A month later, she did it again, this time swooping down on me and getting right up in my face while I was just walking my dog down the sidewalk, and she was even more vile. The department of health is out there right now with my husband. I love the Buddha ways of teaching, again, not something that is liked by my family or neighbors apparently, either. We could never sell our home. I have had five of my beloved pets murdered in my own yard, (my yorkies) and four years ago, my cat. I told the officer that there was no truth to his allegations and that he had a history of actions intending to harm us for the ordinance enforcement. But that didn't help. 867 Given how frequently housing harassment has occurred throughout the FHA's history, one might expect that the statute's application to neighbor-on-neighbor harassment would be settled by now. When we put my toddler in the car and closed the door and my husband and I got in the car and closed the door, and slowly started to back out of our driveway, one Mom turned around and gave a shriek and said, "Oh my God! We bought our lot from the original developer of the property. They have made false reports about my son and the roving manager just writes me up without talking to me. They would never go into any further detail about what they were talking about, or they would just hint around, which has also been so very difficult for me to handle. All these three neighbors are grown adults. I was not. All of this done maliciously, and nothing I can do about it because of money. I have an elderly lady in family who's been living alone for 30 years in a large apartment complex. I have about three or more years of documents on his harassment. She's called in the weeds on the easement twice. He has been a blister on our butts that won’t go away. Their behavior is uncalled for. Ridiculous, I know. Many local authorities and courts will issue no-contact orders and restraining orders that prohibit certain individuals from contacting or even coming close to named others. I will not be terrorized and end up like those poor people. They did, but he never did stop, so I started writing down everything he has said, including the dirty name calling, threatening to kill us and anything else you can think of. The tenant's trucks have torn up the grass in the cul-de-sac, and have repeatedly parked in front of my driveway, preventing me from either leaving or entering my own home! Neighbor harassment is a very real thing. They can't be seen through my window.) To top off all this drama, I just found out this woman even carried it further by trying to get a temporary restraining order against me, but since there was "no crime" as per the police officer's statements, the judge threw it out! I've even woken up with a diet Pepsi can sitting half drank on my nightstand before. When that happens, neighborhood harassment laws in California kick in. You at least need someone who is paid to advocate for you. There is no pride. I have lived here with no problems until February and then boom! A landlord may perform these actions to disrupt the tenant's quiet, peaceful enjoyment of the rental unit, force the tenant to move from the unit or force the tenant to refrain from pursuing a legal right they have. When I got outside, I saw that she had also blocked my car by parking hers lengthwise directly behind it, basically pinning me into my parking space, although there were five empty spaces next to me she could have used. I am a 72 year old retired lady living alone and I am new to the neighborhood. I wasn't sure what to expect from her at this point! He wrote a citation for first degree criminal trespass. Remember that everything starts by maintaining a good coexistence among all neighbors. My husband is a retired successful business man who is elderly and I have had to take him to two doctors since this incident occurred, as the stress has taken a toll on him and on me. Neighbor harassment laws protect people from every form of behavior that can be deemed offensive, derogatory, or even just annoying. I know it will work for you too. Is this considered a form of harassment? It amazes me how two neighbors can come together and make life hell for another with lies and they don't seem to care. It's simply a mental and emotional harassment against me that is the hardest thing I have ever been forced to deal with in my entire life. The same day I filed, I talked to a lawyer's receptionist. ➭ Also, leave programmed music devices to periodically jump in the night’s silence to the loud volume. I have spoken to my parents, who have never offered help or showed worry or concern about this harassment toward me. Can we file a legal complaint against him to get this to stop? I have complained to management. I don't have $$ for a lawyer to get their fence moved. Two neighbors heard me stomp and are now mad at me and keep having me get written up for things I am not doing and are against the lease. It's like a middle school mean girl club only they are in their 30s and 40s. She has since moved to another city in this state, and I don't get to see her very often any longer, but she did know that the constant burglarizing and home invasion problems I was talking about all the time were really, truly happening, and I was not making any of the stories up. Noise: A loud neighbor can be a nightmare. update from 340441 @amypollick: Thank you very much. My nightmare in my gated community where my husband and I have lived for over 33 years has just begun with a new neighbor who moved in on the same street, but on the other side of our circle drive. But, still it continues. I also have a heart and lung condition and I gasp for air coming up the stairways when he does this. Your email address will not be published. Just going to the car and back is stressful, doing such a simple thing as laundry. We are frightened by the neighbor’s prior actions and avoid interaction at all costs. I am scared! He went out in his T-shirt and underwear to check on her and the neighbor's wife was walking in front of our house. I get people keeping to themselves, but if you're going to trespass on a regular basis you might just take a minute to introduce yourself. He was told he could not trap any animals, but would not admit to the missing cat. People often talk about harassment among neighbors more informally, too, which can blur the definition. I