Neighbour at war with us - interfering with property sale
Last edited 11/07/2018 - 13:46
We live in small block of apartments, recently our neighbours (who are investors) got some less than ideal tenants who have 2 dogs which they allow to crap and piss on the balcony, leaving it for days. Our front door is very close to the balcony and it stinks.
As our apartment (which is vacant) has recently gone on the market we emailed the landlord letting them know and asking them to ask the tenant to clean up after the dog. This caused a massive drama as the tenant wasn't supposed to have dogs and lied on the lease. They're attempting to evict her but she's digging in and taking it out on us. She's let the crap and urine pile up even more and it's becoming really gross.
We then wrote a polite letter asking them to please clean it up and maybe take them out to the street - we noted that had a dog when we were living there (we're animal lovers and we personally have no problem with them having dogs) and we took it out to the street twice a day. They responded by scrunching the letter up and putting it back in our letterbox. A week later we went over to the property to find that the tenant is now deliberately parking over our space - making it impossible for us to park.
Obviously the smell, the pile of crap and the obstructed car park will look really bad on open house inspections. We've spoken to the landlord today and whilst super apologetic they don't know what to do. They said one of the two tenants is attempting to get the one who owns the dogs to move out but she's refusing to - not sure how true this is.
What do you we do? Selling a property is stressful enough without having to deal with literal crap.
Update: Got an email from the landlord saying they've spoken to the tenant who has agreed to move out asap. In the meantime they've promised to clean up after the dogs and will stop parking over our spot. Hopefully they'll follow through with it.