16:35 PM, 14th December 2022, About A year ago 3
Is there anything you can do when it’s the neighbours who are being antisocial and affecting YOUR tenants?
I HAD lovely tenants with 2 autistic children living in a property. All was well, until the lovely old man next door died, and the neighbours from hell moved in!
Next door is a HA property, and the new neighbour blasts music non-stop from dawn to dusk (even when they aren’t home), has constant loud drunken arguments with her on/off boyfriend, let her kids trash the fence so their dog comes through, and generally disrespects her property and brings down the area.
Our tenants’ loved their home, but the autistic children were scared of the dog and disturbed by the constant music. When our tenant approached them to ask them to tone it down, he ended up being threatened by next doors’ boyfriend.
We told our tenant to keep a diary of their anti-social behaviour, contacted the HA in question, the council, the local community liaison officer, and the police were already regular visitors to next door. HA would give a warning, things would go quiet for a month or two and then it would all go back to as it was.
Their behaviour eventually ended up forcing my tenants out. We tried selling up at that point, but buyers would take one look out of the bedroom window and then walk straight out the door after seeing the sh*thole that is next-door’s garden. So now we’re back to the position of renting it out again, but worry for any future tenants…
Is there anything that can actually be done about anti-social neighbours of your tenants?