People experience repeated incidents and problems of intimidation and harassment day after day.
In some cases, the victim and the perpetrator live close to each other, often as neighbours.
If you can reliably anticipate your neighbour’s noisy pursuits then alternatively you could invite the local authority over to witness the act.
If they agree then they can serve an abatement law under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Control of Pollution Act in Scotland).
Whether it’s head thumping bass of a stereo, persistent shrieks of an over active child or loud footsteps, the chief neighbour nuisance is noise, but neighbours can also make life hell through destructive children, ill-trained dogs, ill-kempt trees and hedges, poor rubbish management and abusive or harassing behaviour.
Whatever the incitement, if the actions of your neighbours are making your life a misery and they are not responsive to polite requests to stop then you need to be aware of what rights are available to you.
You might be able to resolve your differences with your neighbour by talking calmly about the issues or using mediation services.
Troublesome neighbours can seriously damage the quality of home life, but not only do you have the right to live in peace but the legal rights too.
You could compare this to a CV that’s completed when you’re trying to get another job.
This is vital if matters get worse and will give you some proof of events.
Forum Members will do all they can to support and guide you and lend a sympathetic ear.
At the first sign of any trouble from your neighbour or members or the local community, no matter how petty it might seem, always start a diary of all incidents, times and dates – make this as detailed as you can.