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Hints and Tips on Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

By: Sarah Clark (ILEX) - Updated: 17 Oct 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
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We all hope that our neighbours are going to be friendly and reasonable, but unfortunately some people just aren’t easy to get along with. While being tolerant is the key, there can be a point where tolerance is no longer an option and you really have to start dealing with any problems you’re having.

First Steps in Neighbour Disputes

Neighbourhood Disputes Are Common and it is always advisable to try the softly, softly approach first, instead of going in all guns blazing. Don’t approach a problem when you’ve had no sleep due to yours neighbours partying, or you’ve just found beer bottles thrown over your fence into your back garden.

1. A Gentle Request

Ask the offending neighbour if you can have a quiet word with them, and try to stay friendly. They may not have realised that you could hear so much, or that unruly children have been making a pest of themselves. Give them the benefit of the doubt and see if you can resolve any niggling issues without any bad feeling.

2. A Letter or Note

If you feel intimidated by your neighbour, you could always try writing a letter, rather than speaking to them face to face - Here are some templates we've produced to help you. Of course, some bad neighbours just don’t care what they do, and in this case you probably don’t want to inflame the situation, so you might want to try another tactic to deal with the problems. Don’t suffer in silence – there are avenues to go down for help.

3. Mediation/Involving Other People

Because problem neighbours are sadly a fact of life in many towns, there are dedicated Neighbour Conciliation and Mediation services now on offer, which aim to try to Mediate Between Neighbours who can’t reach an amicable solution to their issues.

You should be able to find your local service through your local council website or helpline.

4. Keep a Record of Everything

Once things have escalated to the point where you can’t resolve a dispute amicably, you need to start keeping evidence of why the neighbour’s behaviour is bad enough to warrant further action or mediation.

Make a note of every incident that bothers you – noise, mess, anti-social behaviour, and anything you think that should be included. Photographs, video, anything that proves your case will be useful – but be careful taking pictures of people as this could inflame the situation if you’re caught! If you write any letters, keep copies.

5. Environmental Health

Your first port of call is to Contact The Environmental Health Department of your local council. They will have policies and procedures in place to help you deal with problem neighbours, so ask what they are and whether you can see them.

You need to ask them if they will get involved on your behalf, and what you need to do to start action – all councils have slightly different ways of approaching the issue but they will all have some guidelines.

6. Legal Help with Problem Neighbours

Some house insurance policies include free legal advice services. so check your own policies to see whether you have access to any of these. They might be able to give you some good advice on the next steps if council intervention is getting you nowhere.

It might also be worthwhile trying to get a fixed fee legal appointment with a local solicitor, to see if they can help you by writing a letter to your neighbour. This is a last resort though – legal letters do have a way of inflaming already tense situations. Don’t start legal action unless you really have exhausted all other options.

