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Neighbours - From Hell or heaven

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
What are your neighbours like?

Do you even know them?

Are they the neighbours from heaven or hell.

Is the girl next door a babe or a minger?

As for me I have one nieghbour who's lived there about 30 years now, we trust him enough to have a key to his house and for him to have a key to ours.

The other neighnours are nice couple with a kid - was difficult at first cos they put in a new fence that kept falling down and always on our side smashing plants and stuff.

Oh we have this guy opposite that used to keep two wrecked cars in his front garden and used them as storage for all sorts of junk, was very unsightly.

So what's your story ? ...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Next door neighbours here are students.
    I've not seen them one side, and the other side are a bit bizarre.

    At home, one set of neighbours are nice and give us green beans sometimes...in fact they give us a large amount of beans :yum:

    The ones on the other side are strange.
    I've not had the pleasure of speaking to them yet. I think they're still bashing up their back garden.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't know any of my neighbours, but the neighbours to the left have one nice cat and one eeeeeeeevil cat :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I recently met my neighbours for the first time...

    It was a lovely monday morning so i put some tunes on and then there was this loud banging on my door, it was the lady next door *sigh* she come round to say 'turn your music down' i asked her to say it again just to wind her up :D then she walked off telling me that 'HER FLOOR BOARDS ARE SHAKING!!'

    I found it quite funny, my mum on the other hand..never. :/
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My neighbours are cool. They're bikers :D on the other side.... dunno them too well but they're alright.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Most are alright. But there's this one fucking old bastard who keeps playing his fucking shitty country and western music. :mad: In fact the old bastard is playing his shit right now. He played that shit yesterday evening too. :mad: I can't stand that crap any longer. It's driving me in-fucking-sane! :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Most are alright. But there's this one fucking old bastard who keeps playing his fucking shitty country and western music. :mad: In fact the old bastard is playing his shit right now. He played that shit yesterday evening too. :mad: I can't stand that crap any longer. It's driving me in-fucking-sane! :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Mr_Wobble ;)


    How about this - get a micrphone and hook it up to some loud speakers and start singing country and western music to annoy this guy, if he complains tell him it was his music that inspired you to become the next Garth Brooks.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DiamondGeezer. His taste in music is so piss poor that he'd probably like it! :mad:

    I phoned the police, there's nothing they can do. They said they don't have the powers to enter someone's house to turn off their music. I said I don't want them to enter his house, just knock on his door and ask him to turn the music down. They said they can't do that either! :mad: They gave me the number for Enviromental Services. They only had an emergency line open on the Sunday. I waited until I got though. They said there's nothing they can do! They can't do anything until I register. Can I register? - not until Tuesday now (being the Bank Holiday weekend). :mad:
    All they can reccomend is going around and having a quiet word with him, and ask him politely to turn it down. If I have to go around there to ask him, it won't be a quiet word, and it won't be polite! :mad:
    His music is winding me up, getting me tense, and angry. They suggest I calm down. Duh! I would be able to calm down if he turned his crappy loud music off! :mad:
    If I have to go around now, I will be so pissed off that I'll have a right go at the old bastard.
    All I need is for someone to speak with him on my behalf, and explain that it's too loud, too late, and too often.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh crap. :mad:
    To add to what I said earlier.
    That bastard next door is driving me nuts with his music, and when he was doing it earlier it was making me mad, and I called the police and eviromental services. They couldn't help, and I was pissed off and had a shout to the walls in frustration and anger, and stomped about a bit in anger. I did that a bit last night too when he was blasting his music out.
    As I live above another couple, they could obviously hear me. He knocked on my door about half an hour ago to ask if all was alright? I was just explaining how the neighbour with his music was driving me around the bend with it, when out comes his girlfriend, gets aggressive and goes for me, yelling abuse at me for having a stomp about, calling me all the names under the sun and threatening to get me evicted! Mad, mad, mad bitch! She said she was sick, but the way she went for me, it certainly isn't physically sick - she's a nutter! :eek:

    I've just about had it with this whole damn town. Uni's finished for the Summer, and there's no real reason for me to be here this Summer. Maybe I'll just get out. Leave the loonies to it. This town is full of them! :mad:

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    umm i havnt got a clue who my niebours are but we never get any trouble with em so they arnt neibours from hell at least
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My neighbours are ok, kinda keep themselves to themselves, well apart from the old man below us who wakens us up every morning when he's coughing his lungs up :yuck:

    We got new neighbours 2 floors below us about 2 weeks ago, a young girl and her boyf, think they're about 17 and they had been ok up until Friday when someone chucked a buckfast bottle through their window, how nice :rolleyes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble


    I phoned the police, there's nothing they can do. They said they don't have the powers to enter someone's house to turn off their music. Mr_Wobble ;)

    They cant do nothing, that does sound a bit wierd. I would have thought that if someone was playing music loudly, especially if its on a night the police can tell them to turn it down.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    are you sure the police cant do anything?


    round here its between the hours of 11pm and 6am that the police will get involved its classed as public disturbance or something
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    They cant do nothing, that does sound a bit wierd. I would have thought that if someone was playing music loudly, especially if its on a night the police can tell them to turn it down.
    Well, it was early evening (obviously a Sunday today). But he plays his music late at night sometimes. That's the worst thing - you just don't know when he's going to play it, or how loud it's going to be, or how long, or late, it will go on for.
    It makes me tense, and I can't relax. I'm just waiting for that depressing, sinking, feeling when he puts it on again.

