Posted by Unstoppable Ed on August 18, 2000 at 17:53:13:
In Reply to: Tired of being harassed-Landlord does nothing to stop it! posted by Rosemary Laureano on August 18, 2000 at 15:43:04:
Unfortunetly, some people will go out of there way to make life difficult for others. And unfortunetly, you cannot choose your neighbors.
I sympathize with your plight, but the it sounds like your neighbors' conduct, however uncalled for and obnoxious, does not rise to the level where it would result in immediate action from the police or your neighbors. And as you're probably aware, an order of protection (something that would be a consideration in other cases like this) would probably be unenforceable against them given that they live in the same house as you.
Sometimes people like this will back down if calmy confronted ... but not always.
Your landlord probably has complaints from them as well and doesn't want to get involved. You will need to tell him that their conduct is causing you to to seek other accomodation.
And start looking for another place. Let the couple be miserable in their own apartment. Continuing to pursue this with a lawyer, the courts, the cops, etc. is likely to only make you miserable and not solve anything for a long, long time. Move out and move on.
: I am at my wits end. I have been to the police station, civil court and talked to the landlord until I'm blue in the face but nothing seems to help. Let me explain. I moved into a 2 family house 6 years ago with my husband and father and it hasn't been a good experience. My father had Parkinson's and needed allot of care which is why he ended up living with us. When we first moved in the upstairs couple were in dispute. She was trying to get rid of her husband by demanding that he leave. Her husband starting talking to my husband, asking for advice, etc. One day she saw them talking and became very angry with my husband and began a hate campaign against him and me because I'm his wife. They have since reconciled and now they are in a joint effort to make things difficult for us so that we pack up and move. They have spread gossip about us, pushed our patio furniture around, bump their things against our cars and just recently her husband threatened our lives by saying that when he sees us "he sees dead people". I feel uncomfortable being there especially now because my husband is away on business. I pay plenty of rent and I should be able to enjoy the backyard with having people moving my furniture around and otherwise harass me. Their 13/14 year old son, who happens to be a big kid, purposely bumped into me one evening as I was returning home from work. Then he had the nerve to say "why don't you just move out of my way!" (I'm only 5'2") Do I need an attorney? What can I do? Our rights are being violated and I don't know what else to do. How can I make them stop or at least accountable for their actions? They just hate us and want us to move and the landlord isn't doing a thing to stop them. How can a get a HP action against the landlord? Can you give me some help/advice? I would really appreciate it.
: Thank you.
: FED UP
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