How to Deal with Neighbor Harassment

May 14th, 2010 by

When it comes to apartment living dilemmas, one of the worst ones just may be neighbor harassment. Luckily, there are a number of things that you can do to curb the bad behavior and protect your right to live peacefully in your own home. A neighbor is supposed to be someone on your side, someone living nearby who you can rely on. Make sure that no neighbor exploits you with harassment.

First Steps

You want to first assess the situation. Identify the type of harassment. If it’s sexual or a threat of violence, call the police immediately. If you feel that you are possibly in immediate danger, you may also want to call the police. Any threat, abuse or property damage should be immediately reported immediately or after you are in a safe place.

If it’s a milder problem, such as a neighbor harassing you by frequently stopping by unannounced, deal directly with the neighbor. Although it may be difficult, tell the neighbor directly that you do not like unexpected visits. Be diplomatic. You may opt to say, “As much as I enjoy your company, I am often working from home or otherwise in the middle of private projects. If you’d like to hang out, can you call first? I think that would make it easier for me to spend time with you.” Be direct, but considerate. If someone is disturbed, rude treatment only aggravates him.

Landlord Awareness

Go to your landlord as soon as possible, if you feel harassed by your neighbor. The landlord should help you with the problem if it prevents you from living peacefully in the apartment you have rented. Also, a landlord needs to know about problem tenants. Although he may feel stuck in the middle, he should step in to help you or refer you to places of greater help. Some landlords are at a loss of solutions. Go the landlord knowing what you want. For example, you may ask him to install surveillance camera or to pay the troubled tenant a visit himself. At worst, the landlord will then be aware of the situation, in case anything else does occur.

Take Action

If a neighbor harasses you by damaging property, let him know that you are going to report the incident. Let him know that you are going to ask the landlord to put up surveillance and that you plan to do some of your own. Let him know that you plan on suing anyone responsible for property damage. The simple act of standing up to someone verbally can make all the difference.

No matter what your problem is with the neighbor, verbally and clearly tell him to stop. If he ignores the request, take legal action. You may also want to take action in small claims court or criminal court, depending on his harassment. While small claims court rarely leaves either party completely satisfied, the action of showing the neighbor that you mean business will usually curb the harassment once and for all. You will then be able to continue life as normal, completely ignoring or without dealing with the troubling neighbor.

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18 Responses to “How to Deal with Neighbor Harassment”

