Harassment complaint against your neighbour

In this blog post, Yash Koshal, from RDVV-Jabalpur, describes how can a person file a harassment complaint against a neighbor.

India is a densely populated country. As a lot of people stay in flats or live in duplex sharing common walls, at times, it happens that maintaining a quite decent relation with your neighbors, you sometimes have arguments with your neighbors on some issues related to your house.

It can be issues of any type. E.g. having a problem regarding sound or late night party etc. Sometimes, matter even gets serious and situation of filing complaint also occurs. Here we will discuss what are the options available for the person being harassed by the neighbors.

Is Calling Police an Option?

Yes, calling a police if your neighbor harasses you is an option to go with. You have the option to call the police by just dialing the police number 100 and police will come to the place mentioned by you in the phone call. They will come to the spot and ask you the problem and then will take the action against them. And, when they will reach the spot you should be having sufficient proof to prove the harassment by neighbors.

  • Harassment Through Nuisance

You may be living in an apartment or in a duplex, often it happens, when you hear loud music sound from the neighbor’s house, you try to ignore that sound for as long as possible but sometimes, such noise may make life difficult. This type of nuisance is defined in Section 268 of the Indian Penal Act.

Section 268 of the Indian Penal Code defines nuisance when the person is guilty of a public nuisance when he does any act which causes injury, danger or annoyance to the public or the people in general who live or occupy the property in the neighborhood.

A common nuisance is not excused on the ground that it causes some convenience or advantage.

If this type of harassment is faced by you from your neighbor then, you can file an application under Section 268 of IPC in the court of magistrate.

Punishment of nuisance is defined in Section 290 of IPC, which is mere Rs. 200 but the court can do much more.

As a matter of fact, calling 100 is most effective as, after a visit or two from the police, such nuisance is likely to stop. In extreme cases, police may even confiscate the instruments that are used to cause nuisance like – loudspeakers or sound boxes, or drones, cameras or such other tools.

Sometimes, police does not intervene despite laws being there as they do not like extra work on their plate or because the other party is very influential. In such cases, you may need to take help of legal experts. We recommend you get in touch with ClikLawyer.com.

  • Harassment Through Mischief

When you live in a duplex, you are sharing a common wall. If your neighbor starts construction in that common wall you do not have the right to stop him from constructing because it is his legal right but if during the construction work your property gets damaged, you can ask him to compensate for the loss suffered by you but if your neighbor refuses to pay you the amount then you can file a case under 

  1. Section 425 of IPC which states that whoever with intent to cause, or knowing that he is likely to cause, wrongful loss or damage to the public or to any person, causes the destruction of any property, or any such change in any property or in the situation thereof as destroys or diminishes its value or utility, or affects it injuriously, commits mischief.
  2. You can file suit for declaration and mandatory injunction in a civil court as well.
  3. You can claim damages in the same suit.
  • Harassment Through Trespass

If you live in an apartment and park your vehicle in the parking allotted to you but you notice someday that the place which has been allotted to you is been occupied by some other person then, you will simply ask the person to vacate the parking space occupied by him but if he/she refuses to do that, after being told or warned many times, will amount to criminal trespass.

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441 of IPC defines Criminal Trespass.

Criminal Trespass

Whoever enters into or upon property in the possession of another with intent to commit an offence or to intimidate, insult or annoy any person in possession of such property, or having lawfully entered into or upon such property, unlawfully remains there with intent thereby to intimidate, insult or annoy any such person, or with intent to commit an offence, is said to commit “Criminal Trespass”.

If this type of harassment is faced by you from your neighbors, you can file an application under Section 441 of IPC in the court of magistrate. And the punishment of criminal trespass has been defined in Section 447 of IPC in which three months imprisonment is mentioned or fine of  500 rupees or with both.

  • Sexual Harassment

There have been a number of cases registered with the police in which the neighbor who was trusted the most and was never expected to commit anything of that kind, committed sexual harassment of various natures such as-

  • Passing lewd comments
  • Staring
  • Intimidation
  • Trespass for causing sexual harassment
  • Even insertion of cameras for the recording of activities in a neighborhood house

If this type of harassment is faced by you from your neighbor, you can file a complaint with the local police. The best way to do this is to call 100 and narrate the problem you are facing. It is important to collect and preserve evidence and then giving the same to the police.


Harassment in India is becoming a very common issue nowadays. There are various types of harassment faced by the people in India through mischief, trespass, nuisance and sexual harassment. There are various laws made keeping in mind the types of harassment. If one wants to get justice then he must follow the laws to get justice.

If you are aware of any other kind of harassment faced by the people in your neighborhood, feel free to mention about it in comments below. Also drop your views regarding how else the case of harassment be tackled. Don’t forget to share the article.


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  1. My downstairs neighbor has problems with us walking. We just walk normally and we don’t even have kids. How can we stop doing that? Is it our fault that they can hear us walk. And I swear we walk like normal people in fact with lesser noise. They call and come to our house at odd hours. What can we do about it.

  2. Hi, I am yuvaraj
    We are facing harassment by our neighbours, They are trying to damage the border fence (which we installed sometime back) by hanging heavy material in the fence.we asked them to remove but they are not ready to remove(intentionally).
    Please suggest how to tackle them.

    Best Regards,

  3. Neighbour has constructed kitchen plateform on common wall between his room & my bedroom. Due to this we are suffering from frequent noise problem when ever they cook something. As i think, construction of kitchen plateform on common wall must not allowed. Pl guide me on relevant law, rule etc under which construction of kitchen plateform in common wall between two flats is not allowed

  4. My father was a retd hdconstable from telanaga and we build a home in Tirupati Ap that is our native place.Aftr retirement my father and mother with elder brother they are staying in native place.The problem which we are facing now is with my neighbours that to she is my own cousin sister, how we are intimidating or harassing or causing us fear for our family. Just for silly things like talkng loud ,laughing ,water drowing wastely from the water tank, and my brother he do a motar vehicle repairs in front of my home shade she blocks the road in front of their home no one has to go from that road.she used to sit along with other members on the road.25 years we stayed in a rented house but we dnt face any of this situations or problems in HYDERABAD.How can we file a complaint against her.She used to discremanate us always. She calls my brother as a labour drunkr or some other unparliamentary language. Even today she given a complaint on my brother in ps that he. is doing mechanic work in front of our home is that she is getting disturbance with the smell or sound while doing the work. Pls suggest any solution for us Once once me an d my brother thought to suicide because of this harrasement plz suggst me

  5. Harassment by neighbour due to heavy noises coming as a result of foot steps, running, thrashing of things on the floor deliberately just to irritate the neighbour in the prime hours is being faced by me.

