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Protection from Harassment

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 3 Apr 2019 | comments*Discuss
 
Harassment Laws Neighbours Police Victim

Nobody has to suffer persecution or harassment from their neighbours, no matter what has motivated the perpetrator to do this to you in the first place, and you are protected by the law in this regard. Some instances of harassment arise as a result of a dispute between neighbours which has escalated out of control.

Sometimes it’s down to anti-social behaviour by irresponsible youths, other times it may be due to a long-running dispute with a neighbour. Your harassment may be motivated by perceived differences between you and the rest of your neighbourhood by a neighbour(s) and these are usually of a Discriminatory Nature which is dealt with in another article contained on this website.

What Constitutes Harassment?

Harassment can occur in many forms. It's described as 'causing alarm or distress' and also as 'putting people in fear of violence'. It can include, but is not limited to, the following types of behaviour:

  • Threats of violence against you or an actual act of violence committed upon you
  • Abusive and/or insulting behaviour or words
  • Threats of damage to your property and possessions or actual damage to them
  • Any written form of abuse or threat made to you, including letters, graffiti or any other kind of written material such as posters being put up that are derogatory towards you

Basically, harassment can be any type of behaviour or action taken towards you which threatens your own sense of security and peace or which causes you unnecessary inconvenience. For more detailed information surrounding harssment and the laws governing it take a look at www.cps.gov.uk

What You Can Do if You Become a Victim of Harassment

If you feel that you are being harassed, you should immediately notify the police. It’s also useful if you have Kept Written Records of all the occasions when any harassment has took place, including what form of harassment you suffered, the date and time it took place, and a name or description of the perpetrator(s). Even if you haven’t gathered all of this information or you don’t know who might be responsible, just give the police as much information as you can.

The more you can tell them, the quicker and easier it will be to get the harassment to stop and to instigate any legal proceedings that might be necessary. Once you have been interviewed by the police, they will be on hand to offer you any advice while they conduct their investigations.

What Happens Next?

The police take harassment issues very seriously. They will be there to support you although the level will vary depending upon the severity of the harassment which has taken place. They will also offer you all the required information and guidance you might need if the matter goes to court. Depending on the nature of the harassment, they’ll also put you in touch with relevant external organisations or agencies that will be able to give you specialised support and further counselling assistance, if needed.

If You Live in Rented Accommodation

If you live in rented accommodation, you should also inform your landlord, local authority or housing association. They can offer additional support which might include fitting locks, vandal-proof letterboxes, fences and lighting, and installing alarms which might even be linked to your local police station. If your perpetrator lives in the same building as you, they can also confront them and warn them about possible tenancy agreement breaches, and the possibility of eviction.

In the case of local authorities and housing associations, they might also be able to assist in re-housing you elsewhere if that’s the decision you feel would be best for you. However, if you like living in your present home, you should feel under no compulsion to move, and your local authority will take all the necessary steps and offer you the support to enable you to remain put. Nobody should ever feel compelled to be driven out of their home and neighbourhood against their wishes because of a harassment issue.

Harassment is a serious offence, can cause unbearable stress and will be dealt with harshly by the Police and the Legal System.

