Cilla Carden's initial appeals at the tribunal court were rejected earlier this year and so she applied to the Supreme Court of Western Australia for the right of appeal.
A woman decided to drag her neighbors to court after the smell of barbequed meat emanating from their backyard entered her garden and caused her extreme distress. A vegan by choice, the Australian woman, was absolutely infuriated by not being able to enjoy her own garden as they wouldn't stop cooking meat and fish next door. According to Nine News, Cilla Carden, a resident of Perth's northern suburbs, Girrawheen, Australia, accused her neighbors of "deliberately" preparing such items out in the open in an attempt to disturb her.
"They've put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard, I can't go out there," expressed the Girrawheen resident while speaking to the news outlet. According to reports, Carden has been engaged in this battle with neighbors Toan Vu, his wife, and their kids, since last year. Initially, Carden, a massage therapist by profession, appealed to the tribunal court earlier this year where her claims were rejected due to lack of evidence. However, she did not give up and reportedly applied to the Supreme Court of Western Australia for the right of appeal which was also turned down back in July.
Speaking about the same, lawyer John Hammond was of the approach that taking this matter to the Supreme Court was definitely an "extreme option." And despite this fact, Carden chose to take her appeal further as she was sure that her neighbors were "absolutely deliberate" in allowing the smell of barbeque to enter her yard. In addition to the smell of non-vegetarian food, she was also bothered by the smoke of cigarettes that kept wafting into her yard and the noisy sound of Toan Vu's children playing basketball. "It's been devastating, it's been turmoil, it's been unrest, I haven't been able to sleep," shared Carden.
Despite her claims about Vu's actions being deliberate, the family invited the news channel into their backyard and showed them how they indeed had taken the required measures to "keep the peace." Apparently Vu removed the grill from his backyard and went to the extent of preventing his kids from playing basketball in their own garden! Now, if this isn't being a good neighbor then I don't know what is. According to reports, the Vu family isn't the only ones who's had to deal with her complains. She has also complained about the family living on the opposite side of her house as well!
Now, the exact allegations against them are unknown, however, the neighbors decided to give Nine News comment on this matter anonymously. "Ms. Carden's demands were proven to be not reasonable and indeed were to the detriment of the other owners' ability to enjoy their lots in a reasonable and acceptable manner." This is surely getting out of hand now. It's quite evident that Carden's neighbors are more than ready to give up this fight and give way to her demands, however, the same cannot be said for her. Unwilling to throw in the towel, Carden has vowed to continue this fight on legal terms.
Providing his expert opinion in such matters, Hammond, explained how the first step to reconciliation in disputes of such kind is having a face-to-face conversation with one another. "If you don't do it like that, you're going to be up for a world of misery," he added. Although Carden too just wants to get on with her life in peace, her legal action says otherwise.
Here's what people on Twitter thought:
@ellie_weiss wrote: Omg what a nightmare of a neighbour she would be. @MoondriftMusing wrote: Having feral neighbours produce a crossbow to intimidate all other neighbours the day they move in and inciting their dogs to attack native wildlife and other people's pets is a problem. She doesn't have too much of a problem compared to that. While @plainpeeps recalled a similar situation and wrote: Got to admit it was a happy day when the basketball mad kid next door moved away.
Doing bbq in the courtyard is really annoying. I hate the smoke and smell from my downstairs.— Ojaz Mingh Vajradi (@Mingh32603583) 3 September 2019