Neighbour problems

If a neighbour is causing you annoyance or nuisance (rather than alarm or distress - which constitutes antisocial behaviour) first try to resolve the problem between yourselves.

Where there is no realistic prospect of you coming to a mutually acceptable agreement:

Council tenants 

Tenants can call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or report neighbour problems online.

Private let households

Private let households should contact their landlord. They can also call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or report neighbour problems online.

Homeowners

Homeowners should seek legal advice for civil matters. They can also call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or report neighbour problems online.


Landlord responsibilities

If a tenant of a private rented property, or a visitor to the property, is engaging in antisocial behaviour, the landlord has a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to deal with the behaviour.

If a landlord fails to take these steps, we can issue an anti-social behaviour notice.

This requires the landlord to take reasonable steps to deal with the antisocial behaviour within a specific period of time.

If a landlord does not take the actions detailed in the notice, we can apply to the court for a rent penalty notice or a management control order against the landlord.

For further advice contact us online, or call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.


Citizens Advice Scotland has more information on neighbour disputes.