In most situations people get on well with their neighbours, but when parties disagree, it can often escalate and subsequently result in damaging behaviour and allegations or even ‘neighbours from hell’. Minor disputes can fuel larger, more serious conflicts and it is advisable to prevent this from happening as soon as possible.
The reasons for disputes developing between neighbours can vary, but some of the common reasons include:
There are many ways to tackle a neighbour dispute and we urge our clients to keep in mind that regardless of the outcome of a situation it is likely that they and their neighbour will be living side by side for some time to come. We can advise on the most appropriate course of action in each circumstance including mediation, sending of initial letters or even court action where necessary.