Originally Posted by JudyKayTee
All interesting and very different from US. In the US - and Canada - "anti social" behavior is certainly not acceptable, but it's not illegal unless it becomes dangerous. You can order a person off your property but getting a restraining order usually does little good - they stand on the property line and taunt you if that's the plan - if they live next door.
I personally had a problem some years ago, retained an Attorney, sued the people for an unintentional result of an intentional act (damage to my property, injury to my dogs, I lived in a hostile atmosphere), wording the lawsuit so that their homeowners insurance would be brought in. HO insurance investigated and dropped their insurance based on their proven actions. They couldn't get HO, the mortgage required it, they moved to another location (husband requested a transfer), and I don't know what happened.
I will say that their behavior was extreme. The son got a prison term of 10+ years for his behavior totally unrelated to me involving several underage girls.
Anyway - interesting info and I appreciate you spending the time to post it.
Ouch, sorry you had that kind of problem. No worries, I was subject to antisocial behaviour myself so after a year of liasing with the police and the council (the latter of whom did next to nothing despite it being their responsibility to) I learned a lot about it. Especially when we went to court.
The antisocial behaviour was similar in some ways, our washing hung out
On the line was damaged, hostile atmosphere, ourselves and kittens were threatened but thankfully not done upon . We also had constant harassment, night and day, intimidation and threats of violence- sexual and physical- it was extremely traumatising and I was glad when the man was given a suspended sentence and restraining order.
It's interestign how different these laws are place to place. Right now the Police are being slammed for not dealing with antisocial behaviour enough but sadly, the law doesn't let them and the councils are crap, and other witnesses failing to report the crime makes for no evidence.