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How I Dealt With Neighbours' Noise: A Case Study

By: Sarah Clark (ILEX) - Updated: 24 May 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
Noise Loud Music Rights Neighbour

You don’t expect that when you move into your dream house, you will end up living next to somebody that makes your life a complete misery. That’s what happened to a couple from the South of England who moved into a new build in 2007, and found that their idea about starting a new life and settling down were ruined by Problem Neighbours.

“It was fine at first. We moved in on a Friday and didn’t see anybody for a few days. We didn’t hear anything from our new neighbours but that’s not really unusual. We just got on with moving in and assumed we’d bump into them and say hello around the place at some point.

“The first signs of trouble came with some loud music a few weeks after we’d moved in. We thought that they were having a party as the noise was so bad, but decided that we would write it off because we didn’t want to cause any trouble. If it was a one-off, it hardly seemed worth making a fuss."

“Then it happened again a few days later, along with some loud arguments and banging and crashing. We think that one of them moved out at that point, and that was when the problems really got bad. From that point we were listening to loud music until three or four in the morning most days, and we were constantly ratty and exhausted.

Taking the Appropriate Action

“Eventually we plucked up the courage to speak to the neighbour. He was a youngish man but old enough to know better, and he wasn’t best pleased that we were complaining. I tried to be pleasant and make a joke of it, hoping that maybe he didn’t realise that he was causing so much trouble, and he appeared to take us seriously, but then within a few hours the noise was just as bad.

“After another week of incessant noise from the neighbour, we just couldn’t take it anymore. I wrote him a letter to say that we’d been tolerant, but that we were losing sleep and had to resolve this problem before it escalated into something legal. We mentioned that we would have to get in touch with the local Environmental Health Officer at the council if he didn’t turn his music down and restrict it to a reasonable time."

“We’d been to the local library and realised that we had Certain Rights Under The Noise Act 1996, so we quoted that in the letter, explaining that the environmental health officer had a legal obligation to deal with complaints about excessive noise, and that we were considering asking them if they would serve a noise abatement notice – which could lead to a fine if he carried on – or even the seizing of his stereo equipment."

“We added that we didn’t want to have to take this action, but that if he carried on with this level of noise we could see no alternative, as our sleep was suffering and his noise was affecting our quality of life."

“The letter seemed to do the trick! I can’t say that we are on friendly terms, but he has stopped the noise and playing the music every night now, and although it gets put back on occasionally, we can live with that. We didn’t want to have to involve anyone else, so I’m glad that we knew our legal rights about noise levels, and were able to write the letter instead of things getting even worse. And we’re getting some sleep again now!”

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So sad reading some of these stories......my heart goes out to you all. It should be a human right to enjoy peace and quiet in ones own home. I recently moved into a DETACHED house where I thought I could live in peace at last - wrong! I live next door to RACING people that are animals..... They shout, drink all afternoon and play music loudly. I have witnessed one of them urinting up our fence on two occasions and approached him and he totally denied it. They have been issued warnings from the landlord but still continue regardless, probably as they’ve forgotten once the drinking starts again! I have two beautiful young daughters who are very intimidated by this, we feel we have to hide in our home. Something needs to be done about these anti-social people ruining lives for us all. I have only ever found total piece of mind and that was living in a camper van when I was a youngster touring the world.....if not for my daughters I would move out immediately! Good luck all.
Fa66ster - 24-May-20 @ 6:13 AM
So sad reading some of these stories......my heart goes out to you all. It should be a human right to enjoy peace and quiet in ones own home. I recently moved into a DETACHED house where I thought I could live in peace at last - wrong! I live next door to RACING people that are animals..... They shout, drink all afternoon and play music loudly. I have witnessed one of them urinting up our fence on two occasions and approached him and he totally denied it. They have been issued warnings from the landlord but still continue regardless, probably as they’ve forgotten once the drinking starts again! I have two beautiful young daughters who are very intimidated by this, we feel we have to hide in our home. Something needs to be done about these anti-social people ruining lives for us all. I have only ever found total piece of mind and that was living in a camper van when I was a youngster touring the world.....if not for my daughters I would move out immediately! Good luck all.
