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To no longer be able to cope with my neighbours level of antisocial behaviour.

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BeansOnToast56 · 08/04/2021 16:02

My neighbours are absolutely dreadful, they moved in 18 months ago and it has been the worst 18 months of my life, which sounds dramatic but true. There is a whole list of antisocial behaviour that takex place on a daily basis from dusk to dawn and they are not very nice people at all, so asking them to stop is unfortunately a non starter. The latest thing to add to the list is letting the two youngest boys ages approximately 3 or 4 for the youngest (not in reception yet,) and 7/8 of the eldest (year 3) play out in both front and back garden from 5:30am onwards. They aren't playing quietly they are screaming, screeching, fighting, bouncing on the trampoline, driving around in an electric bat mobile car that plays a jungle as they drive, running through the house slamming the back door and the front door to get to the front garden and then back again chasing each other. I am just at loss with their absolute selfish attitude and behaviour, all 6 houses in the close have had enough on them but no matter how much we complain they just carry on. Please mumsnet how the hell do you deal with idiots like this?

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JustPootlingAlong · 08/04/2021 16:07

Do they own the property or rent?

Can you go to the landlord or environmental health to complain about the levels of noise?

Otherwise, just keep complaining to the police (if warranted) and the council.

If the council own the property, keep a detailed diary of all incidents and keep reporting them.

I know how you feel, we had nightmare neighbours in our previous house and it is amazing how much it can get you down. I used to avoid going home as they were so bad.


Akire · 08/04/2021 16:09

Have you all reported to the council? There is such thing as reasonable noise. You could start playing loud music all night so they get the message you are fed up!


BeansOnToast56 · 08/04/2021 16:13

We own ours, they are HA we are semi detected. I have complained to the HA a number of times about varies issues including but not limited to, drugs being opening sold from the property, loud music, what I can only describe as what sounds like domestic abuse through the walls, vandalism and the list goes on and on but unfortunately all they say is they will write to them. The police have been called out a number of times and the male tenant and both teenage sons have been arrested for varies things but still they carry on acting like a bunch of twats.

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CroutonsAvatar · 08/04/2021 16:13

I think all of you neighbours should get together take it to the council. I’m not sure how much success you’ll have but it’s all you can do at this point.


BeansOnToast56 · 08/04/2021 16:15

They have a social worker and they have continued to visit more or less weekly throughout covid as well but unfortunately their is still no chance to the behaviour they display.

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justiceleague · 08/04/2021 21:18

Have you contacted your local councillor? If not try that - my local councillor is brilliant and has successfully helped to get anti social neighbours evicted.

Get evidence of EVERYTHING - photos, noise recordings, cctv - everything you can - for evidence to back up your case

As PP said, join together with your neighbours to complain together. And if it was me I would be calling the Housing Association every single day to complain, and getting your other neighbours to do exactly the same.

Also see if there is an ASB department at your local council - again, ours is really good but they need evidence to take action.

Good luck - I really feel for you and I hope it gets better x


StoneofDestiny · 08/04/2021 21:41

All the neighbours have to act together - a united front. Involve your councillor. Get everything documented from all the neighbours.


FOJN · 08/04/2021 21:48

You and all the other neighbours need to keep a diary documenting all of the behaviour and any other form of evidence to take to the council. If you still get no joy then I think you need to escalate up the chain of authority until someone takes action. It's so difficult to evict anyone these days which is a very good thing in many ways but not in this situation. I'm not sure if you have any legal means of finding out if they have caused problems for neighbours before but it might be worth investigating, I doubt they've suddenly become antisocial.

We can all accept that occasionally neighbours may be a bit thoughtless but it sounds relentless, I really don't know how you manage to cope with it.


hotcrosshattie · 08/04/2021 21:53

I work for a social housing provider in the department that deals with ASB, and I second the PP above that says get evidence, and ask all of the neighbours to do the same.

Although we can evict for ASB we need to have absolutely rock solid evidence - even if we've had numerous complaints, if they're allegations we're limited in what we can do.


user1471538283 · 08/04/2021 21:54

This sounds terrible. Anti social neighbours ruin your health. But I think you are in a position of strength because there are more of you to complain.

I would report each and every instance and make a log. Fortunately this sounds like a pattern. Report to everyone, every time and get your neighbours to do the same. I hope they are soon moved


Constance11 · 08/04/2021 23:17


They have a social worker and they have continued to visit more or less weekly throughout covid as well but unfortunately their is still no chance to the behaviour they display.

Sounds like the housing association know exactly what this family is like and couldn't care less about the impact on the neighbours☹️
I think you need your (decent) neighbours just need to get together and use the broken record technique to the housing association until they resolve this. They've clearly moved a known problem family from somewhere else into your neighbourhood.

LadyOfLittleLeisure · 09/04/2021 12:24

If they've had a social worker visiting every week throughout lockdown they must be a very high needs family (I'm guessing edge of children being taken into care or at least a child protection plan). It's a tricky one but them running into the front garden at that age at 5.30am with no supervision sounds quite neglectful. Could you contact the local Children's Services team?


DespairingHomeowner · 09/04/2021 12:39

I'm sorry to hear this - I moved due to anti social neighbours

I complained to police re drug usage (not selling) at the property, & the investigation nearly led to the child nearly being removed (which increased the mother's hostility to me).

However, if there are definitely drugs being sold from the property I honestly cannot see how the child would still be in residence. I can't really comment on the rights and wrongs - but just to say you really have my sympathies.

If they are HA, continued anti-social behaviour SHOULD lead to the tenancy being ended, but this may not actually happen/take a really long time. Would you consider moving yourself?

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