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the GARDA how do they work?

Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 8:04am
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dave sierra golf

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Hola one and all     I have very problematic neighbors     have been for over a year now     playing loud music  talking very loud on phones

just standing looking into my property   watching my granddaughters sunbathe      but now things have got out of hand

I wanted to waterproof my solarium roof      so I moved all my outdoor furniture onto my "raised bit of roof"   all of a sudden  the neighbor started throwing my furniture around    (very short wall between us)

a few days later the husband drove very close to my car  (more or less) outside my home   with his window down and making "signs" with his fist    

So I reported this to the GARDA    but have heard nothing since        I now want to build a fence to screen the neighbors off

but what if they   damage my new fence          any advise please     

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 11:40am

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 11:40am

Are they British, what age are they and what age are you?   Did they trespass onto your property and was your furniture damaged?   Sounds like you need other's views on a resolution?

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:09pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:09pm

dave sierra golf wrote on Thu Oct 1, 2020 8:04am:

Hola one and all     I have very problematic neighbors     have been for over a year now     playing loud music  talking very loud on phones

just standing looking into my property   watching my granddaughters sunbathe      but now things have got out of hand...

...

I wanted to waterproof my solarium roof      so I moved all my outdoor furniture onto my "raised bit of roof"   all of a sudden  the neighbor started throwing my furniture around    (very short wall between us)

a few days later the husband drove very close to my car  (more or less) outside my home   with his window down and making "signs" with his fist    

So I reported this to the GARDA    but have heard nothing since        I now want to build a fence to screen the neighbors off

but what if they   damage my new fence          any advise please     

Hi you say you reported this to the Garda did you actually go to the station and fill out a Denunciar?

Without this they can really take no action, unfortunately loud music and voices is a Spanish thing and for the other statements I would suggest you install a camera in a discreet situation covering your property (it is illegal to photograph people in Spain without there consent) 

The Garda are normally very helpful in these situations, and if you have not upset your neighbours in anyway then there should hopefully be no problems.

dave sierra golf

Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 7:37pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 7:37pm

zacdog wrote on Thu Oct 1, 2020 11:40am:

Are they British, what age are they and what age are you?   Did they trespass onto your property and was your furniture damaged?   Sounds like you need other's views on a resolution?

Hola  and thank you very much

Yes they are British   (from Newcastle)    age I would say late 50s    (I am 68 and live alone)   

as for trespass    not sure   her feet would have been on her side of a "stub" wall 

I have reported the throwing of my furniture to the Garda    even have a stamped copy of a report

I intend to go to Torre-Pacheco tomorrow morning about his threats  

dave sierra golf

Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 7:42pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 1, 2020 7:42pm

eduardo3332 wrote on Thu Oct 1, 2020 1:09pm:

Hi you say you reported this to the Garda did you actually go to the station and fill out a Denunciar?

Without this they can really take no action, unfortunately loud music and voices is a Spanish thing and for the other statements I would suggest you install a camera in a discreet situation covering your property (it is illegal to photograph people in Spain without there consent) ...

...

The Garda are normally very helpful in these situations, and if you have not upset your neighbours in anyway then there should hopefully be no problems.

Hola and thank you    as far as I am aware I have not upset them     mind I did put up a screen to shield my grandaughters 

yes I did go to the Garda    in Torre-Pacheco  to report    (denuncia)  on the throwing of my furniture

going back tomorrow to report   his waving a fist at me   and driving very close to me while I was parking     

RichT

Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2020 7:37pm

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Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2020 7:37pm

dave sierra golf wrote on Thu Oct 1, 2020 7:37pm:

Hola  and thank you very much

Yes they are British   (from Newcastle)    age I would say late 50s    (I am 68 and live alone)   

as for trespass    not sure   her feet would have been on her side of a "stub" wall 

I have reported the throwing of my furniture to the Garda    even have a stamped copy of a report

I intend to go to Torre-Pacheco tomorrow morning about his threats  

This is a difficult situation and you have my sympathy. I recall you posting something similar recently, so it is clearly ongoing and concerning for you.

The police are unlikely to be able to do anything unless an actual offence has been committed (being anti-social or un-neighbourly is not the same as breaking a law, unfortunately). They may, however, hopefully, have a strong chat with the neighbour.

Have you told your neighbours that you are upset by their behaviour - althouh the waved fist suggests otherwise, sometimes people don't think of the impact they have on others. As you are older (I hope you don't mind me saying) and live alone, you would probably benefit from some support - could you speak to other neighbours (on the other side to the bad neighbour, or behind) to see if they have similar issues and could support you. Do you know anyone else that knows them from the local area who could influence their behaviour?

You also mention grandchildren - do their parents visit too? - without stereo-typing, a subtle chat from a daughter or daughter-in-law may have more impact than a more pointed one from a son / son-in-law.

If you plan on putting up a fence, it would be natural to tell your neighbour and maybe mention that it's for mutual privacy - they may get a bit of a hint. You could also buy and fit a recording CCTV camera with a motion-sensor, so that if anything happens in future you have evidence.

As per other comments, if you're on an urbanisation with an administrator, you should speak to them. There is commonly clauses deep within contracts about respecting others and the surroundings.

Finally (and very much tongue in cheek) - if all else fails, I'm sure you'll find some burly Brits in your local bar who could 'ave a word'! No-one like bullies!

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