What to do about intimidating Neighbours?
Hints and Tips on Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours
- A Gentle Request. Ask the offending neighbour if you can have a quiet word with them, and try to stay friendly.
- A Letter or Note.
- Mediation/Involving Other People.
- Keep a Record of Everything.
- Environmental Health.
- Legal Help with Problem Neighbours.
Can you file harassment charges against a neighbor?
Often, a harassing neighbor gets charged with disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor. If your neighbor has any prior misdemeanor or felony convictions or continues to act in a threatening or harassing manner, the court could change its standing, having your neighbor arrested for a more serious crime.
Do police get involved in Neighbour disputes?
Police may try to mediate a dispute if they think the problem may lead to a criminal matter or an AVO. For example — if they think a dispute could end up in property damage, assault, intimidation, harassment, stalking or another form of violence. Police may get involved in noise disputes if the situation is urgent.
How do I sue my neighbor for harassment?
While a law enforcement officer will try to calm the situation down, unless your neighbor committed a crime, you will have to sue the person in court as a civil matter. For a successful lawsuit, you need evidence such as notes, videos, witnesses, and police reports.