    Anyway, I've called the police twice now, and they've told me point blank that they can't do anything. I thought that was a load of crap too. I'll bet it was a case of just not being arsed to do anything about it in case they might have to do a load of paperwork. :( I'll bet they would soon be around in a shot to arrest people if it became a full blown argument in the street over the music - yet they're not willing to do anything about the music in the first place. :mad:
    It's a mad, mad, world. :(

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by rockerchick
    are you sure the police cant do anything?


    round here its between the hours of 11pm and 6am that the police will get involved its classed as public disturbance or something
    That's what they said. They said they couldn't do anything, and that it was the responsibility of the Eviromental Health. I think I'm just being fobbed off. :mad:

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thats got to be one of the worst things if you have noisy neighbours. Your trying to have half an hours sit down and relax then all you can hear is *Bang, Bang, Bang* of music, then just as you think they have stopped you find the only reason they stopped was to change the C.D.

    I think the only way forward for you is to speak to an Enforcement Officer within the local Council. I dont know wether yours or his property is privately owned but I beleive in either circumstances the local council will be able to tell you wether they can have a word with him.
    I know in our area the enforcement officer visits people to try and resolve the problem, they speak to both parties and if they think one party is being unreasonable they will make them change their ways or face court etc.
    Hopefully they will have something like this in your area, dont put up with that music blasting all the time :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    Your trying to have half an hours sit down and relax then all you can hear is *Bang, Bang, Bang* of music, then just as you think they have stopped you find the only reason they stopped was to change the C.D.
    This is why it's worse, and winds me up more, at the weekends. I work in a customer services dept at the weekends. I have a day full of stress and customers shouting at me and being abusive. I'm tense all day, and wound up by the end of the day. I'm also a bit angry because some of the customers get so personal with their abuse, and I can't have a go back at them obviously. I get home, and all I want to do is sit down, wind down, chill out, and relax in quiet. Then I get his god awful country and western music blaring out. :mad:
    His music isn't so much *bang bang bang*, it's more like *wail, wail, WAIL* Just as bad though. What's worse is that it's the same style of music, and he keeps playing the same records over and over again. As you say, when it stops you're just tense, waiting for him to change it over again. :mad:
    I'm just so sick of it at the moment. :(

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BeckyBoo
    I think the only way forward for you is to speak to an Enforcement Officer within the local Council. I dont know wether yours or his property is privately owned but I beleive in either circumstances the local council will be able to tell you wether they can have a word with him.
    It's a rented property. There are several people sharing the house (bedsits). I can't believe that nobody else in there hasn't complained about his music. Having said that, there does seem to be a high turnover of tennants, and only two of them (including the bloke with the stereo) have been there since I moved in.

    I'm reading about what I can do about it now (the Net is wonderful for that).

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Have you tried writing a letter (anonmosly) and posting it through the guy's front door, telling him to politely keep it down or suggesting he uses headphones?

    From what you've said it sounds like you actually haven't spoken to the country and western guy yet?

    Try sending a letter to him. Also look inthe sunday paper's ther's usually adverts for hearing aids in them, fill one out with his details - he might be deaf and not know it!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mr wobble ...in all fairness to hank williams, how can he know he's annoying anyone if no one tells him? he might be hard of hearing. he might be high. he might not be able to apologise enough when he finds out he's annoying someone and you never hear a peep from him again. but how can he know if you don't tell him?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by morrocan roll
    mr wobble ...in all fairness to hank williams, how can he know he's annoying anyone if no one tells him? he might be hard of hearing. he might be high. he might not be able to apologise enough when he finds out he's annoying someone and you never hear a peep from him again. but how can he know if you don't tell him?
    Yes, he is a little hard of hearing. BUT, sometimes he has his stereo on a lowish volume. I can hear it's on, and that it's his crappy country and western, but it isn't loud enough to be annoying. So he bloody well can hear it without having to turn it up to the point where I can feel it through the walls and floor. And he's pushing 70 for fucks sake, not 17. He's not a teenager that needs to be nagged about his stereo. He should, and probably does, know it's damned loud! :mad:
    As I said, if I had gone around there last night, I would've given him a piece of my mind about it. I need a couple of days to calm down about it before even thinking about approaching him about it.

    It just really pisses me off at the weekends when I come home from work after a crappy day of being wound up, and stressed out, by arsehole customers on the phone all day, and I have to put up with his horrendous noisy stereo, when I need to calm down, wind down, and chill out, at the end of the day. :(

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble

    Mr_Wobble ;)
    tell him! if nobody complains he is surely entitled to think no one minds or they even like it. tell him bfore you loose the plot and ....and ....you don't have a patio do you.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Even if he doesn`t, by the sound of it he might well have one soon........

