No, none of our communications to the landlord have ever mentioned their ethnicity, but I did in one email describe them as vile because they spit on the floor as they leave the building. We fell very distressed and intimidated by the letter we've received. We are two gay men in our 50's who have owned our apartment for the last 15 years. My partner is also the chairman of the residents association and has worked tirelessly for this small community.
No, although we intend to. They constantly bang doors and shout late at night. Even with our television on at volume 27 we can hear them. We were woken up at ten past midnight a couple of weeks ago by banging doors (which is when I banged on the floor), on another occasion at 4.00 in the morning when they returned to the flat with women, again banging doors and shouting. The following morning there were cigarette ends all over the tarmac by the garages, directly below their living room window. They have blocked the driveway with their car on three occasions, and on a further two occasions have left their car parked on a Wednesday,despite there being clear notices by the main front door that no cars should be parked between 08.00 & 13.00 hours to allow the refuse collection vehicle access to the dustbins to empty them. One of our neighbours has complained about the parking problems. The light bulb outside their own door has now been broken for over a month, even though we have given them a copy of the house rules that clearly state that it is their responsibility to change it. They have now parked yet another car on the forecourt which appears to be untaxed and has been there for some days. Again the house rules clearly state that if you don't have access to your garage, any additional vehicles must be parked off site. There are six apartments here and we each own a share of the freehold.
We have made two of the other owners aware of the situation. I think we could rely on the support of two, possibly three co-owners. Forgive me for possibly jumping the gun here, but our main concern is the letter from the landlord's solicitors which ends by saying "they are not instructed to enter into any further correspondence with us, so a reply is neither needed, nor necessary". Are they not, by the very nature of the letter, guilty of defamation of character and do we have any grounds for redress?
Please could you tell me what's happening as it's almost an hour since your last correspondence? Thank you