Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Neighbours from Hell?

To many the game of football on the adjacent park is innocent fun.  But what consideration is taken when the ball has damaged private property?   Until an authority can determine responsibility, no-one has the legal right to remove anything from the area.   

Try complaining or explaining the legal situation to the miscreants who have broken some-one elses property.  You are faced with a diatribe of filth, practised and orchestrated by the do-gooders who think this behaviour is nothing more than teenage bravado.

It is not.  It is totally unacceptable and according to the Law all damage has to be paid for.  Try explaining that to a generation that believes that someone else is responsible for their bad behaviour.  Had not someone kicked a ball into a private or even public area, that damage would not have happened.  

Here's one for all those who know everything.  A football landing on private property is a trespass.  For anyone to enter that private property to recover that football, is there legal justification to do so?

And here's another.  Who carries the responsibility for paying repairs for the damage cause?  What is most enlightening is that the Court and the Law accept that not only are people entitled to have repairs made, the whole cost is carried by the people causing the damage irrespective of the condition of the property damaged.  So an ancient rickety old garden bench could cost the wrongdoer much more than they might expect.

It gets better when they deliberate goad the residents by making certain their misdeed are recorded.

At the same time, the word ‘insulting’ will also been removed from section 6(4) of the Public Order Act 1986 so that it will provide: 

A person is guilty of an offence under section 5 only if he intends his words or behaviour or the writing, sign or other visible representation, to be threatening or abusive, or is aware that it may be threatening or abusive or (as the case may be) he intends his behaviour to be or may be aware that it may be disorderly.