Never give up and stand up to the people that make your life hell. Angela, Cambridgeshire
Renting privately, Angela found her life turned into a nightmare when anti-social neighbours decided to hold late night parties. There was banging on Angela’s bedroom walls, constant slamming of doors, shouting, running up and down the stairs and name calling. Angela’s son has special needs and it was so bad he became scared of going to bed. It was a constant nightmare because the family would be woken at all hours by constant bashing on their walls.
Angela reported the problems to the police and Local Authority and within a year of reporting it the problem was resolved … by eviction of the tenants leaving an empty house! Prior to this, however, was 3 years where she tried to cope with the behaviour and go round to the house and ask them to stop. “Never give up and stand up to the people that make your life hell”, Angela advises victims.
We advise you to report earlier rather than later so the process of stopping that anti-social behaviour can start as soon as possible.[Source: online survey]