From the NY Post:
A Queens couple are accused of being the neighbors from hell, scaring away potential buyers of the home next door just so they could snatch it up on the cheap, according to a lawsuit filed last week.
Ozone Park homeowners Charles and Karen Neglia say their neighbors, Guido and Milagros Florentin, are spreading lies to keep rival buyers at bay.
“The people who lived in the house were dirty,” Guido Florentin allegedly told potential buyers, according to the papers filed in Queens Supreme Court. “The house was in disrepair.”
The alleged harassment has been so severe, the Neglias are seeking $1 million in damages.
In April, the Neglias put a for-sale sign in front of the home they purchased in 1985. They had an asking price of $317,000.
Florentin immediately made a lowball offer of less than half that amount, the lawsuit alleges, and when the Neglias refused, the abuse started.
Florentin allegedly staked out the house and pounced on brokers and home browsers with tales of woe.