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In short, yes, you might be able to fight back. It sounds like they might be harassing you, but in order for you to be able to complain/claim about that, you cannot be a company. Are you a sole trader/partner, or are you trading through a limited company?
Okay, then you're able to complaint that their acts may be harassment.
how do I start
Any course of conduct (2 or more times) that an ordinary person would consider to be harassment, would be actionable. In fact, it's a criminal offence, and you can now involve the police.
Or, if they do not want to act (it can be difficult sometimes to get the police interested) then you can issue proceedings in the county court.
However, because of the costs implications, you should always take advice before issuing proceedings in the county court.
they have constantly objected to changes. This time they have objected to a parking scheme which does not affect their street or area - I think this is just another spite game, if i could prove this would that be grounds enough
Yes, it could be.
Perhaps even a letter from a solicitor explaining that I could go down this route if complaints persist ??
To be honest, often showing people you're serious about fighting back is enough. Have a word with the police and see what they say. If they even go and have a word with your neighbours, it might make all the difference. However, when you start on a path, you have to be prepared to potentially see it through, otherwise, they might just get worse.
Yes, a solicitor's letter is a good idea.
I don't think it could get worse - I am considering leaving the pub !!
Is there a name for this action I would be taking
Just say you want to make a comlaint about harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
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Yup have given you a green smiley face lol
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