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Being Bullied by a Neighbour? What You Can Do

By: Sarah Clark (ILEX) - Updated: 22 Jan 2021 | comments*Discuss
 
Bully Bullies Neighbour Harassment

If you, or anyone in your household, feel as though you’re being bullied in your neighbourhood or even your own home, it can potentially make your life unbearable. You have the right to feel safe in your own neighbourhood and protected from harassment, so don’t let a bully take that away from you or your loved ones.

Children Being Bullied

Bullying is a common problem, especially with children. In some cases, a bullying incident may be a one-off, a trivial falling out between children, and isn’t necessarily anything to worry about.

Listen to what your child is saying about the bullies and keep an eye on the situation. It may all blow over.In the meantime, arm your children with strategies to deal with the actions the bullies are taking, such as trying to ignore minor things, asking the bully to stop, and telling an adult.

If a child is being picked on frequently, you could try walking with them to school, supervising play areas or speaking to the parents of the bully or bullies and trying to resolve the issues amicably.

In very serious cases, or examples where there have been actual physical violence, it might be possible as a last resort to take out a restraining order, making the parents and the bullies stay away from your child. If the situation has become that serious or dangerous, it’s advisable to involve the police, get some information on your legal options, and consult a lawyer. Thankfully, it’s rare for childhood bullying to need that sort of intervention.

What’s Considered Bullying?

Bullying and harassment, especially when adults are involved, can be subtle, hard to pinpoint and consist of many separate incidents which can turn into persistent bullying when they are carried out repeatedly or over a long period of time. It is important to know how you are protected under the Protection From Harassment Act.

If you’re being subjected to any form of unwanted behaviour from a neighbour, it can be described as bullying. It could take the form of constant harassment, physical or verbal abuse. Name calling or teasing constantly can be bullying if they upset you or cause you any distress. Some bullies may choose to simply 'blank' you or spread rumours about you. Serious cases may even involve threatening or anti-social behaviour.

In some cases, neighbourhood bullies can be so subtle and their actions can become so regular that their behaviour can be overlooked. That doesn’t make it right. Long term, bullying can cause mental and physical health problems, and affect your well-being.

What to Do if You’re Being Bullied

The very nature of adult bullies make them hard to reason with. You can try avoiding the culprit and hoping they get bored with annoying you, if the bullying is mild.

Kill them with kindness. If the bully sees you as a threat, try befriending them, even if you don’t want to. If you turn the tables and act as if you’re willing to be friendly, you could get a positive response. Try a friendly 'hello' or offer to help them with something. This might not work, but is worth trying as a first course of action.

Try being assertive, too. Use assertive body language, stand straight, don’t avoid eye contact, and confront them with statements like, "I've noticed that you seem to be trying to bully me and I would like you to stop."

If all else fails, or the bullying becomes serious or physical, involve the authorities.

If there’s a discrimination element (you’re being bullied because of your race, gender, disability, sexuality or religion), contact your local authority who may be able to take action. Some local authorities have Safer Neighbourhood Teams who work with communities to identify and address local concerns.

In some cases, a local authority can apply for a court order against the perpetrator, banning them from carrying out anti-social behaviour, nuisance or threats against you or your household, and even evict them if they carry on.

You may be able to take out a civil injunction against the bully. Take advice from a solicitor about your options and what you need to do if that’s the case. Find out more about the Proection from Harassment Act here.