Fa66ster - 23-May-20 @ 7:35 AM
I have had a problem with my neighbour now for over ten years. Loud music, banging of doors till all hours, banging his walking sticks on the floor to wake me up. Even flicking the light switches on and off to try and annoy me. I complained to the council years ago but nothing was done really done as he would just denial all knowledge then go quiet for a while till he was off the radar again. Even got the police involved but they said it’s nothing to do with them and that I need to contact the local council noise team. It’s just like going on a merry go round, no one seems to want to help and I am just suffering here in silence, he knows what he is doing. I hate it, it’s not a home but know I would find it difficult to sell.
Stevenh - 19-May-20 @ 10:32 PM
It is so sad to read how everyone has been affected by something I am going through as well. We are running out of ideas against our noise and ignorant neighbours, we have tried everything from talking to them and speaking to the council and environmental health. We've even been threatened by the neighbours and the house we live in now feels like a prison to us, we can't use the garden or house to relax and this started about a month after we moved in. the excuse they always use is that the road we live on tolerated it before we arrived and therefore we should get over it. It has really affected our anxiety and stress levels.We are now curious about whether the previous owners of our house had any issues that they didn't declare and wondered if anyone else had experience of getting this information? I would appreciate any help anyone can offer.
Hellonearth - 19-May-20 @ 2:39 PM
Im so very sorry to read about the hell you are all going through.My story was written on here december 2019.I honestly feel there should be a law brought in by our government to protect us from these horrible selfish human beings .My story can still be read if your interested,though i have now a happy ending as the neighbours moved out 3 weeks ago and renting the house out to her parents who appear to be quiet and considerate , but im still holding my breath because of association and being related . My years of hell hopefully over as i wish for all of you too. If only there was a way to partition the government to come down hard on these neighbours who cause us distress surely out there must be a solicitor or lawyer willing to start one to help because enviromental health dont carry any weight at all . My heart goes out to you who still suffer .
Samaritan - 11-May-20 @ 6:42 PM
I moved into this house with my mum and brother when I was little and I am now in my late teens and still live here , I’ve always had lovely neighbours either side but up until my right neighbour moved out. Then came my new neighbours this was about 3 years ago now , they are really bad trouble! We spoke to them to get to know them, We trusted them and got a long with them but then we went on holiday, my mum was getting sent a parcel full of expensive makeup like Tom Ford Estée Lauder etc , and they took it in for us, when we got back we went round to get it back off them and to thank them for taking it in for a couple days and they told us they have not got it! Although we have cctv of them taking it in! After rows we realised we was not going to get it and just gave up. We never spoke to them since then. Recently starting from maybe the start of January (2020) the youngish lad that lives with his mum who is old enough to know better has started turning his music up louder and louder , we are now in a pandemic on lockdown nothing else to do and every night he plays it loud enough to hear the words, it is not fair we have a baby in the family now and sometimes it’s to loud that we wonder if she’ll wake up. My dad found his Facebook on the internet and messages him when it’s to loud and he reply’s and turns it down but it’s every night ! wouldn’t you think that he would get the hint and turn his music down every late night and save him the hustle of having to text my dad back? We are trying to keep our peace with them as we don’t want to make it go worse but it makes me not be able to go to sleep as his room is next to mine, me and my mum both suffer from anxiety and some night are unbearable to cope for me and I just want to cry, what do I do?
Abs - 11-May-20 @ 12:31 PM
My newish neighbours in Mill Hill have had a loft conversion and extension to their semi, still not finished from last August even with builders working illegal long hours.Sadly its made their property noiser than ever, especially with slamming doors.This sound always wakes me up so not getting a lot of sleep.I did text neighbour to ask him to be more considerate as he stayed till 3 one morning doing diy work.He was hostile saying I shouldn't send him this as it could be classed as harrassment and all semi detached houses have some noise.He recommended I move to the countryside.He said its his house, he had paid for it and can do what he likes.Also he can't think about noise he makes as he will burn out! Anyway might mention it to his wife when I next see her as she is nicer.He occasionally parks his car in our front garden, on the grass, also using our drive.He is very intimidating.He has said he wants to buy my house.I'm suffering lots of anxiety as a result.He's not following lockdown rules, mingling closely with a handful of builders but more fool him.
