I share some common space with several other neighbours. She doesn't have a job and is home most of the time. She is quite nosy, and keeps an eye on everyone who comes and goes.Recently I have been doing some small, short-term renovations and she has come to my door to complain every day about noise, mess or people parking in her way.Their plight, however, is not uncommon, although the age of their tormentor may be (if one disregards Edna Beck, 80, who was given an Asbo in 2011 for yelling racist and homophobic insults, and doing worse besides, to her Hove neighbours).The question I am a new homeowner with a problem neighbour.
Elderly people get a good press as neighbours, broadly well deserved; age steals the fire from fury, and wisdom creeps in where once hot-headedness ruled.
At court, if the application is successful a final order will be made.
This final order will have effect for the period of time specified in the order or, if not specified, it will last for 12 months (section 79).
Or you can go to the Local Court for help with making your own application (Part 10, Divisions 2 & 3).
Legal Aid is generally not available for making an APVO application.