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Hi we have a neighbour that is harassing us with wood smoke. We made the initial error of asking him nicely to please stop the heavy smoke from coming into our home. He saw RED and has defamed us around the neighbourhood, thrown dead rats over the fence, verbal abuse, has his visitors yell at us, his mates come around and glare at us from their cars, told me to get inside when I was only placing rubbish in bin, soaked me with his hose because he heard the bin lid go up, sent letters saying we poisoned his trees, then sent a letter of demand for $2500.00. The poisoning threats came after we advised him that his tree roots had lifted our path. We went to the council asking for help over the smoke issue, reluctant to assist, went to the Police, told we needed a Restraining Order - Poke the bear - I don't think that is a good idea as he has firearms. Help - No help.
Moni - 17-Oct-20 @ 9:05 AM
I moved into a council property in June. The downstairs neighbour is really loud, all throughout the night. If it's not the TV, it's doors banging or she's hoovering, or shouting. I can't remember the amount of times I've been woken up, thinking my tv had turned itself on. It's like her TV is in my room. This is a purpose built block with concrete floors. I asked her twice, in the middle of the night, to please turn it down. Since then, she's reported me to the police for running an illegal childcare business (I had my granddaughter to stay), reported me for "having male visitors"( I had a takeaway delivery), she asked the old tenant to let himself into my home so that she could "see what's going on". She's reported me for suspected drug use, because I had a cigarette on my balcony. This person is making my life a misery. I've been in hospital with sleep deprivation psychosis. I'm now on medication. The council, so far, have not been bothered. They've treated me like the problem for complaining instead of investigating the problem. Another resident of this block knows exactly what this person is like. She has a history of it. Help. What do I do?
Mands - 14-Oct-20 @ 7:05 PM
My Neighbor (A)who has issue with me parking my car front of my own property since day 1 he keeps coming knocking on door every day other telling me to keep moving my car abit more back but I cannot do that due to my brothers car parked behide me and behide my brothers Neighbor(B) garageway which has to be clear every day we cannot block his driveway, i have been very paitent dealing with Neighbor (A) I have been ignoring him for so long but recently his bullied and insulted me one too many times, causing me to have to step out and have a heated discussion in my defense Everything Im doing parking on the street is legal, at what point does this behavior qualify as harassment and what can I do to get him of my back? However, while it is not illegal to park in front of my own house or anyone's else's house, it is certainly inconsiderate. Every homeowner likes the convience of being able to park in front of their own house.  Neighbor(A)the family have absolutley loads of room to park their car outside their house.  The wife and husband are choosing to be awkward.  If one of our cars are not outside our house they will park it front of our driveway space just to get some sort of reaction out of us. This leaves us nowhere else to park in the street other than park on opposite side of street which is a very high kerb and getting the car of that causes damage on my car & tires easily lose air and end up flat due to parking on high kerbs I can guarantee if we park over the entrance to theirs they will moan about it. But I choose not to do that as I do not want arguments with them as he is very aggressive, scary and frightening  I am not a confrontational person and these people have fiery aggressive tongues. I explained to police via 101 and personally the person I spoke to on the phone wasn't helpful or trying to understand my situation i felt as if he was taking sides since he got showen a video of me shouting while me and neighbour was arguing i also had proof of him shouting at me and coming so close to my face threatening to slap me across my face on this man probably falls in 50-55 age range arguing with me I am 29 years old he has 3 kids, kids who watch him argue and shouting so loud that you could hear him end of the street I feel like that is a very bad behaviour plus the kids watching and growing up around environment like that its awful he has no shame and certainly has some sort of issues with his brain his behaviour is very abnormal. He walks around my car multiple times through out the day keeps looking at my car all day everytime i get out the house he has his eyes on me looks out the bedroom window even if im returning home from going out etc like at 1,2 am  He threatening to slap me and get my legs broken takes var pictures of my car every other day and also of me I find it with creepy and strange behaviour  The police hasn't been much help instead police just telling me not to worry and its not a big deal you shou
Sapx - 2-Oct-20 @ 10:49 AM
Moved into a shared ownership flat around 5 years ago as it was the only way we could get on the property ladder. Worst decision i ever made and dont recommend it to anybody. What they dont tell you is you will be housed with absolute scum neighbours who will damage the property, stink the place out with drugs, play loud base music every night and scream and shout around 24-7. Housing association are quick to remind you that they own the building but yet are not interested in their tenants damaging their property or the law breaking that goes on. The police are useless and have called them multiple times but its not their problem. If i beat my neighbour up im sure they would not hesitate in coming out to get me. My wife has worked for the NHS during the pandemic, helping people then has to come home to the Jeremy Kyle flat block and endure no sleep before another long day at work.
