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to report neighbour to landlord for smoking weed?

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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?

crikeybill Wed 27-Feb-13 23:07:47


BiBiBroccoli Wed 27-Feb-13 23:09:57

yes you are. She is in her own garden, your children will not be damaged by a whiff of weed smoke.

Chill out. Have a spliff maybe grin

CloudsAndTrees Wed 27-Feb-13 23:10:48

I wouldn't, but then I personally don't think it's any worse than a parent having a coupe of glasses of wine of an evening.

OnceUponAThyme Wed 27-Feb-13 23:11:20

it's unlikely your landlord will do anything if she is otherwise a good tenant.

Airwalk79 Wed 27-Feb-13 23:16:14

She was smoking weed, not a crack pipe!

Yabu, if that's the worst your neighbours do your lucky.

SneakyNinja Wed 27-Feb-13 23:16:32

I wouldn't to be honest. Imo the damage caused by getting evicted and possibly having the police involved would be worse than your Mum having a spliff in the garden.

As for your children breathing in the smoke, yeah I'd prob be a bit hmm about that but only the same as I would about ciggie smoke wafting over the fence.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 27-Feb-13 23:17:56


tigerdriverII Wed 27-Feb-13 23:19:54

Why exactly do you think it's your business? Are they sharing a house with you, or just a garden, in Feb: not known for being BBQ season in the northern hemisphere.

alisunshine29 Wed 27-Feb-13 23:21:32

I have a small baby though and even my 5 year old asked to go inside because the smell/smoke was making her cough, hardly seems fair that our garden use is restricted? I know the landlord personally and he would be horrified if he knew.

AlfalfaMum Wed 27-Feb-13 23:23:40

I wouldn't have.
I don't smoke it myself, but (apart from the legal aspect) I just don't think it's any worse than cigarettes or alcohol.
I hope you haven't just caused a young mother and child to become homeless.

alisunshine29 Wed 27-Feb-13 23:24:13

If my children have to breathe their smoke then that makes it my business in my opinion.

AlfalfaMum Wed 27-Feb-13 23:26:33

Could you ask the neighbour not to smoke near your shared fence? That might make a difference.

quoteunquote Wed 27-Feb-13 23:47:26

the other aspect to consider, when you decide to get this family turfed out of their home, that if this the only thing about them that is irritating, you may want to think about who you could end up with as new neighbour ,someone who has far worse things going on,

Loud music and parties, yappy dogs, arguments, abusive behaviour, cats that poo everywhere, you could end up with a drum and bass loving,pit bull breeding, BMP activist, karaoke champion, with a bagpipe playing husband, who like to spray his garden with weed killer everyday, when not dealing in cars which he fills your street up with.

sneezingwakesthebaby Wed 27-Feb-13 23:52:01

I agree with quote. Better the devil you know and all that.

KatieMiddleton Wed 27-Feb-13 23:55:22

Why don't you just talk to your neighbour? confused

Telling on her to the landlord just seems a tad primary school.

northcountrygirl Wed 27-Feb-13 23:55:55

I wouldn't have thought that would even be grounds for eviction? Don't like the stuff myself but it does seem quite common these days. I'm always catching a whiff when out and about.

At least she'll be quite chilled out and less likely to have loud parties etc.

CloudsAndTrees Thu 28-Feb-13 00:00:24

If smoke over a fence, outside, in a separate area is making your child cough, you should probably take her to the docs and see if she has asthma. Smoke doesn't tend to make people cough, even children, in well ventilated areas when the smoking isn't particularly close.

CatchTheFox Thu 28-Feb-13 01:12:03

what are you hoping the landlord will do if you decide to report it?

KatieMiddleton Thu 28-Feb-13 01:13:51

Maybe the landlord will have a word with the tenant's mum?

ripsishere Thu 28-Feb-13 01:14:18

Really? you'd go to all the trouble of reporting her just for a bit of weed? surely the mature thing to do is ask her not to smoke by the fence.

EchoBitch Thu 28-Feb-13 01:26:25

MYOB,if it bothers you that much have a polite word with the neighbour and ask them not to do it when your DC are about.

wannabedomesticgoddess Thu 28-Feb-13 01:44:32

I hate weed. Honestly, it repulses me.

But you are way out of line to even consider this. MYOB. Live and let live.

Though I have a feeling you think YANBU. Not sure why you posted because you are going to do it anyway.

Catchingmockingbirds Thu 28-Feb-13 01:49:46

Yabu, I dount that there is so much smoke from one joint that your dd cant get to go outside to play. Would the landlord even do anything as she's not smoking in the flat/house?

PopeBenedictsP45 Thu 28-Feb-13 02:00:24


Would you call the police if your neighbour started having barbecues every evening?

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