This section deals with some of the problems that you might come across in your neighbourhood, and how to go about dealing with them.

If you need more information about issues in your area, use our directory to find an adviser.

Avoiding neighbour disputes

Follow these simple tips to show your neighbours that you want to get on with them. This will make it easier to talk through problems and disputes

Negotiation and mediation

Ways of resolving neighbour disputes without going to court or taking other steps that might make it difficult to continue to live near each other.

Boundary disagreements

Boundary disputes can arise because the borders of your house or garden aren't always clear. High hedges and fences can also cause boundary disputes.

Noise problems

Noise is one of the big problems of modern living. If noise nuisance is really getting to you here are some suggestions as to what you can do about it.