JK - 1-Oct-20 @ 7:14 AM
I moved into my dream home in May 2018. A detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac neighbourhood. It wasn't long until I realised that the dream was an nightmare. The next door neighbour plays LOUD bass music over most weekends nights, it starts around 23:30 and last until 06/07:00 the following morning. This summer I had enough of it and started phoning the council about it, they sent out a sheet and ask for all the previous dates/times the nuisance occurred, which I did & returned. They then gave me an out of hours number to phone when the music happens. When I phoned them they take all the details and then get someone from the "inside housing solutions" to phone me back, they then take all the details again and then send someone to attend the neighbourhood and witness the noise. This has happened twice already, I was lucky enough to speak to the same lady when I had to call for the secondtime. She confirmed she did attend and witnessed the noise, she confirmed that the resident was aggressive even though two police officers were with her. Tonight there's extra loud bass thumping music being played, I've just phoned the out of hours number again but they have "a new phone system" and I didn't speak to anyone from previous times that I had to call. It feels like I'm just getting nowhere. I get extreme anxiety when the weekends approach now and I'm depressed all the time. I beginning to hate myself for buying this property and all I want to do now is do it up, try and make a bit of profit and sell it ASAP. Either that or smash my neighbours skull in and peed insanity.
WJ - 5-Sep-20 @ 6:26 AM
I moved into my dream home in May 2018. A detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac neighbourhood. It wasn't long until I realised that the dream was an nightmare. The next door neighbour plays LOUD bass music over most weekends nights, it starts around 23:30 and last until 06/07:00 the following morning. This summer I had enough of it and started phoning the council about it, they sent out a sheet and ask for all the previous dates/times the nuisance occurred, which I did & returned. They then gave me an out of hours number to phone when the music happens. When I phoned them they take all the details and then get someone from the "inside housing solutions" to phone me back, they then take all the details again and then send someone to attend the neighbourhood and witness the noise. This has happened twice already, I was lucky enough to speak to the same lady when I had to call for the secondtime. She confirmed she did attend and witnessed the noise, she confirmed that the resident was aggressive even though two police officers were with her. Tonight there's extra loud bass thumping music being played, I've just phoned the out of hours number again but they have "a new phone system" and I didn't speak to anyone from previous times that I had to call. It feels like I'm just getting nowhere. I get extreme anxiety when the weekends approach now and I'm depressed all the time. I beginning to hate myself for buying this property and all I want to do now is do it up, try and make a bit of profit and sell it ASAP. Either that or smash my neighbours skull in and peed insanity.
WJ - 5-Sep-20 @ 6:24 AM
I moved into my dream home in May 2018. A detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac neighbourhood. It wasn't long until I realised that the dream was an nightmare. The next door neighbour plays LOUD bass music over most weekends nights, it starts around 23:30 and last until 06/07:00 the following morning. This summer I had enough of it and started phoning the council about it, they sent out a sheet and ask for all the previous dates/times the nuisance occurred, which I did & returned. They then gave me an out of hours number to phone when the music happens. When I phoned them they take all the details and then get someone from the "inside housing solutions" to phone me back, they then take all the details again and then send someone to attend the neighbourhood and witness the noise. This has happened twice already, I was lucky enough to speak to the same lady when I had to call for the secondtime. She confirmed she did attend and witnessed the noise, she confirmed that the resident was aggressive even though two police officers were with her. Tonight there's extra loud bass thumping music being played, I've just phoned the out of hours number again but they have "a new phone system" and I didn't speak to anyone from previous times that I had to call. It feels like I'm just getting nowhere. I get extreme anxiety when the weekends approach now and I'm depressed all the time. I beginning to hate myself for buying this property and all I want to do now is do it up, try and make a bit of profit and sell it ASAP. Either that or smash my neighbours skull in and peed insanity.
WJ - 5-Sep-20 @ 6:23 AM
I moved into my dream home in May 2018. A detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac neighbourhood. It wasn't long until I realised that the dream was an nightmare. The next door neighbour plays LOUD bass music over most weekends nights, it starts around 23:30 and last until 06/07:00 the following morning. This summer I had enough of it and started phoning the council about it, they sent out a sheet and ask for all the previous dates/times the nuisance occurred, which I did & returned. They then gave me an out of hours number to phone when the music happens. When I phoned them they take all the details and then get someone from the "inside housing solutions" to phone me back, they then take all the details again and then send someone to attend the neighbourhood and witness the noise. This has happened twice already, I was lucky enough to speak to the same lady when I had to call for the secondtime. She confirmed she did attend and witnessed the noise, she confirmed that the resident was aggressive even though two police officers were with her. Tonight there's extra loud bass thumping music being played, I've just phoned the out of hours number again but they have "a new phone system" and I didn't speak to anyone from previous times that I had to call. It feels like I'm just getting nowhere. I get extreme anxiety when the weekends approach now and I'm depressed all the time. I beginning to hate myself for buying this property and all I want to do now is do it up, try and make a bit of profit and sell it ASAP. Either that or smash my neighbours skull in and peed insanity.
