Sheila Gilmore, who represents Edinburgh East, said she had an 85-year-old constituent who had to wait two years to get rid of a neighbour who had terrified her with his drinking partners, but had refused to be forced from her home.
She said: “People have an absolute right to peace of mind and security in their homes and neighbourhoods.
“No-one should have to endure selfish and excessive behaviour from their neighbours.
“She has a right to expect local and national government to support her in ensuring a peaceful life in her own home.”
Mrs Gilmore claimed that “thousands” of other residents were being plagued by unacceptable behaviour from neighbours in Edinburgh.
She added: “Let’s make sure the resources and commitment are there so that these situations are dealt with fairly, effectively and quickly.”