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Problems With Neighbours' Children

By: Sarah Clark (ILEX) - Updated: 19 Apr 2021 | comments*Discuss
 
Child Parent Neighbour Property Noise

You don’t want to be labelled a complainer, but sometimes your neighbours’ children can be more of a nuisance than a blessing. Older neighbours may remember a time when you could pay an unruly child’s parents a visit and you would know that any issues would be swiftly resolved, but these days you have to be extremely wary of what you say and do about children in the neighbourhood.

What to Do About Noisy Children

Whether you appreciate it or not, there’s not much that you can do about excessive noise during the day from children. Kids are exuberant by nature and it would seem a little bit churlish to try to curb normal noise levels, even if the screaming and shouting is getting a bit too much.

If it really is becoming an issue, your only course of action is to ask their parents nicely to have a word with them. If you work shifts or simply need peace and quiet to concentrate while working at home, a quiet word might be the best way forward. Explaining that you need to sleep some afternoons may make the parents try to keep their offspring’s noise down.

Noise is a common complaint – recent research by Noise Concern revealed that 43% of people had been bothered by some form of neighbour noise.

Excessive noise levels were also blamed for forcing about half a million people to move in 2006, just to get away from their annoying and Noisy Neighbours, according the National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection (NSCA). At the time, their representative Mary Stevens said that many problems with neighbours were simply a result of being inconsiderate, and could easily be resolved by using a little common sense...

What to Do if Children Damage Your Property

Your first course of action, especially if the damage was clearly accidental, is to make a conciliatory approach to the child’s parents.

As far as the law is concerned, you can technically sue a child for the cost of the damage if they are old enough to understand what they were doing, but this kind of legal action is rare and somewhat frowned upon by the courts. It’s also a fact that not many children have the cash lying around in their piggy bank to pay for the cost of a broken window!

If damage has been done, and an approach to the perpetrator’s parents hasn’t been successful, you can consider suing the parents of the child. This is only appropriate in cases where there has been negligence on behalf of the parent(s) – for example, if they trusted their child with something dangerous like an air gun. They could also be considered liable for the damages if you can prove that they failed to exercise the control expected of a parent, given the child’s age.

“Can I Have my Ball Back?”

It can be irritating but it’s just a fact of neighbourhood life that kids playing ball games will occasionally mislay one into your garden. If children throw or kick a ball into your garden or onto your property, you should hand it back to them, keep hold of it for them to collect from you, or throw it back over if you find it later on.

The children should not trespass onto your property to pick it up, although in practice many probably do. If there is any damage to your garden caused by kids trampling over it, you would be entitled to compensation for any financial damages that were caused.

Still need more information? Read more about ASBOs, parenting contracts, penalty notices and parenting orders in our feature: children and anti-social behaviour.

