Disputes between neighbours can have a serious effect on everyday life. Disagreements over dividing fences and boundary issues, overhanging tree branches, excessive smoke, water run-off, noisy dogs and other nuisances can cause long-lasting ill-feeling.
This section has information about some of the common legal issues that can come up between neighbours, what your rights and options are, and where you can get help.
Going to court is often not the best way to solve a problem. Legal action can be expensive, stressful and take a long time. It is also unlikely to do anything to improve the relationship with your neighbours.