Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and family dubbed ‘neighbours from hell’

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and his family have been dubbed the ‘feral Farahs’ by neighbours who describe how the children ran wild and caused chaos, MailOnline can reveal.

In an extraordinary outburst, locals went as far as to dub the famous family ‘neighbours from hell’ and told of their huge relief they had finally moved out. 

Neighbours described constant screaming by the four children, apples being thrown at their windows and plants in the garden being damaged.

They claimed that when they tried to complain to the Olympian and his wife they refused to take any action and were met with a barrage of abuse. 

A friend of the Farahs, who moved out of the £1.3 million home six weeks ago, deny residents’ claims, which they insist have been ‘blown out of proportion’. 

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and his family have been dubbed the 'feral Farahs' by neighbours who describe how the children ran wild and caused chaos, MailOnline can reveal

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and his family have been dubbed the 'feral Farahs' by neighbours who describe how the children ran wild and caused chaos, MailOnline can reveal

Olympic hero Sir Mo Farah and his family have been dubbed the ‘feral Farahs’ by neighbours who describe how the children ran wild and caused chaos, MailOnline can reveal

Residents at the £1.3m Teddington home in west London (pictured) where the Farahs lived until six weeks ago dubbed them 'neighbours from hell' and told of their relief now they've left

Residents at the £1.3m Teddington home in west London (pictured) where the Farahs lived until six weeks ago dubbed them 'neighbours from hell' and told of their relief now they've left

Residents at the £1.3m Teddington home in west London (pictured) where the Farahs lived until six weeks ago dubbed them ‘neighbours from hell’ and told of their relief now they’ve left 

Locals living there described constant screaming by the four children, apples thrown at their windows and plants in the garden being damaged as they played in the communal garden

Locals living there described constant screaming by the four children, apples thrown at their windows and plants in the garden being damaged as they played in the communal garden

Locals living there described constant screaming by the four children, apples thrown at their windows and plants in the garden being damaged as they played in the communal garden 

Sir Mo and wife Tania are pictured inside the Teddington home where they moved to in 2017 after the athlete relocated from Nike's headquarters in Portland, Oregon, where he trained

Sir Mo and wife Tania are pictured inside the Teddington home where they moved to in 2017 after the athlete relocated from Nike's headquarters in Portland, Oregon, where he trained

Sir Mo and wife Tania are pictured inside the Teddington home where they moved to in 2017 after the athlete relocated from Nike’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon, where he trained

One resident told MailOnline: ‘It was like having a constant playground outside your house. 

‘If I had known this development was going to turn into a chaotic children’s play area, I would not have moved here. They were the neighbours from hell.’

The trouble started at the end of 2017 when the Farahs moved back to the UK from Portland, in Oregon, where Sir Mo had been training.

Having bought a four bedroom property in the private square in Teddington, west London, the year before, it was the obvious place for the family to settle. 

The children – stepdaughter Rihanna 13, twin girls Aisha and Amani, six, and Hussein, three, were enrolled in school and nursery nearby while Sir Mo posted online about his delight at being back in Britain.

Zhen Bao, who has lived in the upmarket complex since it opened in 2016, said: ‘There was constant noise and life became very difficult.

‘The Farah kids were always playing on the green outside their house, riding bikes and scooters, shouting, screaming and throwing things. 

‘Sometimes this went on for the whole day. There were also always lots of people coming in and out of the house. I think it was relatives but that just added to the noise and nuisance.’

Neighbours claimed when they tried to complain to the Olympian and his wife (pictured) they refused to take any action and were met with a barrage of abuse, a claim denied by the couple

Neighbours claimed when they tried to complain to the Olympian and his wife (pictured) they refused to take any action and were met with a barrage of abuse, a claim denied by the couple

Neighbours claimed when they tried to complain to the Olympian and his wife (pictured) they refused to take any action and were met with a barrage of abuse, a claim denied by the couple 

The Farahs, who moved out of the gated community (pictured) six weeks ago, disappeared without saying goodbye and have put the £1.3 million house up for rent at £4,000-a-month

The Farahs, who moved out of the gated community (pictured) six weeks ago, disappeared without saying goodbye and have put the £1.3 million house up for rent at £4,000-a-month

The Farahs, who moved out of the gated community (pictured) six weeks ago, disappeared without saying goodbye and have put the £1.3 million house up for rent at £4,000-a-month

A resident at the development said: 'The kids were left unsupervised. They made a lot of noise, caused damage to the plants and even pulled apples off the trees and threw them at windows'

A resident at the development said: 'The kids were left unsupervised. They made a lot of noise, caused damage to the plants and even pulled apples off the trees and threw them at windows'

A resident at the development said: ‘The kids were left unsupervised. They made a lot of noise, caused damage to the plants and even pulled apples off the trees and threw them at windows’

Neighbours claimed that things got so out of hand that a group of them approached Sir Mo and Lady Farah to raise concerns about the conduct of their children. One, speaking outside the gated complex yesterday, said: 'We privately called them the 'feral Farahs'