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Hi I live in a four in a block and my neighbour who live below me downstairs has been making my life hell since he moved in last year he constantly bangs, does diy late at night , his dog barks all the time too cos he locks it in his bedroom all the time so the dog just barks non stop and he plays music but his music doesn’t bother me it’s just everything else he does and I have to my housing association about him and they just told me to go to police and I did that last year but they couldn’t do anything cos I didn’t have any proof but now he has cctv outside his bedroom and living rooms they aren’t on during the day just at night time so I think he is watching every night who comes and goes from block. No one ever comes to visit me because of him so I’m stuck in this flat on my own all the time. Don’t know what to do anymore please help!
Weekimmyxo - 3-Apr-19 @ 7:46 PM
Hello, just looking for some advice please? We have neighbours that are constantly harrassing us they keep contacting the council and other services we have done all we can to solve the issue weve signed an agreement that when we play music its played between 10am & 6pm which we never ever played it on the night anyway we have stuck to it and we rarely play any music because were that cautious now on what we can and cant do in our house and when we do its played between those times. They are also now putting complaints in of banging and noise coming from our home we have been trying to do some work to make our home look good this week and also have had our daughters friends over the weekend which now they are also complaining about. Were at our wits end now nothing we do to solve it is good enough we feel like were being bullied and harrassed, our other neighbours have said they cant hear nothing. So what can we do? They also made a point when they come round before all the complaints that theirs is a brought house and ours is rented. Thank you
CW93 - 18-Mar-19 @ 4:10 PM
I regretabably had to sell my late mothers house 5 years ago (coming up) that i lived in since i was 6 yrs old due to not being able to cope with the size or the maintence and moved to be near friends who now 5yrs later disspersed and no longer in communication with as the place where we all met closed up and everyone went their seperate ways, Which left me very isolated and alone as no family. From the first night i moved in there was violence from the perperatrators next door that have incessantly bullied, tormented and frightened me and my cat with intimdation at my window at night when he sits there, constant DIY FANATICS, INCESSANANT LOUD MUSIC, Rows and fights, violence with each other which end up smashing the placeup and throwing things at the wall. Then in latter years it progressed heavily with abusing my good neighbouring to see if i befriended them would help so l allowed them to store things in my garage and said they cut have keys cut so they wouldnt disturb me all the time and i kept his trailor in my garage for 2 yrs or more and i even allowed them to use my car parking space as i dont drive. Well they abused it by then putting up metal poles up so nobody could park there, my front fence was taken down and then piled up outside my front door, but cant prove by law it was them, they dug up my turf at the front, i took pictures, then the intimdation started and frightening my cat at tne window....ALL THIS ON TOP WITH ALL THE APE SOUNDING noises he makes whilst doing DIY, watching football, anything really, the shouting, the laryiness, the INCESSANT DIY, the rows and fights, i even had to buy black out curtains due to them having these lights right looking into my bedroom and i couldnt sleep as they kept them on ALL NIGHT, it stopped when i bought black out curtains as then it blocked the light. Ive made constant logs from the very first night i moved in in 2014 and with much detail as possible, i still make logs, keep journals, take photographs. Ive gone to the council, the Police and i started legal peoceddings all have been dropped as no one believes me, as far as everyone is concerned im banging on their walls, yes i have when they steal my peace and tell them to shut up, but they can do no wrong. No they have joined forces with their family friend who lives on the other side of me im a mid terrace and now its both sides against me. Im now forced to sell my home, but i have learning needs and suffer with mental health which has been mega effected, they hate and despise im on benefits as they have verbally made that absoutely clear and they work, plus when i bought this house they both sides wanted to buy it. I cant move on my own i cant sell on my own and have no friends or family to help, im sharing my story as im disappearing they have succesfully won, im rehoming my beloved cat and i will be here no longer, i made a log today as they know all the cases i have had to drop and they know they have won an
Claire - 10-Mar-19 @ 8:33 PM
Reading all the stories on here, in a way gives me incentive and hope.The law is a complete ass, and yes I agree, the perpetrators or asbo neighbours, always appear to be the ones that most people in authority believe. I have been pushed out of my home where I lived for a no.of yrs by 'people' whom my previous harassing neighbour threatened to get in, because I never took him seriouslywhen he bared his chest at my front door and constantly hurled abuse at my kids and myself over the garden fenceand f.door. Within two months of these people moving in, I had rat bait thrown over for my dog, my fencing wrecked, abuse shouted at me through the walls, late night drills on the walls, loud music played, hammering on my f.winduw and abuse hurled at me in full public view.Comm.police and council did nothing but make matters worse for me, by sending me acvusational and threatening letters. Stating they would put recording equipment in my home, when it was not council owned but private residential.I kept logs on these vile 'people' for two years, and eventually got courage to seek out sols advice. Only to be told, that there is nothing that can be done.I can take out an injunction or harassment