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I'm disgusted by all these creeps aka bullies they will face god one day don't worry guys everyone stay strong. My neighbours call me names druggie, pervert etc they have managed to get the whole street against me daily i'm also mentally ill with chronic pain so they try to make me worse calling me every name in the book. Not one says hello that is how I know they are jealous of me and every single precious person writing on here too! they just form an alliance against nice people who are suffering because nasty ppl are rotten to the core x
Lila - 22-Jan-21 @ 1:01 AM
Don’t want to use my actual name but I’ve had a full neighbourhood bully me an ex so called friend spreaded rumours about me which arnt true calling me a prostitute saying I have diseases and all sorts of hurtful things she even tried to set me up people have been gang stalking me in cars and making videos of me they have the complete wrong idea of me because I have an alcohol problem which has not made things any better it’s made them a lot worse I’m in and out of hospital it’s just rediculous my mental health is so bad
Jess - 15-Jan-21 @ 12:45 PM
Agree with person before me none of this works, there is nothing you can do, nobody will help, and if you are unlucky for looking a certain way in my case and there is more than one neighbour, telling the police will just make things worse. How is 1 person supposed to deal with the aftermath of a bunch of people warned by police, you simply can't! Next comes even more verbal abuse, damage, feaces and vandalism to property because the people who are supposed to help you put you in a worse situation than before
Visitor - 14-Jan-21 @ 9:28 PM
There's NOTHING you can do, this article is a waste of time. There's only one way to deal with bullies and that is extreme violence so they're too scared to ever bully again. Let's face it, most of us being bullied don't want to do physical violence so just get literally bullied to death.
Anon - 6-Jan-21 @ 12:33 PM
Sad world when neighbours can't be nice to each other. Kindness and respect is all that is necessary. Easy...you would think!I had wonderful neighbour for 16 years. Unfortunately died. Family moved in. OK at first. Wife and 2 children. Seemed pleasant. Oh boy....was I in for a shock! I live in a house but it feels like a flat! Kids 6 and 10 thump up and down stairs and jump on ceilings until 11pm at night!! Slam doors all day and late into evening. When I complained I was told in no uncertain terms they would live their lives as they want to and basically told me where to go! Lost count of things thrown over fence. And damage done to my house because of their door slamming. Solicitor wrote kind letter to them. To no avail. I'm an elderly widow living alone. I'm sure if I had a man living here this behaviour would not continue. Therefore this in my opinion is bullying. It has all taken a toll on my health. So....yes.....these sort of abhorrent neighbours do exist and will continue to exist. This Punfortunately is the world we live in. Sad but true.
Artymarty - 28-Dec-20 @ 10:46 PM
My drive was blocked by a neighbour’s visitor - asked to move as I was literally going out - she said you will have to wait and didn’t move. Another neighbour told lies and gossip about the incident which led to a very aggressive encounter - calling me names punctuated with vile words. Now her teenage daughter has a car and literally reverses ontothe edge of my garden - she couldn’t do this when the bins went out so she decided to put empty bins left out behind my car and wrote RAT on the wall - aimed at me. I am going to try to move as I own my house but not easy when single, working part-time and 61 years old.
Ray - 25-Dec-20 @ 10:04 AM
My 72 year old neighbour who is female had been spreading lies about me. I don’t talk to her or have had cross words with her but she has taken a dislike to me because l am friends with people she has fallen out with and one her next door neighbour. She talks to my next door neighbour and tells everything l do and twists things and they comment about me and things that just are not true to hther neighbours. The last straw was Monday when l was moving my car to outside my house and having just gone out with her husband in their car they popped back and she was staring at me. My son who is 29 was at the door giving me instructions on how much room l had as l parked and she saw him see her stare at me and pulled a face at my son. My son responded the same and she then called him a stupid fat git twice. He said what have l ever done to you which he hasn’t because he keeps himself to himself and just got back in her car. We heard o mmb her telling neighbours about it and twisted the story to make out it was him initiated it and then said she called him a fat slob to them. She then was proceeding today to tell my next door neighbour. I have not told anyone about what she is like and she is going round verifying me. I opened the door as they were talking and told her to grow up as they are acting like children and then my son came out and again she said at leastl am not a fat slob. She also said people call us the odd couple “ not that l say it but people say it to me” which is all lies as she is saying it. I am getting so stressed now with having the constant lies. I feel depressed and almost suicidal at times. Please can you advise how l can deal with it. I know l should ignore her but its so hard when you can’t defend yourself when you hear her saying this vile stuff.