    Mr Wobble!! I can`t believe you haven`t complained to him yet....!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my neighbour is a pshyco. He shouts all the time and bangs doors. he is having repairs now and is banging all day until about 10 o clock on a night and i dont get sleep through him :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Our neighbours are a mixed bag, most are pretty good. Especially the neighbours opposite us who are an old couple who have lived on the street for decades - although we've been here nearly 20 years :eek: They're so kind and helpful it's untrue - they put our food in their chest freezer when my mum's bought too much, they collect our post and do the curtains when we're on holiday, take deliveries for us when no-one's home, they do our back garden too although we do pay them for it. We also do the neighbourly thing of sharing wheelie bin space if one of us has run out of room so the dustmen take all our rubbish away.

    Contrast this with the grumpy old git next door. In a way you feel sorry for him because all his family except his grandson who's in his 30s have disowned him because of his attitude. When we were having cable TV fitted he wouldn't let us use the drainpipe between the two houses to cover the wires although it is legally joint property and then when we put it in our own front garden he came and ripped it out and when my mum went out to ask him to stop he had such a vicious go at her she came back crying. When we were little and we'd kick our balls over now and then (as you do) he just kept them all lined up in height order so we could see them but he wouldn't give them back - in fact once when he did, before relations got really bad, his cupboard under the stairs was full of balls he'd collected from his neighbours' kids over the years. Then we had a supposedly poisonous plant growing from HIS side of the fence under onto ours and he wrote a full 12 page note saying how it was a health hazard, how it could cause subsidence, how he was going to take legal action and how under subsection 12a of the Health and Community Act 1987 - not true but this kind of detail was scattered all over - saying how we had to get rid of it there and then. He must've spent a whole day at the library researching all that information which is really sad for him. Plus he watches TV at all hours at a loud volume, it's so loud you can hear mumbles of what it is through the walls not only in our dining room which is straight through but also in my mum's room which is a floor above and even in my room which is at the back of the house.

    We are currently in limbo with our other next door neighbours as they've all left since the woman who owned it died, she was a nice lady incidentally, and so it's empty as her family put it on the market, although it's too high an asking price and so it's been empty for months. A few people have come round to view it but not many and now the For Sale sign has gone so we don't know what's going on now. But it is a lot more peaceful as her grandson loved playing Eminem during the day (and sometimes late) and singing along to it out the window and it was really loud!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just saw on TV that there's a programme on ITV at 10:30pm tonight about noisy neighbours .. looks interesting.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My neighbours are quite well off by the looks of it. One of them is right odd. He's really old but likes all the chart music and dance music. He'll be in the garage working on his car whistling and singing away to it while it's on full blast. He's also very inconsiderate. Our house is on a hill so his garden is lower than ours. It used to have a fence but the place where it was, was classed as his side so he took it down and won't let us put up another. It's not too bad now but when my sister was little she fell off her bike into his drive and really hurt herself. And he didn't even care! He was more concerned about whetehr the bike hit his car or not.
    The neighbours on the other side are ok. My boyfriend knew the lad when they were at school though and he kinda used to bully him so we find it a bit awkward to talk to him. My dad gets on with him well. Don't really see them much though because there always jetting off on holiday
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ok lets see...
    On the left side, they're a lovely young couple. No trouble. Marvellous.
    On the right side, dont get me started. She sits in her garden like Miss. High-n-mighty, moans whenever i'm out in my garden - must be COMPLETE silence when the 'Queen' is around. ITS MY OWN GARDEN GOD DAMMIT! :mad:
    If i'm on the phone in the garden (cordless/mobile) shes darting looks over the fence. On my laptop in the garden? I'm typing too loudly. I mean, WHAT THE HELL!!?? :eek2:
    And lets not get into HER crappy music! (Wobble, i can relate!!) as well as her all night barbeques/tea-parties! :mad:
    Her husbands nice enough though. Its a shame, i feel sorry for him living with such a witch. I'm counting my lucky stars that they're moving soon!
    Soz for the ramble!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the couple who live upstairs from us shag every night at 11pm.

    Regular as clockwork...its hysterical - they make exactly the same noises every night. The guy always does this strange chuckle after he's finished.

    We used to play Prince 'Gett Off' and cheer after they'd finished but now we just let them get on with it.

    Other neighbours are fine.

    edited to say that they play supergrass really loudly on sunday mornings too grr
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by candy
    the couple who live upstairs from us shag every night at 11pm.

    Regular as clockwork...its hysterical - they make exactly the same noises every night. The guy always does this strange chuckle after he's finished.

    We used to play Prince 'Gett Off' and cheer after they'd finished but now we just let them get on with it.

    Other neighbours are fine.

    edited to say that they play supergrass really loudly on sunday mornings too grr


    You should tape it and stick a copy of the sound on the internet and put it on Kazaa
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