  6. Hi ,
    Past 6 months we facing a problem with neighbour for burning wood stove. We are affecting from that pollution always. Having small children and old aged peoples who getting hurt easily, facing health issues. We told to police about this issue. They made us compromise, but still the problem is not solved. Please help me !what i need to do.. Where i need to complain about this. Is there any law for this?

  7. Hi, my name is Raghavender Temba I stay with my sister family in erragadda. Here we are i rented house and the owners stay in uppal we are opposing the people who are trespassing and getting inside the building giving some reason they need some leaves instead of one person 3 people are getting inside they are not happy because we questioned them. The neighbour guy scolded my sis threatened us that he will threw her in water tank later their mother she came and she was telling us that we have to remember and allow the people who stay next to us. After few days the tenant who was staying in opposite of our house wantedly started scolding us as her son was one among the three people who trespassed on that day.but one mistake which was happened with us is that the neighbour guy requested the other tenant but we were unaware abt that after fight the other tenant guy told us abt this matter after fight. But they neither told atleast when they were scolding us. Now the opposite tenant aunty started scolding as she want to drag us to fight . Please some one advice how to over come this nor how this can be avoided. We are avoiding our best not to get into any sort of issues.

  8. My neighbours are creating big nussiance by quarrelling n abusing people around their houses.. I was on one sde n to other sde an aunty who lost her husband stays single..

    My neighbours were abusing her with unparlimentary wrds ..wn she goes to her daughters house n comes my noisy neighbour indirectly plays plot n says smethng lke,, still nw wr did u roamed.. Wth whom did u stay wth
    Abuses wth dat kind of words.. Wt to do nw

    He also SPITS by creating more sound when he sees us.. He intentiinaly does dat
    Do Help me out

  9. i am 59 yrs old female member of a private club in mumbai playing a sport for last 45 years.I am the only female member playing the sport in the morning on the A court
    Some male members and sub commitee members in the dept have been harassing me since last 6 months bullying me ,boycotting me, and ganging up against me since i object to breaking of bye laws in order of play on court and have written several letters to the Hon Secretary and sub committee re the same.
    The subcommittee ganged up with one particular member and suspended me from the dept for speaking up against them, on false charges of cursing,provoking and threatening that i would approach a womens cell.
    The Managing committee members are very powerful in the club and support this plot to teach me a lesson.
    Didnt know who i could turn to
    please help

  10. We are staying in Mumbai at Chirabazar. Our issue that we are facing lot of problem from neighbors. They have habit of sleeping late night eating food late night and due to sleeping late night there children’s also sleep late night. Our house is just 200 sqft out of which after house goes for kitchen and wash room and the remains half is used for watching TV, studied of two children, sleeping and other personal office work. Due there bad habits we are facing lot of problem like making lot of noise outside passage by playing in uncultured way, most important playing till late night , due to which we get disturbed in sleeping, there house door and our door is 24inches away. They talk loudly which can be heard in our house, being maharastrian they eat lot of fish which they start frying at 11.45pm or so. Due to which lot of smell goes till she finishes frying. Few days back their home senior members started playing carrom board at 11.45 pm which creating noise and was disturbing us in our sleep. After lot of patience finally we decided that we should inform the police and get this problem cleared. We reached police station and police chief said I will send two constables and will try to explain them but it was simple talk given by cops and they went away. But now they are disturbing to n different manner by making sound of TV with high volume beaching about us with other neighbors and trying to instigate us. Please inform how and what way we can solve this issue.

    • Try sending them a legal notice and if they again continues then file a formal complaint with the police. If does not work then approaching the court seems to be the only viable option.

      Mohit Garg
      [email protected]

    • Same here brother, I live in New Delhi I am having this similar type of issue with my neighbour who are tenants they starts cooking around 11:45 and they talk loudly, laughing, singing in ugly voices. I have told them politely not to do this but they are still making these noises. Once they were drinking in their home around 2:30 AM talking and laughing aloud. This night they starting making noise around 11:30 and continued till around 1:30.
      I can’t sleep because of them. Its enoung, now I am going to call police today.

  11. Dear Ma’am / Sir,
    We have living in this so called posh society of Kolkata for more than 2 years and since day one this family of goons( includes one year old to senior citizens) has been harassing us.They have bugged the area to hear our calls and conversations.They sit with doors open to track our movements and create nuisance. The men of the family are goons and like staring.The females of the family too are not far behind and like barging in our house. Multiple complains have been made by us but all in vain as the bunch is very notorious and expert at lying and as our senior citizens they cook up stories and create evidence. They threaten us that they are owners,it’s their city and police is in their pockets.

  12. Hi, I am facing issue with my neighbor, howere I stay in a rented apartment and I just wanted to park my car in front of my building but the neighbor has blocked the road with material obstruction on the road, and when I asked her remove it, she started abusing, may I know how can I proceed legally with this concern regarding the road blockage and for using abusive words….

  13. Hi, in my apartment I am facing the problm of two ladies who unnecessary fighting with me because of children’s small fights on playground both of them are making a big issue of this thing my child and not accepting thier childs misbehavior Or fights. They always blaming to my child only. Pls help out me.

  14. Actually I am facing too much problem with the children living infront of our home daily evening time children are throwing stones on our home roof every time I warn and again one the next day they Will do the same they shout like anything play with stones and they hit the stones to walls From out side which creates a lot of disturbances in this case can I go raise a complaint against them I do understand they are children but shouting like anything and throwing stones is creating frustration please any one help me so that I can take further step

  15. Hi.. my mother lives alone.. person staying in the opposite house owns 3 houses in the same bldg, he and his sons and daughter in laws and their kids live in other rooms. Their kids play in the vicinity ..but at one point of time they create a lot of noise and nuisance late in the night.. the grandfather encourages them to make more noise to haress my mother.. my mother is A high BP patinet…if we try to tell them they tell and abuse my mom. Can we do anything about it.

