Whether you live in a block of flats or a detached house, getting along with the people who live next door makes for a happy life.
We’ve all heard stories about neighbours from hell, and having a dispute with your neighbour could make your homelife unpleasant.
Perhaps the days when people popped next door for a cup of sugar or a chat with their friends are no more, but that doesn’t mean we all live in a bubble and never talk to our neighbours.
Our research has found nearly half of us regularly or occasionally socialise with our neighbours and only 7% don’t know any of our next door neighbours’ names.
And in an age when so much of our time is spent online, almost a quarter of us are friends with our neighbours on social media.
Admiral Home Insurance asked 2,000 households what they think makes for a perfect neighbour - how many of these can you tick off?
Unfortunately things can go wrong, and when you’re living so close to people who are neither friends nor relatives, it’s inevitable that some people fall out with their neighbour.
Our research found 15% don’t speak to their neighbour because they’ve fallen out with them, and 13% have had an argument in the past but it was resolved.