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I totally agree with the comments here. I am so sick of the entitled, mouthy, rude little a holes you get around these days and their equally entitled, useless lazy parents. I also feel sorry for majority of the primary/secondary school employees who have to deal with these thick chav brats and their equally thick, chav parents. I also feel really sorry for the good kids that are out there as they have to put up with and get tarred with the same brush as these demon spawn
Charlie - 19-Apr-21 @ 5:10 AM
I have a neighbour above me in a flat that has 3 small boys all running riot the mother does nothing but scream their names morning noon and night at the top of her lungs no matter how much you talk to her she just says they don't listen unless I scream TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE yes its hard but shouting and stopping around all day and night like jurassic Park (not even kidding) is very upsetting then if I turn my TV up a bit they bang to tell me to turn it down family is a joke she even hoovers at 7am every morning even on weekends so I now go to bed and get woke up by them everyday feels like I'm living with them ...something should be done but I doubt it will
KaykayD - 16-Apr-21 @ 9:14 AM
My next door neighbours have 3 kids all under the age of 6. They scream and bang around in their flat all day long to the point I can feel my floor shaking. Sometimes sounds like the kids are throwing each other against the wall. Once something actually fell off my kitchen worktop they were banging so much. That is not normal for kids unless the parents are letting them run riot. I have no issues with any other neighbours. These kids literally cannot be quiet. They run screaming to the lift when they're going somewhere so I ways know when they're going in or out. Parents said oh sorry we didn't realise they were that loud. Er really? Quietened down for all of a day now back to business as usual. I shod be allowed to enjoy my own home without some feral unparented brats screeching the place down on a day basis.
Kate - 14-Apr-21 @ 3:49 PM
Kids need to enjoy themselves and with everything going on just now more so , my neighbour has 2 kids but every dry day there’s atleast 10 plus kids in garden , screaming shouting and swearing, today the parents let them have Alexa outside so the noise was deafening they were Constantlyshouting volume up Alexa , both parents were inside, I had to work this morning from home and had to close windows as I couldn’t hear on the phone , went into garden this afternoon as they had dispersed only to start gardening and they came backwith more friends so was much worse than this morning , I had to come back in housethis is not pleasant spoke nicely to kids dad before and he sent them to park to play but Was back to the same noise etc next daywhy can’t people respect their neighbours , I ve not got a problem with kids playing even the music playing but why does the music have to be blaring and why do the parents not think too many kids too much noise
Mags - 5-Apr-21 @ 3:30 PM
As long as people aren't being honest and admit honestly that screeching and screaming and yelling are the most horrible sounds ( that make your heartbeat raceand raise your blood pressure and stress levels and finally after a few years effect sleep and then memory, learning etc) that is we must admit health effecst are enormous for long periods of time ESPECIALLY horrible when made by children because of high voice (pitch?) we advocate inequality and oppression of the poor and less powerfull. We advovcate social exclusion and marginalisation. Because as long as you can not utter that the sounds of human children are horrible without being targeted by their selfish entitled parents who just push them outdoors, people will have to somehow find another excuse to get them elsewhere so they claim they heard swear words or they claim they are worried about safety or they say they were bullying some animal... Well also, people are more inclined to find fault with poorer kids, those who do not have networks, those who are not well off.. This results that those who have all theresources (networks money) to take their kids to a sports field, are allowed to and chooseto have their entitled offspring yelling in the street with a football bikes etc while the kids that are less well off, who have nobody, no nerworks etc those are the ones that do not gain support from the environment becausr they are more likely to have a bad reputation by slipping a swear word etc but end up going to malls etc Children shouldnot be raised to think that they are somehow more entitled. If people do not accept me yelling in the street kicking a ball it should be told to kids as well that they should go somewhere else. ..
Miranda - 3-Apr-21 @ 6:13 AM
I think we should be good people. That means honesty and not being greedy. In terms of noise or the harm of it it doesntmake any difference what the source of the noise is. The so called socially acceptable noise (kids, appliances) is in reality much worse that socially non acceptable noise like music. Also if you make noise inside you generally do less harm than if you are noisy outside. Still some people talk about inside voices and outside. I understand there are single moms in flats in fear of being evicted if their child as much as runs, but then there are people in houses who yell scream screech use appliances basically do whatever they like but we regard them as socially acceptable even though the noise can be heard. I mean, we should be honest. The noise is dominance and the wealthier have kind of demonised the poor while themselves are the ones who make patriarchal noise with offspring, appliances. They bully becsuse they can.
