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Anti-Social Behaviour & Children
Anti-Social Behaviour & Children
The more common incidents involving children and anti-social behaviour, and what measures are in place to ensure that children are not permitted to repeatedly engage…...
Applying for an Anti-Social Behaviour Order
Applying for an Anti-Social Behaviour Order
Local authorities and landlords/housing associations can assist with applications for ASBOs against a person involved with anti-social behaviour. Find out how you can…...
Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
How to deal with anti-social behaviour by keeping records, tackling the problems yourself, and knowing when to contact the police and your local authority. Plus, learn…...
Gaining Access to Neighbour's Land
Gaining Access to Neighbour's Land
Can you gain access to a neighbour’s land to undertake repairs? What does the law says in terms of any justification for granting an access order? We explain...
Getting a Solicitor Involved
Getting a Solicitor Involved
How a solicitor can help you if you need to consider legal action to resolve a particular dispute with a neighbour, and how legal aid can help with costs in some…...
Hints and Tips on Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours
Hints and Tips on Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours
Sometimes neighbours can be thoughtless, so how can you resolve problem neighbour issues without making it a hige dispute?...
How To Diarise Nuisance Behaviour Efficiently
How To Diarise Nuisance Behaviour Efficiently
How to keep a diary or record of incidents of nuisance behaviour, things you should include in your diary, and why it’s important that you don’t put yourself at risk…...
How to Tackle the Youths Gathering Outside your House
How to Tackle the Youths Gathering Outside your House
How to deal with youths outside your house, and the ways in which residents, the police, local community groups and teenagers can work together to improve the community....
Letter Template: Asking Neighbour To Meet About Dispute
Letter Template: Asking Neighbour To Meet About Dispute
If you have tried and failed to resolve an ongoing dispute with your neighbour you might want to try an alternative solution. A good way to try and resolve a dispute…...
Letter Template: Inconsiderate Parking in Your Road
Letter Template: Inconsiderate Parking in Your Road
Do you live in one of those roads where it's really difficult to find a parking space? Is someone always blocking your access, preventing your from using the pavement…...
Letter Template: Neighbour Blocking Shared Access Way
Letter Template: Neighbour Blocking Shared Access Way
Is your neighbour persistently blocking your shared access with bin bags, a bicycle, wheelie bins etc? We've put together two templates to help you drop them an…...
Letter Template: Neighbour Blocking Your Driveway
Letter Template: Neighbour Blocking Your Driveway
Is your neighbour constantly parking across the entrance to your driveway? Here are two letter templates (an informal note and a formal letter) to help you deal with…...
Letter Template: Neighbour's Children & Ball Games
Letter Template: Neighbour's Children & Ball Games
Problems with neighbour's children playing ball games too near your house, or constantly retrieving their ball from your garden? We have put two letter templates…...
Letter Template: Neighbour's Dog Barking
Letter Template: Neighbour's Dog Barking
A letter template to help you deal with your neighbour's dog barking constantly....
Letter Template: Neighbour's Dog Fouling
Letter Template: Neighbour's Dog Fouling
If your neighbour allows their dog to defecate outside your property in a shared space you will need to know how to tackle this problem. Our letter templates include…...
Letter Template: Noisy Neighbours
Letter Template: Noisy Neighbours
Our letter templates help you with an informal note and a subsequent formal letter to your neighbour about excessive noise....
Letter Template: Problem with Neighbour's Tree
Letter Template: Problem with Neighbour's Tree
Do you think your neighbours tree poses a danger to your property? If so make them aware of it - they should take steps to assess the tree's potential to cause damage…...
My Neighbour's Home Improvements: Can I Object?
My Neighbour's Home Improvements: Can I Object?
If you don't like the idea of your neighbour's new conservatory, what can you do? Find out what are the permitted development rights....
Neighbour Guide: Wood Burning Stoves and Chimineas
Neighbour Guide: Wood Burning Stoves and Chimineas
Plumes of smoke coming from your neighbour's garden or chimney? Here's exactly what to do about those wood burning stove and chiminea problems....
Plans to Speed Up Evictions for Problem Neighbour
Plans to Speed Up Evictions for Problem Neighbour
At last, the rights of tenants are being taken seriously when it comes to antisocial behaviour......
Police Forced to Deal with Anti Social Neighbours
Police Forced to Deal with Anti Social Neighbours
The government's proposed 'community trigger' would force local agencies to act when anti-social behaviour was reported by five separate households....
Problem Dogs: the Law and Who to Contact
Problem Dogs: the Law and Who to Contact
Neighbours with dogs. Disputes relating to this topic feature highly in our comments section. So whether your neighbour's dog tries to get into your property, seems…...
Problems With Neighbouring Trees: Action Guide
Problems With Neighbouring Trees: Action Guide
This action guide explains what to do if you share a boundary with a neighbouring property and have problems relating to trees or hedges along that boundary....
Recognised Tenants' Associations and What They Can Do
Recognised Tenants' Associations and What They Can Do
Establishing a registered tenants' associations will give you more say in your neighbourhood. Here's how to set one up and how to organise funding....
Unhappy With a Neighbour's High Hedge?
Unhappy With a Neighbour's High Hedge?
What action can you take regarding your neighbour's high hedges? We explain the regulations surrounding high hedges and how you can take action....
What if a Child Sex Offender is Living in Your Area?
What if a Child Sex Offender is Living in Your Area?
How child sex offenders are monitored and managed within the community and what rights you have with regards to the information you are able to access about a child…...
What is an Eviction Notice?
What is an Eviction Notice?
The legal responsibilities of a landlord when it comes to serving an eviction notice and how your rights as a tenant will differ depending on the type of tenancy…...
What to do if Neighbours are Spreading Rumours About you
What to do if Neighbours are Spreading Rumours About you
It’s important not to overreact if you hear untrue rumours being spread about you by a neighbour, but find out what action you can take if the rumours lead to harassment....
What to do if you Suspect Your Neighbours of Drug Offences
What to do if you Suspect Your Neighbours of Drug Offences
How to spot the telltale signs that drug use may be happening within your community, and the importance of reporting any activity you deem suspicious to the police....
What to do if you Think a Neighbour is Contravening Planning Regulations
What to do if you Think a Neighbour is Contravening Planning Regulations
Understanding the importance of complying with planning permission, and how you can inform your local planning department if you believe a neighbour has contravened…...
What to do if You're a Victim of a Neighbour's Violence
What to do if You're a Victim of a Neighbour's Violence
What to do if you are the victim of a neighbour’s violence, and how getting to safety and receiving medical treatment if needed should be your priority....
When to Get the Police Involved
When to Get the Police Involved
When you should get the police involved in any dispute between neighbours or there is a serious incident in your neighbourhood, and what is the difference between…...
Your Confidentiality Rights if Reporting a Neighbour
Your Confidentiality Rights if Reporting a Neighbour
How information you pass onto your local authority, housing association or police about a neighbour will be treated in the strictest confidence....
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