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The couple chose to move despite beating their neighbors on small claims

The couple chose to move despite beating their neighbors on small claims

Two young retirees who won small claims against their neighbors decided to move in after the ruling, because their relationship had not improved.

“We didn’t have any problems with anyone, but with them it was hell,” sums up Jean-Pierre Lafleur.

He and his wife, Lucy Roland, have owned a house in Repentigny since 1986, and have been quarreling with their neighbours, Christelle Perubi and Patrice Merault, since they arrived in the neighborhood a decade ago.

In 2019, after consulting a lawyer, they finally decided to head to the small claims department, hoping to resolve the dispute.

Frequent disturbances

“I saw no other recourse. They destroyed four cars, two fences, my wife’s flowers in the back…” Mr. Lafleur recounts.

The tires of Mr. Lafleur’s car were deflated twice. However, no charges were filed in this case. Cigarette butts and white maggots were found several times in the driveway of their home, due to the accumulation of waste near their home, we can read in the judgment handed down last year in Joliet Court.

Heaps of rubbish were found in several places in the land of Christelle Perrouet and Patrice Merault.

Courtesy Jean-Pierre Lafleur

The couple even installed a fence Frost And between the two entrances, “to prevent the encroachments of the neighbors and their children, and to serve as a barrier against waste carried by the wind, and to protect their vehicles as much as possible,” she said.

MI However, Bérubé and Mr. Merault were unable to clear snow from their shelters in Thimbo, located near the fence. For three years, snow fell in the space between the shelter and the fence, damaging the latter.

Other times, neighbors would go to their property to pick up their cat or balloons, for example.

Projectors and cameras were also installed in the direction of the home of Mr. Lafleur and M.I Roland. So they had to buy blackout curtains in order to maintain their privacy.


Neighbors first resorted to mediation. However, the couple did not reach an agreement.

At trial, Jean-Pierre Lafleur and Lucy Rolland finally win their case. Their neighbors were ordered to pay them nearly $10,000 for “repeated, abnormal and persistent disturbances in the neighborhood.” “I waited for the outcome of the ruling. I thought he would calm down. But it wasn’t any better…” Mr. Lafleur sighs.

In his ruling, Justice Landry raised similar concerns. “The court did not feel any willingness on the part of the defendants to compensate or apologize, either to themselves or to the children, for anything. For Mr. Miro, it is Mr. Lafleur who is causing the problems even though the evidence shows otherwise.

Mr. Lafleur and Mr.I Roland finally made the decision, shortly after, to sell their house.

“We were disgusted, we couldn’t do it anymore,” says one Montreal transportation company retiree on the phone.

The couple has since moved in and are much happier in their new neighborhood. “We’re doing well, we have a nice big house and we’re halfway between our two kids,” Mr. Lafleur beams.

For her part, Christelle Perobe claims that she “received the sentence very badly”. ” [Le juge] It was very unfair and in no way took into account what we told the court.

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