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 to fund your legal costs.

    Legal expenses insurance (LEI)

    If you have a commercial 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.

    Personal LEI

    No legal expenses insurance

    Unfortunately we are unable to take on private instructions at the moment, and can only work with customers who have legal expenses insurance.

    What should I do next?

    If you have legal expenses insurance with DAS, please call us on the number listed in your policy.

    Simon Pathé

    Senior Associate, FCILEX

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    Andrew Jones

    Principal Associate (Operational)

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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.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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