It’s 2am. I’m still not asleep despite going to bed at 11pm. I’m too tired to type, so here’s a copy from the email I just sent to environmental health:
At 10:40pm, I went back round as I intended to go to bed at 11:00. He agreed to turn the bass down. Which he did. For 10 minutes.
By 00:10, my walls were shaking. I went round. He was initially indignant, but calmed down. His visitors, however, threatened to burn my house down and “catch me by surprise sometime” and have me “screaming sorry” while I was tied to a tree. His excuse? “Ignore him – we’ve been doing some pills and were just having a moment.” The person who threatened me is the same one who urinated on my back door a few weeks ago.
Half an hour later and the noise was again at a stupid level. I called his father to inform him that I was going to contact yourselves and the police. The police gave me reference number 91 and have said they will come round about 5pm tomorrow… that is, today.
Previous incidences have been minor in recent weeks, though on 2 of the last 3 Wednesday mornings, I was awoken around 2am by loud shouting. A Friday earlier, I couldn’t get to sleep until 1:30am as there was loud arguing. I only nodded off after they all stormed out of the house.
His defense is that *I* woke him up 2 Sundays ago doing DIY. At midday.
I am absolutely at my wit’s end and am *begging* for any help in getting rid of this nuisance. His letting agent doesn’t care two hoots and won’t even speak to me any more and I appreciate that the police have much more serious things to be spending their time dealing with, especially after recent events.
I have absolutely no idea where I can go from here and am seriously considering selling my house and moving out. One neighbour has even offered to let me stay at her house on occasional nights, but it all just seems like it’s up to me to adjust my life to suit him. Surely this can’t be right?
All I want is to be able to come home, sit and read or watch TV and go to sleep without constantly dreading the *thud thud thud* of his stereo starting up and knowing I’m going to have to go through it all again. In addition, I now have threats from a drugged-up lunatic to deal with.
It is now 1:50am and his stereo is *still* thudding through my wall. The volume is tolerable, but it’s constant bass thumping and there is no way I’m going to be able to sleep until it stops. The thing is, every time it does I just sit there waiting for it to start again.
ANYONE. PLEASE. WHAT THE **** CAN I DO?!?!?! Legally, please. And quickly. I’m not kidding when I say I’m at my wit’s end. I was almost in tears of frustration earlier. I don’t want to come home from work because it’ll all just start over again. Why is it so hard to just make someone have some appreciation for others?