Backyards have shrunk but the population has increased.
With more people and smaller spaces to live in, tension can build between neighbours over how much of a view they get of each other's home life.
No one should have to constantly draw the curtains to enjoy a bit of privacy.
So how do you stop people looking in on you?
Property commentator Alistair Helm joined The Weekend Collective to discuss.
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