  1. MIMI Says:

    I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR WHO MOVED IN LAST YEAR 2009. HE HAS BEEN HARASSING MY MOM, AND I EVER SINCE HE MOVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO US!!!! WE TOLD LINDA JUMPER, THE LEASING CONSULTER, WHO DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR IS DOING. I EVEN CALLED THE OFFICE AGAIN TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT WHAT HE DID TO US THREE WEEKS AGO; THURSDAY MAY 6, 2010. WE HAD WENT SHOPPING, AND WAS TRYING TO GET BACK EARLY BEFORE HE COMES HOMES, BUT HE CAME HOME EARLY, OR I THINK HE WAS WATCHING US FAR OFF, BECAUSE HE TAKE A CAB, EVERYONE ELSE HAS CARS, SO HE CAN KNOW THAT IT’S US COMING HOME. THE CAB WAS ABOUT TO PARK IN A EMPTY SPOT IN FRONT OF OUR APARTMENT, WHEN OUT OF NO WHERE, HE APPEARED ON HIS MOTORCYCLE, AND KEPT COMING UP VERY CLOSE TO THE CAB, AND BACKING UP, KEPT DOING THIS SEVERAL TIMES, AND KEPT REVVING HIS MOTOR, TO MAKE LOUD NOISE. WE COULDN’T EVEN GET OUT THE CAB. THE CAB DRIVER SAW THE WHOLE THING, AND CALLED HIM A ASS-HOLE, AND ASK HIM WHY IS HE BOTHERING THESE NICE WOMEN. HE BECAMES VERY ANGRY BECAUSE THE CAB DRIVER WAS CAUCASIAN, AND HE FELT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON HIS SIDE. THAT CRAZY NEIGHBOR IS RACIST ALSO, I DO KNOW THIS, BECAUSE WE DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO HIM! MRS. LINDA JUMPER DOES NOT CARE WHAT THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR HAS BEEN DOING TO US! HE HAD WENT TO HER IN HER OFFICE, AND TOLD HER A LIE ABOUT A STRONG ONION SMELL COMING FROM OUR APARTMENT, HE DID THIS BECAUSE WE CALLED THE POLICE ON HIM, AND SHE BELIEVED HIM, AND WANTED TO BELIEVED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS CAUCASIAN LIKE HER!!! SHE WROTE US A LETTER STATING THERE WAS A STRONG ONION SMELL COMING FROM OUR APARTMENT!!! BUT YET SHE FAILED TO WRITE HIM A LETTER ABOUT HIM HARASSING US, WHICH WAS WAY MORE IMPORTANT HIM HARASSING US!!!!!!!! YOUR WEB-SITE CLAIMS TO NOTIFY THE LANDLORD, I DID THIS A COUPLED TIMES, AND NO ACTION HAS BEEN DONE. ALL WAS TOLD TO ME WAS LIES, THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON THIS, AND YET NOTHING. SHE GAVE ME A NUMBER TO CALL ANOTHER WOMEN, AND WHEN I CALLED SHE WAS ON ANOTHER LINE, I LEFT MY PHONE NUMBER FOR HER TO CALL ME, AND SHE DID NOT CALL ME BACK TO DISCUSS WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THIS CRAZY ASS NEIGHBOR. HE HAD DONE SO MUCH CRAP TO MY MOM, AND I!!! HE’S VERY CREEPY TOO!!! YESTERDAY, THURSDAY MAY, 27, 2010. WE TRY TO AVOID HIM AS MUCH AS WE CAN, BUT I THINK SOMEONE WHO LIVES IN THE BUILDING TOLD HIM THAT WE WENT OUT, BECAUSE THIS TIME HIS DOOR WAS WIDE OPEN!!! MY MOM WAS JUST ABOUT TO OPEN THE HALLWAY DOOR TO GO OPEN OUR APARTMENT WHEN SHE SAW THAT HIS DOOR WAS OPENED WITH A LOUD PIERCING SOUND COMING FROM HIS APARTMENT, WHICH HE MAKES THAT SOUND EVERY TIME HE COMES HOME FROM WORK OR WHATEVER HE IS COMING FROM, AND HE DOES THIS SO WE CAN HEAR IT, HE’S A VERY, VERY, SICK MAN WHO NEEDS TO BE IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION!!!!!! I HAVE CALLED THE POLICE ON HIM, BUT IT DID NOT HELP, BECAUSE HE DID NOT LET THE COP IN, EXPEPT ONE COP HE LET IN, WHO WAS ALSO, RACIST. THAT CRAZY NEIGHBOR TOLD THAT COP A BUNCH OF LIES, AND TOLD HIM ABOUT OUR COOKING, ETC. THE COP WAS OVER HIS APARTMENT FOR A VERY LONG TIME, AND I WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED THE POLICE, HE THEN LATER CAME BACK AND KNOCK ON MY DOOR AND TOLD ME TO COME ALL THE WAY DOWN STAIRS, HE WOULDN’T LET ME PUT ON A PAIR OF DAMN SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WENT WITH HIM BARE FOOTED DOWN STAIRS OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT BUILDING!!!!!!!!! I JUST REGRET NOT TAKEN NOTICE OF HIS NAME ON HIS SHIRT, BECAUSE THAT WAS DEFINITELY WRONG, AND RACIST OF THAT DAMN UGLY COP TO DO THAT TO ME. HE WAS VERY SINFUL LOOKING!!!!!!!!!!! AFTER THAT I WAS RELUCTANT TO CALL THE POLICE AGAIN, EVEN THOUGH I STILL DID BECAUSE OF THIS CRAZY MAN!!!!!!!! BUT EACH TIME THE COPS COULDN’T DO MUCH BECAUSE HE DIDN’T PHYSICALLY HIT MY MOM, AND I. BUT WHAT ABOUT LIVING IN FEAR, EMOTIONAL ABUSED, AND AVOIDING THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR, BUT HE ALWAYS FINDS A WAY TO CROSS OUR PATH, COME ON, HE LIVES RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO US!