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How to make a complaint about a nuisance

Making a nuisance complaint

Most nuisance complaints can often be settled amicably between the parties without local authority involvement. An informal approach by the complainant is not only courtesy, but also the first step in resolving any differences. Research has found that one in three people who take this informal route are able to resolve the problem (it also helps to promote good neighbour relations). 

The investigation of nuisance is a formal process which may ultimately lead to an appeal in the magistrate's court or a criminal prosecution so it is a serious matter which should not be taken lightly. That is why it is better to try to resolve the problem informally - remember that whilst the Council will make every effort to resolve the issue at the end of the process most people still want to get on with their neighbours.