Mnbvc - 31-Mar-21 @ 5:36 AM
Nothing worse than screeching, yelling little oiks. The problem is that some of this generation of Parents (yes some. It wouldn’t be fair to generalise) suffer from horror self entitlement which then means the kids are just the same. Don’t tell people who raise issues about noisy children to move! Control your noisy brats. My self entitled neighbour barged around here banging on the door screeching about how dare I electrocute her trespassing little oiks that kept harassing my horse. She called the police and they charged her with wasting police time.
ERDOC999 - 26-Mar-21 @ 3:26 AM
Also, i cant sleep because of noise during the dsa. They have three generations, or more people in their sixties hang around support their sons and daughters snd grandchildren in making noise. Its like they have mothing but time and they use it to harm hate do evil. They ciuld congregate, ask for communal place for congregation but they have no joy without me. I am surprised by yhe evil of their parents, older people as well enjoy hurtung my my closest ones destroying tveir lives. They pretend noise is not noise but it is targeted at me my closest ones.
Evie - 26-Mar-21 @ 12:56 AM
and i am shocked, horrified, how people have turned out. People kill flies without thinking because they can. Now parents who have the choice to respect others when they KNOW people suffer . If it peasants were still allowed to rape their employees these without consequences they would do it. Their is no difference. You harm others an a cause tremendous suffering when you could stop it by being quiet And this is so common nowadays. On the other hand there are many families nowadays whose parents take their kids to walks cycling never give anyone any harm in their lives. But live mostly in flats? not houses?
Evie - 25-Mar-21 @ 8:03 PM
I don't know how to cry because evil sadism just makes me freeze. I kind of stop breathing so I don't have enough oxygen for my brain. A family targeted me and my closest ones for hate campaign and noise campaign. This has been going on for longer than a decade. They needed someone to be mobbed and bullied here, so I heard and saw them going around telling their story which wasthat they were my victims and I was trying to boss them around when I asked why they don't use their own lawn/garden but hang around this side of street next to my garden not being my next door neighbors. They told people to start making noise so the neighborhood is addicted. Bullying me and hating me and hanging around outside just to make noise is their purpose in life.. Men, and boys especially, even teens do all their sport and drive ATV's a few yards from my home, when one stops another one starts. First it was years from eight am to ten pm sports on the street, hockey, football etc, they adults tell their kids even in front of me that children can make noise and scream and yell outside. Then adults started to use all kinds of loud appliences so all around my house /home each side somebody is hanging around in order to make noise. Construction noise, sports, yelling just speaking loud, nailing, trimmers, four wheel drivers, snowmobiles... Middle class adult men drive an ATV /a crawler across from my home a few feet off in a patch of a few square meters for hours in the evening, and also next door neighborsother side... They can bang car doors hundreds of times per evening , in a couple of hours, and this is supposed to be a normal neighborhood of detached houses. There are dozens of these families who get inspiration, joy and happiness out of this hanging outside making noise less than 100 yards from my home. They have this gleam in their eyes, dont go anywhere. Usually people dont do that because we are a land of thousands of lakes, a land of woods, forests a land of recreation parks, there are many football fields, beaches, play grounds, within walking distance, communal recrearion areas just behind their back yards. The reason why they didn't use their gardens but the street and the area next to my garden to begin with was it was more pleasant for the man who targeted me and the middle class, mostly men in IT jobs engineers, their wives nurses, kindergarten teacher, saleswomen, stay home all day now, went a long. of course they can stand it because they are outside making the noise. For example if my next door neighbor leaveshome many others gather there, adults, their kids, tell their kids scream (I have heard, they actually tell them to start screaming and yellin a few yards from my home. The parents also scream and yell, like one person "happens " to be walking far away so they have toraise their voice, so I have not had a five minute peace since 2007 apart from this year some but they are starting the noise again. They know yo
Evie - 25-Mar-21 @ 7:45 PM
In the article, where it says: "Kids are exuberant by nature and it would seem a little bit churlish to try to curb normal noise levels, even if the screaming and shouting is getting a bit too much." It's churlish, even if they are screaming, and affecting your peace and life, to want it to stop? to expect parents to be decent and teach your child what and what isn't acceptable and to be considerate of other neighbours? When I played out when I was younger I was so quiet my mum would often poke her head out in a panic wondering where I was, because I was "so quiet". Even going to parks, theme parks, you name it, I never recall any children screaming as if they were about to be mauled with an axe like today's hood rats. If I'm being "churlish" for not wanting screaming in my bloody ear, then so bloody be it. We were taught to behave and come in as children if we couldn't, I have seen many over the net say their parents wouldn't have put up with their kids screaming and would have got them indoors if they were getting too much, man even saying he overheard a father give a kid a choice, either play nicely or if they can't stop screaming, they will go inside and that's how it should be. Your rugrats will be screaming and disturbing the wrong person one day, then what. Teach them some bloody manners or don't have them, your kids can play without screaming bloody murder, I'm living proof, trust me.
