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If your girlfriend is being harassed has she reported this to the Police please?
No but if you read the question she is very upset about the complaints she has received. We need to know what we can do to stop this person sending complaints and getting her into trouble, the letting agent don't care about her piont of view, the banging on the wall is not acceptable to me I don't do it if they make a noise.
Can you stop someone sending complaints - no
The only way she can do this is by taking out a civil injunction
You would need to complete form N1
And form N16a
A copy would be sent to the other side and the matter would be listed initial heairng
A Judge would see whether the matter is contested and to make an interim order.
The Judge will need to consider whether this is haraassment
But this is the only thing you can do to stop complaints being made. Some people are just nasty
If an injunction is granted and breached, this would be contempt of Court and they would be warned, fined or sent to prison
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
we are talking about a tenancy here, what are my girlfriends rights to defend herself because my understanding of this whole situation is that the neigbour has written a complaint and the letting agent are threatning with further action which would mean the council getting involved and sending someone round, this is a pathetic situation, wwwshe is being harassed by this tenant next door by them sending letters to the letting agent.
Yes I understand she is being harassed by next door sending letters.
But harassment can be direct or as in this case, indirect
But you can't stop the person making complaints
Some people are just mean
so what can she do about it to defend herself? It seems to me that the tenent next door can do whatever they want and my girlfriend is being victimized and portrayed as a bad tenant here
Sadly all she can do is seek an injunction or report it to the Police as harassment
its no good you telling me people are just mean, i want to deal with this situation, it seems to me that we just have to accept this and get evicted because thats what they are trying to make happen.
If they havent served notice then she should be ok
If they are harassing indirectly then the Police can deal with this or a civil injunction
She should start to also keep a diary of the harassment in case it needs to be used in Court
you are no help what so ever, if you received a complaint yourself and you tried to control the problem to the best of your ability and then kept receiving complaints what would you do about it then?
would you class her receiving letters from the letting agent threatening further action over noise from children to be harassment or would you class it as something else?
Yes its harassment.
(1)A person must not pursue a course of conduct—
(a)which amounts to harassment of another, and
(b)which he knows or ought to know amounts to harassment of the other.
so what do or what would you do in her shoes then? Because at the moment it seems that this tenantt can just write complaint letters after complaint letter until the council get involved.
Harassment can even be silence
I want to put them under pressure by stopping this nonsense.
I would get a Solicitor to write and warn saying that if they continue an injunction will be sought
Or she can try complaining to the Police
So what do I tell the letting agent I am going to do?
You can seek a Court injunction to put pressure. But a Solicitor lett may help
Yes, tell the agent too
Say its harassment, victimisation etc
What type of Solicitor do I look what law as such because there are many different types
This is a civil dispute
And what are you, can you do this
I am a Solicitor - but sadly the site rules prevent me from acting
if she goes to the police isnt that a bit weird because all she will say is the next people next door keep sending letters to get me in trouble and I am doing my best to not make noise
so do you know one in Norwich
If she was making that much noise the Council would be in touch
As I will have a look
Fosters Solicitors - 01603 620508
Hansells - 01603 615731
Leathes Prior - 01603 610911
this is what I am saying the letting agent are threatning with the next level which is the council i would imagine, We don't want to get a fine over this silly matter but the tenant seems to be able to do what he wants
You wont get a fine, even if there was noise, the Council would just warn
But the noise has to be quite bad Council to do anything
then after that
Which is why I think now if you get a letter from a Solicitor that should nip it in the bud
its nothing, two small children playing in the house is normal
Indeed. Then there is nothing to worry about
Try the Solicitor letter route first
But she should start to keep a diary of everything that happens
do I seek legal advice or do I just ignore the letters? I feel ignoring them makes it worse, we have reduced noise as best we can, we actually feel very uncomfortable in our own home now
I would get a Solicitor to write a letter as we have discussed.
You have reduced noise volume, I do not see what else you can reasonably do
So I ask a solicitor to send a letter to the tenant and letting agent saying an injunction will be sort and what?
Then if it continues you seek a Court injunction to stop the harassment and victimisation
Sorry I just need to know exactly what I am asking to the solicitor
1) A letter to stop harassment
2) If it does not stop then you can instruct a Solicitor to seek an injunction
Do I tell the letting agent I am doing this before I go to the solicitor
Yes I would
Keep them in the loop so they understand your plight
So I tell the letting agent you are seeking an injunction to stop the harrasment if this fails I will seek ? need your help i am lost
Firstly tell the agent you are sending a Solicitor letter to the neighbour
Then if you apply injunction tell the agent what you are going to do
Can I clarify anything else ?
do I just say it as you've written? a solicitor letter
Yes that is right
so I email the letting agent stating my solicitor will be sending a letter to the tenant, then I wait to see what happens if it continues I seek an injunction and victimization.
is that correct
If I need to get your help what do I do pay again? Also roughly what is the cost to get this letter sent to them
You can ask .
do I tell the tenant I they will be hearing off my solicitor
No - let the Solicitor do it all
ok, I will do this, how much is the letter do you think £200 or more?
I hope this calms this situation down, it really is silly.
Indeed I agree
Thanks time. I trust I can't hire you then which is typical
Sadly not. I would like to helped.
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Just recieved a letter from the Family Court in Norwich
It says the following:
Before District Judge Gilbertson siting at The Family Court in Norwich. The Law Courts Bishops Gate. Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1UR on 21st January 2015.
IT IS ORDERED THAT
1. The Petition be deemed to have served on the Respondent and the Petitioner be at liability to proceed notwithstanding that the Respondent has not completed and returned to the Court Office an Acknowledgement of Service and the Respondent's time for giving notice of an intention to defend be deemed to have expired.
Can you tell me what this means.?
I received divorce papers a while back and told the court that I was out of country so could not deal with it at that time, I returned a few days ago and have just received this letter.
What do I have to do next?