Marlyan - 24-Dec-20 @ 8:47 AM
My 72 year old neighbour who is female had been spreading lies about me. I don’t talk to her or have had cross words with her but she has taken a dislike to me because l am friends with people she has fallen out with and one her next door neighbour. She talks to my next door neighbour and tells everything l do and twists things and they comment about me and things that just are not true to hther neighbours. The last straw was Monday when l was moving my car to outside my house and having just gone out with her husband in their car they popped back and she was staring at me. My son who is 29 was at the door giving me instructions on how much room l had as l parked and she saw him see her stare at me and pulled a face at my son. My son responded the same and she then called him a stupid fat git twice. He said what have l ever done to you which he hasn’t because he keeps himself to himself and just got back in her car. We heard o mmb her telling neighbours about it and twisted the story to make out it was him initiated it and then said she called him a fat slob to them. She then was proceeding today to tell my next door neighbour. I have not told anyone about what she is like and she is going round verifying me. I opened the door as they were talking and told her to grow up as they are acting like children and then my son came out and again she said at leastl am not a fat slob. She also said people call us the odd couple “ not that l say it but people say it to me” which is all lies as she is saying it. I am getting so stressed now with having the constant lies. I feel depressed and almost suicidal at times. Please can you advise how l can deal with it. I know l should ignore her but its so hard when you can’t defend yourself when you hear her saying this vile stuff.
Marlyan - 24-Dec-20 @ 4:29 AM
I have had several sets of incredibly unpleasant neighbours, (whom I would describe as borderline personality disorder types) who seem to take pleasure in making loud noises the minute I go to bed and/or am quietly sitting at my laptop. (multiple door slammiing, bangs, thuds). However when I play a musical instrument (always quietly) or rush around tidying up, or have the radio on,there is no noise.It's as if they can't be bothered to slam doors,because me being "occupied" (to their ears) means it won't affect me as much.I have been described as an unusually quiet neighbour.Whenever I play piano (low volume, digital piano), all neighbours stop their noise instantly.It is the only way I have often been able to get them to stop their noise.Sadly I now equate the piano(something I love) with something unpleasant (stopping the noise). Several themes intersect with many of the neighbours - smoking, cannabis,alcohol, gambling, hypocrisy (pretending to the outside world that they are nice/pleasant), dislike/suspicion/hostility of anyone not like them,taking pleasure in squashing down people that are kind and gentle, gaslighting - making you look at fault if you dare to raise the issue of their noise, would be interested to know if any readers resonate with this?
Susanbythesea - 21-Dec-20 @ 11:06 PM
i have some jealous minded neighbours who have been constantly bullying me and trying to get me to kill myself i need your help they have been doing everything to encourage me to leave my work
dion - 15-Dec-20 @ 9:09 PM
I m wanting peace and quiet and no one expects their neighbours to treat them like dirt . Cheap cow name them ?
Lise - 13-Dec-20 @ 3:01 AM
Yes you are science fiction cos your fiction is non fiction . I'm dumb tupid lawn man with a pretend broke back ..not mountain... ..
Lise - 13-Dec-20 @ 1:31 AM
Hi again yes no change and no holiday , my neighbours says it's Xmas but I can't see it , where is it ? No spirit of into be found then air two came out stood at door and saying ,. Your going to get ib***h if you don't shut it ..I said something is missing Mr Big ..he says you will be bird brains........I'm going leaving air two , your station got axed ok.So now I'm awake and not liking this treatment I think I'm going out , for a break if you gotta say so do it while I'm out ....I need space in this tiny place , you heavy neck breather stop..... .I can't stand it ........saying now no Fats you just going out to eat .....magazine lunch ..., that's it tough rough fella snipper I can't move in this squashed chest air space .....you follow fella ? Don't ! Stop !I need personal space feeling like air two comes here talks and annoys us ....Go ol fella .
Buffy - 12-Dec-20 @ 5:54 PM
Hello all yes I'm sad all of our neighbours moved and all at once since then trouble all time long days on and on ....This sports car tried to tell me ,he don't know what they sayn I'm say ...they do. Laugh big fat joked ,cream scones arse not fair wobbly .....too sad to stay need to find the sun shine and not full full day ...I'm not walking on sunshine here ok.....my bad days....no life call me names Mr big stuff .....wrong tupid man .