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO NO ONE HERE IN THIS RACIST TOWN IS NOT, OR WON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SERIOUS SITUATION!!!!!!!! MAYBE THE NEWS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT HOW OUR CIVIL RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED, AND HOW IT SEEMS WE DON’T HAVE NO RIGHTS BECAUSE WE ARE BLACK, AND AT THE SAME TIME FEMALES!!!!!!!!!!!! BOTH MY MOM, AND I ARE NOT WELL ON TOP OF THIS, WHICH IS EVEN WORST!!! SHE, HAS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND DIABETES, AND TWO SLIPED HERNATED BACK DISC. I SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER RECURRENT DEPRESSION AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS, AND HEART PROBLEMS, WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN WORST SINCE THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR!!!! MY MOM, AND I ARE BOTH DISABLE, THAT CRAZY NEIGHBOR IS HARASSING TWO DISABLE; MOTHER, AND DAUGHTER, HOW CRAZY IS THAT!!!!!!!! HE IS VERY RUTHLESS, AND RACIST. HE KNOWS JUST HOW TO HARASS US WITHOUT GETTING HIMSELF INTO TROUBLE!!! HE’S CRAZY, BUT NOT TOO STUPID!!! HE DOES DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HE TRY OUT ON US TO HARASS US!!!! I AM SOOOOO SICK OF THIS MAN, HE DOES NOT BACK DOWN, NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! MAYBE I CAN GET AL SHARPTON, AND THE NEWS ABOUT THIS PLACE NOT DOING ANY THING TO HELP US, WE ARE NOT WELL, AND YET THESE DAMN PEOPLE HERE IN KINGS MANOR REFUSED TO HELP MY MOM, AND I. MRS. LINDA JUMPER DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN, BECAUSE SHE IS RACIST LIKE THAT CRAZY NEIGHBOR. THE FACT SHE WROTE US A LETTER, ABOUT THE LIE HE TOLD ABOUT THE STRONG ONION ODOR SMELL, AND YET SHE REFUSED TO WRITE HIM A LETTER ASKING HIM TO STOP HARASSING US, THAT IS WHY I KNOW AND STATED SHE IS RACIST TOO!!!!!!!!!!! AFTER THAT I NEVER MENTIONED ANY THING ELSE HE DID, BECAUSE I KNOW I WOULD BE WASTING MY BREATH ON THAT DAMN WOMAN!!!! THIS AREA OF HARRISBURG IS THE MOST RACIST PLACE I’VE SEEN!!!!!!!! THEY DON’T HAVE NO BLACK PEOPLE WORKING OUT HERE, EVERYONE IN THE LEASING OFFICE ARE CAUCASIANS!!! NO BLACK PEOPLE, NOT EVEN A TOKEN!!!!! THIS PLACE IS LIKE BACK IN THE 60′S AND 70′S I WASN’T BORN YET, BUT I WATCH WHAT THE BLACK PEOPLE WENT THROUGH BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE!!!! THIS PLACE IS OLD FASHIONED, WITH OLD FASHIONED IDEAS!!!! WE ARE ORGINALLY FROM N.Y. AND MOVED HERE THINKING IT WOULD BE BETTER, BIG MISTAKE!!!! WE MADE A HUGH MISTAKE MOVING HERE!!!! WE ARE WAITING FOR THE HOUSING IN N.Y. TO CALL US, THEY SAID 1-3 YEAR WAIT!!! WE CANNOT WAIT THAT LONG, WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE WHAT THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR IS DOING TO US, HARASSING US!!!!! SO MAYBE THE NEWS FROM NY, AND MAYBE HERE; WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT HOW THIS PLACE IS NOT LIFING A HAND TO HELP US, CONCERING THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR, WE PAY OUR RENT, AND ARE AMERICANS!!!! AND WE CANNOT NOT GO ALL OVER THE PLACE TO TAKE HIM TO COURT, WE DON’T HAVE A CAR, AND WE ARE TOO POOR TO KEEP TAKING A CAB, BACK AND FORTH TO COURT FOR THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR!!! AS FAR AS GOING TO THE LANDLORD, THE LANDLORD IS RACIST AND DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT THIS CRAZY NEIGHBOR IS DOING TO US, MAKING OUR LIVES A LIVING HELL!!!! SO MAYBE THE NEWS CAN HELP US, WITH AL SHARPTON BY OUR SIDE!!!