WJ - 5-Sep-20 @ 12:51 AM
I moved into my dream home in May 2018. A detached bungalow in a quiet cul de sac neighbourhood. It wasn't long until I realised that the dream was an nightmare. The next door neighbour plays LOUD bass music over most weekends nights, it starts around 23:30 and last until 06/07:00 the following morning. This summer I had enough of it and started phoning the council about it, they sent out a sheet and ask for all the previous dates/times the nuisance occurred, which I did & returned. They then gave me an out of hours number to phone when the music happens. When I phoned them they take all the details and then get someone from the "inside housing solutions" to phone me back, they then take all the details again and then send someone to attend the neighbourhood and witness the noise. This has happened twice already, I was lucky enough to speak to the same lady when I had to call for the secondtime. She confirmed she did attend and witnessed the noise, she confirmed that the resident was aggressive even though two police officers were with her. Tonight there's extra loud bass thumping music being played, I've just phoned the out of hours number again but they have "a new phone system" and I didn't speak to anyone from previous times that I had to call. It feels like I'm just getting nowhere. I get extreme anxiety when the weekends approach now and I'm depressed all the time. I beginning to hate myself for buying this property and all I want to do now is do it up, try and make a bit of profit and sell it ASAP. Either that or smash my neighbours skull in and peed insanity.
WJ - 5-Sep-20 @ 12:51 AM
Me and partner finally able to afford to buy a house after years live in council house. We moved to our new house in January with our 2 boys. (4 years old and 10 years old with Autism) Beginning of May during lockdown, police turned up at next door neighbour. Because someone in the street call the police, she left her children (can’t be older than 10) alone all day and late night with a dog and 3 cats (found out from other neighbour) She thought it was us, who called the police. That’s when the problems started. Instead of children left alone, she left the dog barking continually at least 12 hours a day. Poor dog. We have left her a note about the dog barking said, are you aware that when you are out, your dog have been barking all day sound like it’s in distress. Please can you find a sitter for the dog. She came to my door challenge me to call the police. Because of the dog barking noise.My autism child had to put headphone on all day because he can’t tolerate the noise. I had to take my boys out to their godmother house to get some peace. Also, she decided to clear out her house put all rubbish in front garden. I wish, I could attached photos on this comment. The smell of rubbish, cats and dog urine were really overwhelmed. There was blue bottle files infested and mice running out from her garden witness by neighbor from other side. My children wouldn’t go out in the back garden because of the smell from next door rubbish. The other day I took my washing out. She shouted aggressively in her language at me from her bedroom window.But then, housing officer called me to say that, his tenant are feeling victimizingby us because she’s foreign. I am foreign and I live and work in UK Since I wS young. I suffered badly from anxiety, I won’t go out to put washing out anymore.I cried so many times cause I wanted to move. But we spent all money we have on decorating the house. It’s our 1st family home but we couldn’t even enjoy it.
Boysmum - 20-Aug-20 @ 6:33 AM
Me and partner finally able to afford to buy a house after years live in council house. We moved to our new house in January with our 2 boys. (4 years old and 10 years old with Autism) Beginning of May during lockdown, police turned up at next door neighbour. Because someone in the street call the police, she left her children (can’t be older than 10) alone all day and late night with a dog and 3 cats (found out from other neighbour) She thought it was us, who called the police. That’s when the problems started. Instead of children left alone, she left the dog barking continually at least 12 hours a day. Poor dog. We have left her a note about the dog barking said, are you aware that when you are out, your dog have been barking all day sound like it’s in distress. Please can you find a sitter for the dog. She came to my door challenge me to call the police. Because of the dog barking noise.My autism child had to put headphone on all day because he can’t tolerate the noise. I had to take my boys out to their godmother house to get some peace. Also, she decided to clear out her house put all rubbish in front garden. I wish, I could attached photos on this comment. The smell of rubbish, cats and dog urine were really overwhelmed. There was blue bottle files infested and mice running out from her garden witness by neighbor from other side. My children wouldn’t go out in the back garden because of the smell from next door rubbish. The other day I took my washing out. She shouted aggressively in her language at me from her bedroom window.But then, housing officer called me to say that, his tenant are feeling victimizingby us because she’s foreign. I am foreign and I live and work in UK Since I wS young. I suffered badly from anxiety, I won’t go out to put washing out anymore.I cried so many times cause I wanted to move. But we spent all money we have on decorating the house. It’s our 1st family home but we couldn’t even enjoy it.