  16. We are a family of husband, wife and a school going son.

    There is a neighbour (a woman) who has left her husband’s house and resides with her brother and seems very unhappy with her life so she’s after us constantly psyching us. She gets the courage to do this as her brother is a supposed goon. She has been doing this for more than 2 years now. They get idliwalas, bhangarwalas to make noise outside my house and after that support them to go ahead and continue. Then he stands and mocks at us.

    Recently on 13th Jan 2020, she even went to the extent interfering in our family feud by siding with my brother a US citizen for by making him sit in her house early morning and then they corner me when I was taking my son for his exam. I have a CCTV clipping in support of this. Earlier on 06th January 2020 she tipped my brother who came to have aface-off with me. All this is on CCTV.

    As the brother-sister duo are making our lives miserable, please advise what we need to do.

  17. Dear sir/mam
    I am a 27 yrs old female doctor. Me and my mom live in a 4 storey house where we own 1 floor. The ground floor is for parking. Our neighbours have been creating nuisance by always nitpicking whenever we go out of the house and makes such a situation that we have to fight. They have an elder mother who always keeps on nitpicking and their sons intentionally let their mother go forward for creating trouble. We have a common entrance with parking gate. Now to create trouble they have given the keys to someone on the basis that they are allowing someone to park in their space. As me and my mother live alone , we want safety so requested that they dont give the keys to someone else and we dont have any problem with them letting their parking to someone else but they refused. That guy even comes to park even at 11-12 at night and i dont feel safe. When we asked that guy to give us the keys they said that this is my house and i am like the neighbours son with full atitude. Our neighbours now are abusing us by saying that whenever some family comes to see me for arranged marriage they will interfere and say that i am a nuisance and create a chaos in your house if you take the rishta and started abusing us with galis. I know they have the right to give keys to anyone but thats the shared gate and we want safety with us 2 women living alone. Can any legal procedure be taken in this case?

  18. Hi
    I owned two bed flat in Nadiad Gujarat State since 1992, as per title deed we share ground floor, Staircase , tarace etc. with former owner of block and two another owner of top floor flatt ,
    since nearly one year former owner has blocked of excess to ground floor and tarrace. we try to talk to them they are not willing to listen, What help i can get from local municipality ? or if we get rid of locks and gate
    what would be repruction?

  19. Dear Ma’am / Sir,
    We have been living on rent in this “posh” society in Kolkata. And we have faced continuous harrassment from the so called “respected senior citizen group” who are flat owners.Their own kids our age I sure would have given “appropriately answered” them back for their harrassing abusive behavior .Why do these people think that living on rent means we have to take this harassment and not react.Specifically Kolkata had the worst bullying senior citizens and owning a house has made it worse. WHY harass the neighbors.WHY FORCE US TO RELOCATE OR KEEP OUR KIDS LOCKED UP????

  20. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I Mr.Shashidhar Kumar (43 years) working in Private firm. I stay with my mother (old and sick) and brother (software profession) and his wife (housewife). Our neighbour causing nuisance by urinating their dog in the road (12ft) just opposite to our entrance. Our both main entrances are just 3 feet distance. Smell nuisance is causing when wind blows due to which health problems are causing and flies and mosquitoes developing. We even flushes the urinating area with disinfectant liquids (Dettol, phenyl etc.,) in front of them to get some knowledge to them. Even though they perform say for the past 5 months, and also their perform group gathering daily by they sons (3 members) with their friend and make nuisance with illicit languages focusing into our house in front of the house, due to which we are losing privacy in the house (especially to our ladies). Earlier on argue with them they beat me with their friends a complaint has been registered in the nearby police station and abuse with low caste community (SC-Mala) (a pity case has been registered (on 24.10.2014) on complaint to higher authority by local PS (Musheerabad, Hyderabad, TS), and neglecting caste community abuse case, since as they are influence with TDP/TRS political background (T.Shanker Mudiraj – Ramnagar Division), the local police will listen to their version only. As their are mostly suitable to file case against them is rowdy sheeters. As his fathers (S.Gopi & S.Laxman) encourages their sons to fight and beat or even kill us, and tells them by paying sufficient amount to police they can neutralise the cases. Kindly help & advise me how to deal with the situation legally(permanently).

  21. How can I get legal help against black magic done by the neighbours who are obsessed with buying my flat. They have been doing spells on my flat for 1.5 years and are now doing black magic on my food brought in by Swiggy delivery.
    The woman Aarthi SS works in Infosys and has been obsessed with my flat since she moved into the adjacent flat in 2017. She and her family repeatedly asked my Mum and me to sell the flat to them despite our outright refusals. I had reported her to the police last year in December when I saw her black magic stuff in our postbox. She, her husband Balasubramanian and daughter ran away like rats at the mention of police and slunked back after the police had left. Her old parents Subramanian and Kanthimathi too are actively involved in black magic. I have a good mind to report them to the district collector and city police chief with a copy to her HR department in Infosys, but not sure how something like black magic can be proved, despite all the packets of ash and chilles and lemons and sigils and spell water they have been leaving outside the flat and in the postbox and my car. I would appreciate any legal advise.

    • Can anyone help us on this, i and my family suffering from Black magic of our neighbours. They are continuously throwing things from upper floor on our balcony, one day we found Burnt Bread on our balcony, from this type of things we thought of having temporary structure of Shed to be place from common wall, now they are insisting us to remove the shed Pls help us we are going lot of Trauma and harassment.

  22. Dear Nation,
    We all are equal as per Indian Law and Constitution. Like the way, we pray every morning and students in their respective classrooms for implementing and enhancing to be in a righteous path of their life.
    Irrespective of everyone’s situation we are committed to being together in a united way. I wish people to be more literate not only in terms of the degrees they hold but with the experiences they gain in their daily life.

  23. My neighbors are mentally disturbed even though we are not sharing a common wall still he is having problem with us, my flat is next to lift so I open the lift little bit lift noise comes from lift
    They are sleeping at 9.00pm so they get disturbed by us. Small kids are in my home so can I make them silent. At 8.00pm . My neighbor hurt my 3yrs daughter while opening a lift. All though taking her hospital or informing parents he run away from there and then fighting came to fight with so please let me wht I should do against her

  24. What to do ? My neighbor burns garbage daily two times. Smoke from that can damage my lung and respiratory system. Suggest me what should I do?
    They have “laagvag” and “pehchan” in police department.



