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Almost half of us are arguing with our neighbours


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Almost half of us admit to arguing with our neighbour, mainly over noise, parking or barking dogs, a new study has revealed.

Who we live next door to can make a huge impact on our home lives and research by the Co-op has found that two out of five people have had disagreements with their neighbour.

But despite the disputes, almost a third say they get on better with their neighbours than they did five years ago.

New research has shown that people have been getting on with their neighbours better than they did five years ago (Picture: Getty)

Homeowners are more likely to complain about who lives next door than those who rent a house, the survey of 2,000 also showed.

Two out of three had taken in parcels for a neighbour, half are happy to keep an eye on a house and a similar number know the name of someone they live next door to.

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Caroline Hunter, head of home insurance at Co-op, said: Its wonderful to see that so many people are helping their neighbours out on a daily basis and many consider themselves to be friends, but perhaps there is more we could do to really get to know the people living nearby.



Increasingly we all lead busier lives, and while often we think we are being good neighbours, how well do we really know our neighbours?

David Huse, chairman of the Neighbourhood Watch Network, commented: Being a good neighbour has huge benefits and makes your community friendlier and safer too.

By looking out for your neighbours, watching out for those who are elderly or vulnerable and sharing crime prevention advice you can help keep you and your neighbours safe and your homes secure.



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