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You could be fined up to £2,500 for arguing in your own home

You may have been committing a crime and didn’t know about it… well now you could be slapped with a fine by arguing in your own home due to strict council rules.

This is due to Community Protection Notices (CPNs), which are issued by local councils to prevent residents from disrupting their neighbours’ everyday life.

The rules were introduced by former Prime Minister Theresa May when she was Home Secretary in 2014 and can be given to anyone above the age of 16.

If you do anything which is deemed to be disruptive to your neighbours, such as arguing or crying loudly, your local council could slap you with a notice which bans you from continuing.

CPN should of been issued when my aunt was getting the stick from her husband and no am not a snitch but a good £2500 fine would be good reward for her.

Does this mean we cant even ssneeze? Imagine living in a house where next door could hear foot steps… all am saying love your neighbours because you never know when they might flip the switch. in all fairness some neighbours are loud but this fine is over the top, unless the money is going towards a good course not your local council i mean we pay enough council tax as it is and don’t get me started on bin collection but that another conversation.

This fine would be great if… only if its a small amount and towards a meaningful course.

All you need to know about CPNs

All you need to know about CPNs, according to charity Shelter.

A CPN can be issued when the behaviour is:

  • having a “detrimental effect” on the quality of life of those in the locality
  • persistent or continuing in nature
  • unreasonable

There is no restriction on the type of behaviour a CPN can deal with, for example it can deal with noise nuisance, rubbish in gardens and littering.

Before issuing a CPN, the issuing body should give a written warning setting out that if the antisocial behaviour continues a CPN will be issued.

The amount of time allowed between the written warning and the issuing of the CPN is determined on a case-by-case basis.

In some cases it could be minutes, for example when someone persists with playing loud music in a park.

You could be fined up to £2,500 for arguing in your own home
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