Harassment From Your Neighbour: Part 9
NFHiB Recommended Products: Managing a nuisance neighbour who is causing ongoing harassment and distress can often be a challenging situation, especially where you may need to acquire evidence covertly and safely.
We have put together our top 5 recommended devices from Fly On The Wall to help you gain the harassment evidence you require in order to provide the much needed proof to authorities, perhaps to initiate or progress formal action further. These devices will assist you to gain the covert evidence you require in instances of harassment from a neighbour. Please be safe and use them wisely.
Lighter DVR Camera (4GB) - This incredibly lifelike product features both voice and colour video recording, internal memory of 4GB & a one touch recording button for up to 4 hours of recording. Priced at only £59.99, this is the perfect accessory to help gather covert evidence of harassment. One Reviewer said "The quality of this camera is excellent, also easy to operate, and playback very clear." - Mike Harding (2010). Buy Now!
Keep your eyes on a nuisance neighbour with these specs - Spy Glasses With Hidden DVR Spy Camera, priced at a great £99.99. Look entirely natural while you take either full colour video, audio recordings (microphone range built-in of up to 2 metres) or image stills at 5MP quality.
Easy connection to PC via USB capability allows you to transfer saved data with ease and the simple 2-button control makes it a breeze to operate these glasses. Buy Now!
Bring a ray of sunshine to the day with the Smiley Badge Hidden DVR Spy Camera that easily clips on (or use supplied suction cup car mounting bracket) at £59.99. Contains a small DVR camera hidden inside. Record up to 6 hours of video in full colour, audio or images (1MP quality) onto a Micro SD card (you'll need to purchase this separately). Connects to a PC via USB for easy transfer. Buy Now!
Wrist wear is most definitely fashionable using the HD Diving Watch DVR Spy Camera (32GB) which allows video and voice recording in a waterproof-to-30-metres watch - priced competitively at £134.99. The battery gives a full 5 hours of use and easy playback via a TV or PC. Buy Now!
The MP3 player has voice recording, colour video capturing and still image capabilities at 1MP quality, giving you a perfect solution for on-the-move covert surveillance and recording. Buy Now!
- Part 1: Harassment From Your Neighbour
- Part 2: Harassment Definitions & Stalking
- Part 3: Harassment and Bullying: Differences
- Part 4: Racial and Sexual Harassment
- Part 5: Legislation & Harassment
- Part 6: PFHA 1997
- Part 7: Other Legislation & Law of Assault
- Part 8: What to do if suffering harassment?
- Part 9: Evidence, Complaining & More Help
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- Forms of Harassment from your Neighbour
- What action you can take about harassment
Collecting evidence of harassment
This is very important and can act as further evidence either to the Police or Courts at a later stage. Keep a factual note of all the incidents that are relevant with their times, places, dates and so on. Describe what happened and how/why it made you feel in a particular way. If you can back up what you're saying in your written records with verbal evidence and that of independent witnesses who can give factual evidence, you need to do so.
You could use the Neighbours From Hell in Britain generic recording form (Word Document) for this purpose.
If you are using recording devices to record instances of verbal harassment for example, make a written note to back up these recordings as soon as you possibly can following the incident. In some cases recordings using audio equipment may not always be admissible evidence, so ask your police or solicitor for information and advice.
Make a complaint
If you are in a workplace setting and being harassed consider using your employers 'whistle blowing policy' or harassment/bullying policies where they exist. Write to a relevant director or head of department to formally complain about the harassment.
Ring your Local Police headquarters and ask for more information, help and advice on how to make/register a formal complaint about harassment, mention the PFHA 1997 if applicable.Always dial 999 if you or people around you are in danger.
It's important that you take more advice before embarking on any of these actions and we would recommend you seek information from a legally qualified professional, the Citizens Advice Bureau or your Local Authority where appropriate.
More Help & Advice?
You can also join the forum board to ask for more help and information - it's very busy and has a lot of good information, we currently have over 32,000 registered members.
Remember: That if you are currently selling your property or plan to in the future all disputes with your neighbour that have been formally reported and/or acted upon need to be declared to potential or actual buyers. If you don't do this, you could be legally challenged or at worst, sued!
When a dispute has been recorded or put down in writing, or where complaints to an authority (council) have been made, then this needs to be informed to any potential buyers of your property. Ask your solicitor for more information about this.
Here are some recent news stories within our news section that are relevant to harassment and bullying:
Pilkington Ordered to Stay Away from Neighbours
Race row neighbour sprayed creosote on door
Pest evicted for harassing OAP's
Farmer jailed for threat to neighbour
Woman's ordeal at hands of neighbour
Former teacher sentenced
This article last revised: 6th July 2003