I dont know what to do I walked away he shut door I muttered under my breath wow he is absolutely stark raving nuts! I am leaving him to his own devices but he has started following me around below the flat yelling you up there shhhh. im sitting on pc im unwell and im making no noise no foot noise...so God only knows. I saw into his apartment and his pictures are hanging lopsided and his beds in his living room diagonally its madness. no chance am I setting foot in his apartment or speaking to him im 100% igoring him. i do worry from his temper hes the kind to walk up behind and stab someone. to be honest im scared for my own safety.
grace - 28-Dec-17 @ 6:02 PM
My neighbours moved in about 3 weeks ago and ever since between 8am and 8.30pm it is constant banging, slamming doors, kids screaming/shouting. I've had enough now as it sounds like they are in my house! What can I do/who can I speak to as I work nights so cannot sleep properly during the day because of it. There is no need of all the banging constantly. The walls in these houses are not very thick and can hear everything even when they are talking! Any help would be great please?
Zoe - 18-Dec-17 @ 5:32 PM
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