to report neighbour to landlord for smoking weed?

(136 Posts)
alisunshine29 Wed 27-Feb-13 23:07:17

DD was playing in the garden tonight and our neighbour and some boys were smoking weed. I've smelt it many times before but hadn't realised that's where it was coming from - she has a 2 year old who was also out in the garden so hadn't suspected her at all. If it wasn't for her having a child there, and my children having to breath the smoke in if they want to play in their own garden, I'd mind my own business but now I'm thinking of reporting her to our joint landlord. AIBU?

Yabu.
Also v judgmental in thinking that the landlord would speak to the tenants mother - she might be a young mum but that doesn't mean she still relies on her parents or that she needs reporting to them especially if she's over 18.

Sounds like you need a spliff yourself, or at least that great wooden pole taken out of your arse.

Sorry I see the person that suggested that wasn't the op.

KatieMiddleton Thu 28-Feb-13 02:08:06

Err, the person suggesting that was clearly taking the piss Jazz

anonymosity Thu 28-Feb-13 02:14:42

I wouldn't report her. Your landlord may be her supplier, who knows what their attitude would be. I would just mind your own business, tbh - but I wouldn't go so far as suggest you have a "spliff" yourself (who uses that word anyway? isn't it a "joint" or are we in an episode of the Young Ones....)

cafecito Thu 28-Feb-13 02:16:15

marijuana is legalised in many countries. it's also prescribed medicinally in many countries. I personally can't stand the smell, but if it could result in eviction, then YABVU.

ComposHat Thu 28-Feb-13 02:20:30

I couldn't have given a flying fuck.

I suspect the landlord wouldn't either, his only conclusion would probably be 'why in the name of Greek buggery is she bothering me with this total non-issue.'

Are you going to knock on the door and say 'ahhhh telling on you' like kids do at primary school first?

anonymosity Thu 28-Feb-13 02:21:18

That's a bit strong...

cafecito Thu 28-Feb-13 02:43:27

I think it's fair enough to ask her if she could refrain from smoking while your children are outside in the garden, though. Is that a possibility?

ComposHat Thu 28-Feb-13 02:44:02

Yes it probably was on second thoughts, I was in a bit of a grump when I typed it. But still think it is a fuss about nowt and to complain to someone's landlord is cowardly and spiteful.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Thu 28-Feb-13 02:54:11

It's a difficult one, it just not cool to have a problem with weed, here on MN

Howver, f it were tobacco, what would you do? Do that ( and I suspect it would not be to report her to the landlord).

ChairmanWow Thu 28-Feb-13 03:37:07

This isn't going to end well for you. I would be furious if my neighbour reported me for smoking outside without having the manners to stick their head over the fence and talk to me. She's unlikely to get turfed out for a bit of weed if she's an otherwise good tenant and you now have to live next door to someone you've snitched on. Not the sharpest of moves.

I think the only legitimate concern you have is questions from your kids about what that strange smell is and the whole drugs conversation, which they're too young for anyway. In terms of smoke affecting your kids' health it dissipates so quickly outside that there would be no effect on their health unless she's literally blowing it at them.

MusicalEndorphins Thu 28-Feb-13 03:46:41

I wouldn't. Speak to the person and ask her to not smoke it when you are outside.

maddening Thu 28-Feb-13 07:07:50

Ask them to smoke away from fence and see if you can get some conifers to plant along the fence - that would baffle the smoke a bit.

Try to work around the problem first before taking drastic action - I personally would not report her.

Hawkmoon269 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:28:25

I'm surprised by how many people don't have a problem with canabis smoke. I absolutely would have a problem with it - just as I would have a problem with cigarette smoke.

Really shocked by the "oh have a joint and chill out" comments.

Op, I think you should speak to your neighbour.

Hawkmoon269 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:30:28

chairmanwow I'd be furious with my neighbour if they had so few manners that they smokes weed outside with their and my children around.

Hawkmoon269 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:31:34

smoke obviously. Although I like the way smokes sounds there... grin

I am very anti drugs as you can tell.

YABU if you're outside it really can't be that bad.

You're being a wee bit childish. If it was straight cigarette smoke would you report her? What do you think is going to happen you your DC?

YABU if you're outside it really can't be that bad.

You're being a wee bit childish. If it was straight cigarette smoke would you report her? What do you think is going to happen you your DC?

Hawkmoon269 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:36:53

Genuine question - is it so bad to not want drugs near your children? Is that so unreasonable? I can't think of a single friend in rl who would be ok with their children growing up with the (even occasional) smell of canabis in their own garden/home.

It's not the end of the world, but it's far from ideal.

Mosman Thu 28-Feb-13 07:38:09

Smoking it's nothing our neighbours were growing it !

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

maxybrown Thu 28-Feb-13 07:54:34

One of our neighbours do this. Well not her but all of her kids (one 14) - it's not just the smoking, there are tons of other things too, but it's also the clientel that are constantly coming and going and hanging around.

The smell is vile, knocks me sick

pluCaChange Thu 28-Feb-13 07:56:29

Speak to your neighbour, or the police if you must, but don't collude in the idea that tenants have fewer rights than "normal" people, or you may find yourself on the wrong side of that one day, when you or your DC are deemed a "nuisance" of some sort.

garlicbrain Thu 28-Feb-13 07:58:40

If you need control over all the air that comes into your garden, you'll need a much bigger garden.

ErikNorseman Thu 28-Feb-13 08:00:01

YABU
Just ask her to smoke elsewhere/when you aren't in the garden. She can't be smoking non stop, a spliff will only be on the go for ten minutes at the most. You are being an irritating busybody. You wouldn't think of reporting her if she was smoking fags would you? What difference do you think a bit of cannabis makes to anything?

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