  27. Hello sir/mam,
    My parents stay in Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu). Over the past four to five years, there has been harrasment towards my mom by the neighbours as she mostly keeps to herself. Last one year it has gone to peaks as two of my neighbours started bad mouthing about my mom to other neighbours. They started banging their doors, making huge sounds whenever they see my mom. This is not just one or two neighbours. People from 6-7 different houses are doing this. She is very much frustrated and I’m not sure what to do as it is very difficult to gather evidence against them. Any kind of help would be great! Thanks

  28. Sir/Madam I am going through a lot of distress because of my neighbours. There are a couple of tenents who are using the bathroom which almost opens into my yard, they are indecent people who openly use toilets irrespective of women presence in the yard. They act as if it is their right to use. Their bathroom is in the balcony and it is open to our view. Pls help. Is there a way we can ask them to build a wall. Pls help

  29. I stay in apartment in hyderabad.. There is a drainage problem in the upstairs house bathroom. from where the water is leaking into our house I informed regarding this.. They are telling that this is builder problem please wait for some months when we have money and time we will solve this issue please give me suggestions

  30. I stay in Delhi in flat, since one two months we are facing this issue our neighbours are always drunk and they do bad things in front of us and they abuse a lot to us. There are two brothers and both do the same and now they started one more thing they used to change there clothes in front of our gate and that is very horrible. What should we do?

  31. There is person banu prakesh he has no respect and harresement on the filed the files were there is no respect in the office were he will work and face the issues in Further and loyatly should be cased as the section 208 then file need to moved telling about me to others in bad way well he has show to peel to face the problems doing the harresment with court and need to how to behave with people local people are the uneducated broots were they will face in life

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  32. My neighbor’s tenant bought a new AC and instead of putting a pipe at the drip area he has left it open, so all the water reached our doorstep. And when complaint about the same he has only one reply ki yeh area humaare makaan maalik ka hai or ya yeh road tumhari nhi hai so yaha pe kuch bhi Kar sakte hai hum.
    We have asked them like at least ten times but still no action has been taken. Also Everytime the request turns into a fight.
    Can I legally take any action against them.

  33. My neighborhood constantly harassment my family using common wall, they creates noise through common wall, throwing heavy materials on common wall, breaks our sleep due to their rude nature they cant hear, what we can take legal actions on them, how we stop them?

  34. Dear victims of all parts of India.
    Please read this true happening it’s fact not fiction.
    2010 we purchased 4bighas of land at Barasat Baikantapur. 2nd plot from highway.
    Harassment comes in different shapes and sizes according to the financial involvement.
    This property was purchased after checking the dimensions.
    The saler called all parties and told them to leave the land they were cultivating and had incoached on, they all agreed in our presence. The demarcation was put down.
    These demarcation were moved by night causing us to do another survay
    After five survays.
    We came to the conclusion that this same saler along with some land syndicate police grampanchyate and other anti-social from neighbouring plots had grouped together to make us leave our property.
    Harassment and stress is different DISTRESS causes DEATH.
    We have the porch and land deeds pay both taxes land and grampanchyate tax with plot nos registered in electronic media.
    These people are politically motivated and connected.
    They have intimidated trespassed and incoached on our privacy in more ways than one.
    Our trees are being destroyed the goats on our farm poisoned the vegetation destroyed and sprayed with chemicals.
    We have 47 gauva trees fruit bearing 2oo banana trees. 12 coconut trees they have killed. They pretend to chase thieves at night when there are the thieves who come in brazenly to steal our produce.
    We have caught the several times in side our cultivation after having a boundary wall.
    All our fruit trees and fruit is damaged
    Jackfruit are dug and mercury on plastic rope is pushed inside with the very intention to kill.
    We can’t eat anything from our cultivation thereby they can have it all.
    They are an endangerment to LIFE.
    I have floated a group Anglo Indian world property owners which they have compromised.
    I have kept video records from 2010 till date. 350 papaya all flattened to the ground. This year one cutting all my trees including 40 odd plum trees.
    To crown all this we have an illegal cement godown switching labels of cement and adding mud to the content.
    These cement bags find their way into GOVT projects and endangers life. Then what is the value of our life to them. The sides of our HIGHWAY is dug out now they have started with our land the 100 day Labour is used and alcohol is given as an incentive with a sumptuous dinner for each Labour while the taxpayers money goes to these criminals.
    My wife Beverly and self are under treatment.
    She has acquired glocoma and I have deprived liver disorder. While they are breaking my boundary to make and sell houses to increase income for the party club police touts and neighbours who are all relatives of the same group who are actively involved in politics and have family in our Amdanga thana.
    The club and grampanchyate means the political party has incoached and taken possession of our pump shelter. They have put a ceiling and stolen filling from the back of my godown to raise up the insides of the shelter. They are trying to present it as a domestic house with their gov’t contracts. B.D.O. B.LL.R.O.

  35. My parents live in an apartment in Trichy. A neighbor in the top floor just below terrace, inspite of having 2 bathrooms in their house, their family members use the terrace’s common tap for tooth brushing, washing clothes, taking bath. Both the male & female, take bath in half dressed manner, which is disgusting & uncomfortable for others to enter terrace. What is the legal way to stop tis?

    Also we already complained to them this is wrong. But they are not ready to admit/correct themselves. Instead got angry that we are asking against them, & a guy in that family threatens my dad that he ll hook my dad to police in any sensitive case. So what can be done to legal protective measures?

  36. Hi,
    I am leaving in badarpur, few months ago one neighbour came to live in front of my house, since that day I have noticed that garbage has been thrown in front of my house and my roof. I have asked not do so to his wife, then that lady started abusive language. I have just stopped to have any word to her. Few days ago my wife also asked her not to do so and complaint to her husband, then that lady started abusing to my wife. Please let me know what we can do in this case as there is no such visual or audio evidence….

  37. I am facing harrasment from my neighbour. He always used to park his vehicle in front of my main gate. On pointing out the mischief, he rudely behaves telling that “Rasta Tumhare Bap Ka Nahi Hai”. Once he jumped into my building Terrace from his terrace and broke my Dish TV Camera. On asking to him, he defended himself, I have not done any damages. My wife used to clean courtyard of my building everyday in the morning. Sameway his wife also cleans his courtyard. However, he stops my wife cleaning the courtyard because it makes him uncomfortable but not his wife. There is a common wall between two buildings of us. He has broken portion of his side wall making the room more spacious. While painting inside my home, he stopped me saying that his side wall is getting damage, when there was no damage on my side. He used to gather some notorious children in front of my home and creates nuisance of multiple voices. On asking, he rudely behaves saying that they are the sons of God and it is sin to stop them. He so many times presurised me to invest in a chit fund of his scheme. On denying, he abuses me that I have no good relations with my neighbours.

