#Property UK: Outdoor #Christmas lights could land you £20K fine due to angry ...

PROPERTIES up and down the UK cover their homes in Christmas lights to get into the festive mood in the run-up to the special day. Although outdoor Christmas lights may seem like harmless fun, they could actually land you a hefty fine.

PUBLISHED: 20:26, Tue, Dec 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:26, Tue, Dec 1, 2020

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Homes all over the country line their front gardens, driveways, windows and roofs with twinkly lights at this time of year. Sparkly wreaths, inflatable glowing reindeer, life-size Santa Claus figures and eight-foot Christmas trees are just some of the decorations that can be found out the front of homes at this time of year. But while twinkly lights, glowing bulbs and fake snow might all seem like fun, research has revealed you could land yourself a fine for giving your home a festive makeover.

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Recently, angry neighbours of people with lots of Christmas lights have taken to social media and forums to air their grievances.

Many Twitter users in particular have expressed anger about their neighbours due to the issue.

One user said: “What can one do when your neighbours flickering Christmas lights on their trees and houses causes me multiple epileptic fits?

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“They know I have epilepsy and saw me have one. I have asked them to turn them off at a certain time but they don’t give a s**t.” (sic)

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Another penned: “Bad sleep due to neighbours Christmas lights shining in my bedroom window at 3am!”(sic)

A third complained: “It’s that time of year when I struggle to get to sleep because of my neighbour’s bright blue flashing neon Christmas lights that are on 24/7...

“It would be fine if it was a different colour but the bright blue makes it feel like I have an ambulance parked outside.”

Another user replied: “Similar problem neighbour over the road has had his outside light on for a week now, day and night.”

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