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Creepy Landlord - looking through window

Yesterday I was sitting in my living room on my laptop, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted the back of my landlords head as he was moving away from our window. We live on upper ground floor so window is not in normal eye line, you have to walk right up to it to look in.

I went to the front door to speak to him but he got straight into his car and drove off. Now I'm paranoid and watching the window all the time.

I told my partner and he said that maybe he was checking if it was clean etc. But still he has no right does he?
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Get curtains!
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:25
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:32
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

LOL

We have blinds but I like them open in the day otherwise I feel like a prisoner.

Landlord is strange for the first 2 months of us living here he knocked the door twice a week to check if everything was okay, now he has taken to finding out himself. I spoke to the previous tenants and they said they didn't see the landlord for 2 years, so wtf? I notice his car is in the car park 3-4 days a week, no idea why or where he is as he doesn't live here.
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:39
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

My wife would just ask him why he was looking in the windows. The question alone would probably stifle any further peeping.

I'd probably take another approach*, but pretty sure wife would end that before it started and just ask him why he's peeping.

*(Firecrackers, fake cameras, S&M gear on the walls, satanic posters, plastic pot plants, ah well.)
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:44
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*(Firecrackers, fake cameras, S&M gear on the walls, satanic posters, plastic pot plants, ah well.)
I think it may encourage him to look. I'm hoping to catch him today (hopefully not at my window) and maybe ask him if he was looking for me yesterday? I was wondering whether to ring (his wife always answers the phone) and ask if he wanted something.
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:46
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welcome to Switzerland! Were you fully clothed?
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:51
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welcome to Switzerland! Were you fully clothed?
Yes! I had just got back from my German class.

What is worrying me is that I have a teenage daughter who tends to lie around in skimpy shorts and strappy tops, its school holiday's at the moment.
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Old 16.02.2011, 13:52
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

Anyone else think the Swiss are the nosiest bunch in the world ?

I had a similar problem.. nearly every time my girlfriend and her, female, friend came to stay in my old place, the Hauswart would mysteriously find it the right time to tend to the communal garden, giving him ample opportunity to stare through the living room windows.

If he does it again, and you don't make eye contact, you could call the police...say you saw a man staring through the window.. when (if) they turn up tell them he looked a little bit like your landlord.. maybe they'll question him.. maybe they'll scare the sh*t out of him...
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

Our neighbor always looks in when she goes downstairs, so we started to play little scenes for her, like kissing madly over the kitchen table LOL and I started hanging sexy lingerie and nightwear in the basement. By now I think it's more entertaining for us than for her
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previous tenants said they didn't see the landlord for 2 years, so wtf?
Maybe you too sexy

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Old 16.02.2011, 14:04
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Yesterday I was sitting in my living room on my laptop, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted the back of my landlords head as he was moving away from our window. We live on upper ground floor so window is not in normal eye line, you have to walk right up to it to look in.

I went to the front door to speak to him but he got straight into his car and drove off. Now I'm paranoid and watching the window all the time.

I told my partner and he said that maybe he was checking if it was clean etc. But still he has no right does he?
Unless he does this frequently,or you catch him the second time, I don't think you should get paranoid about it.Moms with teenage daughters always get easily worried May be he was really checking if all is ok/clean
Keep an eye on your windows though.
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

if it happens again I would call him to task, otherwise I would let it go
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

Perhaps he was still trying to find out how English you are?
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Old 16.02.2011, 14:14
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

There are any number of reasons why he might need to get near the walls of his property.

He is also allowed to look into your room. It's a one off: wait until he makes it a habit then fit some lovely Swiss net curtains.
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Old 16.02.2011, 14:18
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

Reminds me of a story by an ex colleague.
He was visited by the police because of a neighbour who complained about my colleague walking around the house naked.

Luckily the police saw the funny side - the neighbour showed the police that to see my colleague she had to go to her staircase which turned half way down. Then she had to stand on a box at this turn & peer out throught a small window that was high on the wall & only at 6am.
Then she could see my colleague who slept naked & walked down his stairs every morning to the shower room.
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alas, snooping around is a national pastime in switzerland.
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Re: Creepy Landlord - looking through window

I had the same problem with my landlord, I have also catched him twice sitting in my garden!, and when he saw me , he just tried to run away, but I saw him, and he stared to say, that he was just looking the plants and the trees to see if there was a need of some maintenance, I have asked one of my neighbour , if they were having the same problems (since he was the owner of few apartments there), and they confirmed me that they were having the same problem!
So, I decided to start to look for another apartment , as he was always, around checking everything, and enyoing my garden more then me!......and I could not stand this situation anymore! I am glad i found another place now, and so do all the other neighbours did the same, as I do not have anymore any creepy landlord spying me from the window, and cheking on everything I was doing!!!!
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I think it may encourage him to look. I'm hoping to catch him today (hopefully not at my window) and maybe ask him if he was looking for me yesterday? I was wondering whether to ring (his wife always answers the phone) and ask if he wanted something.
I think that's a good idea - it lets him know you're on to him if he's doing something he shouldn't be. Also, it shows that your not going to take things passively. That way too, it means that you won't just assume he's a weirdo - it could have been something innocent.

If you do start to feel uncomfortable, I agree the best thing is to start looking for somewhere else.
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landlord is staring at me through my window... and i love it....
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