  2. JOHN HOPE Says:

    DEAR HARRASED, I ALSO WENT THROUGH TWO YEARS OF SHEER HELL WITH AN INSANE, NEIGHBOR, THE SOUND EFFECT HE USES AT YOU IS A COMPRESSED AIR CAN THAT CAN SOUND LIKE A HORN X 10,VERY FRIGHTENING! THE POLICE ARE TOTALLY RACIST WHETHER YOU ARE CAUCASION OR OF COLOR, I AM WHITE AND THE INSANE LUNATIC ALWAYS COVINCED THE COPS THAT I WAS AN INSANE DRUG ADDICT. THE PIGS SAID I WAS THE BOY CYING WOLF AND SHOULD MOVE. FINALLY AFTER THE COPS CAME OUT OVER 20 TIMES FOR NOISE COPLAINTS FROM ME (AGAIN THE LANDLORD DID NOT GIVE A SHIT AND THE NEIGHBORS WERE AFRAID OF HIM AND WERE WORTHLESS, MOST OF THEM DRUG DEALERS.) AND TO BE HONEST UNLESS HE DIES, HE WILL NEVER STOP. YOU MUST MOVE OR LOSE ALL YOUR SANITY!!!! I WAS BLESSED ON THE DAY I MOVED HE TURNED HIS MUSIC ON SO LOUD THAT WHEN THE COPS CAME MY MOVERS REFUSED TO ENTER MY HOUSE. I CALLED THE COPS AND THIS 90POUND 5,2INCH FEMALE OFFICER WHO HAD BEEN NICE TO ME BEFORE CALLED SIX SQUAD CARS. IT TURNED OUT THAT SHE BELIEVED ME AND CHECKED HIS POLICE RECORD AND HE HAD TWO FELONY CONVICTIONS FOR METH DISTRIBUTION. WHILE HE WAS IN HIS APT SHE HAD THE SIISSY MALE MACHO COPS SEARCH HIS CAR AND FOUND HUGHE AMOUNTS OF METH FOR SALE. THEY BROKE DOWN HIS DOOR ON HER ORDERS AND ARRESTED HIM WHICH WAS A THIRD FELONY STRIKE AGAINST HIM !! LIFE IN JAIL NO PAROLE.
    AFTER I MOVED I EMMEDIATLEY GOT A U.S POST OFFICE BOX SO HE COULD NOT FIND WHERE I LIVED. I PUT THE P.OBOX ADDRESS ON MY CHECKS AND EVERY UTILITY BILL. EVERYTHING!!
    FOR ONE YEAR AFTER I MOVED I GOT DEATH THREATS ON MY CELL PHONE, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW HE GOT THE NUMBER. I FINALLY TOOK A HAMMER AND DESTROYED IT! THEN I BOUGHT A T MOBILE NO CREDIT PHONE AND HAD TO PUT A FALSE NAME ON THE FORM AT CHECKOUT AT BESTBUY. MOVE IN WITH RELATIVES, GO TO A MISSION BUT LEAVE NOW! YOU WILL END UP
    SO MENTALLY SHATTERED AND AFRAID OF EVERYTHING IT WILL TAKES YEARS AND A LOT OF MEDICINE FOR YOUR NERVES TO EVEN BEGIN TO FEEL SAFE AGAIN. WHAT CREDIT I HAD I USED AND LOST IN THE MOVE BORROWED MONEY FROM ANY PERSON, KNOWING I COULD NEVER PAY IT BACK. IT HAS BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE I WAS FORCED TO MOVE “OUT OF TOWN” AND STILL I TRUST NO NEIGHBOR AND NEVER WILL AGAIN. LEAVE BEFORE HE HARMS YOU, HE IS MOST LIKELY A PSYCHOTIC METH HEAD THEY TEND TO PICK ONE PERSON TO LET ALL THERE RAGE OUT AGAINST AND ARE TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE IN WHAT THEY WILL DO NEXT. I DONT MEAN TO SCARE YOU BUT SHORT OF HIM BEING DISSAPEARED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTLEY NO CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN A SHOPPING CART. GET OUT OF THERE I BEG YOU!! I KNOW IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW BUT GOD LOVES YOU AND WILL PROTECT YOU BUT YOU MUST TAKE ACTION AND LIVE IN THE GUTTER IF YOU HAVE TOO, GOD WILL THEN LIFT YOU UP AND RESTORE YOUR LIFE AND FAITH. JOHN HOPE

