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Do your neighbours hate you? It’s probably because of this

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Over a THIRD of Welsh homeowners who have a neighbour dispute take revenge afterwards according to new research – with the most complaints about noise.

People get into arguments with their neighbours for any number of reasons, from mislaid wheelie bins to stolen parking spots to extreme behaviour.

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In fact, We Buy Any Home found that nearly a quarter of people who have sold their home said that having bad neighbours contributed to their reasons for selling their home.

In a survey of 2,000 U.K. adults who have sold a home, a whopping 60% of UK adults said that they had had a dispute with a neighbour, and that the dispute left them feeling negatively about them.

The top reason for disputes across the U.K. were from one unanimous reason: being too noisy at anti-social hours.

If your neighbour has a problem with you, it’s most likely that it’s because you’re too noisy at anti-social hours.

The top reasons in Wales for neighbourly disputes are:

  1. Being too noisy at anti-social hours
  2. Impolite behaviour
  3. Being nosy or invading privacy
  4. Parking dispute
  5. Property boundary dispute

However, the disputes didn’t stop when the offending action ended: most of the adults surveyed admitted they considered revenge on their naughty neighbour.

In fact, a shocking 68% of nationwide respondents considered revenge on their neighbour because of the dispute. The top revenge tactic nationally was direct confrontation, followed by reporting the neighbour to the police or council.

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In Wales your neighbours are most likely to confront you directly, rather than leaving a note or reporting you to the council.

The top revenge tactics in Wales for neighbourly disputes are:

  1. Confront them directly
  2. Posting about them online
  3. Reporting them to the council/police
  4. Complaining to other neighbours
  5. Leaving a note
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