Lisa - 12-Dec-20 @ 5:14 PM
kasnah will dump her hair balls and litter at my front door daily. she hides behind closed door watching and waiting for me to go in and out. the moment i leave my house, she comes out to dump her hair and litter at my front door. madam loo keep on scolding me crazy and old spinster. #05-543 din, she will hide behind her closed door and watch my movements, she collaborate with kasnah and madam loo.
kasnahisabitch - 6-Dec-20 @ 7:51 AM
My name is Landela Nkubu , I need a help it's been a long time now since my neighborinsultingme , I reported this matter to the police station several times but no tangibleresults. Help me because my children are traumatized
Lads - 1-Dec-20 @ 7:11 PM
Iam being intimadated by a neigbour who knows iam avunruble with I'll healthand have ald disability and mental helath andthinks it's funny to intimatedme make me feel scared on my own home she has form this all ready andthinks she can keep getting away with it I cant leave my home wirh out feeling pteteefied anxiety iam drained form a panic attact I've contactedall authorities to make them.all aware what else can ido please help me
Titch - 30-Nov-20 @ 7:40 PM
I moved from a 1 bed new build flat in 2017 to a 1 bed house in a desirable village in Wiltshire. I moved because of nightmare neighbours there to what I thought would be a fresh start. How wrong I was. The old guy who’s in his 80’s next door has previously been raided for cultivating Cannabis along with his on and off lodger who just uses him I reckon. Non of my business what their relationship is to be honest. I just want a quiet life. In the 3 years I’ve been here I have had to contend with verbal abuse from him as he overfeeds the birds in our communal area which is right outside my front door. He encroaches on your personal space with his plant pots as he thinks he owns the place as he’s lived here longer than anybody else. If you stand up to him he just accuses you of moaning about nothing. Leaving rubbish in the communal space we both share. I have tried the ‘kill them with kindness’ approach but it’s now fallen on deaf ears. He’s currently on a possession order which runs out next year and has signed a Lifetime Behaviour order not to cause any issues with myself or other neighbours. This includes his visitors and not to allow cannabis to b3 smoked. He’s completely stopped speaking to me altogether as he has assumed that I reported him for cannabis growing, despite not being charged. In fact all the neighbours know what he’s been up to. It’s just very sad as this is a lovely location to live in, only spoilt by one neighbour for me. I’m looking to move again next year hopefully.
StandingUp - 24-Nov-20 @ 2:03 PM
My neighbor was a friend of over 20 years yelled at myself and husband at neighborhood party last February and has not talked to me since. I have reached out many times to talk I get no answer back. Ignored. Silent treatment. I am feeling bullied and ptsd. I don’t know what to do? I just want to get along.They even told everyone if theyinvite us that they won’t come.
Sher - 23-Nov-20 @ 6:40 AM
@Depresed. Have you considered buying or borrowing headphones so you can have your music as loud as you want without disturbing your neighbours? I have found that people who play music loudly don't realise how much it reverberates through walls, particularly the bass. Tastes in music are subjective, as is everything else in life, it's highly unlikely that your neighbours will appreciate the same type of music as you. Please be considerate, it doesn't cost a penny.
Kia - 19-Nov-20 @ 12:42 AM
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. I know you are really busy trying to navigate through this difficult time, I just wanted to tell someone about this because I know it’s wrong, no one should have to endure harassment of any kind, but it’s becoming unbearable to the point I just want to give up. The situation is also causing friction with my children whenever I mention what tells neighbours are doing, because they say they cannot vouch for me here because they haven’t really heard the insults. They said they can vouch for this when we lived at the other property, because they heard a great deal of it. But but here as yet. They’ve told me they’re getting tired of hearing about it.I’ve tried to contact the anti-social behaviour unit at my council, many times over the past three months, with no response, and as a last resort, the police again, who were going to get in touch with them on my behalf and work with me to get the harassment stopped. No one is getting back to me. We moved into our new house in February this year, three weeks before the lock down, and nearly everyday since the 18th of February, I’ve had to contend with an amass of verbal abuse. Name calling, being told to move out, being called every name you can call a female, day in day out. No matter what time I go out to clean the front of the house or put the bins out, deliveries, even just peacefully