An - 23-Mar-21 @ 12:37 PM
My next door neighbours have 3 kids all under 9 they run riot in the street ,run riot round their house run riot in the garden it's a nightmare .The front door bangs all day and night with them in and out , friends from up the road all gather outside their house ,drop litter ,stand on my wall ,sit on my wall , constantly gauping into my lounge ,I'm bloody fed up of it .I've compained constantly but it falls on deaf ears .
Mace - 21-Mar-21 @ 8:46 PM
I like good kids have 4 plus many others. I work so hard to provide. I tell them off if they climb fence or yell. Throw toys wrong. New neighbours sound like your posts and more. They lie under car pull wires out. 1000 in cost. Jump on fish pond cover . Scream fight yell . Hit my pets. Throw rubbish. Nothing done child services said they untouchable as under a trust to settle homeless kick out previous property's. Under covid etc.can barely speak with swear. Unschooled. Due to their race their protected drives me mad. Society is going under. Benefit system has created generations of anger unwanted kids for $ only.
I like good kids - 17-Mar-21 @ 3:18 AM
@SheepoCall the social services and the authorities. Dont put up with it. Your wife is pregnant they are selfish.
addy - 4-Mar-21 @ 2:08 PM
I have a Mother and children upstairs who thought they could all of sudden make horrendous banging with the Dog barking and crazy noises all day and all night. I knocked on her door and asked her politely to keep the noise down as the bangs and jumping around go right through our property she gave me a strange look and reluctantly said she would get it under control, she didnt and started it again this time even worse. I was FUMING and went on a war path. I started banging on her wall, I contacted the the council, the housing association who got on to her. I called the authorities non stop until it made her tired and stressed. My policy is if I dont get no peace you dont get no peace. She cant stand my complaints and banging. She has toned it right down but there is still some issues. So i persisted and she now has an asbo warning which i have got in writing from the authorities as proof. I am still on her case. I recently heard she is desperately trying to move. I am taking this as high as it can go and getting every single authority on the case. I know she is getting stressed and tired of the calls. People tell me im being to hard on her but why should I put up with her selfish behaviour. I have allowed her to run her cable and wifi services on my property and I can cut the wires and leave her with no wifi or tv services in the property. If I do that she has two 3 options live without wifi and netflicks etc, come and ask me to put it back and apologise or move out. People are calling me cruel if I do it but she has no regard for me.I am on the brink of doing it. Keep persisting and contact all authorities. You dont have to put up with noisy rude kids who parents refuse to teach them to respect neighbours. To all those parents who think people are insensitive try living next to or underneath it. If you cant keep your kids quiet move somewhere else. If someone was making a racket when you kids need to sleep or were sick and needed rest you would be the first to complain. When I was a kid my Dad told me to be quiet and SHUT UP if you want to jump around go to the park. Its that simple. Respect your neighbours. You cant have your kids being a nuisance banging and stamping all day and night control your kids.
addy - 4-Mar-21 @ 2:03 PM
I have no problem with kids playing not coming into my garden for their ball. It's the screaming (like they're being murdered) that does my head in. If you say anything you get loads of abuse from their parents and their brats. Parents these days just don't care. They chuck their kids on the street from 8 am and don't let them back in until 10-11 pm. They become everyone else problem while they usually sit in their house drinking. So how can children have respect for others when their parents don't? I sometimes wonder why some of these parents even bother having them. Probably for the benefits.
Omen - 24-Feb-21 @ 4:19 PM
WHY DON'T YOU LIVE UP IN THE MOUNTAIN OR IN AN SECLUDED/HIDDEN AREAS WHERE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOUR ANNOYING CHILD SCREAMING AND RUNNING AROUND? KID WHO'S ALREADY OLD ENOUGH SHOULD NOT ACT LIKE THIS. IS HE A RETARDED? CAN NOT SPEAK BUT ONLY KNOWS HOW TO SCREAM? DOES NOT EVEN TALK. ~__~ ??
A n t i H o e S l - 21-Feb-21 @ 10:59 AM
WHY DON'T YOU LIVE UP IN THE MOUNTAIN OR IN AN SECLUDED/HIDDEN AREAS WHERE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOUR ANNOYING CHILD SCREAMING AND RUNNING AROUND? KID WHO'S ALREADY OLD ENOUGH SHOULD NOT ACT LIKE THIS. IS HE A RETARDED? CAN NOT SPEAK BUT ONLY KNOWS HOW TO SCREAM? DOES NOT EVEN TALK.
H o e S l u t - 21-Feb-21 @ 10:55 AM
It seems that today's English law is always in favour of the noise maker/ abuser etc!Anybody who wants to live quietly and enjoy the peace and security of their hard worked for home and garden is ignored and ridiculed.Even children have full power to make adult's lives a misery with their excessive daily noise, again with very little law protection on offer for neighbours. We seek information on the internet or from local councils on how to deal with the excessive noise makers, the abusers, the smell from regular bonfires etc, only to learn there is very little we can do about it.The Councils decide what is excessive noise or not, living miles away from it and not being subjected to it daily as we are.Bring back 18th century law where honest and good people were protected!
