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Protection from Harassment

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 19 Oct 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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Neighbour just threatend to stab my dog because he barks... And he barks because her boyfriend tormented him when he first moved in next door!!!
CGB - 19-Oct-19 @ 1:22 AM
Ive been having problems with a neighbor, she has made serious things about my family and splatter rumors and comments about kids on face book. She is delusional and makes up serious lies and she has children her self, ive phoned the police 4 times now and the wont dont anything, until making up a serious lie which resulted in her being told off as they have found out the truth by other witnesses. Council arent helping as she has had over 40 complaints by different people in one month and they wont move her. What do i do ??
Darkbird - 10-Oct-19 @ 9:15 PM
I have lived in my flat for 20 years and at first it was fine but then new niebours moved in the flat underneath me..at first they seemed ok but after a while they were having showers at 3 and 4 am and waking me up...I asked the man nicely if he would be quieter but he took offence straight away and said he cant do anything about it as he does shift work and needs to wash before bed..I accepted it reluctantly..it continued to annoy me and after complaining to the council it stopped but now they make a very annoying banging sound for hours sometimes and are just very noisy...this has made my anxiety bad and I already suffer fro. Anxiety and Depression and am on medication for it...the man particularly is a very hostile and aggressive person who has shouted in my face when we spoke about it...it is maki g my life a misery.Even after the council wrote letters and recorded noise it didn't help at all as they are very aware of what is going on...
Sarah - 6-Oct-19 @ 1:02 PM
I can completely relate to the "Herd Mentality" victim and the woman with the bass thudding neighbour. Here in NZ I have been under surveillance of a retired British couple. Wish they'd go back to London. Whilst others around them have all sold up, we have clung on as this is our dream home. They are manipulative, deceitful, gas lighting, narcissistic, sociopaths who thrive on staring at everyone and gossiping about them. Unfortunately for me, my other neighbour is an only child who got his house built for him by his parents. Nearly 40 but acts the age of 16. Thud, thud, thud goes the bass through every inch of our house, it vibrates our walls. We tried 10 years ago to ask him nicely to adjust the bass. His reply: we should move. We live in an upmarket area. Never imagined we'd go through something like this. It affects my sleeping, parenting, everything. We moved cities for a year to get away only to have a property manager put scum in our house and lie about it. One of the tenants was a friend of his daughter's and we were told they were great tenants. I believed him as he was an ex police detective. We returned to smashed walls, broken glass all through garden, filth, rubbish. And of course the neighbours haven't changed one bit. The bass thudder had even thrown his decking scraps onto our property. I am not the same person from this experience. I am more closed off to people, am wary of being befriended by anyone and very distrustful of people's intentions. Very different to the happy, trusting person I was ten years ago. I am also a petite woman, only 5 ft 2. I wonder sometimes if this makes it easier for people to see me as someone they can bully. I can relate to menstrual issues due to the stress too. There truly are some hideous people out there. My advice- try taking withania and rhodiola. I am finding it has helped with the stress.
Kiwi - 16-Sep-19 @ 10:34 PM
My friend is having threats made against her by neighbours (to beat her up, throw acid, kill her 3 cats ...) and has already had a window broken. The neighbours involved are crack addicts. It is local authority housing, but the council isn't interested. There is an element of hate crime, as my friend is trans. She has spoken to the police today but is so worried that if she gives names, the threats will be acted upon - and the police can't be there 24/7. Local help groups seem limited to domestic violence issues. Brighton & Hove area - but I'm 4 hours' drive away. Any ideas of how to get help?
Tinker - 15-Sep-19 @ 6:43 PM
So what if your neighbor has an agenda against you, he recruits people, manipulates, and if youas much as raise your voice it is you who is seen as the harasser? And his pals testify. Who are the neighborhood some of whom are afraid of him. (One of my neighbors used to say hi to me only when the boss and his wife were not here. I had no grudge against him, but he also did what he was told by the boss, the salesperson, for example he brought the snow from his garden one very snowy winter on a piece of municipal land next to my garden which is forbidden. He did that with a lorry. The same was done by municipal /town snow plow workers who reveived a bottle of liquor from the boss of this suburb of detached houses. Actually you only have protection against the poor and the weak. The marginalised people. There is no protection against wealthy gangs and what you see in this forum as well you never mention the worst noise pollution but wait till they are teens or talk about their health. I don't think it is right. We should be honest.