Boysmum - 20-Aug-20 @ 12:17 AM
Hi everyone Just wanted to say a huge thank you Magian A'dah for all your amazing advice. Thanks to your advice my partner who had parted from me is now my fiancé and we are getting married this week. I continue to apply the great things I’ve learnt to my relationship daily and words cannot explain how happy we both are. I am so grateful for all you have done and want to wish you all the best in your endeavours. For help info ( mag1an@protonmail . ch ) Thanks a million!!! Teena ??
Teena - 12-Aug-20 @ 9:36 AM
I feel so sorry for you all.there is nothing worse than having a nightmare neighbour.i have lived on my lovely st for 20yrs and endured non stop antagonistic behavior and comments from a very nasty lady opposite.she comes out of her house if I'm outside and just stares at me looking for a reaction.she is also spreading false claims about myself and other neighbours on Facebook local groups.any advice would be appreciated.thanks
ANGRY - 8-Aug-20 @ 10:59 AM
I bought my maisonette 12 years ago, new neighbors bought the flat down stairs. We have a communal garden. They knocked out there back window and put in a patio door into the garden what is always open when they are in .and have blocked the entrance to the garden so there dog ( bull mastiff) can run around and poo everywhere, and they do not clean it up, if I say anything I am threatened by them he is a very nasty person. They have put all there old patio furniture large tool cabinet and rubbish out there. I’m a 62 year old man living alone, they are a lot younger then me. I need help, what can I do.
Jim - 2-Aug-20 @ 8:11 PM
My situation is a bit different to some of yours. Moved into the property a year ago and this new neighbour moved in feb and she has two children who live above us. She is different ethnicity and has tries to use the language as a barrier however she speaks perfect English. Her children are jumping of furniture as is cracking my ceiling and they are running and shouting at 2,3,4,5 am and we hear them bright as day. I work within the healthcare system and deal with medication and I need to be alert and focused when it comes to my job. I am not getting sleep and she doesn’t even ask her children to stop, it gets to the point I can’t even hear myself think and it makes me really ill some days, I just cry because I have had enough. Her answer to the problems at the beginning was keep complaining I want a house, and hopefully she will get moved. Now when I try to talk to her and knock on her door to ask them to please either quiten down so I can sleep, she calls the police saying she feels threatened and she doesn’t want to be here; I then have the police at the door and it’s becoming a joke, the council won’t do anything and say I have to put up with it. I’m stuck on what to do, I can’t even try and house swap because they will stand in my front room for 10 minutes and be disgusted and will not want to live here.
Abi - 31-Jul-20 @ 2:22 AM
My situation is a bit different to some of yours. Moved into the property a year ago and this new neighbour moved in feb and she has two children who live above us. She is different ethnicity and has tries to use the language as a barrier however she speaks perfect English. Her children are jumping of furniture as is cracking my ceiling and they are running and shouting at 2,3,4,5 am and we hear them bright as day. I work within the healthcare system and deal with medication and I need to be alert and focused when it comes to my job. I am not getting sleep and she doesn’t even ask her children to stop, it gets to the point I can’t even hear myself think and it makes me really ill some days, I just cry because I have had enough. Her answer to the problems at the beginning was keep complaining I want a house, and hopefully she will get moved. Now when I try to talk to her and knock on her door to ask them to please either quiten down so I can sleep, she calls the police saying she feels threatened and she doesn’t want to be here; I then have the police at the door and it’s becoming a joke, the council won’t do anything and say I have to put up with it. I’m stuck on what to do, I can’t even try and house swap because they will stand in my front room for 10 minutes and be disgusted and will not want to live here.
Abi - 27-Jul-20 @ 10:24 PM
Hi, Sorry to all suffering like me. I have a huge problem as I have a neighbour that excessively & repeatedly drinks most of the day as well as throughought the night. I am severely disabled & have suffered 11 months of drunken targetted abuse, which extended to my visitors. I was having to leave my property due to my neighbour in the flat above stamping banging excessively all night depriving me of any sleep whilst in chronic pain.This happens repeatedly & I am left unable to sleep.I had my gate kicked through & all sorts.I feel unsafe & scared and am unable to protect myself from this. Sadly four months of logs to council, reports to Police and this problem is still as bad.On referring it to ASBT I ended up with them disputing things with me whilst I have been through hell. It is with my MP but that as well caused a dispute, no one wants to help at all.I have been locked in for months not daring to go out to try & avoid the neighbours.They freely come & go as they like. I despair & wonder why me being left like this is ok.I have issued a complaint. Government should lift evictions for people like this.My neighbour was supposed to be out April & I have had to reportdamage to my ceilings, I believe are due to impact.All authorities are aware. I went out to give a visitor something they had forgot & my neighbour was barging towards me in an aggressive manner, I told my visitor I had to go due to Social distancing rules but she ignored what I said & continued barging at me, knowing I am struggling with mobility. Sick from her window amid Covid left discarded on the floor.I do not believe any action has been taken. 11 months of ongoing hell. I can't see any light at all. Sympathies to all suffering similarly.
