Anti Social Neighbour Behavior

jay9011
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edited 29 September 2021 at 12:57PM in Praise, vent & warnings
Hi, just really need some advice.

I have been suffering my neighbour's anti-social behavior for two years now.  
The individual lives alone and has metal health issues and a chronic drink problem. 

Issues: Extremely loud music in bursts lasting 1-2 hours at a time. Starts at 7am (sometimes 6am) and is intermittent for the following 18 hours. The only time I can't hear the music or TV is while he is sleeping. I don't actually live attached to his house, but his bathroom window is opposite mine (5ft away) and he takes great pleasure in swinging his window wide open before starting the music (I do feel the noise is deliberate). Other issues are his shouting, swearing etc. Upsetting as I have ten year old child. 

While I have calmly spoken to the man when he first moved in, but he just slammed his door in my face. His parent (the owner of the property) rarely visits and isn't interested ether. They simply said 'call the police' and walked off. 

So, to be honest it's making me feel ill. It's everyday and I'm reaching my limit. 
Any ideas? He was sectioned over a year ago, but returned a week later and the behavior was worse. 

Environment health won't intervene in single house noise complaints. Is there anyway I could get mental health service involved? I am quite worried of retribution and the safety of my family. I have overheard him making threats to others during phone calls on a few occasions. 

Thank you in advance. 


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  • Do you own your house? Can you move?
  • Do you own your house? Can you move?
    We own it and really want to sell. I'm worried about potential buyers being put off by the music and the come back when they realise who they're living next to. 
  • If you have a 'neighbour dispute' then you need to declare it when you sell. Not sure how official the dispute needs to be, to be declared?


  • jon81uk
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    Might be better asking on the housing board.

    Maybe talk to your counciller to see if they can assist in getting the council involved?
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    edited 29 September 2021 at 1:39PM
    If you have a 'neighbour dispute' then you need to declare it when you sell. Not sure how official the dispute needs to be, to be declared?


    You're correct, but only if the council or police have been contacted. 
  • robatwork
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    jay9011 said:
    If you have a 'neighbour dispute' then you need to declare it when you sell. Not sure how official the dispute needs to be, to be declared?


    You're correct, but only if the council or police have been contacted. 
    Fortunately this is correct, if you've complained to the neighbour or landlord in person you can remain silent about it on the TA6 form. Rule of thumb will be if this has only been a verbal complaint then it doesn't need to be declared. 
  • Tokmon
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    robatwork said:
    jay9011 said:
    If you have a 'neighbour dispute' then you need to declare it when you sell. Not sure how official the dispute needs to be, to be declared?


    You're correct, but only if the council or police have been contacted. 
    Fortunately this is correct, if you've complained to the neighbour or landlord in person you can remain silent about it on the TA6 form. Rule of thumb will be if this has only been a verbal complaint then it doesn't need to be declared. 

    Well surely all complaints are verbal. So what your saying is unless complaint is made using sign language or similar it doesn't need to be reported  :D
  • Jenni_D
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    Wow! A whole week before the Grammar Police arrived! ;) 
    Jenni x
  • robatwork
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    Tokmon said

    Well surely all complaints are verbal. So what your saying is unless complaint is made using sign language or similar it doesn't need to be reported  :D
    Jenni_D said:
    Wow! A whole week before the Grammar Police arrived! ;) 
    All complaints are verbal?  What about the written variety?

    Also now I've had permission to be policing grammar, and you're trying to point out a terrible English faux pas, perhaps you should look closer to your home. 
  • Jenni_D
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    Anything to do with words is verbal - whether written or spoken (oral) ... or signed. ;) 
    Jenni x
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