Herd mentality victi - 15-Sep-19 @ 2:38 PM
My sin that started this recruiting campaign, noise campaign, was not to take part in this gossiping, she the cashier used to gather people to gossip about other people that weren't in the street at the moment. I showed i was bored and tried to avoid, but when they had been hanging around right next to my fence not being my next door neighbors for two years , i asked politely if they could move. use their own gardens.That wasn't taken well. That was what they had been waiting for. They became my "victims". I was trying to order them about. By asking why are they hanging around, loitering next to my fence, with company, kids ,what is wrong with their gardens. The recruiting started, they got people to join just out of sheer fun, or because they made out their kids were now my victims. I was "child hater". I should have known not to ask since no normal person hangs around at other peoples garden fence to start with. They had already started this campaign by then.no normal person regards himself, herself welcome , but understand gangs of people are always a nuisance. Or they respected their next door neighbors and their own privacy and plants in the garden, more than me, their cars etc and wanted to socialize but not pay the price but take its toll on me. So i should have realized normal people respect other people, all people the same to start with. Shoyld have seen they are bullies or sadistic manipulative predators and just move, to start with. But was exhausted, with two children, we had just built the house , no support from relatives who live far etc
Herd mentality victi - 15-Sep-19 @ 8:56 AM
All the participants are wealthy, good jobs, income, health, some university educated, not mostly though, but all are from here, have connections, and many generations here, which I am not. They profit from this a lot. Socially, financially, in every way. Have fun, community spirit roused by a common enemy, energy, and when they complain about me to friends and family, the friends and family come here and help to oversee the children, their grandparents used to stand in the street just staring here. Hardly ever go anywhere. They come here many times a day, take one child dome place so the parents nwver have to anywgere can stsy here keep watch and the rest of the gang stays screaming here. They take some to summer houses but the rest stay yellin, diing sport here. They never do any noisy stuff next to any other neighbor.
Herd mentality victi - 15-Sep-19 @ 8:25 AM
The prosecutor was very partial and when i took legal channels to complain about his behaviour (he told me to move just like the predator who sued me and has recruited the town, and was outright rude to me as the other side was kid) he admitted being partial but said he had the right since i had asked legal assistanceprovided by town but she didn't help me at all since kids are always more important than women and i paid for nothing. In restraining order hearing the predator who has recruited the neighborhood told they don't play in the street and plenty, plenty of other lies like I attack lone children but they are always here watching and allowing the harassment and when he and his wife got me the sentence they got here and told the rest and the powertool diy kids harassment got worse. The same day or the next the football, soccer, floorball, ice hockey, sport started again, himself pulling the goal posts in the street which he had just denied in the court. These dozens of kids used to hang about here as close they can, screaming and yelling in the street (they all have their gardens, there are many play parks for children within 2 min walking distance, football field, lovely forest behind their gardens etc etc) and at the same time they pretended to be afraid of me, a small woman 50 kg who have never touched them, yes, yelled sometimes. Basically there has been constant noise since 2007. 2018 four of his pals around my house got dogs and they stay in their garden as well. Bark a lot. They take then walking and hang about waiting and standing for long periods of time until someone comes from the opposite direction and then they "accidentally" meet here in front of my house and the racket, barking goes on and on. There has been constant construction project going within 100 metres basically from 2006.. When it starts, the boss who started this and his wife go and chat with the carpenters, the people who work at the site, pointing my direction, some of his pals go as well, same thing, what happens next is they start urinating in front of me if i try to use my garden _(havent basically tried for years without ear plugs), they excrete next to my fence and my childrens play house, they have a circular saw next to my fence. This man who is a salesperson so his wife who has boasted to me about his brother being a policeman, had also been doing this hatecampaign and noise campaign in front of my eyes for years when he tried to make like he had nothing to do with it, like said quietly to me how funny that everyone seems to hate me. I have very high blood pressure because of this, which used to be too low. I used to have a regular heavy period, but I haven't had one since this harassment got rough/ for years, i was very young to have my menopause, like about 40 years old when this stress of dozens of people harassing me started. This is not common in my family who look very young and don't have menopause this early. I have
Herd mentality victi - 15-Sep-19 @ 8:02 AM
Harassment is on new a whole new level as a family starts recruiting people on their behalf to make noise. This happens when they pretend to be the victim of their victim like saying that if the neighbour complaints about their toddlers and twenty others screaming on the street their toddlers are the victims here. They got this town to harass and participate by first bringing their kids here and then pretending to be my victims. They twenty families bring their childreb here to scream and then say they are afraid of me and if i go to street they call the police and they did and i have recieved the restraining order and conviction of assault which i did by screaming, i assaulted them by scrraming and was convicted of assault when i screamed. Before that my harassment had gone from 2007. My sentence was given 2017 and screaming took place im 2016. I thought this recruiting was just bullying but they use their offspring to harass and powertools and dogs. There has kot been a quiet quarter of an hour from 2007 when this family in it sales business, abd a cashier moved here. His brother is a policeman. I have suffered from hate campaign, noise campaign, mobbing, harassment, targeting, small town terrorism, flying monkeys from 2007 and my children.
