Sometimes, problems will arise in your neighbourhood despite your best efforts. When that happens, it is important that you handle them properly so that the problem does not escalate. The main causes of neighbourhood disputes are boundary issues, anti-social behaviour, harassment and criminal activity.
Having criminal activity in your neighbourhood can lower the quality of life for everyone in the area. Disruptive and criminal activities affecting your area can be reported to both the Police and the local Neighbourhood Watch so that steps can be taken to prevent these acts from being committed.
Discussing neighbourhood issues with without a professional negotiator present can be very difficult, especially if your neighbour is behaving in a way that makes you feel threated. Duncan Lewis housing solicitors can represent you at these meetings and help you and your neighbour reach a compromise that you deem acceptable.
If you have neighbours whose behaviour is having a significant negative impact on your life, and attempts to discuss the issue with them have been unsuccessful, you may be able to apply to the courts for an injunction to stop their harmful behaviour. Our housing solicitors will be able to present your interests to the court and help you enforce a court order against your neighbour.
For expert legal advice on criminal activity in your neighbourhood, call Duncan Lewis Housing Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.