  3. joseph Says:

    I READ SOME OF THE PEOPLS COMPLAINST OF HARRASMENT ,AND TOTALLY UNDERSTAND I DONT FEEL SO ALONE . I HAVE BENN LIVING WITH NEIGHBORS WHO HARRASSED ME FOR THE LAST YEAR THEY WOULD WALK PAST MY DOOR AMD WHISTLE CLAP THERE HANDS AND IT EVEN GOT TO THE POINT OF RACIAL REMARKS AND STRANGE NOISES . THEY INLISTED TEH HELP OF NEIGHBORS DUE TO RACE SO FROM TEH TIME I LEFT MY CAR IN TEH PARKING LOT . TO REACHING MY APT DOOR IDE HEAR BARKS . RUDE STATEMENTS AND THEN ENTER MY APT THEY WOULD ALSO MAKE TEH NOISES AT ME . I TRIED MY BEST TO MAKE PEACE TO NO AVAIL THE LAST MONTHST THEY WERE THERE IT REACEHD TO RACILA REMARKS I CONTACTED MY OFFFICE ANGRY AND FEED UP THE RESPONSE I RECIEVED WAS JUST HANG IN THERE UNTIL THEY MOVED . WELL I DID THAT AND THE NEX SATURADAY I WALKED OUT OF MY APT AND A LARGE MAN WALEKD BEHIND ME AND BEGAN TO WHISTLE BEHIND MY NECK . I CALLED THE POLICE AND MADE A REPORT SUBMITTE DIT TO OFFICE AND JSUT PRAYED FOR PROTECTION . TEH OFFICER MANAGER NEVER EVEN CALLED ME BACK AFTER THYE FINALLY MOVED OUT . WELL I WAS HAPPY FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS THINKING I SURVIVED THIS NOW THER EFRIEDNS DOWN TEH HALL BEGAN THE SAME WHISTLING NOISES AT ME AGIAN I FELT TOTALLY CRUSED SO MUCH SO I RAN TO MY APT DOOR NOT OPENING IT AND WHISTLED BACK AT THIS MAN AND YELLED STOP THSI YOU CLOWN YOUR JUST A COWARD AND A PUNK WHEN I LOOKED THREW THE KEY HOLE TO SE WHO IT WAS . I SAW IT WAS TEH SAME LARGE MAN WHO CAME BEHIND ME THAT SATURDAY I CALLED THIS TIEM THE COPORATE OFFICE AND THE POLICE . ITS SO SAD TEHAT GOOD TENANATS AND PEOPEL GET SO MISTREATED AND NOTHING IS DONE IM AT A POINT NOW THAT ANY TIME I HEAR A WHISTLE OR SOME MAKE SPITING NIOSES IT AFFECTS ME AND MY NERVES . BUT I AM RESOLVED I WILL NOW FIGHT WITH ALL LEGAL POWER I CAN USE . POLICE , A THOUSNAD CALL IF NEEDED TILL I GET JUSTICE PLEASE IF ANYONE READS THSI MY NAME IS JOSEPH SEND YOUR PRAYERS AND POSITIVE THOUGHST AT ME TO WIN THIS BATTLE AGAINST HARASSMENT.

  4. Christy Says:

    My neighbor flushes the toliet each time I am in bathroom, odd. No matter what time. If I am in for a period of time, he will flush, flush. When I get out of bed at night, he dashed to bathroom flush toliet, I watch TV get out of chair, same thing. He must have some sort of monitor. Everyone thinks I am the crazy one, see a doctor. But I know what is happening to me. I can tell management but I don’t want them to think I am crazy also.
    Saw a case like this on a court television show.