order, but was told that from experience, they do not help. They only serve to hike up a hefty bill that would amount to thousands of pounds over a long period of time, resulting in no justice to the victim or harrassed/abused neighbour.So reluctantly, I've had no alternative but to move out of my home that was bought and paid for.To make matters worse, when I go hone to check on the house and collect stuff, common.police arrive in a marked car, yet another form of harassment.No offers of help, only intimidation and even more harrassment from the so called people that are supposed to help you, claiming they have a duty of care.Well I can assure every one out there that is going through or has gone through the same injustice. That no such so called 'duty of care' was shown to myself and daughter having to endurethe deliberate nightmare thrown at us every day for the last3 yrs. Does any one remember the case of the lady and her daughter who jumped from a bridge, due to bullying and harrassment from neighbours and so called authorities.?Because it appears the same bullying and harrassment still exists, and worse still not a court, solicitor, judge or jury is able to put this injustice right. Therefore, As far as I am concerned, UK law regarding antisocial behaviour from neighbours, remains a complete ass, in that nothing can be done to deter and stop these vile people from bullying and harrassing decent law abiding people of this country. To all you solicitors and authorities out there.This should serve as a wake up call. As antisocial behaviour would not be tolerated in many other countries by courts of law. So why here????
di - 22-Feb-19 @ 1:33 PM
All of you get an injunction yourself against your neighbours The victim is NEVER believed I have been harassed for three years by a man who has no friends and no wonder his only friends are neighbour below me who they all share drugs together I’m in the middle flat in north London owned by Peabody. The man has lied and it’s proven as I was abroad the police and Peabody do nothing and I have been arrested, questioned gone to criminal and civil court both thrown out and Peabody even got an injunction against me when I was the victim when the judge has now thrown it out. I’m going to sue them but right now I got a case against this weird obsessed fat loser and once I get that injunction you can bet I am going to the media. Watch this space. Don’t let these people bully you just know others out there are going through it to and EVERYONE knows the REAL VICTIM is NEVER believed but we believe you and that’s all that matters. Hope it works out for all of you. X
Jjk - 21-Feb-19 @ 2:59 AM
I moved into my home in summer 2017 and then heard that the last people had been hounded out. I gave no thought to it but its now happening to me. The woman next door but one shouts 'whore' when I walk past her house (I have to walk past to get to mine, its a cul de sac), she parks her broken down car in my parking space (I just let her do it to keep the peace) but then yells and takes photos when I have visitors who park up for maybe an hour. Nobody will visit me now because of her madness. She has told everyone on the street that I 'might' damage her car and asked everyone to keep an eye out! Her car is a wreck anyway, it's beyond belief how obsessed with me she is. Her boyfriend stands at the window and stares at me every day/night as he knows my routine, I think she may be jealous that hes looking at me, but I dont want him to! They're a disgusting family who attract maggots and rats but blame everyone else, they pretend to be disabled so they dont need to work and get everything paid. Their dog barks non stop in the garden and their kids run over other peoples grass screaming. Nobody will complain as she doesnt give them trouble like she gives me. She's a huge obese woman and seems jealous of my life, but I work hard.
rosa - 20-Feb-19 @ 7:10 PM
Im getting neighbours harrassing me and my partner we get threats and shouted at in the street and through the walls neighbours even called rspca on us for no reason and we get the same thing everyday
Claire82 - 7-Feb-19 @ 8:16 PM
I have never had issues with my neighbors until 2017. One neighbour to be correct. In 2016 I started my flock of chickens which at the time was about 18 i hatched some eggs and got a few cockerels which all but one got rehomed before the first complaint was lodge about i had nothing but cockerels which were crowing all the time. Which was false as i had one cockerel and about 15 hens a investigation was done and come near the close of 2017 was informed everything was fine abd they found no issue. My flocked increased in size this year the neighbour who called them the first time came to my door pounded on it and verbally abused me at my door step for a good 6 mins at least told me she made a complaint to the council andenvironmental and told me one way or the other my chickens were going. About 20mins after this i went to check on my chickens and low and behold she was outside in her garden looking over into my yard which is slightly lower then hers and is separated by 2 other gardens once she saw me she came over her fence and started the verbal abuse again. Told her to mind her own business and said i would call the cops if she kept it up to chick she called me a nasty name an went inside.even tho this same person never had a issue with my chickens before and i even went out of my way to make sure my neighbors one before i was getting chickens and if any had issues to contact me etc and when asked she said she liked the chickens and the cockerel that it really did my are country village morecountry like and she liked that. But she did contact the council this time saying not only did we have cockerels,but rats and the chickens were kept in nasty conditions and were sick. Council came out with their pest ppl and looked found nothing really wrong and said i had more then enough traps for rats etc and warned me if i saw field mice to remove the traps as if one was killed by "me" i could get a fine and they said they had no issues other then the fact some of the younger chicks i had might be males and once i told them they would be rehomed etc they were happy with it and asked if they could keep a open line of contact with me if this person contacted them again which i told them everything she said/did but they made notes hence open contact with them and they left. Fast forward to the start of dec when me and my family planned to visit my family in the USA and had arranged a friend to come and check on my animals at least 2 times and feed them etc. Rewind to a week ago when my friend foubd out the RSPCA was called and had been around and even put fricking tape over the front door key hole and i guess a note through my door. Friend respond to them told them what was going on the said they checked my chickens and they seemed good etc and were happy with everything etc. Well last night i got back from the USA and found this out. Needless to say we are all sure this is the same lady that has verbally abused me and has been using the council as a fo