contacted the authorities and a community liaison talked to them, so I didn't have to intervene. Luckily for us, he is 70 and a full blown alcoholic that smokes cigarettes. There are a couple of annoying kids outside in the park of my apartment I rented. I didn't know I was bothering them so much and they also hate me for anything I do for myself and want to control my life and discuss what to do with my life with a minister of a nearby church. I also have a heart and lung condition and I gasp for air coming up the stairways when he does this. She also insisted that I couldn’t let my dog urinate in the area next to her side of the building, which is ridiculous -- anyone on our street can walk their dogs anywhere around the buildings (we’re next to a woods and there is a lot of grass/yard space), as long as the dog is leashed and their poop is immediately removed. Now I am afraid to go out of my house as I see this woman and her husband trying to bait us, armed with a video camera! Harassment on Westlaw. I've never experienced anything like this before. I have tried to ask him to please stop it and explain to him that it is causing my bills to go higher because of his actions, but he just laughs it off when I tell him that when he opens them on days like that it makes the heat more intense at my door since "heat rises". She saw the flash and started screaming I was stalking her and taking pictures. Again, we were told by the police as long as she's not looking in our faces, it's legal for her to do so. All because I stomped on the floor. From here, it is important that the rest of the community of neighbors understand the situation and help it not to repeat itself or provoke a violent atmosphere among them. This person is very unstable and I do not know what the motivation is, unless she hopes to file some sort of false civil suit against my husband and me. They have cameras all over their property and are constantly just standing there. Otherwise it seems creepy. I too live in a large apartment complex and am on housing. I’ve tried to talk to the police about this problem, with no help from them whatsoever, it seems and I’ve done everything I could possibly do to try and stop this horrible treatment. With the noteworthy acting ability and a grin that has won numerous hearts. It’s a tiny parking lot with about 10 spaces, and you can’t turn your car around unless you pull into a space anyway, so I know her actions were deliberate. My son is serving in Afghanistan and I have his son for a week. I am scared to talk to the guy since the neighbor's wife told me the tenant was a gun nut and a recluse. They will definitely need carpeting over the floor. She recognized me and looked like she would have killed me right then and there if she could. Please help. I drove straight to animal control and I guess she had called there already. In most cases, the biggest legal question concerns actual damages. They hate his friend, so therefore, they hate him too. It's nuts. She drives by or walks by my property and yells, cusses, accuses, or threatens me almost daily. I live in an apartment complex and my neighbor's two dogs were off the leashes and tried to attack mine but did not cause any harm. They handle adult intake, also. He’s been arrested for heroin possession and robbery and she’s been arrested for heroin and writing bad checks and she was found with a bunch of false IDs. It makes calls to the victim’s landline every other time during the night period. Have any of you tried calling the HUD office in San Francisco or the discrimination hotline? Then she called about my shed that is very far from her house. I could really use your input. I distanced myself from her without being mean or totally rude. The police apologized and left. I could see my things on her property, pointed them out to the cops, and they said they didn't have probable cause, so they did nothing! If you are being harassed with loud noise such as leaf blowers or lawn mowers, get on your mobile devices, go online and loudly play videos featuring the same sounds. A lot people fish and go canoeing, along with trespassers from across the street who like to wander over to fish, etc. Nothing works. Others will simply disappear and get on with (or get a) life. Was I in for a surprise! In an empty cul de sac, he parked directly and horizontally blocking my driveway. He said the constitution provides your right to know and face your accusers. He stands at their open window. On the emotional side of things, simply being annoyed or bothered isn’t usually enough — the harassment typically has to rise to the level of extreme distress, like anxiety or some other diagnosed mental health condition that has been confirmed by a medical expert. I just hope we get out before she becomes physically violent. They can hear everything. OMG. Neighbor harassment is a somewhat broad category of behavior that is usually defined based on two factors: the intent of the person doing the harassing, and the effects of that behavior on others. This continued for weeks. The landlord told me the safety of my cat was petty. I have been in the direct line of fire from my neighbor's harassment for five years. It is so unfortunate because it was a quiet street before. Unbelievable. The landlord listens to them. (This really is the short summarized version.). It's worth a try. This little known plugin reveals the answer. I am 60 years old and without family. I feel like I get Tourette's syndrome whenever I am here now, with no disrespect to anyone who has Tourette's. I am so sorry for all your stories of pain and emotional upset, but oh God. I didn't want to trigger any negative reactions. Animal control pretty much blew me off. The coronavirus pandemic has apartment dwellers concerned that they'll be infected by a neighbor. We take them apart and scrap them so we can make more money. I am being harassed by a whole group. We have even had night time fisherman who are supposed to be off the water at 7 p.m. out there at all hours of the night. I know this sounds a little wacko, but we do have some beef over them throwing cigarette butts in my yard and holding parties late at night. She acts like she's talking on her cell, says it to a friend, or just to the open air. (Bloomberg) -- Bill Gross told a code enforcement officer in the Southern California city where he lives that he’d stop blaring the “Gilligan’s