For what we believe is the first time, the relationship between house prices and neighbourly relations in London has been explored.

The research, which was commissioned by Direct Blinds, found that higher property prices generally mean fewer arguments with those living next door.

There is a diminishing chance of quarrelling with your neighbour on a weekly basis if your London property is priced between £500,000 and £1.7 million.

The analysis also identified the most common root causes of neighbourly spats with noise, not surprisingly, topping the list - with 22% of respondents in London citing this as a reason to fall out with those next door. Noise was followed in second place by car parking (10%) and disputes over refuse bins (7%).

"London is a busy metropolis, and a melting pot of cultures and lifestyle, so it's no surprise that there are some grumbles among residential bedfellows," comments James Robinson, the General Manager at mews-specialist estate agency Lurot Brand. 

"One of the big reason buyers coming to us seeking a mews is the peace and privacy that they afford. More often than not, the mews houses we sell are in tranquil, tucked-away locations and many are complete with some degree of allocated parking. The atmosphere in London's mews house locations is generally friendly and community-minded, and there lies the appeal."