Becka - 10-May-20 @ 8:47 PM
We've had nothing but helll from our neighbour for 4 years. We own....she rents. She's a drug user. Her child is feral. She's 'on the game'. Constant noise and fighting. She's spat at me.She's verbally abused me. She's verbally abused my son. The constant smell of cannibis is horrendous.She refuses to use her bin, preferring to throw her rubbish into the garden. Her yappy dog yaps away for hours at a time in the garden. Dog does its business in the garden and it's never cleaned up. Had to report her a week or so ago and she was warned....so now in revenge she's accused me of bullying the child at the other side of me. That house is rented to a drug dealing heroin addict. Both of them bring the street down....without them it'd be a nice street.. Neither landlord will deal with the issue. We really feel like we live in a 'scrote sandwich' haha.Seriously though, we're at the end of our tether and it's now really affecting me. We refuse to sell up and move.Why should cockroaches like thia force us out of our home!I've sent a report today to the local authority and also to the Victim Commissioner for England and Wales.
Scrotesandwich - 10-May-20 @ 5:59 PM
I'm so sorry to hear people are having such a terrible time with neighbours.We have a problem with noisy tenants in the area - mainly East Europeans - who are noisy, play their music loudly in the garden till late at night, and often sit out in the garden till 1am talking loudly.This used to be such a nice area till people started renting out housesto them, often packing in as many people as possible - greedy landlords! They should make it part of the tenancy agreement to follow the noise pollution rules of the UK.The authorities in this country are far too soft. Enfield and Haringey councils are really crap at dealing with this.I know so many people who have had longstanding problems with neighbours (many of them counciltenants) but nothing is done about it.It makes me so angry that decent people have to put up with this rubbish.We need to be more like Germany or Switzerland where such anti-social behaviour is not acceptable.I'm not sure what we can do but I feel we need to put pressure on local government to act.My heart goes out to all you people who are suffering.
Frank - 10-May-20 @ 5:16 PM
We've had nothing but helll from our neighbour for 4 years. We own....she rents. She's a drug user. Her child is feral. She's 'on the game'. Constant noise and fighting. She's spat at me.She's verbally abused me. She's verbally abused my son. The constant smell of cannibis is horrendous.She refuses to use her bin, preferring to throw her rubbish into the garden. Her yappy dog yaps away for hours at a time in the garden. Dog does its business in the garden and it's never cleaned up. Had to report her a week or so ago and she was warned....so now in revenge she's accused me of bullying the child at the other side of me. That house is rented to a drug dealing heroin addict. Both of them bring the street down....without them it'd be a nice street.. Neither landlord will deal with the issue. We really feel like we live in a 'scrote sandwich' haha.Seriously though, we're at the end of our tether and it's now really affecting me. We refuse to sell up and move.Why should cockroaches like thia force us out of our home!I've sent a report today to the local authority and also to the Victim Commissioner for England and Wales.
Scrotesandwich - 10-May-20 @ 4:28 PM
Hi I’ve just read your comment ‘fed up and ratty’ that sounds awful and the police should hopefully be able to do something it isn’t fair that you have to go through something like this , just like everyone else in this chat shouldn’t have to deal with this kind of behaviour of their neighbours! We had been thinking about taking it to the council but the lad is trying to be nice now so we’re playing it cool and hoping for the best
Abs - 10-May-20 @ 12:34 AM
My neighbors moved in Feb 2019 and we're a pain from the from the word go. Banging, drilling and shouting till 3am. Despite that, we still sent a welcome card after having a polite discussion it wasn't acceptable. Things got worse. Shouting and screaming. Spitting on our property. Blocking my drive so I couldn't get in or out. The shouting wakes up my little girl and keeps us awake. This is almost daily. Enough was enough. Feb this year I took it to the council after I asked her to keep the noise down and she was verbally aggressive. Things since complaining to the council have got worse. They have had a warning and still continue and are worse with each day. We have even had police out. We are at breaking point and even with tonnes of evidence, I feel like we are getting nowhere. We are all affected. No or little sleep. Ratty. Intimated. Totally fed up. Bring polite and leanient got us nowhere. Complaining through the correct agencies is getting us nowhere other than in more stress. I have no idea what else I can do.
