Being a good neighbour
Article reviewed: 2013/01/25 | Next review due: 2014/08/13
With so many people living in such a small area, being a good neighbour is important in London, and the UK has a charter denouncing anti-social behavior in residential areas.
Anti-social behaviour is classed as intimidation, verbal abuse, noise, vandalism, threats, insults, homophobic or racist comments, etc., but it could also be a dog barking or music playing too loudly.
Even you can be accused of anti-social behavior if you're not careful. Frank, 19, bitterly remembers the first contact he had with his neighbors, "For the first 15 days of summer, we had barbecues every night listening to music. Our neighbours complained of the noise and thought that music on until 22:30 was too late. After two weeks, we received a letter from the council telling us that the next complaint from the neighborhood would result in us having to pay a £5,000 fine!”
So make sure that you are considerate to those around you who may not like late night or loud music!