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What is my neighbour up to?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Steve, 21 May 2013.

  1. Steve

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    Next door there is a young man (22-27) living by himself (he had his girlfriend and young son (i think) living there for some time but after many, many all night rows she moved out taking the son with her).

    Anyway, the rented house has 2 bedrooms. At the back bedroom window, there is a towel taped to the window, leaving only the top opener exposed on the inside. It has been there for several months (that I have noticed).

    Another thing I am suspicious of is that every so often (once a day?) the top window opens and there is a weird sound. It is the sound of two milk bottles clanging together. This happens about every 30-40 seconds for about 10 minutes. He doesn't have milk delivered (just so we're clear!). What could this noise be? I think whatever it is is also behind the blackout "towel". It can also be heard through the party wall in my rear bedroom.

    How often to they inspect rented houses? Do they go in every room? I have had reason to contact their landlord in the past due to his irresponsible behaviour and actions, and also my issues with their delapidated garden boundary.

    Any ideas on the noise?
     
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  3. noseall

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    Obvious - the guy's a vampire and the clinky glass noise is the re-filled vials of blood.

    Landlord inspections will be futile because all he will see is an orderly well kept rental because of the inevitable spell.

    Get yerself tooled up with a mallet and at least four wooden stakes for him and each of his 'brides'.

    Be aware of flying mammals and keep some garlic above yer bed. Keep a crucifix close to your chest.

    Night, night.
     
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    So long as he is not interfering with your lifestyle, (i.e. playing loud music till the dawn breaks, having people traipsing in and out at all hours), or putting you in danger there is not a lot you can do about it. If you think he is doing something illegal then you can inform the police but they will want more evidence than you have posted on here. Everybody is entitled to their privacy and suspicious neighbours can only voice their concerns but, as I said, so long as it doesn't place you in danger or annoy you there is not a lot you can do about it.
     
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  6. It's just Sting picking up his messages :LOL:
     
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    If he was growing cannabis you would hear a constant humming noise. Why don't you just leave him alone?

    Curtain twitches :rolleyes:
     
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    Instant recognition of a dope farm (apart from the pong)
    Clean carpets - apart from the soiled area thats just below the loft hatch :p
    John :)
     
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    Maybe the blokes doing weights?? :!:
     
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    At a guess - home brew. 30 - 40 seconds to fill each pint bottle, then moving the next into place to fill making clinking noises. Bit odd to be every other day though as generally home brew beer is in the bucket for a week or so before bottling - although he could have several batches on the go at a time.

    Does he look permanently hungover? :D
     
  12. Porque223

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    Ask your neighbor what it is.
    I suspect the problem is at your end but to find that out I'd have to ask you a few questions. Actually, a careful reading of your post may have already given me some answers.
     
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    How old are you Steve? Sorry to say this but you come across as a curtain-twitcher. I understand how neighbours can become an obsession (we moved house to get away from the last lot who were violent drug dealers) but getting out more might balance your perspective on life.

    If you fear him so much, why not "accidentally" bump into him in the street and ask him kindly if he'd like a neighbourly drink? You never know what you might learn and who knows, he could become a valued neighbour and friend. Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold, even if it's only for keeping an eye on your house, taking the post in when you're away and watching for thieves stealing your bikes.
     
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    I have often seen makeshift curtains in rented houses, obviously it's easy (and interesting) to envisage all kinds of scenarios. My guess would be he has some kind of exercise machine like Hobhead says that makes the noise.
    Opening the window to cool off would seem logical.
     
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    You've said the magic word.

    Given a nosy neighbor, a good guess is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. . .but given a neighbor with OCD, what pops up is a perfectionism that interferes with completing tasks, and possibly a problem with hoarding.

    It's the #2 disorder of politicians. They want to control everyone.
     
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