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30 Neighbourhood and Community Disputes

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1 Introduction

2. What can I do if I have a problem with my neighbours?

3. Dealing with matters yourself

4. What is mediation?

5. What if mediation doesn't work?

6. What is a 'statutory nuisance'?

7. What if the council won't help?

Most councils take nuisance problems seriously and will do their best to help. If you feel your council is failing you, you can take up the matter with your local councillor or the councillors on the environmental health committee. The local library or town hall will tell you who these are.

If you still feel unhappy with how the council has dealt with your case, you can complain to the local government ombudsman in England or Wales. See ‘Further help’ for details.

8. Taking a case to court yourself

9. What can be done about anti-social behaviour?

10. Acceptable behaviour contracts

11. Anti-social behaviour orders

12. Further help

13. About this leaflet







The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.




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Last updated on 15 July 2019

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