Most Danes annoyed with their neighbours

Noise, pets and odours are among the culprits

Whether it be loud parties, crying babies, barking dogs or cigarette smoke, the vast majority of Danes are annoyed with their neighbours, according to a new survey from the real estate site Boligsiden.dk.

The survey found that two out of every three Danes are irritated with their neighbours for one reason or another.

“It’s positive that every third person is pleased with their neighbours; it means that a large number of people are good at living next to each other,” said Birgit Daetz, the head communications at Boligsiden.dk.

“But when two thirds are irritated with their neighbour, it could indicate that we are generally poor at solving neighbour conflicts.”

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Noise and pets
The survey showed that 24 percent are bothered by noise from their neighbours, while 11 percent are irked by the next door pet. Some 10 percent are annoyed by the smell emanating from their neighbour’s chimney, grill or cigarettes, while 9 percent are irritated by the neighbour’s children.

Their neighbour’s messiness and rubbish was the prime problem for 7 percent of those asked in the survey, while just 4 percent said they took issue with their neighbour for not respecting their property divide.

An earlier survey showed that more than every third person is so irritated by their neighbour that they are considering moving or have already moved to escape.




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