Madammim - 2-Jan-19 @ 6:57 AM
My neighbours are absolutely disgusting people. We moved in to our council property 2 years ago from a refuge and wanted a peaceful life until we could move out of the area as it was no longer safe. The first year was fine but then the neighbours started banging on the walls and slamming cupboards (their kitchen is next to our living room) the dogs are left in the kitchen all day barking constantly. Her husband goes through our bins, takes pictures of my 2 year old brother, looks through the windows and says disgusting things to us. She is the one that bangs and gets her brother round for back up. They have gone round the village telling lies about me and my family, we've had people harrass us when we're out and shove my brothers pushchair out the way and phoned the council saying my mum is a prostitute and she neglects her 2 year old son. She recently came round to the house banging on the door shouting the odds at us about how she is sick of USbanging yet it's the other way round. She threatened to go to the council and get us kicked out like she did the other people that used to live here. I suffer with anxiety and depression and since she found out she has gotten worse and she finds it funny to stress us out and cause pain attacks. We've called the police and they never even came out even though this house is flagged already for safety reasons. And we have complained to council multiple times with recordings but they just say it could be our TV yet why would we be watching dogs barking all day for a programme. If my brother is crying, they bang and shout shut up through the walls and if hes asleep they bang to wake him up. We are hopefully moving soon but I dont know how much more we can take
Lou - 30-Dec-18 @ 1:31 AM
Hi OK where to start. I was living at potts point and a neighbour started because I went to lay down to put my legs up after having cancer I have lymphoma and my legs swell bad. She started yelling saying f... Off out of the room I ignored her then she started banging and smashing everything she could so I left my bedroom. It just got worse she had men at my bedroom windows throwing rocks at it and yelling out how there going to rape me and who is first and what there going to do to me.. After about a week of that men following me and threatening me another neighbour got involved he was heaps worse, he was involved the whole time he yelled out through the wall I'm going to kill you. So we left there was ather reasons as well but of course that was the main reason. But when we got to our new place the unit door was wide open. We thought it was strange but carried on moving our stuff in we came back the second time and the door was wide open again. They followed me here now his getting in the man hole looking through the lights that have gaps in them, as well as the air vents we are on the top floor and I don't know how he gets to the air vents but he talks through them and wisals through them, the thing is he doesn't try to hide it. Now I can't go anywhere because my athere half hasn't been able to work because he is worried now we haven't got the money to go anywere.
Bub - 27-Dec-18 @ 10:29 PM
After that the abuse off the neighbours was getting worse her sons was breaking in my house when i went to the shops the neighbours was standing outside my house screaming abuse and sticking 2 fingers up telling me to F-off? Throwing stones and eggs at my front door and windows posted dog poo through the front door because i grassed them up to the police and council i was being accused of being a prostitute and having men of all races visiting me when my partner was at work it was a living nightmare she even went through my bin to take rubbish to the council said i was throwing it in her garden then she was driving on the footpath trying to run me over outside my house she got her cousin to inject a needle in my spine when i was waiting outside the school gates she hit my son the school refused to help me as it happened in the school gates near public footpath i reported it to the police and was told because she punched my son in his back it was not skin on skin contact they could not help me yet my son had a big bruise on his back i thaught the police and council was here to help and stop crime but they was not interested i was attacked by these neighbours and had my ribs broken and she got her new boyfriend to attack my partner leaving him with a broken leg these neighbours ruined my life and health and is still living in the same address causing problems with other neighbours i have seen these neighbours run 10 people out of their homes and the police and council are not interested i was told only to contact the police when i have been stabbed or attacked or go missing? I got intouch with citizens advice and ombusman nobody could help i wish i could sue the police and council for 20 years of harassment and abuse my partner and kids still live at the address but refuse to be bullied out of their home now their house is private property and its caused more problems with the neighbours they threatened me with knives and told me they are going to have me shot and cut my throat and burn the house down when i am asleep in bed? She accused my partner of rape when he was away working in london she said i have caused her rat problems and parking problems? I dont think she is mentally ill just evil and she is scary. I was told some people are just jealous and evil and dont like to see other ppl happy i have done nothing to deserve any of the abuse i am a good neighbour and good person she accused me of having a proper family home and is now filming my partners house to see when i visit So she can let her dog outbarking for hours it does not take much to trigger off neighbours abuse just buying something new or new clothes or simply walking past her house to the shops will trigger off abuse unprovoked abuse.