Defeated - 15-Jul-20 @ 11:28 AM
I have lived at my address for 26 years My mother moved in next door 7 years ago My mother /neighbour took a Dvo against me was this legal A neighbour dispute should be settled differently
Sher - 1-Jul-20 @ 8:17 AM
Just moved in over half a year Newbuilds Half council have someone else most people that stay here council other people like this Pay our rent we have neighbours at the top who we have never gotten on with she thinks she’s a snob she thinks she’s above everyone else she watches out the window to see what you were doing like making sure you pick up your dog poop She is 28 and has been causing us so much grief tit for tat she came to my door because I put a note up ranted and raved for 40 minutes just to weeks ago they reversed into the parking bay she open the door and scratched and dented my car she is the person that stirs the pot. Now all the neighbours on her side of the flats are on her side but just last week they were drunk and they shouted out at other people they wanted in the flats to get them I stopped them not even a thank you what I did was rise above it do not speak to them so what they did they took it out on someone else Two police vans and a car came out they’re not using violence that are using the tongue sometimes Words are worse
Wee jay - 30-Jun-20 @ 6:11 PM
There is no help when dealing with selfish hoons. Speeding up and down the street Revving engines constantly Loud music Zero considers for others Running drugs day and night all hours Yet nothing is done Disgusting
Hoons - 18-Jun-20 @ 3:34 PM
I moved into a council property 5 yrs ago i get on with most people in my cul-de-sac apart from one woman she shouts abuse at me in the street swearing and carrying on ive reported her loads of times the council just seem to let her get away with it i have 2 friends here that are late 60's that live above her in a flat the lady is ill and the man as had enough they have had problems with her for 10 yrs as they have been here longer than me she plays her music loud she sings at the top of her voice she bangs her doors she shouts abuse at them when there in the street we carnt even sit in are gardens for her and nobody is doing anything for us my friend came across to mine sunday and i was so upset as no one can sleep cos we dont know whats guna happen next we can not live like this anymore the answer you get from the council is move why should we move we ant done nothing wrong shes driving us all mad what can we do please help us where lost we dont know where to turn
Littlenicky - 16-Jun-20 @ 12:10 PM
Yeah I fully understand and agree with you as I'm dealing with my unruly neighbour and her child, which they seem to think they can say or do anything and there's no consequences. Very good liars and pretending there the victims. We live in the same block so the situation is very tense. At my wits end. Hoping police will me with this. ????
Rach - 21-May-20 @ 11:26 PM
Some teenagers moved into a flat below me and were playing loud music every night around 11pm to 1am.I put up with it for ages but then made a complaint to my council and they wrote them a letter.This was in feburary. I didnt feel i could approach them as they were always shouting and swearing and i am a single mum to an 8 year old (who was always being woken up by this music). The music stopped for a while and everything was fine. Since the lockdown another person has joined them. They have started shouting and screaming (this is 2 months after the complaint) and saying that i do things to them. They have also involved another neighbour from upstairs (who also put in a complaint about these teenagers at the same time). This neighbour i would say is vunerable and has special needs. They all stand outside saying nasty things about me which are not true. My daughter is now having bad dreams about something happening to me although i have always tried to distract her while they are saying things. I have been keeping all my windows and doors shut in this heat just so we dont have to listen to them. I do have some evidence of the nastiness but just wondered how much evidence would it take for anyone to do something about it? I just cant cope any more, i feel like a prisoner in my own home, i also have an older daughter who is 28 and she is doing all my shopping and having to take my dog out for a walk as i feel i cant walk past their flat.
wits end - 8-May-20 @ 8:30 PM
Hi, We live in our own house.We are surrounded by tenants.The first reason for them to be against us is for the very fact that we own a house.With lot of struggles and hardships we built our home but these two families are literally behind us.They keep track of our movements,any noise from our home,visitors,always looking out for us,passing wierd comments,staring us and also they spoke very mean and bad things about us to other neighbours because of which nobody is speaking with us.They all have turned against us and these people are frauds.They do all sorts of cheap things but people support them,They keep lying ,secrets and secrets.They pretend to be good people but actually they are very bad people.They try to listen to what we speak or do.I feel that we have lost all our privacy,could someone please advice
mani - 5-May-20 @ 4:02 PM