  5. BeenThereDoneThat Says:

    Dear Christy – I know what you mean as I also was in a similar situation. However it turns out – the old woman upstairs over me -who strummed on her guitar strings with her thumb at 1 am to disturb the entire apartment complex courtyard – as you couldn’t determine the source of the noise as it was intermittent but woke you up out of a dead sleep every time – turns out she had dimentia according to the landlord and is now in a nursing home. I determined she was sitting – continuously – on the toilet seat for hours – and waiting – for one flush – to flush back – sort of like a signal of some deranged kind. I was in the process of moving when I found out this news. I was afraid that this weirdo might cause a fire and really needed a keeper (which she really did and now has). So – I believe you and I am sure there are others who do too.

  6. florida daytona area Says:

    I live in Florida and have a mentally unstable women next door.
    I am going to take her to court and sue not only her, (she owns nothing) but the house her father owns.
    I have a strong case, the sgt says….as she has many priors prostitution drugs worthless checks and a few evicts -a real dirt bag…I believe her own DAUGHTER Kicked her out! ha ha ha
    She has made NUMEROUS false complaints against my family including my (working police) dogs and my children , me and my friends all …of course UNFOUNDED and DOCUMENTED and the police say she is “crazy”
    yet because she has some disability they have to “act nice to her face.”
    I even have her 911 calls the actual recordings and boy is she going to get hit with a DEFAMATION lawsuit! Today we finally got a trespass ..on her.
    The next step is court and I continue is to build the case against her and the home owner her FATHER! OH how nice it will be when they have to pay for my ” private nuisance ” damages! ALL the neighbors say she is mentally unstable and they want her OUT of the neighborhood. The house is up for sale and they say it can’t sell quick enough…

  7. ken Says:

    well, my case a little different I live in a highrise and I have a neighbor who goes to management and tells them lie after lie anything from I sell drugs to I have too many visitors (neither are true) and the visitors I do have come by at normal times and areall residents of the same property in all but a very few cases (those cases were buyers from craigslist but that doesn’t happen opften) the problem is these are false claims and I don’t exactly know what to do about it..I live in CT and I guess I could file a harassment claim to get this to stop? but I’m not sure also before I even lived on the floor a woman who lives in another wing of the same floor confronted me and said “we’ll drum you right off of the 15th floor” now why she felt the need? is well beyond me..I’m clean cut respectful and mind my own business..this is crazy and the person complaining to management isn’t even her but prob. someone acting on her behalf or in concert with..how can I end this?

  8. pam Says:

    my neighbor tenants is making our lives a living hell, cussing us out when we r sitting on our steps, or in the backyard, harassing my mom, threathing to beat my mom up, by the way, my mom is a 62yr old woman with artritis in the knees, cant move too quickly. then she have the balls to call the police a few times, she rent the apt, but dont own the house…please advise on a situation like this…thx

  9. Help Says:

    I moved into an apt July 10, 2012. The next morning the next door neighbors accused me of yelling at my children and said people around here will report me if I dont watch out. I went to the office and filied my first complaint. It’s been 4 months and since then I filed over 10 complaints, from the neighbors calling my children and I names to accusing use of stuff we didn’t do. On Sept 11 2012 they called the police twice on false alligations, the second time the officer asked me to write a report and charged them. The next day cps came over did their invesigation and didn’t find anything wrong and I asked CPS what if they keep calling she said she wasn’t coming back. The thing is the apartment says that they are going to take them to court and try to get them evicted. They postponed two court dated. I don’t totally understand, why it is taking so long. I am not the only neighbor they did this to.

  10. Jen Says:

    We r in an upstairs apt our downstairs neighbor pounds on her ceiling or comes up and tells to stop whatever it is we may be doing!!!! We do not scream or play loud music or tv. We have a 2 1/2 yr old boy runs down the hall if we call him or just to his room, he puts on mom and dads shoes and she pounds! I was making cookies using a beater and she pounded! Today I was walking in the kitchen to the dining room and she pounded again, we laugh to loud and again she pounds. Thus is an everyday occurance. We’ve told management from day one and they say they talk to her and now they are saying they are getting there sup involved but that was 4 weeks ago, I’m getting so angry I don’t know what to do at thus point!