  38. I am staying in a flat and the family staying in the above floor and create lot of noise by running around, using skating, bouncing ball, moving furniture, etc. It’s not something that happens once in while, but constantly all the day. Do we have a law that can help in India??

  39. An old woman and her ill husband lives in the fall above us.. she constantly leaves the tap open and does not get waterproofing done on her floor. The water keeps dropping in our house. It has worsened since yesterday. The kitchen ceiling is on the verge of collapsing. We are scared to enter the kitchen. The old woman’s daughter lives in the US and has 10Crore property there but they are not getting waterproofing done. It’s causing us problem. Please help us!!

  40. Hey,am DEEPAK
    Actually। live in Gorakhpur in up..
    I have a problem of my neighbor..
    They always make noise and ..using dj at late night and …calling friends ..by them I facing a lot of problem …I can’t sleep at night..so many times I told them but they didn’t stop making noise…should I complained..

  41. Which ipc sec : If neighbor being sectetary tresspasses our door only in shorts?? Also threatens us in lobby ??? He is trying to harass us of filing false attrocity case ??? Threatening of disrupting my close relative??? threatening us that we are not caring our mother how does it matter to them when they are waiting for her death, many times we here them asking each other when will she die???? Above floor people have damaged our ceiling plaster is gone, as it was getting damp when they wash their balcony thou informed severally they have ignored past three years now??? Above flat keeps banging some thing or the other on their floor big noise hurts my old mother aged 83 my sister age 55 me aged 53???

  42. Hi i am cheryl from pune
    I stay in katepuram
    My owner he always torture us ..bcoz we have a pet dog and he tries to play with small childrens but those kids they get scared and they shout …so my owner he abuses us and he tortures my father publicly..and i will like to share u todays incident
    My owner he was yelling on top of his voice to my father so i said him ..that we will be leaving this place and no one will come here so he got angry and he abused me he..said me ki tre kaan ke niche bajaauga..and he also came to beat me..but my father stopped him and he abused me publicy and he said i will shoot ur dog…is this the way to speak with a girl…what do he think of himself…i we stay in a rent..it doesnt mean ki hum unke naukar hai..usko hum paise b dete hai…plzzz i request u to take a action against this thing…and this type of characterless ppl must b hanged to death…

  43. No one will help….even police will not consider these problems…..but there is a best sollution….all such people …we should make a group and altogether we can solve every persons problem one by one ….giving a lesson to our neighbours

  44. My wife and daughter is staying in jalpaiguri in a flat and I am doing a job in a private company in Bidhannagar near Phansidewa. DT- Darjeeling.
    My neighbors are creating plenty of problems intentionally to my family leave the flat and indirectly forcing to leave. In this connection I am helpless because I am staying in another place , doing a private job. I have taken flat under finance from DHFL. So my head is covered with Home Loan. I am financialy not so sound that I can go for legal court help. I am mentally depressed due to this problem , Some time I am thinking I should burn the flat to destroy the whole flat with everything.
    Can any body suggest me in this regard.
    Thank you.

  45. I am a senior citizen and a widow. my neighbour woman manhandled me today because I told her sons to stop hitting our door with cricket balls. They have been doing that for a year now and never listened to my requests. Today she hit me in the chest and pushed me back and i almost fell down. the police came and just politely told that criminal woman to tell her sons to not play in the passage. Nothing else was done about the manhandling. The crime went unpunished. what is to be done? I live in Court more, Asansol

  46. Sir jitna women’s protection important he kya men’s ke liye v utna hi protection jaruri nhi agar mahilaye mardo dwara pidit he to kya mard mahilao dwara pidit nahi. Sir baat he hamare Desh me equality ka darja dene ki kisi ek tarfa hone ki nahi. Lekin hamare Desh me fir aesa bhedvao kyu kyu mahilao ko hi Sara Adhikar dia he kyu mardo ko nahi kya wo Insan nahi. Kya purush mahila Barabar nahi. Mahilao ka power sarkar ne itna badha dia ki purusho ki koi sunta hi nahi chahe wah Kitna v sach bole sach khte khte mar jaye mit jaye par nahi women’s power jindabad uske agey kisi ki sacchae v nahi chalti har sach dabke rah jata he. Or jhut Jeet jata he kyu women’s power iske jariye koi v mahila kisi pe v jhuta arop laga deti he or police police ko sab jankari hone k bawujud v police ulta ek sacche Insan ko dhamkata he ku, ku ki mahila ka case strong, agar wo kisi pe aesehi jhuta arop v laga de ki is purush ne mujhe galat najar se dekha to wo v strong ho jata he or wo Insan fas jata he uske pariwar k log Shanti se rah ni sakte hamesa darkar rahna padta he kahi fir se hamare bete,pita,bhae,pati par koi mahila jhuta arop lagakar fasa na de or police police to sab jante huye v ush Insan ko uske Parivar ko ye paramarsh deta he ki is lady se dur rahna darkar rahna Varna ye tumhe or kisi bade case me fasa degi or tum kuch ni kar paoge ku ki ye aurat he or tum mard, or ajkal aurto ka power jyada he jab police hi aesa kah deti he sab samjhte huye v to fir mard log bete Janam dene wala ghar kaha jaye, kese Shanti se ek swatarnt Desh ki Shanti samaj me rhega beton ko Janam dene wala ghar, kese Shanti se rahegi ek bete ko Janam dene wali maa, kese sir utha k chalegi ek bhae ki behen, kese izzat se rahegi ek pati ki patni or kese mahol me badi hogi ek pita ki beti. In sabko dar k jina hoga ku kuki ek galat mahila women’s power ka galat istemal krke acche logo ko jhute aropo me fasa Sakti he or police sab jante samjhte huye v dekhte rah jati he kuch ni kar pati. police to ulta ladko or uske pariwar ko dosh deti he Bina kisi investigation k or baad me pyar se ladke or uske pariwar ko samajhati he ki aplog isse dur rahe ku ki ye mahila danger he ye future me apko or buri tarah se jhute case me fasa Sakti he kuuuuuuuuu aesa he hamare Desh ka Kanoon ku, barabari ka haq do sabko aurto ko v or mardo ko v. Mene ye baat az isliye kahi ku ki me khud pareshan ho chuki hu in Sabse gharelu hinsa k Karan bar bar mere pati par galat arop lagaya jata he mere choti si 4 or 5 saal ki bacchio ko angan me khelte waqt atey jatey huye dhamkaya jata he galat word bola jata he jo ki sahan nahi hota meri choti si bacchio ko gandi baat khke dhamkaya jata he Lekin ush aurot ko kuch ni kah Sakti, ku nahi kah Sakti ku ki agar me kuch kahungi to wo mere pati par jhuta arop lagakar case kar degi unhe arrest karayegi unhe jale bhijwayegi in sab dhamkio k Karan kuch ni kar sakti. Police k paas v iska koi upae nahi wo Hume chup rhne or indirectly or directly darkar rahne ko kahte he ab me kya karu aaplog hi batao mujhe aese darkar ni Rahna or na hi Apne pariwar ko darkar jeeta hua dekh Sakti hu ab aap hi koi sujhao de aap hi rasta dikhaye.

