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Overcoming a dispute with your neighbors

Having a good relationship with those who live close to you can add quality to your life and give you a sense of community. Even if you are not on particularly good terms with your neighbors, you likely do what you can to keep things civil. However, if you are finding that your neighbor's behavior is no longer tolerable, you may be curious as to how the law could help you.

The options you have regarding resolving an existing dispute with a neighbor will largely depend on the nature of that dispute. The following are some tips on how to handle some of the most common neighbor disputes.

Excessive noise

Excessive noise is probably the most common form of neighbor disputes. Dealing with constant noise from neighbors could leave you in a position where you are unable to get adequate sleep or quiet time, leaving you feeling stressed and fatigued. You can call the police to enforce peace, but if it is an ongoing problem you may want to file a civil suit for continued noise violations.

Poor property maintenance

Yards and building facades should be reasonably maintained by owners or the responsible party. If you are unhappy with unsightly properties, you may be able to contact your Homeowner's Association to enforce maintenance.

Parking

Parking can have the potential to create tension among neighbors. If a car is parked illegally, you can call the parking enforcement authorities who may ticket or tow the vehicle.

Don't let disputes with your neighbors affect your quality of life. By taking action to address the issue, you will begin the path to a better living situation.

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