Nuisance neighbours have been with us since the dawn of civilization, and nothing has changed in the modern world. All too often even minor disputes turn into bitter and expensive “neighbours-at-war” litigation.
With so many of us now confined to our homes in a time of heightened tension and stress, even the smallest irritations from next door may well be escalating out of control.
Let’s look at what you can do about it if that happens to you. What are your legal rights? How can you avoid the trench warfare of an ongoing feud? We’ll consider some general principles and their application to the common scenarios of noise complaints and tree disputes, with particular mention of some badly-behaved peacocks and a cherry tree at grave risk of being chopped down.