Fed up and ratty - 10-May-20 @ 12:24 AM
I moved into this house with my mum and brother when I was little and I am now in my late teens and still live here , I’ve always had lovely neighbours either side but up until my right neighbour moved out. Then came my new neighbours this was about 3 years ago now , they are really bad trouble! We spoke to them to get to know them, We trusted them and got a long with them but then we went on holiday, my mum was getting sent a parcel full of expensive makeup like Tom Ford Estée Lauder etc , and they took it in for us, when we got back we went round to get it back off them and to thank them for taking it in for a couple days and they told us they have not got it! Although we have cctv of them taking it in! After rows we realised we was not going to get it and just gave up. We never spoke to them since then. Recently starting from maybe the start of January (2020) the youngish lad that lives with his mum who is old enough to know better has started turning his music up louder and louder , we are now in a pandemic on lockdown nothing else to do and every night he plays it loud enough to hear the words, it is not fair we have a baby in the family now and sometimes it’s to loud that we wonder if she’ll wake up. My dad found his Facebook on the internet and messages him when it’s to loud and he reply’s and turns it down but it’s every night ! wouldn’t you think that he would get the hint and turn his music down every late night and save him the hustle of having to text my dad back? We are trying to keep our peace with them as we don’t want to make it go worse but it makes me not be able to go to sleep as his room is next to mine, me and my mum both suffer from anxiety and some night are unbearable to cope for me and I just want to cry, what do I do?
Abs - 9-May-20 @ 11:50 PM
Hi! We've got the same situation with the neighbours above us.We moved to our flat 1.5 yrs ago and all seems to look fine, no problem at all, all nice and quiet, sometimes we could hear things dropped from upstairs or child shouting,but we understood as it was rare. But from the end of March all became a nightmare. First we could hear a lot of running and jumping all day long back and forth, back and forth. We wrote a polite note explaining what kind of noise we can hear from up there and kindly asking if they could do something in regards as it is very disturbing having this all day long while we are also in lockdown. We waited for a week and nothing changed, it was actually worse than before. One day me and my husband went to them to speak nicely, but we couldn't belive what kind of people we will be about to meet. He opened the door and I said to him nicely that we came to see what we can solve in regards of the noise that we have constantly. He said he's there for 3 years(we never met them in more than 1year)and then started to shout and to tell me that I'm crazy because i'm staying home, then she came as well to shout. I said to them to calm down as we came to discuss not to fight when he started to swear and say that he can do whatever he wants in his flat, have loud music, playing games on his playstation and his child can run as much as she wants. We left disappointed as we couldn't sove it. We were thinking maybe they've been angry because we went there but they will think about and will stop, but we were wrong. I started to bang few times in the ceiling when was very loud but they were banging back so bad, probably with a hammer. We called and wrote emails to the management and they have contacted both landlords. Our landlord called us and he said he wanted to speak with the neighbours landlord but no one is sharing the contact details. After another few days we called the police and the council as our landlord advised us and we are now waiting for the 10 working days to pass and to be contacted by the environmental health officer. We really don't know why they are doing this and don't really know what to do about. In the evening, if we have the light on in one of the rooms, he's coming and bangs there, and dropping heavy things on the floor that really scares me. My husband put some bass music, but sometimes we just need to increase the volume to not hear them. Please advice what can we do with these people as we are not able financially to move as everything is more expensive than we pay. It just became a daily stress that i can't get make it end.
