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flowersfromheaven Sun 03-May-20 13:04:57

I am sat here in my kitchen and all I can smell is cannabis its coming through my larder (cupboard) even if I sit on my back garden to get away from the smell I can still smell it, Its coming from my next door neighbours they was smoking it at 8.30 this morning and it will go on all day, Come the evening he lights fires on the back garden which was lite at 12.30 last night, I have reported them and we was given a sheet to fill in about them having fires all the time , I have also reported them online about smoking cannabis in the house and garden all the time, Nothing seems to have got done, My partner as suggested that we move and tbh I don't want to as my house is fully paid and I love my house, Them whats moved in are renting the house and moved in last April, How do I found out who the land lord is, or what can I do . any advice is welcome.

Newatthis Sun 03-May-20 13:08:29

I'm not sure if there is anything you can do legally. What a problem! I would move, even though it's very inconvenient it would bring peace of mind.

rosenoir Sun 03-May-20 13:24:54

Maybe they will move when their lease is up,if not I cannot see that there is much you can do.

The police are not going to keep attending on the off chance that they are smoking and if the landlord is getting rent is unlikely to evict.

You could ask them to smoke cannabis on another part of their property as you do not like the smell. I am not sure how lighting a fire that late has an impact on you.

MiniMoon Sun 03-May-20 13:29:23

Who did you report them to? I would suggest reporting them to the police as smoking cannabis even in your own property is illegal. It is a class B drug and selling, buying and using it carries a maximum 5 year custodial sentence.
Environmental health and the council would take a dim view of anyone lighting fires in the garden.
I have no idea how you would find out who the landlord is though.

Dee1012 Sun 03-May-20 13:32:13

You can check the Land registry and find out the owner of the property...I think it costs a few pounds.
I was actually amazed the information is in the public domain.

flowersfromheaven Sun 03-May-20 14:05:07

rosenoir : Them having fires tea-times onwards past midnight effects us because we can not sit in our garden and I can not have my house windows open which I like to sleep with my bedroom window open,

MiniMoon: I have reported them to crime stoppers and the council, the council said that we was to write dates and times down which I have done I am going to phone them again on Monday.

Thank you for your advice,
I will check the Land Registry

GabriellaG54 Sun 03-May-20 14:16:17

You can find out who the owner and landlord are (they may not be the same person if the property is leasehold)
Go online and find the Land Registry site for your area.
Pay £3 to download the information, either the title or boundary deeds.

Pay £6 to download both sets of documents.
There you will be able to see the owner and or the lessee (the person who rents from the owner then lets the property to someone else)

Smileless2012 Sun 03-May-20 14:29:29

Our lovely girls next door have the same problem, not from us I hasten to add. They managed to find out who the landlord is and he did contact the tenant, and for a few days it wasn't as bad but it's just as bad again now.

I've never smelt anything like it; the smell of it is over powering just walking past. It's noticeable in their house so the contacted the police who sent a couple of officers round about a week ago but no one answered the door.

They've been told to keep a log of dates and times when it's particularly bad for 7 to 10 days and pass that on to the police.
I don't know what if anything they can do, but they still appear to be interested.

I hope you can get something done flowersfromheaven.

vampirequeen Sun 03-May-20 15:40:18

Are you in a smokeless zone? Garden bonfires are not allowed in many areas.

Redhead56 Sun 03-May-20 16:38:42

Crime stoppers online or phone keep ringing them. If you live there it's best not to get knowingly personally involved. We had similar situation with a heroin addict new neighbour everyday burnt foil was in our garden. Things did quiet down but on the odd occasion it raises its head. Try not to let it ruin your enjoyment of where you live.

bikergran Sun 03-May-20 17:23:25

I find the only good thing about rented property is! tenants do move on.

Esspee Mon 04-May-20 09:48:39

Do you have a factor? If so they will be able to handle your complaint and pass it on to the owner.
I am a landlord and would come down on them like a ton of bricks if it was my property.
Keep calling the police every time they start smoking a joint and environmental health regarding the garden fires.
If decent people don’t stand up and protest the scum will win.
Why should you have to move?

flowersfromheaven Mon 04-May-20 10:00:48

Morning everyone and thank you for all your great advice,
We did phone the police last night and all they say is we carn't do anything So yet again they start at 6,30 burning their rubbish until we went to bed which was 11.40 so yet again could not have my bedroom window open,
I have got the name of the landlord from Title deeds but the address is my neighbours so no address for him or phone number, I have Googled and looked on facebook but no joy there, I have reported them again to crime stoppers as well.

theresacoo Mon 04-May-20 10:02:20

Just try google first- address/ to rent and see. I would complain to the landlord.

