Tackling anti social behaviour
Please be a considerate neighbour - six top tips:
DIY: You may be an early riser, but others may not be - consider not mowing the lawn or starting DIY at the crack of dawn.
Parties: Neighbours are less likely to have a problem with a party if they are aware of it in advance.
Cars: Make sure the music in your car isn't disturbing others.
Alarms: Have a nominated key holder for your property when you are away, who can be contacted quickly if the house alarm goes off.
Stereo & T.V: Position the TV and speakers away from the neighbours wall. Raise them up off the floor if possible.
Dogs: Constant barking or whining of a dog can be disturbing to neighbours.
If you decide to talk to the person responsible for anti-social behaviour it may help to consider the following:
- Step 1 - Let the person know there is a problem. Be calm and polite as they may not know they are causing you any distress
- Step 2 - Ask them for some of their time to talk about the problem. You may wish to take a friend with you if you do not want to go on your own
- If you still feel concerned, write a polite letter to re address the problem - see below.
- Step 3 - If you still feel concerned, write a polite letter to re address the problem
- Step 4 - If the problem continues contact us by reporting the anti-social behaviour. Your concerns will be treated confidentially and sensitively
Here are some letter templates that may help you in your dealings with your neighbours:
Noisey neighbour - letter template (Word Format)