I'm curious, do you know where the family moved from? I can't think of anywhere in the U.S where you'd be expected to let kids run around in your yard, but there are countries where neighborhoods are much more open and yards aren't really personal space.
They moved in from the city of Buffalo, not another country. I am not sure where they get the idea that rural/suburban folks are going to let their kids trespass and play whereever, whenever -my sister lives a few streets over from where they claim to have lived - no one there would be too tolerant of this either.
Kherbert05- That has been my mantra for ages. We have several houses on this street that have been converted to apartments and every once in awhile there are issues with the renters not knowing where the property lines lie - 9 times out 0f 10 it only takes a couple of days to straighten out. This is the 10th.
The Landlord has been complained to, and yes every time I catch them I will be talking to the parents AND landlord. The parents have point blank told people, that having kids in the yard is "part of being in a neighborhood".
At this point I pity the other occupants of their apartment building. If this is how they behave with yards on the street, what are they like about apartments in the same building?