Your Home - Problem Neighbours

Left AlignNoise, threats or abuse from your neighbours can be a constant nightmare for any homeowner.

It doesn't take much for the most minor neighbourhood dispute to lead to verbal abuse, criminal damage or even assault.

Of course it's OK if everyone is reasonable and is able to compromise, but things don't always work out that way. Sometimes mediation or civil action may be needed to resolve a dispute, but what can be done if things escalate to the point where you live in fear of reprisals, or suffer continuous anti-social behaviour?

The first thing to do is contact the police if you feel that a crime has been committed. At the same time keep a note of any incidents, recording the dates, times and details of exactly what occurred. Note as much information as possible especially details of any threats, bad language or damage that may have occurred, but stick to the truth and don't exaggerate. This will help you to present a case to your local police and council, who should act jointly to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your family to live in.