Jones - 11-Dec-18 @ 2:47 PM
I had to move out of my family home because i was being stalked and attacked by my nextdoor neighbour and her sons for over 20 years it started off when i moved in she told me i was not welcome to live in my new home as she wanted it for her sister inlaw? She told me not to bother unpacking my suitcase and gave me 2 weeks to leave it was a rented council house and she too lives in a council house but on benefits and never worked a day in her life she is what some ppl would call a breeder to get a free council house and free benefits. So what gives her the right to dictate who can and cant live there? I was living in flats and had a little boy So i moved out of the flat with my baby and partner to have a house with and garden you dont think about neighbours when you move home do you? I put my neighbours rant down to her having a bad day as she was a single mother with 3 boys she came over to mine and apologised i forgave her and within a couple of days she was threatening to kill me and gut me like a fish over the back garden fence when i was hanging out my washing on the washing line i told my partner he said ignore her So i did and she started screaming at me telling me i was to move out or she will ruin my life i tried to ignore her but the more i ignored her the worse she got. She said if i reported her to the police and council i was dead? Then she would apologise and tell me she has jealousy issues So i would forgive her again and within a couple of days the threats started again i was trying to be neighbourly towards her yet keep myself to myself she started demanding alcohol and money off me and wanted to walk to school with my when my son started nursery i let her to keep the peace and she was going around telling ppl she is my best friend? I am a private person So i would try to live my own life and avoid her next thing i knew is i was pregnant with other son and she started harrassing me and stalking me she was obsessed in me when i put rubbish in my bin outside she would run outside to scream abuse at me and when i was in my back garden she would come out screaming at me she would follow me to the shops and spit at me saying things like you think your better than me i felt unsafe as she threatened to kill me with a kitchen knife she said she is going to gut me like a fish and kill my unborn baby and would throw bleach on my washing and flood my garden with hose pipe So i had enough and phoned the police and council for help the police said without witnesses or video evidence their hands was tied? They told me to report her to the council So i did the council told me to write down times and dates and log everything So i did for about 6 months the council said it was not worth the paper its written on as its a police issue not council issue So i would report it to the police and they said its a council issue as they will be ridiculed arresting a single mother of 3 boys? After that the abuse off the neighbours was getting worse her sons
Jones - 11-Dec-18 @ 2:28 PM
I moved in to a sheltered bungalow 11monthe ago as my old place was full of damp and mold. Well this move is the worse one I've ever had. My new neighbours had already decided that I have had 3 moves in 3 years for causing trouble which isn't true and have made my life a living nightmare. I've been abused spat at had a poison pen letter. They then started breaking into my property with a key but insurance won't pay out due to the police say they haven't got a log number etc. I ring 101 and guess what I hot the log number is needed but still insurance won't pay out. I'm not going to be able to afford Christmas as they stole all my Christmas boxes plus an awful amount of my personal stuff. They even went through my personal paperwork and I've heardrum a neighbour since say stuffs that was only in my paperwork. I'm scared and I feel worthless. Some days I feel I would be better off dead. I live with disabilities and have just found out that they think I might have COPD so going for tests. These neighbours have reported Me to the DWP as a fraud just had about all I can take and I've only been here 11months.
Dee - 7-Dec-18 @ 2:10 PM
My friend who is going through a separation and has 4 minors and the neighbor has threatened him with violence . How can I get an injunction against him. He lives opposite in council property. Thanks
Suki - 8-Nov-18 @ 10:22 AM
Disgraceful neighbours lives next door to me, I feel that herand her two daughters and husband are racist she is trying to get rehoused by saying i am harassing her when it is the other way around. she and her daughters have put snails in my letter box, thrown dirty nappies from her grand son into jmy garden, bangs on my wall all day all night, stalks my phone, stalks my life, my bank account my mail. a living nightmare family. She lies constantly all the time and is obsessed with me.
sam - 29-Oct-18 @ 11:51 AM
How do the perpetrators get away with the harassment and the victim doesn't I can relate to all the messages above my problems are repeated as to what happened to previous tenants it is like looking in a mirror at what has happened to previous tenants I have not complained to housing as I think they have better things to do but this week I got another letter so I have now decided I will complain about everything but I do think I won't be believed but I am also getting cctv to prove exactly what is happening let's hope that will put a stop to things but I doubt it
Lou - 25-Oct-18 @ 11:54 AM