walking around my house, there is someone saying and or shouting something unkind. Sometimes shouting it, even screaming it, at 7:00 AM. There is one family in particular, who live opposite, who have a few members of their household that do this to the extreme. Especially the one of the boys, he’s in twenties or early thirties l, both his mother and sister do the same, they always call me the s***t word, or the s***g word, and other names like slov**n and wh***e. They also put the two names together to form s***t - wh**e and there is never a day when they are not putting me down. Both the mother, the son and other members of the family, stand outside and talk about me loudly, and the son always calls me names. The once, I plucked up the courage to go out and clean my bins, my front step, sweep the driveway and clean the slabs in my back garden during the day, (I usually do this really early in the morning or later when it’s dark) Not long after I’d got outside, I moved the plants from the front step, and placed my broom and cleaning solutions at the front, I realised I needed to go and get my bucket and broom from the back garden, so left them at the front with a view to go back to them, (literally, I cannot be in two places at once), within seconds, I heard one of the women from the houses close calling me worthless, and muttering something to another lady and repeating worthless. She then proceeded to drive off in her car. Then the young guy from the hose opposite came out of the house and I heard him say, I can’t wait until she moves out, and sat in his car watch
Mizzy - 17-Nov-20 @ 6:17 AM
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. I know you are really busy trying to navigate through this difficult time, I just wanted to tell someone about this because I know it’s wrong, no one should have to endure harassment of any kind, but it’s becoming unbearable to the point I just want to give up. The situation is also causing friction with my children whenever I mention what tells neighbours are doing, because they say they cannot vouch for me here because they haven’t really heard the insults. They said they can vouch for this when we lived at the other property, because they heard a great deal of it. But but here as yet. They’ve told me they’re getting tired of hearing about it.I’ve tried to contact the anti-social behaviour unit at my council, many times over the past three months, with no response, and as a last resort, the police again, who were going to get in touch with them on my behalf and work with me to get the harassment stopped. No one is getting back to me. We moved into our new house in February this year, three weeks before the lock down, and nearly everyday since the 18th of February, I’ve had to contend with an amass of verbal abuse. Name calling, being told to move out, being called every name you can call a female, day in day out. No matter what time I go out to clean the front of the house or put the bins out, deliveries, even just peacefully walking around my house, there is someone saying and or shouting something unkind. Sometimes shouting it, even screaming it, at 7:00 AM. There is one family in particular, who live opposite, who have a few members of their household that do this to the extreme. Especially the one of the boys, he’s in twenties or early thirties l, both his mother and sister do the same, they always call me the s***t word, or the s***g word, and other names like slov**n and wh***e. They also put the two names together to form s***t - wh**e and there is never a day when they are not putting me down. Both the mother, the son and other members of the family, stand outside and talk about me loudly, and the son always calls me names. The once, I plucked up the courage to go out and clean my bins, my front step, sweep the driveway and clean the slabs in my back garden during the day, (I usually do this really early in the morning or later when it’s dark) Not long after I’d got outside, I moved the plants from the front step, and placed my broom and cleaning solutions at the front, I realised I needed to go and get my bucket and broom from the back garden, so left them at the front with a view to go back to them, (literally, I cannot be in two places at once), within seconds, I heard one of the women from the houses close calling me worthless, and muttering something to another lady and repeating worthless. She then proceeded to drive off in her car. Then the young guy from the hose opposite came out of the house and I heard him say, I can’t wait until she moves out, and sat in his car watch
Mizzy - 17-Nov-20 @ 6:16 AM
