A woman living in the UK has become increasingly distressed after her neighbour repeatedly stole her parking spot and even jumped on her car. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has claimed that the police have visited her neighbour in the past as they get into fights all the time. Mumsnet user @HeadacheEarthquake claims she is at ‘her wit’s end’ with the situation and asked users for recommendations to help solve the issue.
According to the woman, her neighbour has been making her life a living hell. She has stuck things to their window, taken their parking spaces hundreds of times, loudly disturbed on purpose while the woman has had clients over, jumped on her husband’s car, trashed the outside of their houses, and had countless fights in the street at all hours, one involved smashing up a car. The neighbour also has two dogs, and they frequently enter the woman’s garden through a gap in the fence and cause havoc.
The woman expressed her frustration, saying, “Most people on this street have either called the police, reported her to her housing association, or reported her to social services. I can’t list everything as there’s just so much, but I hate the first home that we worked so hard for, and it’s having a hideous effect on my mental health.” She added that she has asked her neighbour to block up the gap in the fence and to come round and clear up the enormous piles of dog poo that the dogs are leaving, but her neighbour refuses to take accountability.
The woman has found herself wanting to move away from the situation, but it has become increasingly difficult. Users on Mumsnet were quick to comment on the situation. One suggested, “Leave the side gate open and throw the poo over into her garden.” Another said, “Leave the gate open. Not your problem then.” A third pointed out, “I would be catapulting the shit straight at her windows. I’m not even joking. Disgusting behaviour to let her dogs do that!”
This situation is not unique, as many people have to deal with difficult neighbours. It is important to try and resolve the situation in a calm and rational manner. Before taking any action, it is important to speak to the neighbour and try to find a solution. If this does not work, then it may be necessary to involve a mediator or the police.
In the UK, there are laws in place to deal with neighbour disputes. The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides local authorities and the police with powers to deal with anti-social behaviour. This includes issuing Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs).
A CPN is a written notice that can be issued to an individual or organisation that is engaging in anti-social behaviour. It sets out the behaviour that needs to stop and the consequences of not complying with the notice. Failure to comply with a CPN can result in a fine of up to £2,500.
A CBO is a court order that can be issued to an individual who has been convicted of anti-social behaviour. It sets out the behaviour that needs to stop and the consequences of not complying with the order. Failure to comply with a CBO can result in a fine or imprisonment of up to five years.
It is important to remember that the police and local authorities are there to help. If you are experiencing problems with a neighbour, then speak to your local authority or the police for advice. They will be able to provide you with information on what action you can take and how to deal with the situation.
In conclusion, dealing with difficult neighbours can be a stressful and frustrating experience. It is important to try and resolve the situation in a calm and rational manner. If this does not work, then it may be necessary to involve a mediator or the police. Remember that there are laws in place to deal with anti-social behaviour, and the police and local authorities are there to help.