Resolving problems with your neighbour
If you have a problem with your neighbour, or your neighbour has a problem with you, it is important to try to resolve it as early as possible.
You may be able to resolve disputes and everyday nuisance problems by talking to your neighbour. Your neighbour may not be aware that they are causing a problem.
When you speak to your neighbour remember to:
- Remain calm
- Keeps things friendly (they may not know that they are causing you issues)
- Think about how you would like to be spoken to if you where causing the problem
- Go at an appropriate time
- Do not go around if you are angry
- Try not to interrupt if your neighbour starts shouting
- Stay in control and do not shout
- Explain the issues calmly – and highlight how the behaviour is affecting you/family members
- If the neighbour gets angry, make your excuses and walk away.
- Or use our ‘Dear Neighbour Letter’
If you have spoken to your neighbour and matters do not improve then contact us.
It’s also important to remember that sometimes we have different lifestyles from others who live in our communities and by being tolerant and understanding of this, conflict and problems can often be avoided.
Anti Social Behaviour may involve criminal activity. All criminal activity should be reported to the Police:
Police emergency – Tel: 999
Police non emergency – Tel: 101
Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111