Disputes with nuisance neighbours

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers can provide you with practical legal advice and representation in the event of a dispute with a nuisance neighbour.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • An injunction to prevent the nuisance.
  • Obtain an order the person committing the nuisance pays you compensation.
  • Some nuisance behaviour tips over into harassment and if this is the case, we can use the Protection from Harassment Act to protect you.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • The first step to resolve the problem is to informally discuss the issue with the person causing the nuisance. They may not be aware that their behaviour is affecting anyone.
    • If your neighbour is causing a ‘statutory nuisance’ you can approach your local council to investigate.
    • Legal action against your neighbour needs to be carefully considered as it could take a long time
    • If your neighbour is breaking the law, you should contact the police.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your nuisance neighbour dispute, there are a number of ways of funding your legal costs, including: 

    Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI)

    If you have a motor or home insurance policy this may include LEI cover.  If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions.  If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

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    Personal Funds

    If you do not have LEI cover, then we have a host of fee options which we will tailor to suit your needs.  Where appropriate we will offer competitive fixed fees for each stage of your case so that you have complete certainty on your legal spend.  Where this is not suitable, we offer a range of discounted hourly rates, depending on the experience and seniority of the person dealing with your case. 

    Our legal advisers are always happy to discuss our fee options with you in more detail.

    What should you do next?

    If you would like to speak to a dispute resolution expert about your legal problem, please contact us by calling 0345 604 7298, or email enquiries@daslaw.co.uk.

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    Senior Associate, Solicitor

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    There are many routes you can take to resolve issues with a nuisance neighbour. We can advise you on all the options and the likely impact they can have.

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