PeaceLover - 20-Feb-21 @ 10:00 PM
Firstly I’d like to write a comment for those that criticise those airing their views or complaining, unless you’re in our own situation, how can you pass judgement? How can you decide what we do or don’t understand??? We write on here because we hope to find some semblance of understanding or advice towards what we can do to alleviate or problem/s, plain and simple. My families issue lies with the family renting to our semi-detached house. They are a nightmare of noise, arguments and persistent hostility towards certain visitors. Their landlord is a Lady that periodically knocks on their door, or at least used to do and they NEVER answered the door to her. I remember a number of times, her knocking and waiting with no answer, yet knew they are in and wanted to tell her, but none of my business I thought. Our issues are enhancing due to the 2 children who we feel may have a form of ADHD and the persistent noise and arguments between the overzealous father and the 3-4 year old daughter who is very rebellious at such a young age. The noise can be bad late into the night, sometimes at midnight with a strop thrown in for good measure and this doesn’t help me and mu Wife getting up at 6.30am for work. To make matters worse, my Wife is 11 weeks pregnant and rest is important for her, but the worries over the noise and what May come with a newborn worry me a great deal and what can be done to solve such an issue? I can’t ask the father to tone them down as he can be aggressive and non compliant and he even kicked out his teenage son arguing, fing and blinding late at night on the street, so not great and we have considered calling social services as we have family within, though don’t want to be wrong and wreck a families life, but what can we do? Where is the line drawn to stop such problems? We won’t move, we can’t afford it and they are renting so surely we could ask their landlord to take action? What can we do?
Sheepo - 14-Feb-21 @ 1:45 PM
I’ve noisy child down stairs. Noise can start around 6am. Running back and fro throwing things off walls. I’m a key worker where sometimes I have to do night shift. If I’m early shift I want to get home put my feet up after a hard day. No chance of that. Housing has spoken numerous times to the parent. Hands are tied cause it’s a child. Parent has no respect or manners for other neighbours. Comments aren’t ridiculous try living with it and doing a full time job. My only option is to move
Fran - 8-Feb-21 @ 4:19 PM
The neighbours kids are so disrespectful on another level. The constant cursing an teasing of our dog. Peeping through our fence we have no privacy. Their mothers sit in their homes all day not even checking on their kids...its been so exhausting. My elderly parents cant handle it anymore. An the screaming am shouting like they want to test us...im at the point that we want to move
Charnay - 7-Feb-21 @ 8:22 PM
I live in a attached house with noisy and nosy naighbours . There isa noisy ten year old girl and a noisy five year old girl they are also nosy as they puta camera in their bedroom window to try and film us. They have a dad that is a absalute perv as he likes staring at my kids and taking pictures of them
Sponge - 20-Jan-21 @ 4:24 PM
Some of the comments above ridiculous if you ask me, kids will be kids they make noise. I myself received my first complaint about my 11 year old autistic son. I live in a townhouse been here 6 years never received a complaint. Anyway my neighbor next door came to my door yesterday saying my son is too loud that he constantly is jumping and banging including the night before at 10pm, don't know what he was hearing at 10pm as my son was in bed asleep at 9pm. 99% of the time my son is watching YouTube or playing his handheld video games, he's not making noise. The only time he makes noise is when he is playing just dance dancing around, I will not stop him from playing his game. The neighbor claims he hears my son when my son isn't even loud, like late at night after my son is in bed, or even when my son is not even home. My neighbor will bang on the wall when we are sitting watching tv or eating dinner or when my son is in bed, no noise during those times so don't know what he is hearing. He says my son is constantly jumping and banging but in reality he is not, he sits playing his games most of the time, except his just dance game but he doesn't play it often. When I mentioned his banging on the wall he denied it, however my babysitter once texted me saying my neighbor knocked on the wall twice and all they were doing was sitting at the table doing crafts not being loud. So clearly my neighbor is a little crazy and hearing things. How can my son be jumping around and banging at 10pm when he was in bed asleep at 9? Psycho neighbor.
TS - 18-Jan-21 @ 5:16 PM
