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My neighbour is antagonising my dogs so that they bark and

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My neighbour is antagonising my dogs so that they bark and then came round to shout at me.
He is also a voyeur and waits until someone is in the shower in my home and then walks up and down the side path between the houses, peeking over the fence.
I have been bullied several times by this man and i now do not feel safe as he tells me he is recording my dogs barking and will be sharing it with the council. I cant stop them when he is making them agitated. What can i do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know if you have CCTV installed please?
Customer:

no, i read about it not being able to look into his property, which it would if i installed it to catch him on the side path

Alex Watts : But it wouldn't go through his windows just on the land?
Customer:

sorry, yes, it may go through his windows at an angle. the path between the houses has windows for both houses bathrooms, kitchens and doors to the garden.

Customer:

It would not look directly through windows

Alex Watts : Ok, you should install CCTV.
Alex Watts : As long as it is not directed into his house and you can't see through his windows that is ok.
Alex Watts : It can be on his land but can't go through the window.
Alex Watts : so even if it shows an alley or garden that is fine.
Alex Watts : Once you have this and the CCTV is recording then you will see what he is doing.
Alex Watts : Once you have evidence you can then apply for an injunction to stop him doing this.
Customer:

ok, what can i do about his keep shouting at me or coming round to be confrontational?

Alex Watts : You can do this not but the difficulty is of course proving it.
Alex Watts : You can report the incidents to the police.
Alex Watts : Indeed you can keep a diary of all the times he comes round.
Customer:

is he legally permitted to record me and those in my house as he says he is?

Alex Watts : Of course you could turn the shower on and catch him out banging to annoy the dogs.
Alex Watts : No, he can not record you without your permission.
Alex Watts : but you could apply for an injunction now if you can prove what he is doi
Alex Watts : doing
Customer:

he is a voyeur for sure! caught him many times peeking over fence!

Alex Watts : Indeed you could get an injunction to stop him coming round at all.
Alex Watts : You would need to complete form N1
Customer:

he old me he is recording me so how do i apply for the ink#junction?

Alex Watts : http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
Alex Watts : And form n16a
Customer:

ink junction! i see form above so thank you

Alex Watts : http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n016a-eng.pdf
Alex Watts : You would be asking for an order that he does not contact you directly or indirectly.
Customer:

is this easy enough for me to see through myself?

Customer:

excellent

Alex Watts : If he breaches the order it would be contempt of court and he could be warned, fined or sent to prison
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

ooh how lovely! if only i were that lucky!

Alex Watts : Indeed.
Alex Watts : Can I help with anything else?
Customer:

He frightens me, i am living in this house following a divorce from a violent drunk husband, so i dont need this idiot!

Customer:

no, i think that gives me answers and a course of action, thank you very much

Alex Watts : of course, but start keeping a diary
Customer:

yep, cool, i can do that

Customer:

thanks for the advice

Alex Watts : Great. If I could invite you to rate my answer before you go, it should be a button at the bottom of the screen
Alex Watts : If you need further help please click reply
Customer:

sure thing, its been great thank you

Alex Watts : Good luck
Customer:

worth every penny to get peace of mind that quickly

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