Victim of Herd viole - 15-Sep-19 @ 5:00 AM
how do i get out an injuction out on a ex familey member she rob me his nan he broke in many time is i cant keep him away his nan is abit slow so she lets him in and he robs her how do i keep him away as i will have to leave my mom as i cant cope anymore she lets him rob my stuck...............
johnny - 9-Sep-19 @ 3:09 PM
I just moved to my current location two weeks ago. I have a neighbor who repeatedly plays her music very loudly, but the bass is the problem. It is so loud my clock fell off the wall and it rattles the light fixture. I have addressed this to my landlord and now the cops. She has taken upon herself to make sure to do it at all times of day and night. And this includes blasting her music in here car. Mind you this was after asking face to face if she and her boyfriend could turn it down nicely. I’m at my wits end and get anxiety every time she comes home or I am on my way home. I have no peace. What is some advice that can be given to me? And no earplugs are not gonna fix this amount of stupid. *real advice only please*
Stressedout - 2-Sep-19 @ 8:25 PM
I live next door to an old women who has made mine and the young children's life hell for 3 years. We have had to have the police out on many occasions as she stalks and harrasses us when kids in the garden. She has instructed solicitors demanding they make me take down my gazebo in my garden, remove my bamboo fence as she doesn't like it and continued to lie about me spaying her with a hose being verbally abusive etc. She however is the one being a nuisance on purpose to try and get a reaction , it upsets me and the children luckily the landlord in on my side as she knows the neighbor to be unpleasant. I'm at my wits end with this.
RLS - 11-Aug-19 @ 10:43 AM
I received a 30 day notice to vacate because I went and put Court papers on previous landlords because their tenant had harass and threaten me with putting mud ( RP and wife C.P.Hperviouslandlords and associates ) over door , following me around next door when I'm up stairs or down stairs. Had their friend at my door when I came home plus showed this young guy what I look like . I had been calling Columbus'polices dispatcher between 09/2008 to 05/2016 when I lived in previous landlord's rental house. I moved beside ( 07282016 )neighbors at 2692 Divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211 to find out these neighbors knows each other 2694 2696 and other neighbors on Divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211that next to me . Later on I find out these neighbors so happen to know pervious landlords and their tenanted who harass me and threaten me. This neighbor's visitors at 2692 divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211 has been following me around next door putting something at wall that smells when I come down stairs during the day you can smell something coming from ( at the wall where stairs our I find out our stairs , up stairs hallway and bathroom in same area)next door and at night between the hours of 2 am and 5 am one night I called Columbus'police dispatcher they send a officer out but by the time they got here the smell goneSo put fan in hallway up stairs for now on and downstairs to I put fan.But the fan not working. So I checked hallway up stairs during the day no smell but there is a smell down stairs so I got some shampoo and spray in that area that smell good.,but the bad smell coming from next door come back. Then to find out I'm being monitor by this neighbor.( 06262019 )I so happen to be on phone in my house speaking about the townhome at 2696 Divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211 that been vacant since 10282018 I said who ever lived there was nasty. Why this neighbors 2692 calls the pervious tenant . I end up seeing these three people keep walking past my window , so I called Columbus police dispatcher and told themI was speaking about something in the privacy of my house so 2692 Divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211 so happen to call these people to get something started. Wow. Remind you this neighbor and their visitors had been trying to get something started since I moved here following me around ( I started to say something to them but I called Columbus'police instead)next door , putting a smell at wall and having their associates to put a dog ( there children that plays inarea too ) iin area of the townhome so I can just go out one way. Plus I let this Columbus' police dispatcher know about this harassing and threaten situation by this neighbor and their visitors since 03232017 .plus told Ambiance vallas rental office manager and the owner of this property .Plus 6onyourside of Columbus Ohio. Remind you I don't know pervious landlord's tenants just like I don't know these tenant here on ,2692Divot PL Columbus Ohio 43211. I m