I have lived at my current address for 3.5-4 years now and never had any issues with any of my neighbors until last Nov/Dec 2017 when I recieved a letter from my local council in Jan 2018 informing me that someone has complained about noise coming from my property and the noise was from multipul cockerels. I responded via email that I was very sorry and asked when the complaint was logged as in late nov early dec I did have 4 cockerels and this due to hatching out my own chickens eggs and that 3 were rehomed in late nov early dec as they had just started to crow and did not want to bother the neighbors with that many cockerels. I was was informed that the complaint was recieved on the 1st of Jan this was 2-3 weeks after I had rehomed the 3 cockerels he said they would install nosie monitors in the complaints home in around May I was informed that they had concluded and they had found that while my only remaining cockerel could be found annoying by some he was not a noise nuisance and the case was shut. Shortly after this I had a neighbour who I never had issues with and was quite friendly with arrive on my door step who upon my door opening decided to shout verbal abuse at me tell me I had to get rid of all my f-ing chickens that they were dirty smelly f-ing things tell me my cockerel never shut up would crow his f-ing head off and that because of my chickens she had flies in her house and claimed we had a herd of rats in our garden and demanded to know what I was going to do. I told here everything I was doing which was weekly house cleaning sometimes 2 weekly house cleanings if not more for the coops as we have a large one and a small one from younger chicks we also have rat traps out we were getting large fly traps to help control flies even tho we and are closest neighbours had no more flies then normal I even asked them we were putting stuff in their houses to control odor as well.She kept interupting me when I was speaking kept up her verbal abuse of me keep in mind i'm still in my front doors frame while this is going on about 5 mins after her yelling abuse and interupting me I finally told her I was sorry she did not like them that I had come to her on various occasions asking if she had issues with my chickens and cockerel to which when asked she said she liked my chickens and their noises compared to the bloody dogs barking from the people that live behind our house to retorted by saying what normal person tells their neighbor they have a issue with their animals when they can report it to the council which she informed me she had to start with and that she has done so again and that she reported me to envorment as well to which I responded a normal person would talk to their neighbor and tell them the issues they have and give the neighbor a chance to right anything also informed herit was sad she felt like that and that I was not getting rid of my chickens to which she said they will go one way or another.to which she fliped
morgalefae - 24-Oct-18 @ 10:02 AM
I've been living inane two bed flat for nearly 7 yrs . For the 1st 5 yrs were fine . Then i had a fall out with my neighbours and in 2016 i was robbed god knows what they thought cuz they decided they would not only beat me the ran me over in a van which nearly killed me. I was on life support for 3 wks had 3 spinal fractures . I had multiple sustained injurys . Had to learn to walk again . Now 2 yrs down the line important getting the verble abuse . Its relentless. Even as important writing this i know they can see . It sounds like important crazy but far from it sounds. Its all from the falling out with certain people and being run over which was made to look like a robbery. I've got one of them little spy detector things. I just want to get a move and start a fresh. Important not a grass . It's not something i do unless its getting to the point of what it is now. Its horrible not being able to relax or have any privircy in my own home. People have gone about things in a bad way .If imleft important going . But important not goin anywhere untill I've got a another place . They have given the game away by doing this as its obvious they all know or had some part in me getting run over.
kel - 20-Oct-18 @ 5:11 AM
I have been harassed by my crazy neighbor for 15 years.I am mentally ill and can no longer take the name calling and bullying.I call the police they talk to her but she won't stop. What are my rights
JO JO - 18-Oct-18 @ 2:54 PM
what a joke this article is. The police DO NOT take any complaints seriously. The council/authorities or social care do not do anything either. It's ok making notes of the harassment etc but nothing still gets done!
Msdevil - 17-Oct-18 @ 12:38 PM
My neighbours have been given my family hell for 3 yrs now, there children have smashed my window,damaged my door an egged my house numerous times, we're in touch with the local policing team who have isued the youths asbo's an have allowed them to break them, now the neighbours kids have got friends who also live in my street to give my family hell, we've been named called an had glass bottles thrown at our home, we've reported it to council who hasn't done anything, they are now drug dealing an we are unable to leave our home due to threats, now the police an council just say move. What else can I do to.?
Bex - 14-Oct-18 @ 9:19 PM
My neighbours are smoking cannabis and the smell comes through my daughters bedroom window on several occasions she has been taken I'll from the disgusting smell .She has itp a blood disorder ,chronic fatigue syndrome and a heart condition.They also have threatened my daughter and family when they have been high on drugs.I reported everything to the police and my housing officer.But now they've made false accusations against me and the police have given me a warning i refused to sign as I'm telling the true.My daughter is in and out of hospital have regular transfusions which is a very stressful time for us.I'm disgusted the police and housing are not taking my reports very serious.The neighbours have three small children who i feel are at a high risk in this living environment.
Spider - 5-Oct-18 @ 9:06 PM
