The top four neighbourhood issues are.....

We receive reports about a variety of neighbourhood issues, for example parking problems, overhanging trees and even the odd unruly cat (!) but the four most commonly reported neighbourhood issues are:

Dumped rubbish and fly tipping

Communal cleaning

Abandoned/untaxed vehicles

Grafitti

Other points to note include:

Considering others
We rely on you to be considerate and tolerant towards your neighbours. The way you use your home, the shared areas and your garden, and the way you control your pets and keep noise down, are all very important in getting on with your neighbours and abiding by your tenancy agreement.
No home is completely soundproof and a level of tolerance needs to be allowed. Neighbours will always make some noise but you can help reduce noise if you follow a few simple guidelines:
■ If you live in a flat, lay carpet rather than laminate flooring
■ Keep TV or sound systems at a reasonable sound level and do not play these late at night or early in the morning. Place your speakers on stands, not directly on the floor
■ If you are having a party, speak to your neighbours about it first and try to accommodate their needs or wishes
■ Keep your dog under control and don’t let it disturb your neighbours by barking persistently or fouling paths, gardens or verges.

Shared areas
You can help to keep your neighbourhood pleasant by:
■ Helping to keep shared areas clean and tidy – don’t leave rubbish or equipment lying around, blocking pathways or landings
■ Arranging with your local council to have large items removed – again, don’t just discard them
■ Being aware of health and safety issues – never block hallways and entrances.

Grounds maintenance
We have many communal areas that require regular maintenance, such as communal gardens, grass and shrub areas, car parking and garage areas. These include communal gardens, grass and shrub areas, car parking and garage areas.
In most cases we maintain these areas ourselves, but where there is a management company in place it is likely that they will arrange these works for the estate as a whole. Costs of maintaining these areas will be charged to residents as a service charge.
If you find any communal areas that need maintaining please let us know.

Estate Inspections
We inspect our estates regularly and may invite residents to join us. If you have concerns about your estate or want to recommend an improvement speak to the housing team.