How to be a good neighbour
Be considerate to your neighbours and if you're planning a noisy activity, keep them informed with a friendly chat beforehand. This is an opportunity to create and maintain good neighbourly relations.
If you find that noise from a neighbouring property is an ongoing source of annoyance, it may be possible to resolve the concern by having an amicable talk with the neighbour causing the noise. They may not realise the annoyance that the noise causes and be willing to help you. Often these concerns are best settled on a neighbourly basis.
Simple steps to help reduce the likelihood of someone making a complaint against you include:
- Being mindful of what time of day you are mowing the lawns or weed-eating.
- Be aware of how loud the music you are playing is.
- Tell your neighbours when you are having a party.
- Be mindful of if your dog is outside barking.