1. Be Direct
The first thing that you need to do is to tell it to them straight. Whenever there are disputes that happen because of a neighbour or if you see something that you do not really approve of, it would be best to talk it out with the neighbor himself. This way, you will not have to deal with additional problems in the long run. You will also tend to avoid spreading rumours by doing this.
2. Try to Find Help
In addition to this, you should also try to talk to other people who have an open communication line with your neighbor. If you will listen to you, chances are he would listen to someone he knows. Most neighbours who tend to become dismissive of other neighbors just feel like you are invading their privacy by talking to them directly about the problem. To avoid this, try to find someone he knows that can talk to him about the problem.
3. Be a Good Example
If it still doesn’t work, try to be a good example to your neighbours. The best way to deal with an annoying neighbour is to them with kindness. I am not talking about being a pushover. Just show them that there are better ways to be a neighbor to others. Sometimes, leading by example is the best way to do things. Instead of berating him with your words, try to show him how it should be done.
4. Look for a Legal Mediator
If he seems unreceptive to your direct approach, try to find a mediator that can arbitrate between the two of you. More often than not the village association will be the best ones to do it. This way, your neighbor will have no choice but to comply with the ruling of the association.
5. Contact the Authorities
If he still seems unaffected by your actions, I think it would be best to call the higher authorities. Sometimes, the only way for you to deal with neighbour\rs who tend to disturb your peace is to let the law handle it. For example, if your neighbour has a dog that just tends to bark loudly at night and the owner still would not listen after you have confronted him about it, then the authorities are your best course of action. File a report with your local animal shelter and police stations and let them handle the matter from there.
These are just some of the ways for you to deal with unruly neighbour without becoming too violent yourself. When dealing with neighbors, it is important to be diplomatic and open minded. Always remember to try and not cause more trouble for yourself when dealing with neighbours who are not so nice. Most of the time, they only need to be aware of the effects of their own actions towards others. Once you let them know, they will stop right away.
If the cause of the disturbance could not be resolved right away, give them some time to work on it before doing something else that might cause trouble for them and you later on.