Guidelines For Handling Neighbour Disputes & Nuisance

Most neighbourly disputes can be resolved effectively and amicably with a little thoughtfulness and patience. Communicate with our neighbours politely, listen to them and be willing to compromise to maintain a harmonious living environment.

Stage 1 : Communicate With Our Neighbours

Discuss our problem politely with our neighbours as they may not be aware of it. They will likely to be more thoughtful in the future.

Stage 2 : Mediation

If the disturbances continue to be unbearable, mediation may be considered through the following:

Your Residents’ Committee may be able to provide informal mediation assistance. You can contact your RC to find out more. You can resolve your disagreements through mediation at the CMC too. A nominal fee is charged to defray administrative costs; you can refer to the CMC website for more details.


          CMC Hotline
          1800 225 5529
          Counter Operating Hours
          Mondays to Fridays: 8:30am - 5:00pm
          Saturdays: 8:30am – 12:00pm
          (closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)

Stage 3 : Lodge a Magistrate Complaint

If either party does not agree to mediation, complaints may be submitted in writing to the Magistrate’s Complaints Counter at the Crime Registry, Subordinate Courts.

The diagram below depicts the process of the magistrate mediation.


Find out more about lodging a Magistrate's Complaint.
Last Updated on 02 Jan 2015