Problems with my neighbours
We take complaints of neighbours and antisocial behaviour (ASB) very seriously. You can report issues or problems with your neighbours at the bottom of this page.
- An action or behaviour that has caused, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to any person
- An action or behaviour that is capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to an occupier of a neighbouring property
- An action or behaviour capable of causing housing-related nuisance or annoyance to any person
What is considered antisocial behaviour?
- Intimidation of neighbours and others through threats or actual violence
- Harassment, including racial harassment
- Verbal abuse
- Excessive noise
- Dumping rubbish (fly tipping)
- Animal nuisance, including dog fouling
- Vandalism, property damage and graffiti
- Criminal behaviour
- Lifestyle differences
- Neighbour disputes where there is no substantial evidence
- Day to day living sounds from neighbouring properties, such as;
- Doors closing
- Chair scrapes
- Dropped items
- Washing machines
- Toilet flushing
- Children playing in, or near, their home
- Dogs barking
- Ball games
- Children falling out with each other
- DIY during reasonable hours
- Putting rubbish out on the wrong day
- Parking unless blocking access, causing damage or posing a safety issue
Often, early intervention by addressing the issues through informal action such as face-to-face contact, letters and mediation will resolve cases.
You can learn more about Anti-Social Behaviour through Four Million Homes webinar, here.
Where we have to we will work with partners to use the following remedies to resolve unacceptable behaviour from neighbours:
- Acceptable behaviour agreements
- Possession action
- Criminal behaviour orders
- Community protection notices
- Closure orders/notices
- Demotion orders
- Eviction – this will always be the last resort and where appropriate, we’ll look to work with the perpetrators to understand the reason behind their behaviour.
Report problems with your neighbours