Being a good neighbour
Everyone has the right to live their life in the way that they choose, as long as they do not cause a nuisance or upset others.
You should expect your neighbours to respect your privacy and comfort, and you should respect theirs. Remember to be tolerant of others and think about whether your expectations of them are fair.
Listed below are some simple actions which will help to prevent problems arising.
Keep noise to a minimum. Set the volume on your sound system, television and/ or games console so you can hear it, but so that it cannot be heard outside of your home.
If you are undertaking any DIY make sure that you only carry out these jobs during the day so that drilling, hammering or banging noises do not cause disturbance.
Only use your washing machine, vacuum or other noisy household appliances during the day or early part of the evening. Position your fridge, freezer, washing machine and speakers away from shared walls.
If you are planning a party be sure to give your neighbours plenty of warning. Let them know what time you are going to start and how long you expect it to go on. Leave them your telephone number to contact you if they need you to turn the music down.
Keep your dog on a leash and make sure that you clear up after it. Try not to let it bark for long periods of time. If you have problems controlling your dog's barking or whining, consider seeking advice from your local vet or dog warden.
Remember you are required to get written consent from us before you keep any pet.
If you have an allocated space please park in it. Do not park on your neighbours' parking space without asking. Show consideration in the way that you park especially in communal parking areas. Do not park in such a way that you block your neighbours' drive or cause an obstruction.
Put your rubbish out on the day it's due for collection. If you accidentally miss the collection, bring it back onto your property immediately and try to contain it well. Rubbish can attract vermin, insects, and other pests, and is also unsightly. Bulky items can be collected by the Local Authority if you arrange this in advance.
Keep your garden maintained by cutting your grass, trimming any hedges and bushes and weeding borders regularly.
Remember any child at your property is your responsibility. Do not allow them to cause a disturbance to others and make sure that you supervise your children appropriately at all times.