Shelter’s Income and expenditure figures highlighted13:57 PM, 4th February 2019
About 3 weeks ago 35
I moved into a housing association property 6 months ago and have had problems with my neighbours since day one.
The property is a house converted into two flats. I live upstairs and the neighbour is below me. I have to enter the property via a door at the front, and then head up the stairs. My only entrance is overlooked by my neighbour’s window. I have a front garden that is also overlooked by the same window. They are loud at 3am and whenever I go into the garden they stare at me through the window and over the side gate.
I have reported these issues to the housing association, but they haven’t done much to prevent this behavior. Well yesterday I got a bit annoyed with the banging and crashing and I popped my head out of my door and said give it a rest and speak to your landlord.
I actually thought I said it so quietly that nobody would hear me. Unfortunately my neighbour did hear my comment and came storming up the stairs. I managed to slam my door and lock it. My neighbour then started to bang hell out of the door. I turned on my laptops webcam and called the housing association.
While on the phone discussing the banging, my neighbour started knocking on the door again. I told him to go away or I will call the police. With that he started to scream and shout f this f that…And he kicked the door while shouting open that f’ing door. He left a big hole in the door.
After ending the call to the housing association I rang the police on 101. They said they would attend within the hour, but that didn’t happen, so I left the property and have no intention of going back while this nutty neighbour is still living there.
The housing association have told me to go back and call the police if he tries to attack me. Considering my only entrance/exit is 2 foot from his door, I would have no time to call police should he decide to pop out and punch me. If I hadn’t shut the door yesterday I am sure he would have kicked me instead of the door.
What can I do to solve this issue. The whole thing was recorded on my laptop and the police still haven’t done anything about it. No arrests no nothing. The housing association and police seem to want another incident. I can’t see any other reason they would suggest I return and call them if he kicks off again. Which I’m sure he will.
After thinking and thinking and thinking, and not being able to get his hands on me, I’m confident he will get angry and set upon me the moment he sees me. The problem with where I live is there are no witnesses about. It is just me and him. unless I have the police on the phone while I enter the property or a camera recording me going in, anything could happen.
If anyone can advise me on what to do it would be very much appreciated. I’ve been forced to sleep on a friends sofa, but this isn’t a long term solution.
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