  47. Hi,
    My name is Anthony. We are facing this problem from almost 6 months now. But dont have a proper solution to this problem. Please advise.
    There is a newly constructed building come up in front our society building. There are these new residents those who have come to stay here and have total of around 45 to 48 families of the same community. Because of their numbers they gather around in their society compound, which is facing our building and create a lot of commotion by speaking loudly, laughing, yelling, children playing and sometimes even two wheelers creating a loud sound when they enter into their compound. This all happens after 11 PM till 1 AM in the morning. And weekends there are some boys of these families who sit and chit chat till 4 to 5 AM.
    Please advise. What kind of action can we take against these new residents of another society. Who also happens to be associated to a powerful politician.

  48. I m staying in building, the owner has sold out building in 2 parts. My neighbour has almost or can say half of area as her home. Just because of jealousy as they are four sisters and one brother only 2 are married and rest are unmarried and my family i dnt have father only mother and wife. Main thing is my neighbours are jealous and every now and they keep on abusing my mom, we told them we don’t want any fight but they want spoil my career. She gives fake comments that I have touched her, but the fact is I have born in front of her and consider her as sister . Now what step shall I to get rid of this it’s my every day tension when I am at work, what must have happened at home?. Is mom alright? AND MOST IMPORTANT WE HAVE FILED COMPLAINT BUT POLICE ALSO SUPPORTS HER. PLEASE HELP IT’S AN INDEED REQUEST.

  49. Hi, I have issue with my landlord. Last two years she is very bad behaving with me and also told so many bad words to my husband behind me. She is giving thread and insulting me. So if i want to go for justice so what I do

  50. Hi,
    I am Akhil. Actually i want to tell about my neighbors harassment.
    My house is in a village. And we bought 4 cent land from the above mentioned neighbor 13 years ago. First his mentality was ok after few months he tried to harass us. Because of that we build a fence (with hollow bricks) between us with our expenses (south side). Now he trying to damage that. He planted some trees closely to the fense. Now the tree become 8to10 inch width. And it damaged the fence. And the west side they build a septic tank which also touches with the fence boundary and cause a slant and crack in fences. Anytime that can fall down.
    Several times we talked with him but he didn’t mind it.
    What to do? Where we have to give complaint? Who will responsible for the damage? Who will liable for the damge?

  51. Hello sir,

    Our neighbors has built their house enterence on our place and they keep on giving bad words to us everyday they have 2 son and when we go out of our house keep us starring us very badly even if try to build the wall they are not allowing to build our neighbors is an ex army person so keeps on saying i will destroy you all and i will take your house, please give me right solution what can be done in this case it like a mental harressment for all of us in my family

  52. Hello
    My mom booked an apartment and paid a lumpsum in cheque. After long argument with the builder as he did not wanted to give the apartment, he agreed to give a cheque to refund the amount. The cheque bounced and we were in no situation other than go to court.
    This is the turning point of the false allegation & rude words on my Mom, when ever the builder & his lawyer gets a chance. it’s the 2nd time he is creating false complaint.
    1st was a police complaint that my mom created havoc visiting his, yet to be complete apartment, where as she visited the apartment with the lawyer for the purpose of the case.
    2nd he complained against her to the commissioner via his high profile contacts stating odd reasons.
    I am far away from her and desperately looking for help to get her into a safer situation.
    Can anyone help please.

    Thanks for any kind of favor that I could get from you.

  53. Sir.. My neighbour is a pan masala chewer and keeps spitsing on my door, throwing dust in door and say bad words when you confide to them….
    kindly help me.

  54. Hi

    My old parents stay in my old village away from me. Their neighbors are harassing them by throwing some seeds like substance daily on roof. Their intention may be pushing my parents out to leave the property so that they can buy and increase their territory. My mother raised issue but they all together suppressed her. I installed CCTV cameras on my roof but that not succeed to catch red handed because of very small size of particles thrown. Due to all this, my mother is under severe mental agony and depressed. Please guide me how to solve this issue and take out my parents from this mental harassment.

  55. Hi! I am Lisa,

    I stay in a small villa my own my mum dad put it in my name all documents are in my name. my aunt has taken 80cms of the property but yet fights and puts false allegation that i fight. last week i raised up the wall with 2 bricks as her workers come and peep so her daughter came and just damaged the wall i built it again they both abused me my mum my hubby and my kids calling us gattis , beggars and so on. she lives alone but when she has to fight 3rd daugher in law comes. I had filed a cmplaint in 2016 against her in the PS. because of that days fight she and her daughter in law says we shall file a senior citizen case against u you and your hubby. my hubby was quite didnt say a word. can she register a case. I have recorded that i am putting up the bricks which she damaged. can she file and will they accept false allegations.

