The Buchanie understands relatives are concerned about tensions between residents at a North East sheltered housing complex.
One relative, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that Crichie Court residents like her mother-in-law were ‘frightened to death’ of some of the other tenants.
She said: “It appears that within the law there is nothing anyone can do.
“Victims seem to have less rights than those that are able to flout the law without being caught.
“It’s a sad world we live in when vulnerable adults cannot be protected.
She did, however, say that the Aberdeenshire Council were doing all that they can to improve conditions at the Stuartfield complex.
Central Buchan councillor Jim Ingram has visited Crichie Court to assess the situation for himself.
He said: “I can confirm that I have had discussions with residents regarding a range of issues.
“I can also confirm that it is my understanding that Council Officials are actively engaged in their efforts to have a number of those addressed at the earliest opportunity.”
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson told the Buchanie: “I can confirm that we are aware of issues at Crichie Court and we are working with all the tenants in order to resolve this.”
Crichie Court was built in 1997 and has 16 one and two bedroom flats.
A shared common room can be used by residents.