Marry - 7-May-20 @ 8:06 PM
We have lived in our property (flat) for past 10 years and I have raised my 6 years old daughter and 3 months baby boy in our flat.From very young age I've shown my children to be caring about my neighbours downstairs and never had any complaints from my downstairs neighbours.Now my children are 16 and 10 years old.For 8 years we had good lives in our lovely flat and cant complaint about itas we had a very understanding neighbour upstairs and downstairs.In2018 new neighbours moved in, from day one they have been a nightmare,their child started running,pulling,jumping and stomping from 6.30 am until 11 pm.when it became too much ,my husband and I went tospeak to them and they did show some understanding and the noises seemed to calm down a little bit then it went back to same situation. This has been affecting my children and myself .I've become very sensitive to noises as this Olympicsactivities keep on going upstairs and now they havetwo children ,when the children calm down a little bit then it's the adult drilling,hammering for past 2 years.I dont get how can someone DIY all the times.On and off the children run so fast and crashes on the floor making everything shake in our flat.In early morning and evening they constantly move furnitures .Once I got so frustrated that I banged the ceiling so that to make them aware how noisy they are but in response they all stomped back.On weekends they are playing loud music from 8 am until they feel like and these music vibrates in our flat,making our life miserable. We have the right to enjoysome peace in our property. I'm not against the neighbours to play their music,they shouldconsider others,my husband went to speak (despite we are not too keen to speak to themas they dont look approachable) to them regarding the music because it was unbearable.The womenanswered the door,my husband asked her if they could lower their music as this is disturbing us,she said,"thisis not loud for us n she doesn't care and slammed the door on my husband's face.We dont know what to do anymore as I did complaint to the management and nothing happened and they suggested to go to the noise environment.Since they moved in we are trying to adjust and compromise but sometimes it's too much.Once they had a birthday party and there were about 20 children running stomping above us from from 12 pm until 11pm.I couldn't bear it and went to sit outside.Now as we are in lockdown this is affecting us more as the noises are continues, it only stop when they go to sleep.I even feel bad for my husband as he is a key worker, he has to go to work and whenhe returnhome,he cant have some quiet time.
Twinkle - 20-Apr-20 @ 10:36 PM
The same landlord owns four houses next to me, and will only rent to East Europeans, how he gets away with this I don't know, but there we are. He continues to allow large groups of mainly men in these houses, there are a few women. These houses aren't registered as HMOs. The people are noisy, selfish, inconsiderate and intimidating, they are all friends and they doss about in the front gardens playing loud bass music from one of their rusty old cars, or play traditional Romanian music in the back garden, at top volume, for hours on end. I dread weekends and public holidays when they are home all the time. Complained lots to the landlord who does nothing. Am currently keeping noise diaries for the council. I dread coming home from work in case they have music playing. Can't relax in the bath because I have to listen to their music. They don't give a toss about any other neighbours. The houses are disgusting hovels and they've really brought the area down. Sometimes I just want to end it all. Been like this for about eleven years, and every group of people who have ever lived in these houses are the same. Is it too much to ask to have quiet, respectful neighbours.
Winnie - 14-Apr-20 @ 7:19 PM
We are in North Berwick and have been having a torrid time with neighbours from hell. It began when we moved into our new home almost 2 years ago one side on from us moved in too. From outset it was hell on earth! They are made of straw, have nothing and act as if they've landed in paradise which, to them, it probably is especially when I see where they come from! They have proceeded to make out lives an utter misery at every given point and, despite having called the police on them on numerous occasions, they still do not stop. Their latest behaviour is rallying other neighbours against us to defer from what they really are - trailer trash. I have decided that this matter must now go to court to get a non-harassment order against them and would like to know if anyone here has had any experience of this in Scotland.
Not Scottish - 30-Mar-20 @ 4:47 PM
I moved into my flat in August 2019 first night I'm there the neighbour flat underneath played music with his homeless friend's till 8 am the next morning I also have the woman in the flat above me having the TV and music blasting till 7 am these idiots are in there mid 5o and mid 6os I have seen many young people with more sense there trying to still hold onto there youth they look pathetic I thought I would be OK as I had older neighbours how wrong was i so as they say beautie fades dumb is forever not that I can see they were ever beautiful this is henton court coventry. Time to out the trash.
