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How to sell when you have bad neighbors?

We have been trying to sell for over a year, our house is marketed cheaply to attract as many viewers as possible. Since we have been trying to sell, a nightmare family have moved in across the street. they park their works van outside our house so it is difficult for viewers to see our house. Their children have no respect, they trample gardens, loiter like mini thugs and the parents seem to condone or even encourage the despicable behaviour. This will be putting viewers off, is it possible to sue if we can't sell due to these neighbors antics? We have bought another property and are struggling to meet payments for two mortgages.

Asked on Feb 22 2011, Safety & Crime in Blackburn | Report content

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  • I would suggest speaking to the police if you feel they are actively carrying out crimes or if its just unsociable behaviour speak your local council.

    Answered on Feb 23 2011, Report content
  • I would also suggest keeping a log and gathering as much evidence as you can of this behaviour. Speak to the parents if you haven't already, ask that the anti-social behaviour stops. Get your local community support officer involved, they can have a word with the parents involved. Parents should stop their children behaving this way, if they are not and it is really becoming a problem, involve social services. It might be the case that this family are already being monitored by social services or the police, usually problem families have caused problems at past addresses. Don't be a victim to this sort of behaviour, fight back and fight back legally. As for suing them for preventing a possible sale, you may need to gather a lot of evidence and explore all other avenues before this is possible. But that is not to say it isn't possible, you obviously need to sell so you need to look at ways to resolve this as soon as possible. I wish you much luck.

    Answered on Feb 23 2011, Report content
  • Have you considered auctions? the sale is unconditional and likely to be to an investor.

    Answered on Feb 25 2011, Report content

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