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I used to live next door to a pair of elderly naturists, only finding out about their hobby when they bade me a cheerful, saggy 'Hello' while I was 25 feet up a ladder repairing the chimney. Luckily, a bush broke my fall, but the memory of a fat, naked man in an ill-fitting wig will live with me forever.

(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 12:41)
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Our almost new neighbour
So my gf and I are flat hunting atm. We did find this one place that looked amazing:

In our price range.
Near the shops.
Near to work.
Near to my gf's kid's schools.
Near to friends.

Until the estate agent mentioned that the OAP downstairs neighbours had made some noise complaints about the previous tenants.

We decided to see what they had to say. We went round for a chat and they seemed nice. Their complaints about the previous neighbours seemed reasonable (blocking the OAP car in with theirs, destroying the front garden, large motorbike at 6 am. Lots of parties etc.) We,, we thought, we're not going to be like that. Everything started going ahead.

Then we found out about the extent of the OAP's complaints. I don;t konw how but my gf got some copies of police reports about these neighbours.

At their best they had averaged 6 calls a day to the local police station, normaly 3-4. They'd complained so much that they had been threatened with arrest. They weren;t just complaining about the noise when the neighbours where in but were complaining about parties while everyone was at work. Turned out the nice and reasonable OAP's were less than sane and looked for any opportunity to kick up a stink.

Goodbye lovely flat, hello sanity.
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 9:27, 3 replies)
I'd go for it, meself
as apart from the OAPs it's exactly right.

They are already known for making unfounded complaints, so you'd probably get away with a bit of noise as any new complaints would be treated with suspicion!

Also, OAPs don't live forever. Even if they seem healthy now, anything can happen - a fall, a spot of food poisoning, a bad bout of 'flu - to send them downhill fast.

Not that I'd wish any ill fortune on our dear elders, but these problems have a way of sorting themselves out naturally. And winter draws on...
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 9:35, closed)
I forgot to mention my gf's 2 kids both have mild forms of autism
The oldest is bad, if he gets too stressed and paniced he kind of faints, just collapses in a heap and we can;t get him to move. He also loves playing computer games at high volume.
The youngest, when stressed, just gets really upset and has a little tantrum. He's also is a music lover, plays recorder, violin and piano, he wants a saxaphone.

Imaging how'd they react to being harrased by their neighbours.
We decided it wasn't worth it.
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 9:56, closed)
Awww, yeah
I see your point.
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 13:33, closed)

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