I live in a Housing Assoc. property. It is a Bungalow and is open plan. Recently I have been having problems with new Tenants that have moved in who have a disregard to privacy & property. I was awaken a number of weeks ago by screaming at 7.30 am in the morning...I had only slept for 2 hours as I struggle with sleep. I jumped up thinking it was my neighbour next door, went to the front door and there was no one around. Went to my back door and here was a little girl approx age 3 screaming at the top of her voice. I tried to calm her, when sometime later one of the said tenants come around the corner...looking for her. It turned out to be their Granddaughter who has stayed with them. He wasn't a bit put out that this could of disturbed anyone and went to walk away with her. After watching a few goings on with these people and catching him lurking around my back are of the Bungalow..I said to him to be careful with her and keep an eye on her. He said Why? she and I can go were we like! We were told by the Council. I reminded him it wasn't Council Property and that he couldn't go were he liked..that you respect people's privacy, property belonging to them and keep a fair distance away from their front, back door and windows. He answered with some people just don't like kids! This has nothing to do with not liking kids...I have nieces & nephews of my own and when visiting me I always made sure they did not disturb other tenants and to stay away from their doors & windows.
A couple of days later this child was around by my property again..she pulled the chimes off the wall outside my back door & broke them. Another day she pulled some of my garden plaques off my bin store Fence. Another day I had left plants I bought for my dad outside my back door and she had pulled a number of them out of the container and threw them on the floor. I have a Garden Shed and that has been opened and the door left opened also I have heard her fiddling with the locks on my back door. Another day she knocked at my back door I went out to her and neither of her Grandparents where around. Eventually the grandmother turned up...I appealed to her to keep a watch on her and told her what had happened. The Grandmother said to me 'She doesn't know what she's doing'! But, I said but you do and your the adult, I reminded her it was part of her tenancy to make sure anyone visiting behaves & does not disturb others..She told me if I don't like it report them! Which I did..the housing officer wasn't interested but I pushed it and told him to have a word. Since then a number of other bits have happened including the Son (little girls dad) parking at the side and hemming in my car. I feel these people are treating me like I am stupid (which I am far from). That day along our road they had 3 cars parked in the parking bay stopping other tenants who live there from parking by their own home. Its a really busy road and we all want to park in this bay as it stops our cars from being hit by the mad drivers who drive down the road. I went out and was going to take a photo of my car hemmed in when the one of the said tenants come out of the house...so I shouted over to her to tell the son to move the car..that I wasn't putting up with being hemmed in. She said they were going now...I said I did not care ... just keep his car away from mine. Since emailing my second Complaint its took the Housing Officer 6 days to pick a phone up instead of 48 hrs..so she got told and then we discussed my email...this housing officer who does job share with the other made a comment that its just a young kid running around on a hot day!! So I told her to get her Manager to phone me as she was not taking anything seriously. I then seen one of the said tenants talking to a woman close by and for some reason I guessed it was the housing officer I had been speaking too on the phone. I thought why did you telephone me instead of knocking at my door as I had previously asked in my email? I shouted 'excuse me a number of times and was completely ignored. I walked further up to her again I said 'excuse me' are you the housing officer...she said 'yeah'! So i asked her to call at mine when she had finished talking to the said tenant and ... she pulled a face and then pulled and then turned to the said tenant and pulled a face as I walked away. Afterwards, she then went to another tenants home and then I seen her getting into a car. She did not call at mine as I asked. I am so upset by this..I cried at the disrespect of this person, also her not showing to be neutral in this situation as she should be... I felt this was more encouragement for the said tenants to carry on with their behaviour. What should I do? I have had to put up with antisocial behaviour from others for approx 8 years because of a communal garden were there was no fence around the properties...strangers used this area as a cut through to the top of the road so you could not leave your back door opened. \these type of properties are now out of date where peoples privacy is concerned and it does leave you feeling vulnerable..someone tried to get into my property last year late in the evening and I have not been the same since. Sorry this is long...I needed to get this off my chest and welcome your replies.
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