Neighbours

Neighbours

My neighbour is getting a two-story extension built, but I don’t think that the work should be allowed to go ahead. The new look of the building won’t fit in with the other houses on the street, and because it will be so big, will probably block out the light. What can I do?

Anyone having work carried out on a property that is altering the height or structure of a building will usually be required to apply for planning permission before any work commences.You can check the planning register on the local authority website to see if your neighbour has applied for planning permission.You can find contact information …

My neighbour is getting a two-story extension built, but I don’t think that the work should be allowed to go ahead. The new look of the building won’t fit in with the other houses on the street, and because it will be so big, will probably block out the light. What can I do? Read More »

Cost of Living Crisis – How can advice.scot help?

Living life, affording to pay all our bills, whilst continuing to put food on the table has become quite the juggling task for many of us recently. Increases to the cost of living, with soaring energy prices, and the prices of other essential goods and services jumping up as a result has been challenging. Average …

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I live in a flat and share communal areas with my neighbours who have been leaving the garden at the back of the property in a real state. The situation seems to be getting worse and I believe it is now in dangerous repair. Can you help?

I’m sorry to hear that you are having problems with the communal areas in your building. It can be frustrating trying to resolve these issues, especially when there are multiple people sharing the space. The route to resolving these matters will depend on the situation with the ownership of the properties in the building. Council …

I live in a flat and share communal areas with my neighbours who have been leaving the garden at the back of the property in a real state. The situation seems to be getting worse and I believe it is now in dangerous repair. Can you help? Read More »

The noise from fireworks being set off by my neighbors is terrifying my dog. I have been to the vet, and they prescribed medication, but I want to know what the rules are on fireworks and what I can do. Can you help?

I’m sorry to hear that your dog isn’t having the best of times with the fireworks. Many pet owners take measures at this time of year to reduce their animal’s exposure to the noise from fireworks. Seeking the advice of a vet is one such measure, and medication may be prescribed, as well as other tips …

The noise from fireworks being set off by my neighbors is terrifying my dog. I have been to the vet, and they prescribed medication, but I want to know what the rules are on fireworks and what I can do. Can you help? Read More »

My neighbor recently had a jacuzzi installed in their back garden and seems to be out in it, having parties with friends most nights. The noise is keeping me awake when I am working the following morning. Can you help?

Excessive noise at night can keep us awake, especially in the summer months. With good weather and lighter nights, neighbours can sometimes get carried away, and with windows open, we can be more sensitive to outside noise. With that being said, we have the right to rest in our own homes. Attempt to resolve issues informally …

My neighbor recently had a jacuzzi installed in their back garden and seems to be out in it, having parties with friends most nights. The noise is keeping me awake when I am working the following morning. Can you help? Read More »