13:33 PM, 1st August 2016, About 6 years ago 5
In London, we are in a small block of flats all with share of freehold that share a garden with some private and communal areas. We own all the flats bar one and usually rent those out, but do occasionally return to live there.
The one flat we do not own contains a 30-40-something couple who inherited the flat some years ago and we got on with initially (not close but respectful) but who suddenly became quite aggressive and from nowhere, kicked off a dispute about ownership of the garden as they claimed to own most of it, but in an initial round of solicitors talks, they got nowhere as most of it, it seems, is owned by our leases.
Our relationship grew frostier, but we kept our distance as we still needed to communicate over freehold matters and things remained calm.
However, this year, they seem determined to upset our otherwise very happy tenants and I am viewing this as harassment or antisocial behaviour and wonder if you can suggest some action as my tenants are upset and I am worried some are thinking of leaving.
Here are examples of what the couple have done:
I cannot speak directly to the couple as I am very angry. I would like to do the right thing through the law.
What do you suggest? Is this harassment? Antisocial behaviour order? Can we claim damages for the property damaged?
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