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Neighbour threatened to knock me out...

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by LeeUK, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,917

    Does he live alone? If so you know what to do! Joking aside probably report it to the police, just so they have record of it, with the CCTV if he says he didn't speak to you then he's already talked himself into a hole.
    Could be rental, or maybe he has no intention of selling and has lived their for years, you're right though that is something to think about otherwise.
  2. Russinating


    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 15,868

    Location: Bristol

    Well yeah, obvs if renting then go the full hog and post him a used jonny every day for a month.
  3. Mark A


    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 18,010

    Location: Lancashire

    What the actual hell... Aren't Merricans always bragging about how free they are?
  4. MrPotato

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2017

    Posts: 1,026

    Location: Cambridge

    I personally keep my garden at tiptop condition, but because I enjoy it and have some time available for it, but don't expect the next door neighbour, with children, to do the same.
    I wouldn't appreciate if was the case of animals covering the garden in **** and the smell stopping me from enjoying my garden, buy overgrow lawn or untidy garden isn't a concern. They are lovely decent neighbours and that's all that matters.
  5. IvanDobskey


    Joined: Feb 2, 2010

    Posts: 8,155

    Location: East Midlands

    What a ****

    I sympathize with you, we have crappy neighbors too.

    Can't wait to get away.
  6. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,709

    A few packs of these all over his lawn and borders?
  7. Funky-Melon


    Joined: Jan 26, 2018

    Posts: 695

    Location: Southampton

    Agree with comments above, fluff through letter box.

    Sounds hilarious, what a fool :D
  8. COYS


    Joined: Mar 30, 2007

    Posts: 907

    Are you both Council tenants as this threat is a breach of his tenancy?

    Is your garden overgrown, which would be a breach of your tenancy?
  9. RichL

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2003

    Posts: 1,592

    Mow your lawn and bow to his alpha status
  10. Haze


    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,188

    Think we should have pics, so we can see what the neighbour is crying about
  11. joey1211


    Joined: Dec 28, 2003

    Posts: 3,149

    Location: Aberwristwatch

    Is he married? Offer to sort out the white fluff in her lady garden and adopt boxing stance.
  12. ttaskmaster


    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,767

    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
  13. Uther


    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

    Posts: 12,191

    This. Don't mess around, do him in then move on with your life, happy in the knowledge you'll have some lovely produce next year.
  14. LeeUK


    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 5,103

    I was thinking about filling in an online police report but not sure if I can be bothered with them coming round here first to confirm things and stuff before they go knocking on his door. I didn't actually get him on CCTV as it's out of view but if he had went for a swing I would have made sure I was in view first.

    I own my property and he owns his but I don't give two hoots about anything police related coming up on searches, if at all, in the future. I doubt it would anyway as it would unlikely go any further than the police knocking on his door and having words.

    Other than the weeds, there is no rubbish or dog **** or any stink in my garden.
  15. ron3003

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2006

    Posts: 1,539

    Location: Skegness

    Q What about the Weeds Act?

    A This legislation aims to control a small number of pernicious agricultural weeds by requiring landowners to prevent them setting seed. The weeds are broad-leafed dock (Rumex obtusifolius), curled dock (Rumex crispus), creeping or field thistle (Cirsium arvense), spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare) and ragwort (Senecio jacobea).

    Inspectors from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have the power to inspect the land and serve an order requiring the owner to control the weeds. However, they are unlikely to do this except in agricultural areas, and even these cases are very rare.
  16. Ninco!


    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 969

    Location: Surrey

    The neighbour has imploded and approached you in the wrong manner and rattled you. The temptation to dig in let the garden grow triffids - is probably strong.

    Were there any flash points or warning signs beforehand?

    Sorry, but reporting to the Police - Its entirely your choice; What are they going to do? If you want to fight fire with fire - fill your boots. Neighbour disputes can turn very nasty - ironic when they can be resolved by common sense.

    Asking a forum for advice - you will get the bravado responses - you will live the consequences and its your call.
  17. 233


    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 13,015

    Location: Glasgow

    stand and bang,

    or if you dont fancy doing it yourself invite hurfdurf round for dinner and drinks
  18. Ninco!


    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 969

    Location: Surrey

    Meant to add that a threat of a camera wont wash with all people - they will act irrespective and live with the consequences.
  19. LeeUK


    Joined: Mar 1, 2008

    Posts: 5,103

    Totally out of the blue and no previous warning signs. I think we just happened to be in the right place at the right time e.g. me getting out of my car while he was on his way to get in his car. I hardly ever see him in the street.
  20. Terminal_Boy


    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,967

    Location: La France

    Home Owner’s Associations are utterly cancerous. I’ve never heard or read of one where the committee wasn’t a collection of petty throbbers.