I am in kind of the same situation. I moved into my rented property last September 2019.Evertyhing was OK, to start with. My neighbours down stairs were noisy, rude, and vulgar. This noise pollution carried on, on and on. I tried to resolve it, but found out it was the neighbours wife, who has starting causing problems with me and the other neighbours. They clearly, have sychlogical issues. It's awful when you pay your rent, your a good person but, you have to live with such nastiest. I am a journalist, who somehow, moved into my own private rented flat on an Housing Association site. I have always lived in private residential areas with disent neighbours. Anyway, as time moved to the Shutdown it's got worst. The other week before the first week of shutdown, the neighbours down stairs were nice to me when I walked to the shop. Then, I met a new friend who also lives on the estate. We became friends which was nice. As, all my mates and family are in London, so could not visit them. Soon after I made my new friend, the wife of the neighbour down stairs noticed, and now yet again, is causing more issues. I am not sure if, maybe something happened between them before I moved in. Eitherway, I am fed up. I tried and tried, but it's all back to the beginning. The only way that I can say to all of us in this time, dealing with nasty neighbours is to stay calm. Raise above them. Also, note everything down, inform the council. Take videos, or evidence. But, be careful if they are violent. I am so glad that you reported it. Touching a young girl like that is assault. Housing Association, needs to be dealing with those serious issues. Its up to them to make sure all residents are happy in there homes. Hopefully, when the shutdown is over they will find someone else to pick on. Or report it in your local paper. They soon will scarper. Best regards to all of you in this situation. I also think being in the shutdown, is making it more difficult. But, hopefully, guys when it's finally over it should fade out. Stay strong, remember you are all better than them. In my situation, I will wait after shutdown, and see what it's like then. If, it carries on I will report it directly to the Council. They seem to be on the ball! Good luck to all of you, and keep safe. One, last point if you go to the shop go before there awake. That way you will avoid them. That's what I am doing. ????????
Jazzy - 16-Apr-20 @ 2:19 PM
I am in kind of the same situation. I moved into my rented property last September 2019.Evertyhing was OK, to start with. My neighbours down stairs were noisy, rude, and vulgar. This noise pollution carried on, on and on. I tried to resolve it, but found out it was the neighbours wife, who has starting causing problems with me and the other neighbours. They clearly, have sychlogical issues. It's awful when you pay your rent, your a good person but, you have to live with such nastiest. I am a journalist, who somehow, moved into my own private rented flat on an Housing Association site. I have always lived in private residential areas with disent neighbours. Anyway, as time moved to the Shutdown it's got worst. The other week before the first week of shutdown, the neighbours down stairs were nice to me when I walked to the shop. Then, I met a new friend who also lives on the estate. We became friends which was nice. As, all my mates and family are in London, so could not visit them. Soon after I made my new friend, the wife of the neighbour down stairs noticed, and now yet again, is causing more issues. I am not sure if, maybe something happened between them before I moved in. Eitherway, I am fed up. I tried and tried, but it's all back to the beginning. The only way that I can say to all of us in this time, dealing with nasty neighbours is to stay calm. Raise above them. Also, note everything down, inform the council. Take videos, or evidence. But, be careful if they are violent. I am so glad that you reported it. Touching a young girl like that is assault. Housing Association, needs to be dealing with those serious issues. Its up to them to make sure all residents are happy in there homes. Hopefully, when the shutdown is over they will find someone else to pick on. Or report it in your local paper. They soon will scarper. Best regards to all of you in this situation. I also think being in the shutdown, is making it more difficult. But, hopefully, guys when it's finally over it should fade out. Stay strong, remember you are all better than them. In my situation, I will wait after shutdown, and see what it's like then. If, it carries on I will report it directly to the Council. They seem to be on the ball! Good luck to all of you, and keep safe. One, last point if you go to the shop go before there awake. That way you will avoid them. That's what I am doing. ????????
Jazzy - 16-Apr-20 @ 2:19 PM
I am in kind of the same situation. I moved into my rented property last September 2019.Evertyhing was OK, to start with. My neighbours down stairs were noisy, rude, and vulgar. This noise pollution carried on, on and on. I tried to resolve it, but found out it was the neighbours wife, who has starting causing problems with me and the other neighbours. They clearly, have sychlogical issues. It's awful when you pay your rent, your a good person but, you have to live with such nastiest. I am a journalist, who somehow, moved into my own private rented flat on an Housing Association site. I have always lived in private residential areas with disent neighbours. Anyway, as time moved to the Shutdown it's got worst. The other week before the first week of shutdown, the neighbours down stairs were nice to me when I walked to the shop. Then, I met a new friend who also lives on the estate. We became friends which was nice. As, all my mates and family are in London, so could not visit them. Soon after I made my new friend, the wife of the neighbour down stairs noticed, and now yet again, is causing more issues. I am not sure if, maybe something happened between them before I moved in. Eitherway, I am fed up. I tried and tried, but it's all back to the beginning. The only way that I can say to all of us in this time, dealing with nasty neighbours is to stay calm. Raise above them. Also, note everything down, inform the council. Take videos, or