  11. SG Says:

    We have this neighbor that just moved in next door two us on the second floor and has constently been making our time at our apartments very uncomfortable. He is a chain smoker and is always on his balcony. Everytime we go outside to leave for work or come home from school he is outside starring at my fiance and I like a hawk. My fiance recently got a motorcycle and has been chaining it underneath the stairs so that no one steals it. My car has already been broken into as well as some other vehicles and therefore store it ther. Since then the nieghbor he has been making complaints about it being chained to the stairs when he freakin lives upstairs and has also made a noise complaint that its too loud. We can not help that the motorcycle is loud its a freakin motorcycle for crying out loud and your in the apartments by the parking lot. The apartment people have been no help. How can we resolve this issue any ideas?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    My downstairs neighbor is a crazy lady with two dogs. She’s probably around 65 years old but looks a lot older from chain smoking. And she’s constantly threatening to beat me up, though I’m less than half her age and she can’t haul her own laundry without dragging it on the floor. She seemed nice enough at first, if you didn’t mind her telling you “whatall” (is that a word?) about your business from her first floor balcony. But her yelling & screaming fights with various male live-ins got old after awhile (and their favorite word was always MF). And putting her dogs out on the balcony at 6AM, as if it were a yard, woke everyone up with the unending barking. Plus, she never picks up after her dogs, so there’s a nasty brown carpet of poop all over the community lawn. Kids play there, lady!
    I’m hoping she leaves when the management raises rents again.

  13. fedupwbs Says:

    So I have been living here for close to 2 years and like 6 months ago they got rid of a lot of people so I have been the one on this side of the apartments and I am only living with another female who is disabled. Anyways this month they moved in someone and on the first night normally you think you the person would be the welcomer but I had no time at all for that from being busy and working and I am a friendly person but since what happened with the other people who lived here I rather not get so close to people because of all the drama that occurs anyways, on the first day I awoke to a LOUD banging on my door as if it was police I don’t hang with my friends anymore and none of them know where I live well I shouted WHO IS it like a thousand times and I opened it and it was this weird guy staring at toward the stairs and he asked if I had a phone and I was like thinking what the hell first I don’t know who you are second I rather not give my phone to a stranger and I don’t know who he is or who he will be calling and I don’t want his friends calling my phone looking for him like a messanger. So I told him that I didn’t have one and there is a pay phone across the street and he just stared at the ground and I was a little frightened and said “oh maybe you can try a different neighbor” and he said ” i am your neighbor ” and I closed my door then you can hear him running up stairs and he is pretty big he shook the whole building and I am not even playing. So like the next day I awoke to STATIC coming through my walls from his place I was like WTF is that I opened my door and he was sitting staring at the tv but there was nothing on it I was like WTF like what is this I know I was wishing for a neighbor but you gave me a mental person like whyyy and it would happen constantly for a whole week and a half until I let the manager know well the manager said that isn’t going to be happening so he told the guy he was giving him a 30 day notice and stuff and then the guy must of told him he won’t do that well he stopped for like a few days but kept doing it on and off and that followed by loud music and women coming over demanding that they get their CUT of drugs that they payed for and men who dont live there standing on the stairs making noise as if they own the place I TOLD MY MANAGER AGAIN AND HE SAID HE WAS GONNA GIVE HIM 30 DAYS AND I WAS LIKE WTF you said before you were and you just are and then HE GAVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE WELL I CALLED THE POLICE and they came out and then they tell the guy i was the one who called them and that he needed to turn down his noise WELL WTF later on he THREATENED me by yelling in front of my window STUFF IN SPANISH and then going in his apartment I overheard one of his friends tellin him beat the shit out that girl and ALSO I overheard him telling this girl that he has heroin and morphine that he would sell her bcus the lady asked him if he had a aspirin and on top of that his sister came to my apartment asking why I called the manager on him and he was standing in back of her LOOKING AT ME all crazy and I wlas like well loud noises But she was tryin to turn it on me and shes like I dont know why you are telling the manager you are scared of my brother and well I couldn’;t say shit to her with this weirdo starin me down she gave me her number as if it was going to help anything I had my mom confront her and told her about the drugs and stuff and she LAUGHED evily and told my mom stay out her brothers business and that he can do whatever the hell he wants to doo and I was like this lady is supposed to be his caregiver bcus he is mentally ill yet she knows of his illegal activities and I have to deal with him hell NOOO so the manager said they gave him his 30 days but thats what they said before I dont know if I should believe them OR what. this past weekend I have had to sleep in the day time do to him being up and I am afraid to call the police cus they never do shit about it and this guy is sneaky and I dont know what him or his street friends are capable of doing I already had my tires slashed by a pocket knife but there is no proof

