The ideal goal for many homeowners is to be able to find a property that is affordable and stands alone by itself. It’s not that we don’t want to live beside anyone else, it’s just that it makes life a lot easier when we don’t have to deal with neighbours on a daily basis. For the people who do live in semi-detached homesor housing estates where houses are on top of each other, then they frequently run into problems with the people who live either side of them. We see them every single day and while many neighbours are kind and considerate people, many other homeowners have experienced the neighbours from hell. Generally speaking, they argue over very trivial things, but in a number of cases, their arguments can end up in the law courts.
Many arguments are about land boundaries and so some land & area surveys by NB Surveys should help to resolve any problems. It will give a clear picture of where one property ends and another one begins. If you don’t want to be one of those neighbours who are constantly fighting with the people who live around them, then you need to create an action plan that will allow everyone to live in peace together. The following are some of the things that you might want to consider for a more stress-free life.
* Include your neighbours – Many complaints that council officials and police have to deal with are noise complaints, and these can be avoided if you would just consider your neighbours feelings and try to include them in any activities that you are planning. You should be trying to make your life easier and so if you want to have a barbecue at the weekend and to invite some friends and family around, then make sure that you ask the neighbours around you as well. This way, if the proceedings get a little bit loud and music is played, then you don’t have to worry about the neighbours because they are right there with you having a great time enjoying your food and drinking your beer.
* Try to build relationships – No one is saying that you neighbour has to be your best friend, but it’s always better to create a good relationship so that you don’t fall out in the first place. Many people try to go about their lives without knowing who it is that lives either side of them or around them, and this is not a healthy environment to be in. It can be something as simple as saying hello in the morning when you head out to work and when you return in the evening. You could try bringing out your neighbours bin if it seems that they have forgotten. It is simple gestures such as these that make you a good neighbour and it’s what makes your neighbours like you. To learn more about your neighbours and the law, have a look here.
If you do run into any issues with your neighbours, it’s always best to talk with them first and see if anything can be worked out amicably. Generally speaking, everyone wants to live a quiet and happy life, so anything that can make that happen will usually be embraced.