DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN he drives by, my aggressive neighbour tries to intimidate me by revving his engine.
He’s 65, and I’m 32.
Last month, we had a barbecue to celebrate my girlfriend’s new job. It was all wrapped up by 9.30pm, but the next day, we got a note through the door saying, “I’ve put in a complaint about your noise last night.”
Even though there was no name, I knew it was our neighbour.
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Later that day, he revved his engine as he drove past me and seriously put me on edge.
He has always had an issue with us. Our car is either parked too close to his, or the mess from our renovations is “out of control”.
What can I do?
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DEIDRE SAYS: You did nothing wrong at your barbecue, as councils can only investigate complaints about noise between the hours of 11pm and 7am.
Invite your neighbour for a tea at a nearby cafe so you can explain you were frightened by his driving, and feel as though things are getting out of hand.
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