Neighbours claimed that things got so out of hand that a group of them approached Sir Mo and Lady Farah to raise concerns about the conduct of their children. One, speaking outside the gated complex yesterday, said: 'We privately called them the 'feral Farahs'

Neighbours claimed that things got so out of hand that a group of them approached Sir Mo and Lady Farah to raise concerns about the conduct of their children. One, speaking outside the gated complex yesterday, said: ‘We privately called them the ‘feral Farahs’

The couple are looking for £4,000-a-month for the property that they bought in 2016, despite a number of improvements required to it like cupboard doors hanging off in the lounge

The couple are looking for £4,000-a-month for the property that they bought in 2016, despite a number of improvements required to it like cupboard doors hanging off in the lounge

The couple are looking for £4,000-a-month for the property that they bought in 2016, despite a number of improvements required to it like cupboard doors hanging off in the lounge

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: ‘The kids were left unsupervised. They made a lot of noise, caused damage to the plants and even pulled apples off the trees and threw them at our windows.

‘It was like having a constant playground outside your house. If I had known this development was going to turn into a chaotic children’s play area, I would not have moved here. It was simply hellish living next to them.’

Neighbours claimed that things got so out of hand that a group of them approached Sir Mo and Lady Farah – who married in 2010 – to raise concerns about the conduct of their children. 

One neighbour, speaking outside the gated complex yesterday, said: ‘We privately called them the ‘feral Farahs.’

‘When we spoke to Mo and Tania we were quite shocked at the reaction.’

Residents then took up the matter with Rendal and Rittner, the company that was responsible at the time for the management of the complex, where designer homes cost in excess of £1 million. 

The complex is made up of 18 stylish homes that are clustered around a manicured green and surrounded by landscaped gardens.

Sir Mo (pictured with Prince Harry) has a stepdaughter Rihanna 13, twin girls Aisha and Amani, six, and a son Hussein, three, with his wife Tania whom he married in 2010

Sir Mo (pictured with Prince Harry) has a stepdaughter Rihanna 13, twin girls Aisha and Amani, six, and a son Hussein, three, with his wife Tania whom he married in 2010

Sir Mo (pictured with Prince Harry) has a stepdaughter Rihanna 13, twin girls Aisha and Amani, six, and a son Hussein, three, with his wife Tania whom he married in 2010 

Letters were distributed by the company to all residents, including the Farahs, highlighting the concerns that had been raised over noise and other nuisances and warning them over their behaviour.

Mr Bao, a currency trader, said: ‘We hoped that the letters would make a difference but they didn’t.

‘I’m out for most of the day working but we have a lot of wealthy, elderly residents who are at home most of the time. The behaviour of the Farah children really made their lives unbearable.’

Sir Mo's friend denied the claims, adding 'The green is a child friendly area where lots of children who live in the development played alongside the Farahs' children'

Sir Mo's friend denied the claims, adding 'The green is a child friendly area where lots of children who live in the development played alongside the Farahs' children'

Sir Mo’s friend denied the claims, adding ‘The green is a child friendly area where lots of children who live in the development played alongside the Farahs’ children’

Farah bought the four bedroom home in 2016. The family moved back to London a year later.

The Farahs moved out of their Teddington home in April without saying goodbye to their former neighbours but prompting relief amongst them. They are now believed to be living in Weybride, Surrey.

One former neighbour said: ‘We are glad to see the back of them. Things are now nice and quiet, it’s actually lovely to live here now, just how it should have always been.’

A source close to the Farahs denied the allegations made by their former neighbours. 

She said: ‘The green was a child friendly area where lots of other children who also lived in the development played alongside the Farahs’ children.

‘It was within a gated area and very safe for children to play. It’s unfair to single out the Farah children for any criticism.

The Farahs, who moved out of the property in west London (pictured) in April and are now thought to be living in Weybridge, Surrey, say they have happy memories of their time there

The Farahs, who moved out of the property in west London (pictured) in April and are now thought to be living in Weybridge, Surrey, say they have happy memories of their time there

The Farahs, who moved out of the property in west London (pictured) in April and are now thought to be living in Weybridge, Surrey, say they have happy memories of their time there

Now the runner's property - with an open kitchen and dining area, a study and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms - is on the market although weeds are growing out of the patio (above)

Now the runner's property - with an open kitchen and dining area, a study and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms - is on the market although weeds are growing out of the patio (above)

Now the runner’s property – with an open kitchen and dining area, a study and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms – is on the market although weeds are growing out of the patio (above)

‘Letters were sent by the management company to all residents, not just the Farahs. ‘They loved living in Teddington and have very fond memories of their time there. This whole matter has just been blown out of proportion.’ 

Now the runner’s property is on the market for rent at almost £4,000 per month but is in a shabby state, despite the hefty price tag.

The designer home boasts an open kitchen and dining area, a study and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Weeds can be seen growing out of the patio while cupboard doors are hanging off their hinges.

Neither Savills or Rendal and Rittner would comment when approached by MailOnline.

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