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I just lodged a formal complaint against my guvvy house neighbours…

By Captain RAAF 20 April 2011 65

My special neighbours have started to deconstruct several cars on the front lawn of their house, there are car parts and tools strewn all over the place, along with rubbish etc.

They’ve been doing this kind of thing for years, wrecking the colourbond fence, throwing rubbish into my yard, mobile phones onto my roof, using my driveway to get to and from their caryard parking facility and so on, not to mention their kids, all girls, getting around in just their undies, their cats and dogs wandering into my property to do what cats and dogs do, to cut a long story short, I’ve had enough!

So, I lodged a complaint and will soon receive a letter acknowledging same, with a reference number so I can refer to the departments gross lack of action in future.

I decided that a Blitzkreig approach is best, so I spoke to the elderly couple across the road and they too are submitting a formal complaint.

The question I pose to the RiotACT is, what do you think the Department of Housing will do about it?

What’s Your opinion?


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SidneyReilly 2:08 pm 03 Jan 16

I have been in this situation myself. I bought a house next to a Guvvy place and did not realise it was a guvvy till the older guy who used to live there told me. Poor old guy passed away in trot some right bogans, 9 cars on the front lawn in various states of decomposition, the guy across the road complained to Housing who issued a clean up notice that was ignored. there was a contniual stream of ACTEW and police visiting. Problem was the bogans could not read….. Housing suggested that we move (I jest not) and I had a dummy spit and eventually things got sorted and those residends were moved on to be replaced by some great Kiwis….
Anyway just let me tell you that for those who say “sell up and move” you try selling a house next to a place with 9 cars on the front lawn and 4 males wandering around shouting obscenities at all and sundry….

EvanJames 10:41 am 21 Feb 12

TelecasterLPGTop said :

You haven’t mentioned whether you’ve sat down with them and had a chat about the situation, have you ? Going to the offending neighbour in a calm and friendly manner can have good results.

Oh, FFS. There’s always someone who comes out with this.

Cluetime: ferals, scum, anti-social substance-abusing lunatics and their ilk are not to be reasoned-with and to try will give them a definite target for attention in their substance-addled, bored, violent, welfare-funded lives.

TelecasterLPGTop 9:41 am 21 Feb 12

You haven’t mentioned whether you’ve sat down with them and had a chat about the situation, have you ? Going to the offending neighbour in a calm and friendly manner can have good results. Of course if they’re crazy THEN you go for the throat.

The Antichrist 8:44 pm 06 Sep 11

Captain RAAF said :

Easiest fix is to just burn the house down while no-ones home but no way I’m going to the slammer for these pigs, so it’s got to be done right, utilising the system

It is the easiest way, and it worked a treat in our street. Watch those electric blankets, they can cause all sorts of fire issues ya know !

farnarkler 7:15 pm 06 Sep 11

Capt RAAF I’ve recently finished an 11 month stint at Housing ACT. Oh the stories I could tell.

Your neighbours will get their notice to vacate. If they’re smart they’ll lodge an appeal and get assistance from Northside or Southside Community Services or one or more of the many advocates they have access to. .

The chances of them actually getting turfed out is pretty slim from my experience. Once they get their visit from the RM they might behave for a few weeks then they’ll probably go back to their ways. I’ve seen it happen a hundred times. Oh and you’ll never get to know because the Privacy act stops anyone from Housing ACT telling you anything at all about their tenants.

The one thing you have to remember is; if they do get evicted, the new residents may be worse. Believe me there are families out there that you do NOT want to have as neighbours!!!

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