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Harrassment , etc ???
Dec 8th, 2006 at 3:14am
Hi all,

further to my previous problems with a neighbour , there has been further developments .

She has now installed cctv and we thought it could be pointing straight into our garden , we had the police round who went to see her and they said it was positioned on her patio and that if we were still unhappy we should see a solicitor,

what i wanted to ask was , she could obviously have moved the lens to point at her patio and then move it back, we know that she is doing this to harrass and intimidate us , just like other incidents of her walking on our drive and she was coming out and just staring at us , and we have also seen her throwing rubbish over our fence , this all feels like harrassment .

What action could we take, and how can we prove these things esepecially now that we feel that we are being watched 24/7 ?

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Re: Harrassment , etc ???
Reply #1 - Dec 8th, 2006 at 1:44pm
Going to court is always a last resort as it is expensive and stressful. However, if that is what you are considering you could look at a non-harassment order under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. See a lawyer about this.

Neighbour disputes are very difficult as objectivity goes quite quickly and you notice and react to every little thing. Sometimes the answer is to avoid reacting as to react fuels the bully's fire and gives them a continuing reason and motivation for doing more. If someone makes noise, every little sound seems louder and you find yourself listening out for the next one.

Ask yourself how objective you are being. Try a period of ignoring her and not rising to the bait. She may become bored!!

If that fails then take action but always stay within the law as by the time it goes to court you need there to be a clear distinction between the good guys and the bad guys. You don't want a court thinking you're as bad as each other.

Finally, do something completely surprising. Go to visit her bearing a nice Christmas gift and offer to talk to put an end to all this. Offer to agree a list of do's and don't's. Be the bigger person. This is the last thing she expects and will put her on the back foot. I know because I've been there and it worked-things were never perfect after that but they were a hell of a lot better.
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