I'm posting this in the hope that there may be someone reading these forums who knows a bit about the law.
For a couple of years now, I have been the victim of antisocial behaviour from fellow tenants in the housing complex where I live. I have a first-floor flat, and they congregate outside the flat below me talking very loudly and also smoking. Three things make me think that this is antisocial behaviour. First, it's the duration - they're there for hours on end, every single day. Secondly, I've pointed out several equally suitable places they could gather without upsetting me, but they prefer to stay where they are. But most importantly, they know I have severe depression and anxiety and that their noisy behaviour is making me ill, and that their smoking is having a very bad effect on my asthma, but they still do both.
My HA is absolutely useless - I've sent more letters and emails than I can count, but they're not interested.
So I've decided to take civil action against the worst culprits, and as I've little money, I'm going to have to do everything myself.
This is where I need advice from any legally-minded people here. I need case-law to back up my argument, and so I want to know of any cases where someone has been the victim of antisocial behaviour of the kind I'm being subjected to, and has successfully sued the person concerned. I particularly want to know of cases where the victim has been suffering from a mental illness and has argued that the defendant knew of his illness and yet behaved in a manner that was clearly likely to exacerbate that illness.
If I can quote 'A vs B', 'C vs D', etc, in the case I present, I will have a much better chance of succeeding, which is why I will welcome any help people here can give.