How To Avoid Neighbors—A Comprehensive Guide

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Learn How To Avoid Neighbors Easy-Peasy!

Are you having a difficult time figuring out how to avoid neighbors? Don’t worry! We are here to show you how to deal with your bad neighbors without breaking a sweat!

to learn all about neighbor complaints and how to create a demand letter in a few minutes!

How To Avoid Neighbors in Three Easy Ways

If you don’t live in the near proximity of your neighbors, congrats—you’re one of the few people who don’t have to deal with issues like:

Most people have to deal with such issues, though. If you’re one of them, these are the methods you can use to avoid your neighbors and the drama:

MethodWhat To Do
Becoming familiar with your environmentLearn all about your surroundings and find a way to escape from any unpleasant encounters with your neighbor. You can use a fire escape, an elevator, or any other way to run away discreetly in case you see your neighbor approaching you
DeflectionHave a magazine or newspaper with you just in case. If your neighbor sees you and there is no way to walk away, you can pretend to read your magazine intently. The chances are that your neighbor won’t bother you in that scenario
Scare them awaySay something weird or unexpected to scare your neighbor away. If the previous two attempts fail, this is your fail-safe. Although this method is a bit extreme, your neighbor will most likely walk away from you if you pretend that you’re crazy

How Can I Deal With Inconsiderate Neighbors?

If your neighbors are inconsiderate and you are unsure about what to do, check out the list below for useful tips for dealing with bad neighbors:

  1. Talk it out
  2. Negotiate
  3. Speak to a lawyer

Talking It Out

Neighbors aren’t always unwilling to listen to what you have to say. You should try talking to your inconsiderate neighbors before deciding on a different approach.

Make sure you are calm and collected before you reach out to your neighbor. If you get angry and yell instead of speaking calmly, the chances are that the other party won’t be as willing to hear you out. They’ll probably get defensive, and you will only worsen the situation.


Your neighbor may not respond to your request at first, but that may change after you offer them something of value. You should start negotiating with them by offering to do or give them what they want. They will inform you about what you can do, and you will work towards reaching the middle ground.

Speaking to a Lawyer

Involve a lawyer only if necessary. There is no need to waste money on professional assistance if there is another way to get what you want. If your neighbor won’t budge and you exhausted every other possibility, find a lawyer and let them help you solve the issue.

Should I Sue My Inconsiderate Neighbors?

Reporting your neighbors to the authorities should be the last resort. You shouldn’t call 911 unless:

  • You feel unsafe
  • Your neighbor breaks the law
  • You can’t find another solution

Check what public service is responsible for the issue you’re having with your neighbor, and file a complaint. Make sure to keep any evidence to back your claim, such as recorded conversations you had or proof that your neighbor caused damage to your property.

Use DoNotPay To Create a Demand Letter for Your Inconsiderate Neighbors

DoNotPay steps in with a neat feature that helps you compose a demand letter in a few simple steps! This letter will show your neighbor how serious you are and what the consequences of their actions will be if they refuse to cooperate.

The best part is that we do all the work! After completing the following instructions, we’ll draft your letter quickly:

  1. Choose the Neighbor Complaint feature
  2. Tell us what type of complaint you have and answer a few questions

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