Neighbourhood nuisances

Everyone is entitled to enjoy their home and neighbourhood in reasonable peace and quiet. If a neighbour’s home or business is creating a nuisance, it can impact on your everyday life.

Various neighbourhood behaviours and activities can be described as a nuisance. Noise, dust, light, odour and smoke caused by your neighbours can all prevent you from enjoying your home.

If you are suffering from a nuisance caused by a neighbouring home or business, we recommend you talk to the person responsible. Your neighbour could be unaware that they are causing you a problem and could be keen to resolve the matter amicably. If this does not work, we may be able to help you.