Toby72 wrote:Hi all, I'm new to posting on here but I could really do with some advice here.
I have a 2 year old son and I would say that we let him play a normal amount, never too loudly and never before 9 in the morning or after 9 at night. Most of the time he is either at day care or out and about with us at weekends.
A while back my downstairs neighbour told (not asked) us that we should not make any noise in the house before 11 in the morning as her children want to sleep. Her kids meanwhile go to cram school until 11/12 ish at night, then come home and get subjected to a screaming match with the mother most nights, sometimes until 2 in the morning. We therefore carried on letting our son play, although we did make an effort to not let him play with the noisier of his toys, we also put a small carpet down in his play area.
They then threatened to sue us, saying that we were driving them crazy and their whole family was losing it because of our abnormal behaviour. We went to get advice from the free government lawyer who told us that they dont really have a case and we should ignore them, which we promptly did.
We've now got a letter from their lawyer saying that they are starting proceedings against us. One half of me is saying that we don't have anything to worry about, the other half is panicking about being sued! I've started recording their shouting matches as potential evidence.
Has anyone experienced anything like this before? Do they have a leg to stand on? anything we should do to protect ourselves and our son's right to enjoy his home?
Tell her society is well under way at 9am and if she can't allow her kids to get up at a decent hour then she can go fuck herself.