My nieighbour is harassing my 11 yr old son , she doesn’t speak to us and we get nasty evil looks and sometimes a finger gesture, she stares at my son and points at him , it is effecting him , he is scared to walk outside or walk to school alone , this has gone on for 3/4 years now , what can be done
Jack - 27-Sep-18 @ 9:47 AM
when I moved into my property my neighbour was unhappy because she didn’t want a family living next door, the previous tennant was a single male firefighter who was never home, the first comment ever made to myself from her was any noise and i’l have you gone, she owns her property and mine is rented. After only a few short months we had a falling out over an on street parking space I was parked in becuse she felt her visiting mother deserved it more. Things have escalated since then, she has taken photos of my child playing in the garden and my husband doing the gardening, I called the police but they found no evidence, I have had slashed tyres, my landlord receives constant complaints about me varying from things such as me painting my front fence which I had permission for to complaints of noise nuisance I am on the brink of loosing my home, I leave for work at 5 am and am being told that that’s waking her up but I have to work to pay my bills, the majority of the rest of the complaints are things like my daughter waking her in th middle of the night “as she suffers from nightmares” probably due to the weird noises that come from the pipes under the beroom floor boards, or in the summer making to much noise in th garden (she’s 3 and will play) She frequently comes and checks the tax on my cars for some odd reason I have had the police wake me up at my door several times because she has called in the middle of the night to say I’m screaming (which I’m not) I have had complaints made against me to social services saying I’m abusing my daughter and that she isn’t fed (all of which is completely untrue and has been deemed so by social services) Today I have received a call from the Rspca to say that I am abusing my 2 dogs and not feeding them, both of my dogs are well cared for and fed correctly, I pay for a dog walker to come in during the day when I’m on a long day at work and they have a dog flap the rest of the time giving them access to both the house and garden all day, I frequently take them to the vets for check ups and have them both on care plans which in my opinion isn’t one of your everyday animal abusers priority’s. I am at the end of my teather with her now, It is physically and mentally exhausting always haven’t to worry about what’s coming next, I cant just move as my area is expensive and I’ve struck a great deal on the rent here but I can’t cope like this anymore, what could I do?
Eastgate1 - 29-Aug-18 @ 3:01 PM
when I moved into my property my neighbour was unhappy because she didn’t want a family living next door, the previous tennant was a single male firefighter who was never home, the first comment ever made to myself from her was any noise and i’l have you gone, she owns her property and mine is rented. After only a few short months we had a falling out over an on street parking space I was parked in becuse she felt her visiting mother deserved it more. Things have escalated since then, she has taken photos of my child playing in the garden and my husband doing the gardening, I called the police but they found no evidence, I have had slashed tyres, my landlord receives constant complaints about me varying from things such as me painting my front fence which I had permission for to complaints of noise nuisance I am on the brink of loosing my home, I leave for work at 5 am and am being told that that’s waking her up but I have to work to pay my bills, the majority of the rest of the complaints are things like my daughter waking her in th middle of the night “as she suffers from nightmares” probably due to the weird noises that come from the pipes under the beroom floor boards, or in the summer making to much noise in th garden (she’s 3 and will play) She frequently comes and checks the tax on my cars for some odd reason I have had the police wake me up at my door several times because she has called in the middle of the night to say I’m screaming (which I’m not) I have had complaints made against me to social services saying I’m abusing my daughter and that she isn’t fed (all of which is completely untrue and has been deemed so by social services) Today I have received a call from the Rspca to say that I am abusing my 2 dogs and not feeding them, both of my dogs are well cared for and fed correctly, I pay for a dog walker to come in during the day when I’m on a long day at work and they have a dog flap the rest of the time giving them access to both the house and garden all day, I frequently take them to the vets for check ups and have them both on care plans which in my opinion isn’t one of your everyday animal abusers priority’s. I am at the end of my teather with her now, It is physically and mentally exhausting always haven’t to worry about what’s coming next, I cant just move as my area is expensive and I’ve struck a great deal on the rent here but I can’t cope like this anymore, what could I do?
Eastgate1 - 29-Aug-18 @ 2:21 PM
I live in a block of 4 flats,myself and my nice neighbours this is happening to live on the ground floor with immediate access to to the shared gardens.A new guy mid 20s moved into the flat above my nice neighbours 2 years ago and from day one has been threatening and harassing both myself and my lovely neighbours.we can’t do anything without him contacting the people who look after the lease to complain about literally anything we do,I’ve just had a baby and the stress is taking it’s toll.Hes been physically abusive and I’ve received abusive texts claiming I’m tryibg to steal his cat! We’ve had to install cctv as he got violent because he didn’t like where the garden bin was placed and decided to throw it at our doorway...surprise surprise he’s comlained about the cctv.Things seem to escalate when something goes wrong in his life.we just respond to the complaints via the management agency and keep quiet.They know he’s a trouble maker,this guy just needs to mind his own business.i even witnessed him steal my neighbours garden pots over a dispute about a parking space.its all just unnessersary
