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1. Dear Alan, this is harassment but it is of a very minor nature, one for which a court will not grant an injunction. Instead, what this family should do is to get a solicitor to formally write to this other family which is causing the trouble and write a warning letter calling upon them to stay away from them and not to come onto their property nor to remove their property. It would only be after a series of legal letters were written and ignored that a court would intervene here. So, as a first step, your brother needs to get a solicitor to warn off this offending family. It would only be if these letters were ignored that the matter would progress to the legal proceedings stage.
2. You should also realise that courts are wary of getting over involved in neighbourly disputes as there is little way of policing them. So, there needs to be clear evidence of harassment before a court will grant you an order. This family seem to be self-apointed busybodies in relation to the apartment complex. However, the first step is to warn them off.
3. I would also not advise your brother to confront this family. Essentially, he should keep his own hands clean of them and let his solicitor do the running. Ultimately, a court will only help him if he is squeaky clean as otherwise it just presents itself as two families fighting.
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