If your landlord or the landlord of the person who is bothering you is the Housing Executive or a housing association, you may be able to get help dealing with the problem from that landlord.Private landlords don’t have to take any action to deal with anti-social tenants.The purpose of this "persecution" tactic is to weaken your group’s ability or desire to act. REFUSE TO DEAL WITH LEADERSTreating leaders of your group as nuts, or trivializing them as a bunch of “ufo crazies” or “extremists.” This is designed to reveal weakness in your leaders and to isolate them from the other members of your group. ISOLATE THE GROUPGetting public officials, community leaders, or opinion makers (newspaper editors, for example) to criticize the group’s actions, make false accusations or paint its leaders as crazy radicals.
Intimidation can take the form of pyschic attack, dark force agression to legal action, but your opponents are far more likely to threaten legal action than to actually take you to court.
Most of the campaigns of intimidation and fear are more subtle, such as name-calling, covertly organizing a “counter-group” to polarize your community, trying to weaken your group by making you respond to rumors and lies about your group and “divide and conquer” tactics to split you from your friends and allies.
It is a sign that you are taking actions which challenge the existing power relationships in your community, and that those with power want you to back off.
Intimidation tactics can be overt: threats to retaliate legally, economically, energetically or (in very rare cases) physically, against your leaders, members, or your whole group.
If you’re being harassed by private tenants you may have to contact the police to get help.
You can get points on the selection scheme for harassment, threats & intimidation even if the incidents don’t meet the Housing Executive’s standard for intimidation.Here are some basic principles for dealing with all kinds of intimidation and harassment. PEEL OFF INDIVIDUALSThreatening individual members or would be members of your group with the loss of their job or loss of respect in the community.This is to create fear of gaining a job, money and ability to economically survive in the community.If you are being intimidated, never forget why it is happening.It means you are doing good work, and that your opponents are desperate.Sharing a house; whether it’s with family, friends or strangers, can be difficult.