Everyone is stuck indoors, unable to travel abroad or visit friends and family, work from home while children are zooming in to school, and invest in the coveted home renovation Last year there was a record number of discussions and quarrels between Dutch neighbors.
Love your neighbor … or maybe not
In 2020, neighborhood mediators across the country received about 20.000 reports of conflicts between neighbors. This is about 2.500 more than what was reported in 2019. And Rotterdam, neighbor relations became sour on a regular basis.
Not surprisingly, most complaints are about unnecessary or increased noise, namely loud music, construction noise, or problems where children are playing loudly and disrupting the work and lives of people living nearby. It was a thing.
CCV: Coronavirus has had a major impact on quality of life
“We see that the corona crisis has had a major impact on quality of life,” said a CCV spokeswoman. “Now everyone is at home more often, we meet a lot online, kids stay home all day. Everyone notices more about their neighbors. You always start to be annoyed by the sounds that were there. In addition to that, the noise of the neighbors at work and the joy of living are rapidly diminishing. “
Most of the reports received by neighborhood mediators after complaints about noisy neighbors are bullying (for example, neighbors gossip about each other or lock someone else’s car), and It was related to so-called outdoor issues such as smoke and odors from barbecues.
A record number of neighbor conflicts occurred in 2020
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