Bunmy - 1-Jul-19 @ 7:30 PM
I need to know if I have grounds to file a harassment lawsuit against my neighbor? This started in Nov 2018. The drunk guy came over and threatened to shoot my cat. So my husband which is Bi-polar went after him. He never went onto his property. The next day there was a yelling match and the old lady came out and put her nose into the problem when it was just between the men so she called the cops on us saying he threatened to kill her....NO So since then we has called the cops on us 2 more times cause of the way we had our blinds open and we had a camera in our window each time the cops did nothing to us. So now she called the dog warden saying we let our dog roam the neighborhood which is a lie we have a fenced in back yard. Now she called Penn Dot saying our tree was blocking her view. Penn Dot found findings untrue and is doing nothing about it. My son is afraid to go outside to do anything cause he is afraid they will call the cops on him. My 10 year old son shouldn't be afraid to have fun on his own property. How much more can we take?She wont stop can I get her for harassment?
smitty2019 - 13-Jun-19 @ 5:39 PM
Last year there were four housing vacate on our block including a vacate house. all four were filled. I was thankful at first until our peace and livelihood became very isolated and saddened. One I couldn't help the people and dared not to. Secondly, their was too much going on at once. The person who initially rrented the property went in the hospital. while here were 15 adults in total- at leastfour teen agers, and 12 children in total. The major issue was that three of the cars were filled with adults, clothes and they were sleeping in front of the home rented, and in and out all morning throughout the night. The children sometimes would urinate in the front yard, or go behind the vacate home and sometime inside the vacate home. There is an abandoned car which they played in frequently. The worst things had begun occurring loud music out of the car, loud disagreements, screaming children. My daughter has a rare climate disease, Upper Airway Obstruction, she can not be exposed to chemical,, mold, tobacco, insects that carry bacteria, outdoor allergens, and mostly severe cold climate, or extreme hot climate she is prone to pneumonia , she also has Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and mobility issue-- she spends the majority of her time in doors shielding away from Virus, other peoples germs, outdoors and the very smallest thing that may cause one issue and lead to another one-- causing Upper Airway Obstruction, she can not have anesthia and this poses a major threat. She has Down Syndrome, and I too have a host of illness. And at the moment I am very mentally stressed by the neighbors and their inability to be civil and to keep things in a good perspective opposed to all the adult challenging, bullying and causing more concern at a alarming rate-- there is standing water on my side of the street, which causes another high concern. Besides, the health hazard of bacteria, mosquitoesdamage to the street an d the fact that the children not only bathed in this water and played throughout last summer this year its worse. Most of those children are no longer in that house, but the often come and there still quit a bit still there-- now there's eight adults including the teenagers or young adults because they both have boys living there which brings a different out crowd. and at least thee children, but the grandmother brings lots of children and other people in-- and sometimes stray people come and go--- they do not have trash service so the neighborhood dogs was tearing the trash up, now they just hold on to at least 6 or more 30 gallon bags and sometimes sits them on top of the car until they take them away one by one--- but the dogs both come back and forth in my yard, they allow them to walk themselves, they refuse to leave my yard, I ve ask them from a distance call you dog, they ignored me and continue talking on phone-- So, my mail and packages have been missing and a number of times I would see my mail man place the mail in the box as he did thi
Saa - 20-May-19 @ 11:02 PM
