Is mediation a possibility?

Mediation for noise complaints

Noise and Mediation

You may wish to consider talking through your differences with your neighbour and coming to an amicable solution to the problem. You should always approach your neighbours in a calm and constructive way; and avoid conflict. If you are not in a position to talk directly to your neighbour or if relations have broken down you could consider mediation as an alternative.

Mediation is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties where a neutral third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate some form of a settlement or agreement.

Trained mediators will be available in most areas but not all services are free. Even so, mediation can produce positive or beneficial results much more cheaply and efficiently than taking legal action. A search facility for civil mediation providers in your area can be found on the Civil Mediation Council website. The directory provides details of providers who are accredited by the Civil Mediation Council. Costs through this service can be as little as £50 for a one hour session.

More information on mediation can be found on our Resources or from Citizens Advice. Find out what else you can do to help yourself.

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