I’ve been advised by an attorney to start an online diary about the psychological damage a situation to a neighbour is causing in my life.
So I’ve Been living in the same house for the past 8 years and around 5 years ago or so the basement flat got bought by a guy that at first seemed like a normal person, but unfortunately I was wrong.
Over the years his needs became mandate demands, which for him to leave me alone I’ve had to abide to.
Just to explain, I live in a converted Victorian house with 3 apartments in it.
The basement where he lives, the ground floor where a girl called Hannah lives and I’m in the 1st and 2nd floors.
He keeps insisting he needs access to my apartment due to things he wasn’t to do at his house, or it’s a chimney or a sky antena or whatever.
Those things would be normal if he has the understanding that for someone to allow you where she lives she needs to first want to and second be available and in case for some reason I couldn’t he would start texting and calling nonstop till he got what he wanted.
After doing it for 4 years I’ve made clear that I wouldn’t abide for his wishes anymore and that’s when he’ll broke loose.
In January I went back to South America to spend time with my father who’s ill.
He sent me a 2 pages text saying he needed access on day x to install a sky antena and that if that didn’t happen Sky would only send an engineer after 6 months!
As if sky worked like that sorry, we all know that those appointments are not hard to get + I work in media so I know exactly how it works.
I’ve made clear that I didn’t Know if I would be back in the county so i couldn’t help and that any issues to do with the flat he should talk to the property owner and leave me alone.
That turned into over 60 3 pages text messages and calls trying to force me to open the door when he wanted, I asked many times for him to leave me alone and told him I would call the police, he completely ignored me and carried on pushing and pushing.
I contacted the police and so far have 5 police reports on him.
He ignored all of that and decided to start knocking at my door, I called the police again and they came in straight away, knocked at his door and he pretended to not be in, still he received a warning to leave me alone and so I believed I would finally be in peace.
Last week he decided without consent from me or my landlady to bring his friends to my backyard to celebrate his birthday (?!??!!) even though he’s got his own.
I told him to leave and said I would call the police as is the instruction Officer Busaga from Met Police told me to do.
It took them a week to come and so they did today.
Before I even got to my front door to talk the police he was already screaming and pointing his finger at me accusing me of many things and pretending he’s innocent.
The police asked him to get into his house so we could talk, I explained the situation, showed the text from my landlady saying that he wasn’t allowed in, etc and to be honest I didn’t feel supported by the officers as last time.
The police has copies of all the text messages he sent me in January and February and every other piece of evidence to support this case, still I felt like their back was turned to me.
Afterwards they went down to his house and he was shouting the whole time, and the thing was so loud that I could hear every word he said from the 1st floor of the building.
Lies after lies as I’m sure he has no idea the police has all the texts and that everything he said to them today is exactly the opposite of what the police has in their files.
The level of anger and aggression he expressed towards me was incredibly crazy and I honestly fear for my safety.
I’ve been having panic attacks for a week now and my heart rate won’t go down because I feel threatened.
We are in lockdown here and I feel scared of using my own garden because he’s very well capable of attacking me and if that happens no one will see it.
Especially after today’s demonstration in front of the police…
I feel alone and left here to my own luck and I only wish this crisis didn’t exist so I would be able to move out as planned by the end of this month.