Last year there were four housing vacate on our block including a vacate house. all four were filled. I was thankful at first until our peace and livelihood became very isolated and saddened. One I couldn't help the people and dared not to. Secondly, their was too much going on at once. The person who initially rrented the property went in the hospital. while here were 15 adults in total- at leastfour teen agers, and 12 children in total. The major issue was that three of the cars were filled with adults, clothes and they were sleeping in front of the home rented, and in and out all morning throughout the night. The children sometimes would urinate in the front yard, or go behind the vacate home and sometime inside the vacate home. There is an abandoned car which they played in frequently. The worst things had begun occurring loud music out of the car, loud disagreements, screaming children. My daughter has a rare climate disease, Upper Airway Obstruction, she can not be exposed to chemical,, mold, tobacco, insects that carry bacteria, outdoor allergens, and mostly severe cold climate, or extreme hot climate she is prone to pneumonia , she also has Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and mobility issue-- she spends the majority of her time in doors shielding away from Virus, other peoples germs, outdoors and the very smallest thing that may cause one issue and lead to another one-- causing Upper Airway Obstruction, she can not have anesthia and this poses a major threat. She has Down Syndrome, and I too have a host of illness. And at the moment I am very mentally stressed by the neighbors and their inability to be civil and to keep things in a good perspective opposed to all the adult challenging, bullying and causing more concern at a alarming rate-- there is standing water on my side of the street, which causes another high concern. Besides, the health hazard of bacteria, mosquitoesdamage to the street an d the fact that the children not only bathed in this water and played throughout last summer this year its worse. Most of those children are no longer in that house, but the often come and there still quit a bit still there-- now there's eight adults including the teenagers or young adults because they both have boys living there which brings a different out crowd. and at least thee children, but the grandmother brings lots of children and other people in-- and sometimes stray people come and go--- they do not have trash service so the neighborhood dogs was tearing the trash up, now they just hold on to at least 6 or more 30 gallon bags and sometimes sits them on top of the car until they take them away one by one--- but the dogs both come back and forth in my yard, they allow them to walk themselves, they refuse to leave my yard, I ve ask them from a distance call you dog, they ignored me and continue talking on phone-- So, my mail and packages have been missing and a number of times I would see my mail man place the mail in the box as he did thi
Saa - 20-May-19 @ 6:15 PM
I am living in a rented house . I have 3 dogs .my neighbours are harressing me all the time and one person he instigates all the others. We can't have a birthday party for the kids he has a problem . We can't even watch TV with a little extra volume. He keeps telling us it's to loud. When it is not we have stopped having parties since he gave a complaint against us. My landlord said he had the same problem when he and his mother was living in the house . I like the house and don't want to shift from here but I am unable to take my dogs out for a walk the neighbours children keep hitting them and throwing stones and even if the do there business in my compound they have a problem saying it's smelling. What can I do I'm so stressed. Please tell me what I can do . Cos the man who is doing all this is a reporter from some newspaper or so. What can I do so that he minds his own business. In his own home. Cos I hate fighting and I never northern what they do.
Jenny - 11-May-19 @ 10:19 AM
I have been harassed by a neighbour for 7 years.He keeps up the harassment because he eventually went too far and the police charged him.He continues but i have found not to rise to his banging, thumping, staring in my window and other forms of harassment has won through in the end.He is gradually stopping as it is obviously getting him nowhere - difficult i know but keep recording and logging but ignore harassers - they are the losers in life.
willydo - 29-Apr-19 @ 7:45 PM
I was walking my neighbor's old dog today. We were just in front of the house. A man in a van was stalking me and creeping on me because I wasn't picking up the dog's poop fast enough for his liking. His behaviour was scaring me, so I started walking towards the house and I pulled out my phone. He said to me "I know where you live", pointed to my house and drove away. I took the dog inside, came back out and removed the poop. The creepy man had lied and reported me to the council, saying that I wasn't picking up the dog's poop. I don't know who he is, I only have his registration. How can I raise a complaint against him?
Dog - 24-Apr-19 @ 11:46 PM
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
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