Some of the comments above ridiculous if you ask me, kids will be kids they make noise. I myself received my first complaint about my 11 year old autistic son. I live in a townhouse been here 6 years never received a complaint. Anyway my neighbor next door came to my door yesterday saying my son is too loud that he constantly is jumping and banging including the night before at 10pm, don't know what he was hearing at 10pm as my son was in bed asleep at 9pm. 99% of the time my son is watching YouTube or playing his handheld video games, he's not making noise. The only time he makes noise is when he is playing just dance dancing around, I will not stop him from playing his game. The neighbor claims he hears my son when my son isn't even loud, like late at night after my son is in bed, or even when my son is not even home. My neighbor will bang on the wall when we are sitting watching tv or eating dinner or when my son is in bed, no noise during those times so don't know what he is hearing. He says my son is constantly jumping and banging but in reality he is not, he sits playing his games most of the time, except his just dance game but he doesn't play it often. When I mentioned his banging on the wall he denied it, however my babysitter once texted me saying my neighbor knocked on the wall twice and all they were doing was sitting at the table doing crafts not being loud. So clearly my neighbor is a little crazy and hearing things. How can my son be jumping around and banging at 10pm when he was in bed asleep at 9? Psycho neighbor.
TS - 18-Jan-21 @ 5:15 PM
I live in a council flat and have a family upstairs (husband wife and their toddler). I’m not sure if there is something wrong with the toddler but there are periods (which can last up to an hour) where she is just running around and I can hear thumping from her footsteps when I am trying to work or just screaming and crying and i feel the parents are not doing anything about it. This can happen at 10:30pm when I am trying to sleep, 3am where I am woken up from my sleep or 2pm where I am trying to get work done! No idea how to go about this...
Aswans - 9-Jan-21 @ 6:29 PM
Honestly all these comments are flipping awful.
Meg. - 27-Dec-20 @ 4:33 PM
I’ve lived in my flat for 7 years, 5 different neighbours have come and gone since then, in 2019 we had a young family move in upstairs, she is Polish he is British, the child is now 4, from day one there has been issues and it’s getting worse, the child likes to launch itself from furniture to land with a massive bang on what is my ceiling frequently, parents rarely care unless I shout, child thumps, runs back and forth for hours screaming like a fire engine, I’ve tried everything from shouting m, banging the ceiling, having a polite word, until the father came down and threatened me with violence if I complained again, so have now had to write a stink letter to their landlord via the property management company.They have been told, yet still the problem persists.Why is it those of us who are actually decent are the ones that have to consider or act on having to move because if this disgraceful behaviour???
Shelby - 24-Dec-20 @ 11:14 AM
We have moved into our flat few months ago with our baby. First we were a bit concerned that neighbours may find it annoying when the baby cries but turns out he hardly ever cries hereand it's the child that lives next door makes all the noise and it's just getting too much. I am guessing she is about 4 I don't think she has started full time school yet. We don't hear her much during the day as we spend most of the time in a kitchen/living room but when we come to our bedroom in the evening that's when it all starts. This kid don't go to sleep till about midnight for some reason so when my baby goes to sleep about 8 and when we are trying to go to sleep around 10 as my partner gets up for work at 4am she will be running around, screaming, jumping, throwing things around etc and the worst thing is you don't even hear her parents telling her to keep it down all I hear it's them laughing all the time. They are an Indian couple I just don't understand who let's a 4 year old stay up till that late at night. What is wrong with this people. I can't wait for her to start school as maybe thenshe will start going to sleep as normal kids do or when we move out of here.
Orenii - 1-Dec-20 @ 11:51 AM
I am an old man and I require total silence at all times. My hobbies are very important to me. I like to keep my garden beautiful and trim my lawn with my mechanical eco friendly lawnmower and scissors. I cannot STAND the noisy children who moved next door in a COUNCIL HOUSE! Their mother is very rude and refuses to comply with my requests to keep her children under CONTROL. She seems to have absolutely NO regard WHATSOEVER for my need for total silence. I have a daughter and she always knew she was not allowed to make noise. Our house is my sanctuary of silence. At least it was until these scruffy people moved in. They even brought more children and a scruffy male and the noise became even worse. The female was always repairing old cars and the noise was excruciating. Now there are two of them repairing the rust on a dirty old van, using a HAMMER!!!! Their children make all manner of banging noises, laughing noises. I called the police and the council for YEARS and they did NOTHING to stop this scourge on my peace and quiet. I tried to get them evicted but nobody cares about my need for total silence it seems. They are like RATS, SEWER rats; they even play the PIANO! I went door to door to ask the other neighbours for their support in getting these noisy blighters evicted and some people many doors down and in the adjacent street signed my petition but nothing came of it and eventually I had to sell my house and move! It seems the council will let families move in next door to quiet law abiding people who just want some silence from the noise offenders. Now my wife made me move into a FLAT and I cannot STAND the noises from the other flats, it is unbearable!!! I don't even have a garden. The worst thing is that like the place I left, children in the street are playing on SCOOTERS just like they were on MY path at my previous address, trespassing on the paths and pavement outside my window.
Bruce Foster - 30-Nov-20 @ 10:28 AM
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