(Original post by HFerguson)
Incoming wall of texts - cliffnotes at the end.
I moved into a flatshare in London back in September 2012. There was a polish couple resident in the downstairs room, which was converted from the living room.
This couple have been nothing but abusive to me and the other two (English) tenants in the flat throughout the course of the past 9 months.
One room upstairs has now been through three tenants, all of whom have been forced out by this couples disgusting abusive behaviour.
The main perpetrator is the female of the couple; she flies off the handle at any given moment about all manners of complaints - namely noise complaints and sleep disturbances - anything will wake her up, and she gets draconian about it.
She has accused all 3 of us over the past 9 months of being racist and deliberately making noise to upset her, claiming that the disturbances are deliberate and discriminatory based on the fact she's Polish. She once stood outside of my door bitching about me to another flatmate for 20 minutes, whilst I was home no less.
I am terrified of what she might do and living with her for the past 9 months has been horrible and really negatively impacted my quality of life. I feel like I've been abused as I am actually hypervigilant - I find myself getting anxious when I hear certain triggering sounds in the flat.
She has now threatened to go to the police and report our "behaviour" (for which there is a total lack of evidence) as harassment and even a hate crime. She has caused so much distress that one flatmate is moving out and the other had to take 2 weeks of leave from work and went home to live with his parents for 2 weeks. As soon as he returned, **** kicked off again. This is a 36 year old man who had to go back home to his parents.
I am moving out in 4 weeks time.
- live with flatmate
- she has abused me and other flatmates for months
- I feel her behaviour constitutes harassment
- she plays the race card and calls us all racists
- says she will report us for harassment and hate crime (top lol)
- all three of us flatmates have been forced out
I basically want to know if her behaviour consitutes harassment and whether I should go to the police. I am happy to provide more details if need be.