Island” sitcom theme song at all hours if his neighbor would drop a complaint about a sculpture on the billionaire’s oceanfront property, the official told In a perfect world, we’d all be able to trust our neighbors. We have a neighbor who has been harassing us since day one and that was seven years ago. and watch her vamoose from in front of the window. This woman has complete control over this complex. It seems like this has "bully target" all over it. shot at my husband and put a bullet into his back tire! For the accusation to flourish, the existence of evidence and witnesses (which must be obtained with the support of the other neighbors) is necessary to demonstrate that the harassment exists. He told me that I had begun the mother of all wars and warned me of trespass and placed signs, even though I never had a reason to cross his property. But it's still not harassment since it was not being said directly to me. Also, her husband seems to hate me and is distancing himself from me. You might actually be the victim of harassment. They all laugh about this. The audacity of me turning my back light on, on my property while they are breaking the law. It goes beyond simple arguments over living conditions and, if anything, it looks more like bullying. I put up cameras (another thing I couldn't afford) to get proof and went to animal control with several weeks worth of video and stills. But when it goes too far, you may have legal options. About seven years ago, a woman moved in two lots away from mine. Do you have a social worker who helps with you taking care of your granddaughter? It is incredibly important for our health that our drainage systems are fully functioning and that all our waste products are removed from our homes... Getting into nature around is a different thing altogether; the feeling, the moments, the fresh cool breeze outside the regular schedule, etc. On the hottest of days and I am talking about 85 to 98 degree days he will go into the hallway and open the windows has wide as he can and I understand that the hallway is considered community territory but when he does this the heat soars right up to my apartment door and it causes my air conditioning to run nonstop for hours without dropping to the setting I have it at... We sweat so bad and my Electric bills have soared because of this neighbor for the past 2 summers now. I live in HUD housing also. I keep the yard fairly clean throughout the seasons from their pooping, etc. If I am talking to someone outside, then here she comes. They don’t work, but drive brand new cars. With what I posted previously, things are spiraling downhill with her. Q: We live in a beautiful four bedroom place, and in the basement underneath us is a little two bedroom with a young married couple with children. He and his wife walk up the road. We spoke on the phone and she wants to see what I have for evidence. Your lease may place restrictions on noise or impose quiet times and your city's laws may also define what noise is considered unacceptable. I was trying to relay a message about a patient in ICU critical care to her daughter, she had her kids bang on the stair railing with their scooters and was laughing. I have neighbors who have called the police on me twice, to check on the welfare of my children because they said we were living in deplorable conditions. The police offered to go over there and speak with her, but I opted not to poke the bear that day. Might be a good idea to only do it if someone's with you, and have them video you doing it so she can't say you were yelling obscenities or something. First, a year ago, she falsely accused our nine month old puppy of being "dangerous" and not having tags. It's been one thing after the other. Neighbor harassment is a somewhat broad category of behavior that is usually defined based on two factors: the intent of the person doing the harassing, and the effects of that behavior on others. Three stupid write-ups. They said they couldn't do anything because it was on private property. On the hottest of days (and I am talking about 85 to 98 degree days) he will go into the hallway and open the windows has wide as he can. Every time I sit outside our unit for whatever reason, she points her arm or hand and laughs at me. I rectified the problem with Animal Control but did nothing about the police incident reports. I can't even have my blinds open or she will do things. I have tried talking to my neighbor about his tenant but he only shrugs and tells me to talk to the guy about it. I found out that the police department under the insistence and demands of this nut offered my name as the complainant, setting this nut after my family. She had told me she thought that maybe, I had suffered from a bout of severe paranoia due to my past drug use, and the horrible losses I had endured by the death of my husband, but over the last few years of hanging out with me, she too, was seeing the real truth in the facts I was telling her about almost on a daily to weekly basis. I asked nicely for them to not let it come over, then firmly. His house faces ours across a pond. They are moving out at the end of the month, but they could do more write ups in that time. ➭ On other occasions that amateur musician, who “only” practices when he hears his neighbor arrive and leaves him when he leaves the house. The beauty of call-in harassment, whether over satellite phone or VoIP, is in the alibi it provides real estate mobbers (tenant relocators or criminal speculators). Why is she doing this to us? My manager spoke with me about it and my boyfriend and I became more conscience of our "noise" and made sure to keep it down. The management does nothing about it, citing that these people have the right to free speech. My belongings are being removed, bedding, towels, storage items, or all kinds of things -- anything that I might not notice right away as being gone is what is constantly being taken. Tags Dealing With Neighbors, Neighbor Complaints, Neighbor Harassment, Neighbor Issues, Neighbor Stealing. Like, she needs to get a life nosy. If the harm that’s caused isn’t intentional, the law won’t usually consider it to be true harassment. I can't afford another summer of this with my electric bill and we have been on a payment program still paying off the bill from that he made rise last summer. 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