Thank you very much for the detailed explanation. Much appreciated!
It's true that "anyone can sue for anything" nowadays. I've been trying to stress that to my uncle that it's always better to stay safe than sorry because I don't like watching people take advantage of him. Everything that he did was with good intention for safety. He also has a reverse camera installed on his vehicle. Their kids keep playing ball or hide and seek on our driveway because it's usually clear while their side is full of vehicles.
My family are from North York, Ontario. To answer your question, me and my mom are renting at my uncle's semi-detached home. Are they able to touch any of our personal belongings (to sell) even if we don't have any money that they can collect?
Regarding the previous question that I asked about the car back up alarm, I think they are going to sue him for hearing lose (tinnitus) to win the lottery in the form of a lawsuit or for whatever reason that they can come up with. This is like their one in a million golden opportunity to attack us. Despite them going to work earlier than him to hear it activate on the weekdays. It's the grandma and their grandson that are home until she sends him off to school. Worst case scenario, is that I live between them and their family in-law family houes which means double the trouble (complaints) and hate received. For the past few months, I never really looked forward coming home anymore hearing people badmouthing you all day long ican be quite depressing.
My neighbor keeps threatening us that it's GAME OVER. They will take possession of my uncle house and sell/break ALL of our personal belongings that we own on the inside which defeats the purpose of installing cctv cameras on our property to prevent littering, vandalism, and damage in the first place. They want to ruin us financially and turn us homeless. I've been trying hard to ignore them and "let go" of them like my uncle always told me. We never have the intention of suing them even with their past petty revenge of picking fruits from our tree in the backyard or littering cigarettes pieces all over our driveway. He never even bother to keep any evidence against them. They got really paranoid when we installed cctv cameras in the summer which restrain their behavior/action from swearing on the outside to the point that I think that someone got desperate enough to buy a jammer to interfere with the security system. It's been a real nightmare. I can hear my neighbor voice coming through the vents on the floor in every room on the first floor. They keep saying the usual: sue, arrest, kill, sell, and break it all!
I've noticed a strange vehicle with tinted windows parked outside our house house late at night. They just sit there for hours and we see flashing lights behind the tinted windows. I suspect it's a private investigator or bylaw enforcement officer.
My family told me not to worry too much and told me I should focus on school. But this matter looks like it's getting out of control.
I've asked the same question regarding the cuckoo clock. Someone said: "This is important enough for you to go speak with a local attorney and have a full discussion. You do not want the neighbor getting a judgment against you for millions of dollars, do you?"
On the other hand, some else said: "No police officer or court will pursue any claim by your neighbor. It is too petty. Let them try. If we receive a Small Claims Court action for money, contact me."
They may use the clock as an excuse for harassment or infliction of emotional distress when they claim that they can hear it on a daily basis (hourly) to claim money per day that they are disturbed for lost of potential income or future wages and sleep. Coincidentally, their daughter in-law was pregnant. They may try to make us accountable if she has a miscarriage from hearing the noise.
Like, my family is a strong believer that the police would come over and give warnings. Since we never heard anything from the police for the past months, we truly believe we never did anything that's illegal to worry about. It's really hard to swallow the whole situation now. I think we got ourselves into a really sticky situation. How are we able to know if they already file a lawsuit against us or is it currently, pending waiting for the court date? We haven't received any letters after they threaten to sue us back in January.
Trying to convince my family to seek professional help has also been a real struggle. They think I'm over analyzing the situation too much and won't listen to me because I'm still a student. I don't want to see us become fish on a plate for them to do whatever they want.