When everyone has a home

Housing advice for Northern Ireland

Neighbour dispute

Mediation can often help to resolve problems between family members, neighbours or housemates. It’s not an appropriate solution in every case but can be very effective.

Make sure you know where your land ends and your neighbour’s begins. Disputes over boundaries can cause formerly friendly relationships to sour.

Harassment from neighbours can cause huge stress. You might be able to resolve your differences with your neighbour by talking calmly about the issues or using mediation services. If this doesn't work your landlord may be able to help you deal with the problem.

Your local council is responsible for dealing with complaints about noise and nuisance behaviour.

Problems with neighbours and antisocial behaviour are very upsetting. You may be able to get help to deal with antisocial behaviour from 

  • a landlord 
  • the council 
  • the police 

Everyone wants neighbours they can get along with, but we’re not all this lucky. If your neighbours are seriously harassing or intimidating you, you may be able to get help to find a new home from the Housing Executive.

You may get help securing your home if you’ve been attacked in a hate crime.

Some people enjoy getting involved in their neighbourhood. You might want to join a residents association or community group or even set one up if you think it would improve the area.

Get help if you've been attacked or threatened in your home. The Housing Executive classes some attacks as intimidation. If you've been intimidated you can get extra points, a special grant and help to sell your home. 

Nu există o definiție unică a comportamentului antisocial. Câini pacoste, deranj cauzat de zgomot, vandalism și hărțuire sunt doar câteva exemple. Cu toate acestea, în general este acceptat faptul că orice fel de comportament antisocial "interferează nejustificat cu dreptul unei alte persoane de folosință liniștită a locuinței, precum și a zonei înconjurătoare".


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