About neighbour disputes
If you have a dispute with your neighbour, before making a formal complaint or getting others involved, we encourage you to try to discuss the problem with them if you feel comfortable/safe to do so.
If you’re worried about speaking to them, you could consider writing them a letter, explaining the problem clearly and sticking to the facts.
If you decide to talk to/write to your neighbour about a problem it may help to consider the following:
- explain clearly what the problem is and how it is affecting you and your family
- stay calm and be as polite as possible
- don’t use abusive language
- be open to suggestions for resolving the problem and come to an agreement to suit all of you
- leave the situation if it becomes too heated.