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  • Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Get drunk and pass out tonight?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Ear plugs.

    yunki
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    set fire to their house

    Don’t be such a nitpicking xenophobe. Go to a hotel.

    yunki
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    πŸ˜† touchΓ©!

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Hosepipe down their chimney?

    allthepies
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    Rich wrote:

    Hosepipe down their chimney?

    Euphemism ?

    Premier Icon chipster
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    What Yunki said ^. πŸ˜‰

    Suggsey
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    When they come back offer to have their house keys for them while they are away and shut curtains put lights on etc so you can always deactivate such an annoyance in future πŸ˜‰

    amedias
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    Our neighbours next door are away, their smoke alarm started going off last night at about 10pm.

    We did the neighbourly thing and checked as much as we could from outside, eventually called non-emergency Fire Dept. number and they came round, looked through windows used IR camera etc and satisfied it’s just an alarm an no actual fire.

    This now leaves us in the lovely situation of having 2 mains powered smoke alarms going off constantly next door (terraced house) which is becoming a bit tiresome, didn’t sleep well last night πŸ™

    Any ideas for legal solutions?

    Boba Fatt
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    set fire to their house

    Otherwise it’s just a waste of electricity

    amedias
    Member

    When they come back offer to have their house keys for them while they are away and shut curtains put lights on etc so you can always deactivate such an annoyance in future

    Will at least make sure I get some contact details for them in case there is a next time, meanwhile

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    creamegg
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    Call environmental health.

    project
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    Ring them up and say the fire brigade and police are currently smashing down their doors as they believe a drugs farm in the attic may be on fire.

    or as its a terace house some dont have a dividing wall in the atic, climb up then drop down into theirs , and pull the main fuses or start a small fire and then returnm to your house.

    amedias
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    Call environmental health.

    We have, bank holiday + noise source being inside = no action at the moment

    Ring them up and say the fire brigade and police are currently smashing down their doors as they believe a drugs farm in the attic may be on fire.
    or as its a terace house some dont have a dividing wall in the atic, climb up then drop down into theirs , and pull the main fuses or start a small fire and then returnm to your house.

    Don’t have their number or I would have already called them last night!

    Both our lofts are converted do no go on that one…

    cranberry
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    I guess that you are going to have to smash their back door in then – you might find it enjoyable when the moment comes.

    m0rk
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    facebook search, see if they left a key with a neighbour / friend

    jimmy748
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    Hire a lock smith and give them the bill when they return

    amedias
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    facebook search, see if they left a key with a neighbour / friend

    tried that πŸ™
    and none of the other neighbours have contact details either.

    Hire a lock smith and give them the bill when they return

    have thought about that but I doubt any locksmith would agree to do it would they if it’s not my house?

    jota180
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    but I doubt any locksmith would agree to do it would they if it’s not my house?

    Your doubts are well founded

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Facebook some of their relatives

    Explain the situation I’m sure someone will have a key ?

    amedias
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    still going πŸ™

    creamegg
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    We have, bank holiday + noise source being inside = no action at the moment

    Id be surprised if they didnt have someone on call, and it being inside is irrelevant as they can get a warrant to break in and charge costs of locksmith and electrician to homeowners. My mrs is an environmental health officer and this is what she does on a daily basis.

    If your LA dosent have out of hours service then not much you can do (legally)

    oldnick
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    Is the leccy meter box outside?

    Might be something to be done in there…*

    *Although obviously you will die horribly if you touch anything you’re not meant to [/disclaimer]

    Premier Icon richmars
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    *Although obviously you will die horribly if you touch anything you’re not meant to [/disclaimer]

    Possibly from the rotting meat in the freezer you’ve just turned off.

    I’d be calling the police, tell them you’re going to break in, find the smallest window you’d get in and break it. Least cost to fix.

    I feel your pain, our neighbours house alarm was going off every 20 mins for about 14 hours once and it was physically ‘painful’ if you stood in the street

    Can you google their name to see if you can find any web presence? I found someone on an internet forum like this and was able to track them down via a PM feature

    Do you know where they work? If so maybe try and contact their place of work in case they have a mobile number for them (although I guess this will be a difficult discussion, so you may have to explain the situation and ask the workplace to contact the owners to give them your phone number so there is no breach of confidentiality)

    Do you know where they have gone on holiday and when they are back? If camping can you contact some of the sites in the area, if it is a package holiday Travel Agents used to be prepared to send someone a message via the tour rep, but I think the law has changed now (even for a dead relative)

    If none of the above I think pushing much harder on the EHO or the non emergency police number.

    Good luck

    amedias
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    still going! arrrrgh!

    not getting anywhere with contact details, barely know them so bit of a dead end.

    have tried pleading with EH and still nothing happening until tuesday πŸ™

    Jamie
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    Sounds like I should be using whatever they are. Seems to have a decent battery πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    If its a downstairs hallway one.. can you see it through the letter box??
    Smash it off the ceiling with a long pole.

    abbot
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    When they get back do some loud diy at 7.35am for revenge. Should even things up

    Premier Icon richmars
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    Just break in. Cost is a piece of glass.

    teef
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    Make a 999 call regarding the property to the Police – they will break in and probably switch off the alarm.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Fill the whole house with expanding foam through the letterbox. Should deaden the sound nicely.

    rob2
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    Break in, smash it then leave a protest poo in the toilet.

    Our alarm went off at night a few weeks ago. Shat my pants. Pulled it off the ceiling but it already woke the kids up. Still not put it back yet :-/

    Premier Icon siwhite
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    You won’t actually commit a major criminal offence if you gain entry and disable the alarm.

    It’s not Burglary – no element of intent to steal / cause GBH / commit criminal damage etc

    It would initially be criminal damage, but you would have a statutory defence as you believe you would have consent if your neighbour knew of the circumstances of the damage.

    It is being ‘found on enclosed premesis’ but same defence as above.

    In your shoes, I’d call your local Police force and tell them of your intentions – you could even invite them to attend and witness the scenario. Then enter the house causing as little damage as possible, disable the alarms and leave. Film the whole thing in case any allegations are made. Secure the property afterwards, then look forward to a rather awkward conversation with your neighbour on thier return.

    *NB – this all assumes cordial relations with neighbours. They might be a bit miffed if a fire starts and the house burns down because you turned the alarms off…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Make a 999 call regarding the property to the Police – they will break in and probably switch off the alarm.

    Yup. Waste an emergency services time by doing just that.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Make a 999 call regarding the property to the Police – they will break in and probably switch off the alarm.

    Very doubtful

    Our alarm went off at night a few weeks ago. Shat my pants. Pulled it off the ceiling but it already woke the kids up. Still not put it back yet :-/

    hope you dont sleep soundly tonight. 2mins work to refit can save your families life.

    rob2
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    True. It was in our room and we’ve got one in every room and all the hallways, but yes should get a new battery for it.

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