The UK’s most common neighbour nuisances and their effects

The UK’s most common neighbour nuisances and their effects

author: Bryony Pearce

By Bryony Pearce

For many of us, our homes are a peaceful place where we can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but for some of us, that’s not quite the case.


Research recently conducted for Ocean* shows that 18 million of us** have encountered a nuisance neighbour in the last 12 months, with annoyances ranging from arguing, loud music and dropping litter, to intimidating and threatening behaviour.

Check out our stats below to find out more of the UK’s most common neighbour nuisances and their knock-on effects:

dealing with neighbour disputes

Infographic brought to you by the Ocean Finance homeowner loans team.

*Red Dot questioned a nationally representative sample of 2,005 adults in the UK aged 18 and over between 6 October 2015 and 13 October 2015, of whom 651 were Scottish residents.

**Based on ONS UK total adult population figures.

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author: Bryony Pearce

By Bryony Pearce

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