Fi - 14-Feb-20 @ 1:05 AM
I have lived in my mid-terraced house for 21 years.Have a lovely neighbour one side but the side I am attached to the neighbours are a nightmare!It is a Council house and when I bought the house they neighbours were lovely.Over the years I have seen neighbours come and go and have only had to complain at the odd loud noise of a tv or radio. However, current neighbours (man and his teenage kids) moved in about 3 years ago and he is a DIY nut.He has ripped all the carpets up and put down laminate flooring.His kids are there on a weekend and just scream and slam doors and put music really loud (to a point I can put up with this).He has recently installed a 50inch tv on the party wall in the front bedroom and I have been round and complained about this and to be fair he has turned it down.Last weekend, he was doing someing in the bathroom and I had drilling and banging from 10am to 8pm.I had to go round and say that my middle daughter is very noise sensitive and for this not to go on too late.I undersatnd he works in the day and can only do things at night.He also dumps all his rubbish in the front garden and has recently spilt paint on the pavement (which my other neighbour complained about).I phoned the Council last year and explained the situation and they said they put it in their system.However, I spoke to him the day after makign the complaint about hte bass noise from the radio and this has now been sorted.I called Council back to say not to do anything further. My anxiety is awful, I have to sleep with ear plugs in and white noise.Its driving me to distraction.I have now decided to sell the house but worried no one will buy it and I will be stuck here forever!!
Needtomove! - 10-Feb-20 @ 9:57 AM
That's way world going mad from all this people giving other bad time I have same problem with my upstairs neighbour but I hoppe shi will find it from god giving me stress that's bad man I hope all this people who give other bad time hoppe god panish them that's all I can say
Andreauk - 9-Feb-20 @ 9:56 PM
Moved into my flat 3 years ago below noisy neighbours. They are 7 people in a 2 bed flat housed by enfield council. I've complained to the council for years and finally the council told them to remove their floorboards and underneath they had tiles!!! Now I'm having to ask the council to ask them to put in carpets. They are the most uncivilized and selfish people. Thay sleep at 2 or 3 am. Dont work for years and disturb everyone else in the block. The neighbours dont like them at all but wont say anything as yet. The husband has been making passes at all the women and goes out every Saturday night and walks around at 5 am in his heeled boots instead of taking off his shoes. The wife is some kind of crazy woman with no regard for any of the neigjbours screaming at her kids all day and night. The food stinks to high heaven and she cooks at 12 am. Her kitchen is above my bedroom and she has no regard for us or the neighbours and gossip in there until 2 or 3 am. My poor kid gets nightmares because of the noise. The house is an absolute tip and stinks so badly. To top it all she has also let her eater leak into my bedroom 2x and damaged my bed. The enfield council are useless and seem scared of her. Why she hadn't been served an abatement order and threatened w a fine I dont know.
aj - 6-Jan-20 @ 1:43 AM
I live next door to a housing association semi and I have issues with children playing football inside the home and shouting and screaming best described a park mother shouts but what I would like to ask if anyone can advise what I can do in regard to my daughters university studies which she is paying for and my son who is doing GCSE and there rights to study without extra stress from the noise as mentioned the family are disrespectful and noise sometimes until 11pm thanks please help
ja-ne - 18-Dec-19 @ 11:17 PM
I described my experience with hellish neighbours and realised there have been some messages left, how can I read the messages, and even though my story is quite long, what I left have been somewhat edited, whereby I cannot read the rest of the experience I shared, can someone help me please, on how to do this?!