Ontheverge - 22-Aug-18 @ 9:42 AM
So I went on holiday for a month, came back to find out a guy just moved in next door to mine. This neighbor of mine, came and knocked on my door for the first time to introduce himself and I thought He was just being friendly. So I was nice to him and talked in a friendly manner. After that, he began putting notes through my letter box asking for a chap. Although I don’t know what a chap means. He began knocking on my door every day after asking for a chap and every morning I wake up, he has put a note through my letter box asking for this chap. So I confronted him and told him I don’t appreciate him inconveniencing me and that he must respect my privacy. I called the police to report this issue. Then neighbor saw me one afternoon and apologised. I thought that would be the end of this harassment. Although, if I went to the shops and on coming back into my flat,he would sit in front of his flat waiting for me to get back so he could talk to me. I would say hello and get in my flat. But today while I was watching he England game in my flat, I heard a loud bang on my door, lo and behold it was this neighbor guy of mine, he told me to come into his flat to watch the football. I was on the phone with my fiancé at the time. I told neighbor I was good and not interested in watching the football at his flat. I went back in and closed my door. He came back after a few mins again to bang my door so loud, I opened for the second time and he said again to come to his flat and watch the football. I replied to him that he was a stubborn man. I was getting irritated at this point. I went back inside my flat, I was cooking. By my kitchen window, I saw him again sitting there and staring at me. So I went out and confronted him again, I gave him a serious warning to leave me alone or this harassment would turn to violence because I’ve had enough. I made him realise that I can not tolerate him anymore. So I called the police for the second time and the police turned up, asked me questions, went to his flat and asked him questions too. Next thing I saw, the police left his flat and didn’t even come back to me to tell me if they’ve warned him or not and also assure me he would harass me again. I really hope he stops harassing me because am not afraid of him at all and when it turns to violence, I will face him rightfully.
Shady - 14-Jul-18 @ 7:24 PM
I'm so tired of been harrasment,bully intimidated ,thus every day for past 3 years they have so much hate ,to me because I'm gay ,they won't live me alone,i AM 654 Bergen ave jersey city New Jersey 07304. Room 310
Dino - 14-Jul-18 @ 7:03 AM
My neighbour from upstairs has taken exception to my children playing outside in the communal area all the other children it's ok tl play , she stares at them through her window in a scary manner giving them dirty looks she walked passed by 9 year old girl calling her nasty and my 12 year old girl she asks her what she's looking at whenever she sees her she don't like the fact that my children play outside but all the other children can do so and be noisy not that my kids are noisy they're not I always tell them to keep it down they are always the first children to go indoors the lates is t 7:30and I fearbecause the summer holidays are about to start they are not ASBO kids there well mannered and very innocent children but the woman does not like the fact that all the neighbours we get on with and the people all stop and talk to us and the kids she lives above us in her flat that is not overlooking the communal ground other ppl have more right too moan than but don't and if they had a problem they would come and talk to meI've always ask them if the kids are a nuisance to let me knowthere reply is no the kids are great we love listening to them play , she doesn't live above them she does live above us , every night she jump up and down on my ceiling for the last 6 weeks because we haven't responded to her I feel as she is now target my children to get a reaction I asked the question is she trying to scare my kids her reply was you're scaring me go away yr a bully,I asked my children today if you go outside don't look up because you will only antagonize her I can't believe I asked my children not to look up the six weeks now I tell them off for dropping a spoon I've done everything I can to accommodate her we walk on eggshells when she first moved in we got on but cracks started to appear she portrays herself as a friendly nice person but the real her has come through after a year , we can live with all the noise we can live with all the banging but now she's directing it towards my children I feel she's unpredictable and I'm worried that she might hurt my children I feel sorry for them as they are very innocent not Street wise childrenthey've grown up in the same area playing on the same communal grass for and in 14 years we've never ever had a problem with a neighbour , now I panic whenI the kids want to go outside what can I do I tried to talk to the lady she doesn't want to know she just shouts down at me but I'm scaring her and I'm a bully I can't sleep anymore when I get home from work I'm a bag of nerves thinking what is she going to do today what can I do.
A bag of nerves - 11-Jul-18 @ 5:13 PM
My daughters are mixed race one is 9 and the other is 4, we live a block of flat the lady and her son above us keep racial harassing my girls. They have been called some really disgusting names. My 9 year old has been given a nose bleed from the son punching her in the face. The mother leaned over the balcony and spat on my 4 year. The son has urinated on my front door. I've had cat faeces put through my letter box and covered the door. I've have 10 police crime reports and I spoke with my housing Association about getting moved as my daughter now suffers with panic attacks, I found her in the bathroom trying to clean herself with bleach so it will spot. They're not willing to help me, they just say that all they can do is speaks with the lady. Am going out my mind, advise needed please.
Jess - 6-Jul-18 @ 11:15 AM
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