Intimidating behaviour by neighbours
For harassment to be committed, there must be a 'course of conduct' (i.e. The behaviour does not necessarily have to be violent in nature, but would need to have caused some alarm or distress and be oppressive.
The further apart the incidents are, the less likely that an offence of harassment has occurred.
You may find that other neighbours are experiencing the same problems - often with the same person.
3: Keep a detailed and accurate log of the incidents, including times, dates and notes of the circumstances.
OPINION: I'm sure most of you feel the same as me in regards to your house as your safe place where we like our family to feel safe, secure and happy.
Unfortunately, there is a minority of people who seem to delight in making other people's lives uncomfortable and often a misery.
However, all the circumstances of the incident will be taken into account when determining whether or not an offence has been committed.
If you are one of the unfortunate people who has a neighbour such as this – someone who is harassing or intimidating you, here are some suggestions you can consider: 1: Try to resolve any differences amicably.
The offender must also be aware that the course of conduct they are pursuing would cause the victim to be alarmed or distressed.
The above is an example of the type of behaviour that could harassment without fear of violence.
It is the council’s decision to implement any preventative action and so the grievance should be raised with them for their consideration.
If you can reliably anticipate your neighbour’s noisy pursuits then alternatively you could invite the local authority over to witness the act.