Those just leaving the family home will find themselves in the new situation of being a neighbour and with flats commonly chosen by novice homeowners and tenants , neighbourly etiquette will be on new ground. Of course, there are publicised disputes over loud music, leylandii hedges and raucous children but having neighbours above, below and either side of a property isn't as fraught as it sounds.
The good news is neighbourly relations are in rude health, despite the image of London being an unfriendly, 'too busy to care' city. New research by Allianz Insurance asked 2,000 people about neighbourly relationships and nearly three quarters said the chatted to their neighbours at least once a week. There's also a positive inclination among people to keep an eye on their neighbour's property if there are away or take in a parcel for them if they're out. In addition, many are so comfortable with their neighbour's that they'd leave a spare key with them and 44% thought their neighbour was trustworthy.
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One train of thought behind the re-emergence of neighbourly spirit points to current property market conditions. With house prices in London outpacing the rest of the country by some distance, more flats to rent and flats for sale in north London are being secured and inhabited for longer periods as they offer a more affordable entry point into the market. With close living proximity, many residents see purpose-built blocks, new developments and house shares as a way of meeting new friends, making useful connections and generally improving their daily life.