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  1. #41

    put your shoes in...remove the cctv...honestly, you have a pyscho neighbour..even if you have cctv, it won't stop them doing stuff to you. They could put broken glass in your shoes, they can harm you.


  2. #42

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    Ha ha, we’ve certainly had some classics this year.

    Invite them in for burnt toast (and ask them to leave their shoes outside the door)

    The same reason why you don’t take your shoes inside is the same reason they don’t want them outside.


  3. #43

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    Some people here are overly gullible.

    You need your CCTV and to save all evidence, even if an individual event is not criminal it can be used to indicate motive and/or likelihood that the neighbour is the one responsible for another event that is criminal.

    For example, does the act leave you intimidated?


  4. #44

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    Sounds like you are in a building from Hell. The risk of moving so close to other people. You never know what nut cases you are going to get for neighbors! Try just putting your shoes inside your place. Then they can’t get anything. It’s better that way anyway so you will have piece of mind knowing all your belongings are inside. Safely. Hate to say this but maybe consider getting another place. I know it’s so soon you moved in but your piece of mind is very important. Right now you can’t have that because of these crazies next door. Who knows what’s next on their diabolical agenda!


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    Common now this is kids stuff, forget the shoes, move on, case closed.

    I had an actual bad flat I lived in in the past. The neighbor above screwed up flooding the floor somehow which created a water leakage through the roof, came home and there was water everywhere, from the livingroom to on my bed.

    Same flat the neighbor next door was actually mentally ill, she had a doggy that was japping non-stop, often in the middle of the night. She herself was having mental breakdowns on the phone, screaming on top of her lungs into the phone for hours in the middle of the night. We were multiple neighbors out confronting her (it was so loud that flats that did not have a shared wall like me, were also disturbed). Ended up that she was screaming at me instead, at the same time her doggy escaped from her flat, into my flat, whereas she just runs into my apartment looking for the dog. Pure madhouse..


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    Quote Originally Posted by June20:
    We have a bin room and a trash chute. Security found 1 pair in the trash chute along with our neighbours. The other pair is still missing
    The neighbours were found in the trash chute?
    Wow, that really escalated...

  7. #47

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    Move flat? Lol

    This is nothing. Throwing away shoes was over the line but angry people do silly things. Stick to living within your concrete cube and be grateful it isn't a noise issue.


  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by June20:
    TL,DR: Immediate neighbours threw our shoes away along with others on our floor. We reported to police and installed doorbell CCTV. Neighbours now act very hostile


    We recently moved into a flat that we bought. The layout is 3 sets of corridors branching out from the lift lobby with 2 flats at the end of each corridor. We leave our shoes outside the flat similar to some neighbours, but not all.

    A few Sundays back we were about to head out and noticed our shoes were gone. We went to security downstairs who had a bag of dirty/ damaged shoes some of which belonged to us though some of ours were not there. It transpired that one of our neighbours complained on Sat evening to the management office then took the law into their own hands and threw out our shoes and those of our neighbours. One neighbour noticed first and that's why our shoes were found already when we went down.

    We called the police to report theft/ damage of property as did one other neighbour. The police advised us to either not leave shoes out, or buy a doorbell video camera if we do. We chose the latter option. In the meanwhile, another neighbour decided to leave their shoes outside right after the incident and a few days later, their shoes were thrown away (again) so they too reported it to the police. Between us and the neighbours who had shoes thrown away, we highly suspect it is our immediate neighbour. (Say we are corridor 1. Corridor 2 flats don't leave shoes outside. Both flats in corridor 3 leave shoes outside).

    A few evenings later we installed doorbell CCTV. Once our neighbour noticed he acted suspiciously and immediately checked the doors of neighbours who also had shoes thrown away. The next morning, the partner/ daughter(?) of neighbour started swearing at our CCTV. Then in the afternoon she spent 15 minutes deep cleaning her boots outside the front door and at the end left a message for our camera saying "dirty stuff needs to be passed onto someone else"

    We think the neighbours then complained about us and our CCTV and also decided to leave their shoes out. This is because later that night, security came and had a good look at our CCTV and took a few photos. They also took photos of our shoes and our neighbours and later asked us to take them back inside. They also put up a notice in the tower saying residents are *advised* not to leave shoes outside for hygiene reasons. The notice also mentioned the theft and that it is criminal behaviour. Since then, our neighbours scowl at our CCTV whenever we come home.

    We don't feel too safe cos they seem to have mental health issues and we have a young baby at home. Had the neighbours knocked on our door and asked us to move our shoes inside, we could have come to an arrangement. But they just threw our shoes away and with the damaged/ missing shoes, it cost us 2K to replace. And the even more hypocritical thing is that they have a sliding metal gate in front of the door. They used to leave their shoes where the gate slides so their shoes half protrude into the doorway anyway. They still do this during the day but lock the gate at night.

    So would like to ask, any suggestions for endgame? Cos we are both owners and they also bought their flat and moved in around April this year.

    Other potentially pertinent info is that one of the affected neighbours said someone called the police on our renovators during the renovation which the renovation company confirmed. Apparently there was a complaint they used unauthorized equipment but we obviously had management office approval prior to renovation commencing. We think it's cos they just got annoyed with the noise.
    Only in Hk...LOL. After a long hard day its these silly issues that make me wish I could just pack up and leave.
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  9. #49

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    You can never beat crazy.
    It could be a lot worst, e.g. cockroach/rat infestation; screaming and loud noise etc.
    If simply putting your shoes inside resolves this then go with that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by redslert:
    You can never beat crazy.
    It could be a lot worst, e.g. cockroach/rat infestation; screaming and loud noise etc.
    If simply putting your shoes inside resolves this then go with that...
    Hopefully it doesn't escalate too much... Crazy person sets fire to other person, accelerant under door and no way out...

    Not many places seem to have sprinklers and smoke detectors...

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...ire-their-flat

    https://7news.com.au/news/vic/point-...mily-c-1705804

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