evidence. But, be careful if they are violent. I am so glad that you reported it. Touching a young girl like that is assault. Housing Association, needs to be dealing with those serious issues. Its up to them to make sure all residents are happy in there homes. Hopefully, when the shutdown is over they will find someone else to pick on. Or report it in your local paper. They soon will scarper. Best regards to all of you in this situation. I also think being in the shutdown, is making it more difficult. But, hopefully, guys when it's finally over it should fade out. Stay strong, remember you are all better than them. In my situation, I will wait after shutdown, and see what it's like then. If, it carries on I will report it directly to the Council. They seem to be on the ball! Good luck to all of you, and keep safe. One, last point if you go to the shop go before there awake. That way you will avoid them. That's what I am doing. ????????
Jazzy - 16-Apr-20 @ 2:12 PM
Where to start...Neighbours moved down from up north somewhere in Dec 2019...and OMG..it was lovely property..in the last 4 months or so its turned in to steptoe and sons knackers yard. Both back and front gardens are a tipping ground for anything and everything... They continue to shout abuse at each other the language is colourful for sure... They kid just screams all day.. Neither of them work apart from going to the store to get chips and cigarettes...Now with this Covid19 lockdown...week last Thursday this other couple pitched up even though they shouldn't be travelling at all they have been staying there so there are already 4 adults in the house a day later another car turned up and a family if 4 piled out the suit cases and backpacks.. So this is 6 adults and 5 kids...in a 2 bed house f-ing and blinding every 2 seconds...screaming kids a dog they never take out all the while everyone else is following the lockdown they are having parties and bbq's.. The landlord cant even get into the property because of the lock down...to top it all off they all pilled into 2 cars and went to the beach for the day..they dont care they do what they like when they like not even the cops are interested... Over the weekend they decided to have a bonfire, which are forbidden atm...the flames were 6 feet high...didn't give a monkeys uncle to the distress they are causing the elderly neighbours... We are powerless to do anything they are not approachable..told one if my other neighbours to FO and mind ur own... I'm sure they are dealing but we have no proof...those kids must be at risk in this environment for sure...its heartbreaking... they think the lockdown rules dont apply to them..they speed up the road..music blaring trying to look cool.. I'm afraid to say it But....I'm worried about everyone's safety....you don8t come here for a 3 week holiday In the middle of a lockdown...god knows where these people have come from, if they are Infected or carrying the virus... More needs to be done to protect vulnerable neighbours.. The cops dont giveR.A.
Carrie - 14-Apr-20 @ 5:11 PM
Where to start...Neighbours moved down from up north somewhere in Dec 2019...and OMG..it was lovely property..in the last 4 months or so its turned in to steptoe and sons knackers yard. Both back and front gardens are a tipping ground for anything and everything... They continue to shout abuse at each other the language is colourful for sure... They kid just screams all day.. Neither of them work apart from going to the store to get chips and cigarettes...Now with this Covid19 lockdown...week last Thursday this other couple pitched up even though they shouldn't be travelling at all they have been staying there so there are already 4 adults in the house a day later another car turned up and a family if 4 piled out the suit cases and backpacks.. So this is 6 adults and 5 kids...in a 2 bed house f-ing and blinding every 2 seconds...screaming kids a dog they never take out all the while everyone else is following the lockdown they are having parties and bbq's.. The landlord cant even get into the property because of the lock down...to top it all off they all pilled into 2 cars and went to the beach for the day..they dont care they do what they like when they like not even the cops are interested... Over the weekend they decided to have a bonfire, which are forbidden atm...the flames were 6 feet high...didn't give a monkeys uncle to the distress they are causing the elderly neighbours... We are powerless to do anything they are not approachable..told one if my other neighbours to FO and mind ur own... I'm sure they are dealing but we have no proof...those kids must be at risk in this environment for sure...its heartbreaking... they think the lockdown rules dont apply to them..they speed up the road..music blaring trying to look cool.. I'm afraid to say it But....I'm worried about everyone's safety....you don8t come here for a 3 week holiday In the middle of a lockdown...god knows where these people have come from, if they are Infected or carrying the virus... More needs to be done to protect vulnerable neighbours.. The cops dont giveR.A.
Carrie - 14-Apr-20 @ 4:43 PM
Michael Huke moved in next door, he fell out with all his new neighbours, I/we tried to be friends, eventually he was so bad to other neighbours that we disassociated with him, he commenced a vendetta against us including false accusations, attacking my 70 year old father for parking momentarily outside his house, shouting verbal abuse, videoing us within our premises, the police conceded there was little they could do as he was a senior Lloyd's Banker, they, plus the local authority placed an order on him to cease but that has had little effect. His antics have been posted on YouTube under 'Michael Huke Lloyd's Banker' and 'Bankers Behaving Badly'. Should you view these videos you'll wonder how he's kept his job.vsr eb s
ata loss - 29-Feb-20 @ 12:58 PM
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