Getting along with your neighbours often comes down to common sense and consideration. A moment of anger can quickly grow into something that can affect your happiness for many years.
The best way of avoiding problems is to put up with minor nuisances and apologise when you know that you or a member of your family have caused a problem. If you're angry about something your neighbour has done, wait until you have calmed down before discussing the situation with them. Be careful not to overreact to defend your children or pets.
You should not, however, tolerate serious or persistent nuisance, illegal activities, harassment or anti-social behaviour. If you are regularly suffering nuisance from a neighbour, keep a written record of what is happening, including the date, time, who was involved and how it affected you or your family.
Report the situation to your housing officer (call 01442 228000 and say the name of your Housing Officer) and show them the records you have made. They will do whatever is necessary to deal with the situation.
We will refer the most serious cases of harassment or antisocial behaviour to our specialist Anti-Social Behaviour team, who work closely with the police. Please see our anti-social behaviour page.