How to deal with annoying neighbors

One cannot live in peace at home, if his/her neighbors are annoying. You must handle your neighbors carefully because neighbors are the immediate helpers during emergencies. Or else, you will face troubles as long as your annoying neighbor resides next to you. Here are a few simple techniques to deal with them easily.

Describe your problem

If your neighbors aren’t conscious about their trouble to the surroundings, you should notify them. Don’t hesitate to let your neighbors know about the problems which is caused by them. Approach your neighbor with politeness and kindness. Troubles like encroachment, improper maintenance of shared lands, pet’s nuisance, loud music etc. are some of the common issues. Some neighbors may not be aware of such problems for which they are responsible. If you let them know these issues, they might readily apologize and take immediate action. Some other neighbors may argue with you when you notify them about the problems they create. Never fight with your neighbors about any issues, because it might cause serious trouble to you as well.

Suggest alternate solutions

When you inform your neighbors about the disturbances, try to suggest ideas and alternate solutions for the problems. If your idea seems good for them, they might very well follow it immediately. If you find it quite hard to come up with a solution, discuss the problem with your close friends and ask for a solution. Though it’s not your part of the problem, you can come forward with a good solution for your neighbor. After all, you can help your neighbor by these opportunities. Another method to find solutions easily is by considering your neighbor’s problem as yours. In other words, think from your neighbor’s point of view. In fact, you will come up with a better solution to the problem. However, maintain a decent as well as a professional relationship with your neighbors.

Seek help from other neighbors

If your neighbor doesn’t take proper actions in favor of your complaint, it’s going to be useless to approach him/her again. Instead, approach the other neighbors in your locality and describe your problem. Seek help from them to find a solution for your problem. Definitely, other neighbors will come forward to help you. Approach your troublemaker with other neighbors in a kind manner. Don’t misuse the situation to threaten your troublemaker with the support of other neighbors. When you have people to support you on your side, your troublemaker gets chances to realize the serious effect of his annoyances. Blackmailing or threatening your neighbor will cause you serious troubles, as it violates the law.

Leave a note

Sometimes, words speak louder than voice. Write about the problem caused by your neighbor in a piece of paper and stick it on their door. You may either mention your identity or leave it anonymously. However, it’s good to mention a word that the note is from their neighbors. Else, your troublemaker might not take it as an serious issue. This technique might work only with certain people. However, you will lose nothing if you try it. Try to avoid speaking repeatedly about their annoyances, if you meet them casually while cleaning your car or while watering your plants. Reminding them continuously will make them worry a lot. Give sufficient time for them to find a solution. Let them know that you are happy to extend your hand in dealing the problem.

Inform the legal authorities

After trying the above methods, if your neighbor still annoys you, then approaching the legal authorities is the only other option. However, don’t mention your annoying neighbor’s past history or any other irrelevant matter to the authorities. Explain the problems caused by your neighbor. Let the authorities know how you have approached your annoying neighbor in the initial stages. Ask them to solve the problem smoothly without causing any mental difficulties to neither you nor your neighbor. Dealing with annoying neighbors is quite a challenging task. However, you can easily learn to deal with them harmoniously with the above mentioned techniques. Forgive your neighbors and forget the incidents. Always establish a friendly relationship with your neighbors for a happy life forever.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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