  56. Hi brother can u pls give solution to my problem
    As in front of our house the neighbour parked car against his house, but that’s blocking way of people with car in street and he comes to us and ask us to remove plant from our house which hardly take any space and his car takes huge space, can u suggest me the best action against him ASAP because with those plant my father has asthama and they hardly take any space may be 2-3 inches those plants take space but that car take huge space and he is never ever in mood of compromising tell me what to do

  57. I am writing to respectfully bring to your attention that the Managing Committee of an unregistered housing association, are reluctant to register the complex with the Registrar of Coop Housing Societies for various reasons, some of which are as follows:
    1. There are a total of 45 flats and half of them are unoccupied.
    2. Most of the members are absentee landlords who invested in the flats and left them closed for many years. They do not reside in Goa and do not attend any meetings. They support the managing committee and do not object to any inappropriate practices existing in the housing complex.
    3. Some members own commercial units in the complex but do not pay maintenance for the same.
    4. Some members own more than one flat.
    5. Some member’s claim that the builder “gave them” covered parking and they have resorted to enclosing the parking area for themselves – without it appears proper licenses.
    6. There is one member who has been a permanent committee member since the apartments were built and continues to dominate every meeting.
    7. It appears that the same members of the Managing Committee continue to select among themselves to be voted every year.
    8. The meetings are attended by less than the two third of the members and matters continue to be actioned by them without due process.
    9. The legal status of the Association is not disclosed and bank information is withheld.

    When the committee was asked why they are reluctant to register as a society, I was informed that the registration process is cumbersome and expensive. Please let me know whether this is true and kindly let me know the detailed process and documents that are required for registration.

    In view of the above, may I request you Sir, to please let me know what recourse to the members have to enforce registration as a Cooperative Housing Society and/or other laws of Goa on the above Association to function as a legal entity with proper status and legitimacy as well as Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association.

    Thank you kindly.

  58. Hi Mam,
    Need assistance one of my case,I have a property in Uttarakhand half portion I have given on rent and rest half is locked.There is 40 house in that colony and now 39 neighbors are against us and our tenants because we have not paid the society( which is not register)charges on time and they have put a incorrect charge against our tenant that they create nuisance in the colony and also there car is not allowed in the colony for parking and also called the police to arrest them.Mental harassment is done by all the neighbors.please suggest a way out.

  59. Hi, one of my female friend is experiencing sexual harassment from an unknown person, she couldn’t handle it and she is hesitant to complain it to her family. What is the best way to handle this. She is getting abused both physically and orally.

  60. Neighbour in upper floor not fixing water leakage Hi, I stay in indore, i-2 M.i.G colony And, own my apartment. The owner who stays on the floor above mine is having a water leakage problem. The water is dripping faster for last 5 yrs they just always nomal fixed as a temprerory now from the wall which is attached to his bathroom floor. He had made some fixes earlier, but it hasn’t stopped the leakage. Now there’s continuous drip and water is entering the electric connections and holders. It is causing high risks to my family, like slipping in bathroom due to wet walls, electric short circuit, lots of my kitxhen furniture damage etc. they are not listening and negotiate . Isn’t this supposed to be a break/fix problem at his home for which he is harassing me since ello sir
    I want to complaint against one person who is aganist and danger from him.He is behaving very rudely and beating us because of his political power he had contacts with polices and he can take call log and they harrising my mom me and my dad. He says we have political power and gundas also are give money and alcohols to poor ladies and man they come and doing nude dance in front of ur gate and start bad wordings and shouting very badly we want to die because of him please help us no one can help us

  61. Hello sir
    I want to complaint against one person who is aganist and danger from him.He is behaving very rudely and beating us because of his money power he had contacts with polices and he can take call log and harrising us very badly we want to die because of him please help us

  62. I recently shifted to this individual house… when we cam some contruction was happening. First I hestiated.. but after few weeks the construction got over.. but now the owner of that house dumping garbagejust next to our house, even though BBMP auto comes for collection he dumps next our small compound… lot of smell and moquitos… we raised the issue to him and cleaned up but again he dumping… how to sop this niusance permamnently…. and the next house is another issue… where till late night they do carpenting work… and dump all their constrution material before our painted compound… even after telling twice they are not at all bothered to listen to our plea… what needs to be please guide .. I know section 268 and 441 but will there be any consequence later

    • Simple build a small temple at that place. Clean everything first and in one night build small temple there. I am sure he will not put trash in front of god….Afterall what God is used for then ?

  63. Omaha Nebraska… My neighbor Sherri Walton is harassing us, stalking us, annoying us, & just a giant pain in the you now what. It started with her son shooting illegal bottle rockets at our house, our dogs and us every year. They did fireworks way past the times and dates legal to light them and would shoot them at our trees and house even. Everything I do she watches, stares or copies me. She has these out of control parties that keep my family up until 5 am with people screaming bloody murder in middle of street all hours and loud music. I have had to call the police. Every time police show up at her house or Humane Society because she abuses her dog, she blames me for it now. Every time I go outside she has to pop up & harass me, scream at me, stare at me, or make me feel unsafe in my own yard. She is about 5 times larger than I am so yes she is intimidating.
    Her son does drugs on her front porch & they may even be selling drugs as much traffic as she has at her house kind of like quick shop . They throw trash, beer cans all over my yard. Honk horns all hours of the night. She also lets her dog poop all over , even in middle of road & don’t clean it up. She went around & told all the other neighbors I called them a racial names when I never did that. I have only said one thing to Sherri and that was to leave me alone and that was last year. I took out a protection order & it was granted & she continued to do the same things, then took out one on me with false claims. I have evidence of the false statements she made. Judge told her she is childish and dropped the order, then she followed out of the court house screaming threats at us and has harassed me every day.
    I have a police paper that says I can go take out a warrant on her & will do that next. She talks/screams so loud I walked down the street to see how far away I could hear her & it’s 2 blocks over I can hear her. Other neighbors don’t like the stuff she does or noise she makes but they are afraid of her & don’t want her to do what she has done to me so they go along with it. Some call police on her but she blames me for that too. She goes to every neighbor she can trying to make up lies & get them mad at us. She obviously has a problem with drugs and alcohol. I think she is crazy too and other people do too.
    She tried to say I’m obsessed with her son who has boobs larger than mine. I think they are obsessed with us. I even put stuff on my porch to try and block them off & we stay in back yard away from her but still can hear her. We had to install security cameras and I have to film myself every time I go outside. I have spoke with Habitat about her as she lives in a habitat house but they refuse to do anything even with the warrant paper from police to take out warrant on her and all the evidence. She even lied in court and said habitat told her personal information about me, which I have on tape that Habitat never said those things to her. Talk about a nut job.