BlueBelle Mon 04-May-20 10:03:32

Unfortunately if the police were called every time someone lit up in their own home they would be dealing with that 24/7 as I go out for walks I smell it permeating from so many houses My work place is constantly getting the very strong smell of cannabis coming down from the flat upstairs The landlord knows but will do nothing to rock the boat and risk losing his renters
My next door neighbours smoke (I haven’t smelt cannibis) but they smoke ordinary cigs and because we share a chimney and I have beautiful Victorian fireplaces in all the bedrooms they often stink of smoke
It’s horrible but I don’t think there’s anything can be done to be honest the police won’t even react to hard drugs and most landlords aren’t interested

Juicylucy Mon 04-May-20 10:15:58

Do you know if it was rented through an estate agent, because it must have been advertised somewhere. Maybe ask neighbours if they know landlords. My Neighbours did the same a few years ago, they were reported to landlord, they were visited by landlord given new rules, then checked on every 12 weeks after that, hasten to say they didn’t stay long after that.

tickingbird Mon 04-May-20 10:19:12

I feel for you as I had the same problem regarding cannabis smoking with the neighbours at my last house. My whole house used to fill up with the overpowering smell and it even used to wake me up in the night. One of my sons came round once and couldn’t believe my house could smell so badly from the smoking next door. They were students but never appeared to go to uni. Up all night with music blasting out then in bed until 3pm when it would all start again. The police did act on the noise and eventually they left but I sold up and now live in a much better place. Unfortunately when owners let their property longterm this can be a problem. As for moving, it’s not that simple when it’s your own home. Selling and finding something else isn’t a quick process. The only thing I can advise is to keep a record and don’t stop complaining. Not just the police and the council. Find out who your local councillor is and contact him/her. You really do have to bang away at it because I know from my own experience that living next to neighbours like that is horrendous. Good luck.

EllanVannin Mon 04-May-20 10:23:34

I'd phone the police. Cannabis is a brain-changer in certain individuals and you'd never know the minute with their behaviour. I wouldn't put up with anything like that.

Moggycuddler Mon 04-May-20 10:27:26

This sounds so much like our previous neighbours (also renters.) The cannabis, the fires etc. Also we had loud music going on at all hours, with a houseload of people making awful noise. And a huge dog barking. It really made me and my family depressed. We tried complaining (to them and their landlord) but it never changed. Thank God they moved one day quite suddenly, and now we have nice quiet neighbours. Hopefully this will happen for you. Renters do tend to come and go. Best wishes.

ctussaud Mon 04-May-20 10:37:26

Bluebelle; my last home was Victorian and draughts came down the chimneys. I got Chimney Sheep to fit into the fireplaces. The handle hangs down to remind you that the Sheep’s in place so no-one would then light a fire while the chimney was blocked.

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 04-May-20 10:40:48

Hmmm advertising? The smell is coming through the larder not down a chimney.

blondenana Mon 04-May-20 10:54:28

I don't think smoking cannabis is illegal in your own home,
My young neighbours next door smoke it and i know the smell is horrible, i can often smell it in my kitchen which is the closest room to their garden
I did mention it to the man last you can even smell it in the street, close to their house
The young mans father lives next door but one to me the other side, so in between both houses it can be smelt
iI don't care whether they smoke it or not, but the smell is sometimes almost overpowering
The police wont do anything if they can prove they only have it for their own use
I have a cat run right at the side of their garden, which i don't use now, but when i did i'm not surprised the cats were so chilled out
As for the firses i believe you can light a fire after 6pm, but if they are lighting them as often as you say it can be classed as a nuisance

Nanniejude Mon 04-May-20 10:56:03

Unfortunately very little you can do about the Canabis, have you spoken to them about it? The Council are probably the people who deal with bonfires. Good luck

starbird Mon 04-May-20 10:57:25

Very few police forces act on cannabis for own use. I sympathise about the smell, I live in a terraced house and notice every time my neighbour has a cigarette, or cooks fish or curry etc

Maybe an air purifier would help, or bicarbonate of soda in a dish.

If, after finding out the landlord, and if he takes no action, it might be worth talking to a solicitor to see if you can take out an injunction or something on the grounds that they are affecting your health and potentially turning you into addicts.
Rather extreme, but might be worth threatening the tenants and/or landlord with that.

Regarding the fires, what are they burning every day? Seems strange.

Maybe your local council could help on that one.

Shazmo24 Mon 04-May-20 10:58:05

Do you know the landlord or the letting agency? We had a neighbour who was doing that too...they were kicked out especially when they were found to have completley wrecked the place too