Being a good neighbour
You have a right to live in your home without being disturbed by others. In the same way, your neighbours enjoy the same right. There are a number of ways that you can play your part in making your neighbourhood a good place to live:
- Rubbish: Dispose of your household rubbish properly - using the bins as directed by the council. Ring up your local council to arrange for them to remove any large unwanted items (there may be a charge).
- Pets: If you want to get a pet, then you will need to get permission from us in writing first. If you get permission, it is then your duty to ensure that your pet does not cause a nuisance or health hazard.
- Running a business from home: You will need to get written permission from BCHA and the council.
- Parking: You must avoid parking on footpaths, grassed areas, access routes or anywhere else which may be inconvenient to others.
- Abandoned vehicles: If you have a vehicle that needs disposing of, look online for local car-breakers.
- Private gardens: If you have a garden that is for your use only, you must keep it in a tidy condition and free from rubbish. If you want to put up a shed, you must get permission from us in writing first.
- Noise and nuisance: Please try to be considerate to neighbours and keep the noise reasonable when you watch TV, play music, have visitors round or if you’re doing DIY (especially at night).
- Communal areas: Where you share hallways, stairwells and common rooms with other residents, please make an effort to keep these tidy and free from obstructions. If you share a common entranceway with other residents, please do not let strangers in without checking who they are.