How to deal with noisy neighbours

How to Deal With Noisy Neighbours

Occasionally, there will be times when disputes arise with neighbours. Having noise disruption next door can be frustrating and disputes often involve the playing of loud music, barking dogs or noise from laminated flooring above.


The following guidance comes from the website which contains an overview and more specific guidance regarding the steps to take in solving the dispute.


It is important to remember that speaking calmly to your neighbour is often the best way to resolve a dispute and can avoid the need to take further action. Usually, the neighbour is unaware that there is even an issue. However, if you have tried this and the problem persists then this guidance from the Government website will help you.


Follow these steps if you have a dispute with your neighbour.

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    Try to solve the problem informally by talking to them. If you’re worried about approaching them, write a letter, explaining the problem clearly and sticking to the facts. A tenants’ association might help if you’re a member of one.

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    If your neighbour is a tenant, you could contact their landlord.

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    You could use a mediation service if raising the issue informally doesn’t work.

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    If the dispute involves a statutory nuisance (something like loud music or barking dogs), you can make a complaint to your local council.

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    Contact the police if your neighbour is breaking the law by being violent or harassing you.

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    As a last resort you can take legal action through the courts.

For more detailed information, go to and follow the relevant links.

Best wishes,


Jamie Fisk
BW Residential Ltd

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