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 mediation services. 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.
Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
Saturdays: 8.30am – 1pm
(close 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