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. I know you are really busy trying to navigate through this difficult time, I just wanted to tell someone about this because I know it’s wrong, no one should have to endure harassment of any kind, but it’s becoming unbearable to the point I just want to give up. The situation is also causing friction with my children whenever I mention what tells neighbours are doing, because they say they cannot vouch for me here because they haven’t really heard the insults. They said they can vouch for this when we lived at the other property, because they heard a great deal of it. But but here as yet. They’ve told me they’re getting tired of hearing about it.I’ve tried to contact the anti-social behaviour unit at my council, many times over the past three months, with no response, and as a last resort, the police again, who were going to get in touch with them on my behalf and work with me to get the harassment stopped. No one is getting back to me. We moved into our new house in February this year, three weeks before the lock down, and nearly everyday since the 18th of February, I’ve had to contend with an amass of verbal abuse. Name calling, being told to move out, being called every name you can call a female, day in day out. No matter what time I go out to clean the front of the house or put the bins out, deliveries, even just peacefully walking around my house, there is someone saying and or shouting something unkind. Sometimes shouting it, even screaming it, at 7:00 AM. There is one family in particular, who live opposite, who have a few members of their household that do this to the extreme. Especially the one of the boys, he’s in twenties or early thirties l, both his mother and sister do the same, they always call me the s***t word, or the s***g word, and other names like slov**n and wh***e. They also put the two names together to form s***t - wh**e and there is never a day when they are not putting me down. Both the mother, the son and other members of the family, stand outside and talk about me loudly, and the son always calls me names. The once, I plucked up the courage to go out and clean my bins, my front step, sweep the driveway and clean the slabs in my back garden during the day, (I usually do this really early in the morning or later when it’s dark) Not long after I’d got outside, I moved the plants from the front step, and placed my broom and cleaning solutions at the front, I realised I needed to go and get my bucket and broom from the back garden, so left them at the front with a view to go back to them, (literally, I cannot be in two places at once), within seconds, I heard one of the women from the houses close calling me worthless, and muttering something to another lady and repeating worthless. She then proceeded to drive off in her car. Then the young guy from the hose opposite came out of the house and I heard him say, I can’t wait until she moves out, and sat in his car watch
Mizzy - 16-Nov-20 @ 10:04 PM
My neighbour has decided to pay our years of helping her and her family back, by shouting abuse at me after I've finished 12 plus hour night shifts in a care home at night. It's happened 3 times and I never speak to her, I haven't since she spoke to my elderly I'll Mother in a disgusting manner. I've been told to be no CE to her but seriously I can't find the energy. Her mouth is foul. She does nothing, has bullied another neighbour into walking her dog for her when she can do it herself.
TinaFox - 13-Nov-20 @ 11:03 AM
My retirement communitys resident council president is very rude to me. But today was the last straw. Today I decided to tell her that I saw some people congregating without wearing masks, and sitting close together. I wrote down what I saw and how it violates the social distancing rules. She grabbed the paper I wrote (about the people who violated the social distancing rules and the people who didn't wear masks)and TOSSED IT ON THE FLOOR. She snapped at me, "I don't want to hear it." What the heck? I was trying to help. I insisted that it was important, otherwise I would not have come to the resident council meeting to begin with. She threatened to report me to the office. This woman has been nasty and obnoxious before. The incident at the meeting was not the first time! I thought if I was nice to her she'd be nice to me because when I first met her, seven years ago, she was very nice to everyone (including me!) She was nice for a year. Then she started being bossy. More specifically, last year she turned into an angry bear and has been in "angry bear" mode ever since. The only reason I talked to her today was because since she's the resident council president, I thought she could inform everyone to practice social distancing and wear their masks. Triggering her temper was not my intention. In fact, I don't talk to her unless it's important. What am I going to do about her? And she's not the only verbally abusive neighbor in the building. Even though I'm not going to be 62 years old for a long time, (I'm only 50) I moved here because I have multiple disabilities and my parents are old. I love the building and the activities but most of the people are rude, obnoxious, et cetera. They are elderly "mean girls". But the resident council president is the one who exasperated me today.
Forest Green Organ G - 11-Nov-20 @ 2:13 AM
My neighbour is always ringing the guards telling them I'm leaving my children on there own. And I'm. Taking off. Everytime there called I'm there. She's also making up. Lies saying I called her child fat. I don't see the child. It's getting out of hand.
Md - 9-Nov-20 @ 9:38 AM