    I am buying my house and shouldn’t have to be afraid to go get my mail, mow my yard, water my yard or take out trash yet I am. She even yelled at my mother one time when she was at my house. Then tried to run over my son. She lied under oath to take out protection order and when in court, just shows the type of person she is. The parties she has, she has in the middle of her driveway and yard and blast music from her car & I can hear it over my tv on full blast plus it keeps us up all night and makes us tired the next day. She has screamed at my dogs to shut up when it was her that gets my dogs to bark with her loud mouth. I am so tired of it and I don’t know what else to do.
    A group of counselors and police officers came to my house one day to talk to me about why the police are being called so much and she took photos of them standing on my porch and she has 8 x 10 color photos of them on my deck and my house. What a complete psychopath stalker. I would move if I could but I can’t right now. I never even did anything to her to deserve all of this nightmare either. Being harassed and bullied every day is getting really old and depressing.

  64. I’m Dr. Ankit Dhami. I live in 2nd floor of apartment. Actually the problem is some noisy harrasemmt by shops beneath our flats. They are carpenter and work till 10 o’clock at night. So disturbing our family. I live with 10 month child. I complain him for 2-3 time but he ignored. Kindly advice me some suggestions.

    • its very wful, i am a hyperacuses patient, you may fix galsses tight to your windows and try to have water filled tank like things between noise making and your sleping area. it will deduct noise.

  65. my mothers upstairs neighbor stomp around all hours of the night police wont help shes 76 years old on oxygen and its affecting her help

    • By just reading comments, I feel so sad mad. Pls try to avoid or shift your mom, at this stage don’t fight or esclate more becoz in your absence they will give more trouble to your mother. For the time being just let it go.

  66. Respected sir/ madam
    pls tell me the solution
    My three neighbours are passing kitchen and bathroom water into my land.Even after requests and complain in panchayat they are not making soak pits in their premices.what should i do? Pls guide

  67. I live in a groudfloor flat.. Our house is having 3floor flat. The top most neighbour always park his car in front of our gate and he has 1bike and 1scooty which he parks in our balcony.I have only one Activa yesterday I didn’t get space to take my vehicle out to go somewhere. There was no space to take out the vehicle after asking them to move their vehicle but they didn’t moved, this always happens.. So I was taking Activa out and it crashed with his no plate of the car his no plate has broken but no damage to car.. He came and abused my mother . iam a 16yr boy I live alone with my mother father is in army not posted here.. We called police to complaint about him.. But police misbehaved with my mother and supported the neighbour.. Now what should I do.. Plzz help me.

  68. Hi, i am a 31year old man living with my wife, son and my mother. i stay on second floor and my neighbor in the ground floor is causing nuisance for me. i had a renovation work done recently and he started to ask me to get the debris removed on the footpath. i asked him to wait for a day, but he got angry and threatened to get the extra construction on my dda house demolised. to that i said that i can also get his extra part demolished by complaining. Then he told me that he would chuck me out of the area as he has contacts. He is a rich person and has a son in Govt bank. I am an finance professional working in a private company. please give me options if he does something as i dont have any relatives in delhi to help

  69. Respected Sir
    I am from Kharar Punjab.
    we have recently built a house in this place . In my neighborhood there is one lady who behave very weirdly .she doesn’t permit the children to play in the street as she don’t like us. she use abusing language against us. sometimes she beats the children of other people to whom she don’t like.
    I have no proof for all that but how i can handle all that in front of me. Is there any legal way to solve this kind of problems as nobody in my neighborhood is ready to speak against her because of her threats . As no one knows when she lift anything and harm others.Kindly suggest Where i can make the complaint against her. she has strong connections in higher authorities and doesn’t like anyone to revolt against her. Please help. i will be very thankful .

  70. I am suffering from my downstair neighbour who is complaining about noise from my house at 11pm to 12 or 1pm. I said I am not doing such sound why you are coming and getting me wake up at mid night? but he is not listeing me and sometimes he comes with police also. So, in such case I am sure that I am not at all guilty so, what action should be taken? Please, guide

  71. Hi my neighborhood person is lighting a wood fueled stove, the entire smoke is coming into our house due to wind, now our eyes are burning, getting caught , smell and getting suffocated sometimes, we have personally informed them our concern several times and requested them to stop the use of wood stove. We are in a concrete city and this smoke is really troubling us and causing health issues. How can I take action ? .

  72. Our neighbor has been stopping us from accessing the building terrace. Also he has locked the terrace and not providing the key when asked. We have been facing several issue from him. He had once filed a false case against my father which got closed by police as no offence. We had also informed the police about the terrace situation but they r referring us to registrar office in municipality. The other flat owner s are not interested in the issue as they have rented out their flats. How can we take care of this situation.

  73. Good article Mam. Thanks.

    However, my issue is slightly different, whereby a resident of our society who is a drunkard, almost every midnight creates nuisance and harassment by breaking upon windshield of cars, uttering abuses. What offences are attracted?

  74. Respected Sir
    My neighbour is spitting in my door, throwing dust in door and say bad words to me and my family…. My neighbour is a lady and I have video recorded all her act .
    What is the solution kindly help me

  75. Sir.. My neighbour is spitting in my door, throwing dust in door and say bad words to me and my family…. My neighbour is a lady and I have video recorded all her act .
    What is the solution kindly help me.

  76. We own a buider floor in gurgaon & really fed up with our neighbours residing on the ground floor. What section is applicable if the neighbour interfares in every day life. Looks for oppourtunities to fight over every thing possible. Threatens other neighbours not to visit our house. Threatens not to have social gatherings. Inserted cameras every where to take note of the activities of other people.

  77. Neighbour is threaten to me that they will file a false complaint against me. As a Govt. employee i am afraid that if complaint will be registered against me then my job can be lost.

  78. Hey, am aditya
    Actually i stay in a society am having problem with my neighbours.. They are spreading roumers about me all over the society telling rubbish things though they are not at all true and before some days they came and started fighting with me by saying that you threw condom in front of my house and all…. ??? they said i will beat you if such things happen again.. Though this is not a crime but i am feeling stressed about it coz i have done nothing…. So is there anything i can do

    • Try sending them a legal notice and if they again continues then file a formal complaint with the police. If does not work then approaching the court seems to be the only viable option.

      Mohit Garg
      [email protected]


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