Iya Koko - 14-Dec-19 @ 7:43 PM
I have lived at Patmore Estate for nearly 20 years with my brothers, and I have never had an issue with anyone. I suffer from Sickle Cell Disease and what I have been subjected to by these horrible families have nearly killed me in July of this year 2019!! My brothers moved out of the flat and got a place of their own. 4 years after that this Bangladeshi family moved in next door to me, and that is when my nightmare started. The man didn't like me for whatever reason, and he wanted me to be aware of this, which didn't bother me, until one day whilst going about my business, this same man pinned me against a wall, and pressed his chest against my breasts and pressed his penis against my genitals, and he did this for nearly 19 minutes before he let me go. It took me a year to report the incident to the Police ??, and when I did they didn't take Me seriously, in fact the Police made things worse. Since this incident nearly a year ago, this man has continued to intimidate me, harass me and stalk me around the Estate, by following me around, as if this wasn't had enough he has encouraged and brainwashed his wife, children, brother and relatives to mock me, threaten me, insult me, and try to attack me on numerous occasions: even though I have written to Wandsworth Council on 3 different occasions, all the complaints and issues I gave raised in these letters gave been ignored by the Council. And there are also 2 other families harassing me, bullying me, torturing and intimidating me, and every evil thing imaginable you can think of these Jamaican and Somali families have disrespected my mother, saying they will kill me, beat me up, and told me to go and get a man, just because I am single (which I don't think is anyone's business, and I am not single by choice, I have got a disability, which makes it hard for me to be in a relationship, but I don't really see, why these families in invested in whatever I do with my life!!). For 1 year, this Somali woman, who used to be a good neighbour to me, just started being very horrible, along with her 3 daughters, who have told me to go and commit suicide, she and her daughters have tried on 4 different occasions to break into my flat, because this woman is a refugee, she believes she has the right to treat me anyway she likes, without any consequences, and since Wandsworth Council doesn't want to get involved, even though this has affected My health very badly this year 2019, it has deteriorated and I was on admission at the Hospital ?? ?? for 7-8 times this year 2019, which is a lot for a vulnerable woman who suffers from Sickle Cell Disease (Most of the admission into the Hospital ?? ?? I was either in for a week or sometimes, I was in the Hospital ?? ?? for 2 weeks, and I have had blood transfusions, high blood pressures, etc!). Now here is where it gets sinister, because my bedroom is next to the Somali woman's kitchen, and the walls are thin, anytime I am on my mobile ?? speaking to friends and f
Iya Koko - 14-Dec-19 @ 4:18 PM
We have lived in our beautiful property for 13 years, 10 of which were lovely....then we had new neighbours!!!! They have 3 children who come home from school & all hell breaks loose till bedtime which can be up until 11pm My fireplace vibrates with the noise!!! The 18 month old has no bedtime & goes to sleep when the parents do, which can be midnight!!! When I do go to bed the father keeps me awake snoring, it’s a nightmare!!! They have 2 people carriers & have spent 40k on renovations.....but they don’t work???? Why should people be so inconsiderate??? I have contacted the council but they told me that if we put in a formal complaint should we decide to move we would have to tell prospective buyers that we have problem neighbours!!! It’s a joke!!!
Lindly - 14-Dec-19 @ 1:41 AM
I'd like to add to my previous post that the young couple bought their house and it is not rented.When i recently spoke to the police i was told its difficult as they are entitled to their life , but to keep reporting it as the address would be flagged up . Also to add when i last spoke to anti social team 2 months ago i was told it appeared i had a vendetta towards my neighbours as it looked bad because no one else was writing in or phoning the police. You see im not scared of pumped up 25 year old childish men Ive nevet had a vendetta towards anyone in my life !