I appreciate the thoughtfulness of this article, but having been bullied by neighbors repeatedly, I would offer different advice. My nature was to “kill with kindness” and with a bully, someone who is a Dark Triad, kindness is weakness. You can not be friends with a bully. They will always be looking to gain an advantage. Once you have become aware you have a neighbor who is a bully, be very careful who in the neighborhood you befriend. Often, other neighbors will sell you down the river to the one they perceive is in power. Keep your interactions gentle but short. Do not accept favors or help from them. If boundaries have been breeched, keep matter of fact, respond rather than react and do not engage in their rage or snide comments. If you have to, be a broken record and repeat your boundary over and over. Be ready for them to find other ways to come after you...flying monkeys, where they get other neighbors to fight their battle. Lies, gaslighting and just throwing their weight around. We had a neighbor go in at night and abuse our horse. You can not negotiate with them. Keep good fences physically and emotionally and study the tactics of Dark Triads. Distance and non-emotional interactions are your best friends. If they are wealthy, legal battles become about punishing you through expensive and drawn out lawsuits. I lived through that too. Though the charming ones can be confusing, it is the abusive bullies that may need a call to the police. I had a neighbor literally harass every buyer we had come to our home. The sheriff stepped in, but I asked for help too late.
Mercy - 1-Nov-20 @ 6:01 PM
Me yet again its Sunday my 1 day off and i can't enjoy myself without the neighbours moaning and me feeling guilty about being in my own home enjoying watching my blu ray. My surround sound was on no 7 before the neighbours next door moved in i use to have it at volume 15 with no complaints my brother use to live here and he was an musician and was louder than me and less considrate and he isn't persecuted the way i am for enjoying myself.
Depressed - 25-Oct-20 @ 7:20 PM
Thinking about it now it'snot anything I have done or deserve when the neighbours start It's their own miserable Life's and they are just looking for someonne to take it all out on well am out of here sooner the better dont need anybody problemsgot enough of my own Thankyou
K2 mental ward - 21-Oct-20 @ 1:19 AM
I’m glad I found this site and have read the comments. My neighbour from hell is probably a genuine psychopath. I agree. Police allow thier behaviour and have limited powers. My council haven’t let me down YET. But I was spoken to rudely after they spoke to the neighbours. The neighbours have switched everything round on me. They have committed criminal offences which they got away with. They do things which are “just” not breaking the law. I think the simplest answer is to move. However I’m actually not able to without putting my elderly mother in thier firing line. I live in fear. Can’t go about my normal life. Have spent money and got into debt to try and avoid legal costs by shielding and protecting myself and staying out of thier way. But they just won’t stop. Does anyone here have a problem because of freehold and leasehold law changes? Leaseholders being given more rights appears to have attracted con artist and bullies into being able to kick the elderly out of thier home. Funnily I had PTSD before they moved in and went out of my way to let them know. They appeared to be aware because they spoke at me as though I was stupid and were aggressive. They are now following a legal route and I have discovered all thier strange behaviour and accusations were deliberate. I mean- who buys a home and moves in and keeps records on the one neighbour that is in the way of them gaining financially? But. I am at a loss. Apparently the law, new leasehold laws and the police and the authorities seem to have put me in the firing line and I’m getting ready traumatised. The police were gibbing me off about mental health issues. And not doing anything. The mental health Said it’s harassment and sent me back to the police. Apparently basic human rights are a myth and authorities not funded enough to properly investigate and no authorities liase. Just because of one bully com artist with no morals or empathy. I may lose everything and me my mum will end up separated and living in government pensions and housing. It’s appalling what the world has become. What this woman is doing is shameful I cannot get my head around how what she is doing is legally allowed in a country with a legal system like the UK. I say bring back legal aid so I can fight and I think the governments decisions should have had contingency for small freeholders. I am also worried about being taken to court. I am worried about when I will be able to sleep and eat and I live creeping about in silence as they live above and thier reaction to any noise I make is “revenge noise”- I didn’t even know what that was but I am certainly living it.i actually just took a sleeping pill as I am so desperate to sleep at a normal time and not have to be woken up because the neighbour stomps about at night
Confound - 12-Oct-20 @ 8:44 PM
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