We all want to enjoy our homes, though sometimes this may not be easy. Neighbours can cause us problems through noise, pets, children and parking for example. As a result sometimes things may get out of hand. What can start off as a minor disagreement between neighbours can end up as a full blown dispute, causing stress and worry to everyone involved.
We can help no matter how big or small the problem. Our mediators are trained and experienced in conflict resolution. They can help you find a solution that all parties can live with.
Where to find help
Our mediators have been working with residents for several years and have a proven track record and ongoing success. If you have any questions or if you want to know more about how mediation works please contact us.
Who can use mediation
Mediation is a voluntary service open to everyone who wishes to participate. However for mediation to work, all parties in the dispute need to take part. It is important for all parties to be able to share information about your situation with each other.
Why use mediation
Mediation is a way of resolving issues and to help you and your neighbour reach an agreement that works for everyone in moving forward from what’s gone on in the past.
How does mediation work
We will have individual meetings with both parties. If all parties are in agreement we will then move to a joint session (usually the same day) Mediators will be present throughout all the session so you’ve no need to worry. Mediators won’t take sides. In the surroundings of our offices or a mutually agreeable venue, everyone will have a chance to speak and to be listened to in these sessions. We work to strict rules of confidentiality. Our job is to help you find a way to resolve your problems in a way to suit everyone involved. You and your neighbour find the solution.
What happens at the end of mediation
At the end of the mediation sessions, you and your neighbour will be given a written record of what has been agreed. This record is not a legally binding document.
Remember that you are in control of the process. You can stop mediation at any time if you are unhappy, no one will force you to continue.