Samaritan - 11-Dec-19 @ 12:21 PM
I live in a mid terrace 35 years old.All of us in the row of 6 are over 60 all looked out for each other , lovely place to live , my home my sanctuary until 3.5 years ago a young couple moved in . I welcomed them as did the others .Within weeks anti social behavour began in the name of parties . They had stripped all carpets and the house had plastic floorboards , it is like a village hall acoustic . The place filled with foul mouthed drunken so called human beings . People vomiting under my bedroom window , people pissing in the garden against my fence . These went on from 6pm until 6am . I wrote a nice letter asking for consideration , it was ignored . Then i asked attached neighbours to my home to discusss and apart from one wno is on the other side of the wall no one would become involved . I contacted police who referred to anti social team and i kept logs . Each weekend or sometimes a few quiet weeks then all hell loose . During sunny bank holidays disgusting foul languge shouting at top of voices , sometimes the drink makes them aggressive . Anti social team wrote to them then phoned them and neighbours ignored it. Anti social team wrote and told me the case was closed . I still log each disgusting party for the future . Last sunday morning at 6am yes 6am a huge bang then shouting yelling mens voices and the music " cotten eye joe" blaring out as they thumped and danced and banged the plastic wooden floor with wood or metal poles . It went on until 8.30am . Obviously they had been to a party and came home to continue.His wife is often there so she has no excuse . One neighbour watched from opposite and saw 7 blokes all in the bedroom looking inwards at something going on and i could hear one shouting " did ya f....k her, have ya fu...d her yet through my bedroom wall . I hate these people , they have disturbed my life . The other 65 year old suffers too but he goes to stay at his mums . Hes to scared to say or do anything. I often go to sleep on my friends sofa .....im 70 years old for goodness sake . WHAT CAN I DO
Samaritan - 11-Dec-19 @ 11:56 AM
I live next door to the most inconsiderate, simple minded, thick as two short planks, low IQ and zero manners family. I bought my mid terrace house after a long slog (almost a decade) of saving. Single mum with two kids moved in 5 years ago. Then a stream of boyfriends, all of which took up residence in the house for a few months at a time, usually ending in late night screaming matches. The "forever" guy moved in two years ago and is a Diy nut. Diy pretty much every weekend morning for a good year and up until the new baby arrived, much of it taking place on the noisy wooden cladding he installed by their back door - just a few feet from my bedroom window. Constant hammering on the walls, kids screaming, and they also decided to take 'ownership' of the little green which sits across the road infront of the terrace - and teamed up with another chavvy family in doing so (the dad and mum sit half dressed on their doorstep smoking every warmish weather day). Toys and bikes and big tyres strewn across the now muddy grass. No peace in the summer - forget about sitting out in the garden. They do kareoke and play loud music at any given time. I have not sat down to read a book in my own home for the past few years. I'm on edge and cannot gain pleasure if there's a chance the peace will suddenly be disrupted by slamming doors or random banging of toys (I presume) against their hardwood floor and walls. As a single woman, it's too intimidating to approach them, and will probably do me no favours..... a) I tried a few years ago and she got her big burly thug of a boyfriend to answer the door (it's her council property) - noise improved for about a week, wash, rinse and repeat, b) I tried contacting the landlady and she hung up the phone on me, c) their best mates across the road will retaliate (I won't go into it but they have on my previous mild requests) and d) I just can't afford to have council noise issues on record when I do finally sell my house. I feel trapped but am being as stoical about it as possible - as I sit here with my heart pounding and nervous energy throughout my body, and the tv turned up (which I don't like but it is one way I drown out the noise sometimes). The constant banging is unbearable. If only landlords would at least NOT remove carpets and soft furnishings which lead to massive noise increase for the neighbours (these landlords who decide for their own selfish reasons to let a private home to a council mum and kids who clearly is playing the state). It's just awful. I feel for everyone who is in a similar position.
Tired - 8-Dec-19 @ 8:20 PM
Used to live in tenement flats. The communal wooden doors going down to the main exit doors would get smashed up by neds roughly once a month.The main door would also bang so hard because it was magnetic that it would wake me from a sleep. Romanians would leave bags of rubbish instead of taking them down to the skip like everyone else. I woke up to a god awful noise one day, it was 2 feral kids on my roof tearing tiles off, no joke. Some kid used to play football at the top of the flats and kick the ball off metal railings that you'd never heard a noise this loud in your life, it would echo down the flats. Groups of neds would meet in the corridor stairs at the weekend of the 1st floor to play music bang on walls and leave a mess. I had to call the police for that one because they kept coming back.
frosty85 - 27-Nov-19 @ 1:18 AM
New neighbours moved in in summer of 2017.They were nice at first giving presents and chatting then things turned nasty when they got builders in to do extension and loft conversion.They didn't want to pay for a surveyor under the Party Wall Act and the builders start work after 7.am daily instead of 8am.The neighbours park in my drive and front garden without asking and they always slam doors. They also want to buy my house!
Becka - 23-Nov-19 @ 4:51 PM
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