A neighbour dispute will typically involve only two people or families.

They often arise from:

  • accidental actions - such as a neighbour hitting your car
  • different lifestyles
  • age differences
  • misunderstandings
  • inconsiderate parking

The above list is not exhaustive and any of these issues can be distressing and traumatic for victims.

Spelthorne's Community Safety Team strongly supports the use of mediation between parties to resolve different types of nuisance.

Some neighbourhood disputes however are noise based and these can be investigated by our Environmental Health Department. Noise nuisance can include loud music, do-it-yourself and dogs barking. For more detailed information please see the Council's noise pages.