Tips for dealing with nightmare neighbours.
Unfortunately, not everyone has good neighbours. If you’re dealing with a parking space problem, or noisy parties or pets. Here are some tips for tackling neighbourly disputes.
Does your neighbour always park in your space or block your driveway? If you have this issue, the first thing you need to do is find official documentation proving that you are entitled to the spot in question.
Parking in the street is a little different, unwritten social rule states that we would all like to park in front of our properties, while the Highway Code prohibits parking directly in front of a property, there is no automatic right to the street outside your home.
You should try to have a meeting to discuss the issue in an adult way, maybe even suggest a rota so you both get equal use of the space – you should always avoid sticking aggressive notes on the car.
If your neighbour has a noisy pet or is just generally noisy, it can be very frustrating.
If you are experiencing issues from a loud pet, you should try to talk to your neighbour. If that does not work, you need to contact your local council, as they might be in breach of environmental health laws.
If your neighbour is prone to loud music or all night parties, this may actually be illegal. Under the Noise Act, local councils must take reasonable steps to investigate complaints of disruptions between 11pm and 7am, as causing excessive noise at night can be a form of anti-social behavior.
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