  14. Baltimore21224 Says:

    I know what you mean, Im going through this right now. It started in June 2013. My house of horrors began.

    I have neighbors who are straight from HELL. My next door neighbor has been volatile and rude to me since the third day I moved in.The woman always curses at me, and acts in a threatening manor,She has gotten nastier and spiteful. All because she does not like my service dog (a chocolate lab) because she pees and poops outside….I clean it up all the time, I have to by ADA law! And because she feels she owns my area and parking spot.

    The scream at me,FOUL language and names yelled at me, THREATS about what I BETTER DO. Every time I walked outside my front door, so did my neighbor, to smoke a cigarette and glare at me while my dog went pee/poop. The precedes to fling the butts over in front of my door and walk back in his apt. I say nothing. He then walks back out to smoke another until I have gone inside. If I go back outside so does he to watch and see what I’m doing. He does not talk or speak but glares at me and I’m very uncomfortable with this. No I did not say anything, since his girlfriend is the one who always curses, yells and threatens me.

    The office does not care, my emails go unanswered, my calls get greeted with anger by the office staff and manager. I pay my rent on time…I just want to live in peace.

    I also want out of here because The beer cans/bottles and other things they throw in front of my door, yes I see it through the peep hole. Then slamming and blaring music starts.

    we are SWARMED with spiders. They are in the tub, sink, both up and downstairs. My house is so clean yet I still see them crawling along my carpet!!! I have been bitten myself several times!!!

    I was NEVER told that the A/C units outside were not strong enough to cool upstairs rooms or I would have never moved here. Only after complaining several times that it’s hot did the maintenance man say “The new a/c units wont cool the entire apt and we would need to go out and purchase window units if we want it cool upstairs”. WHAT!!! I gave away my a/c units when I moved here because this was sold to me as FULL central air/heat!

    Once my lease is up…I’m out of here…hopefully before then…this is a nightmare. Stay away from Harbor Point Estates in Essex, MD.

  15. Is Sacramento Ignoring This? Says:

    I felt much better reading this. I’m living in what’s become a TP community & in the worst way. We have a big, loud, obnoxious man who appears to have an obsession with the movie “The Wizard of Oz”. I’ll get back to you about this, but the worst part is his ugly motorhome. I’m sure he’s had people living in it, but management didn’t care… and we’ve had toilet paper hanging off our dumpster that looks used. There was a pile of toilet paper between his motorhome and the fence. There is a lady at neighborhood watch who seems to care, but I’ve only “met” her in email.

  16. Stephanie Marie Morton Says:

    Baltimore21224 your situation sounds just like mine, with your neighbor! I feel better just knowing someone else has gone through the same thing*!

  17. nelson Says:

    i move in 4 years ago my down stairs neighbor is a seed from the devil he is lonely and have nothing to do with himself all day so when he is in the mood he starts his yelling my name while i’m in the bathroom or going to work in the morning or just acting crazy i think he needs some professional help called the landlord than know how he is all ready i wish i knew before i moved in i would have not move in had a talk with him today and told him to stop it or i’m going to call the police on him all the other times i just ignored him but its getting old after 4 years of it………….

  18. In a so-called luxury apartment Says:

    I have neighbors who I believe is racist living next door to me in my apartment complex and I would like to know how to handle this without getting a criminal record. I have already talked to the front office about these people and she said that it was personal. They constantly watch me and say nasty comments about me when me and my son are in our apartment. You can’t help but to hear these bigots. I have never said anything to these dumb asses and it seems like everyday like clock work, they are watching me and my son walk from our car to our apartment and then make nasty comments. I wish they were as bold to my face as they are inside.

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