You made the big move into your new home, and it’s a nice gesture to introduce yourself to your new neighbors, but you’d be lucky if you were in a neighborhood where you loved all of your neighbors. If you hate at least one of your neighbors, there are ways you can handle it before the problems go on forever.
The neighbors that are a little nosey, and always seem like they’re sticking their nose in your business, can be hard to deal with but are manageable. When a neighbor becomes too close for comfort, set boundaries ASAP so there’s no confusion.
Type-A, obsessive neighbors can be forever critical of your shrubs or trees spill onto their flawless landscaping, and they’re constantly telling you there’s a problem. To solve the dilemma, scout the entire property with your neighbor to clarify property lines. If there is still a problem, then request a land surveyor come to resolve the matter permanently.
The domestic disturbers put on a happy face when you see them, but they’re not hiding it well when you can hear every word of an argument in the middle of the night. The solution is easy, because usually police will show up and all the neighbors will know. Otherwise, stop by the day after an incident and politely ask if everything is okay, and explain you heard shouting. They may be ashamed and clean up their act afterward.
The messy neighbors can be unbearable. Chances are you knew before you moved in they were no neat freaks. But when junk start piling up in their yard it’s time to act. If the relationship is strained, seek help from a neighborhood association that may be able to enforce a clean up.
The neighborhood tattler is quick to notify police anytime anyone is having a party of any sorts. Usually it’s a noise complaint that they will notify police to put a stop to any fun in the neighborhood. Next time notify them before a party or invite them and they may be less likely to complain.