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Noisy Flat Above is There Anyting We Can Do

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 21 Feb 2020 | comments*Discuss
 

Q.

We live in an old house (1890) that has been converted into flats, and the noise from the flat above is quite intrusive at times. We can hear footsteps, voices, items being dropped on the floor etc. We have addressed the problem with our new neighbours by letter and things have improved a little. The issue is that the flat is rented so the problem doesn't feel like it will ever go away. Barring expensive insulation solutions is there anything we can do to lessen the noise?

(Miss G Bell, 10 September 2008)

A.

If the house was converted into flats after you moved in, the first thing to establish is whether or not planning permission was granted for that. And, if that was the case, then you should be asking if soundproofing was specified in the plans and if that was one of the conditions of permission being granted. Even if planning permission was obtained at the time, with or without soundproofing, there are still things you can do.

Firstly, you should try to speak directly to the neighbours in question. With disputes that arise from noise levels, it’s often the case that the people concerned are not even aware that they are causing a problem. Therefore, in explaining the situation to them, it may be perfectly possible to rectify the issue amicably. If your neighbours are uncooperative, however, the next stage should be to inform the landlord of the property (as you state that it is rented) and ask them to speak about the noise issues with the neighbours themselves. It may well be that your landlord will be sympathetic to the problem and make provisions for having soundproofing installed underneath the floor above. Alternatively, a stern rebuke from the landlord might be sufficient to eradicate the problem.

Should all of the above fail, you should contact your local authority who will appoint one of their Environmental Health Officers to look at the case. Since the Noise Act of 1996 was established, an Environmental Health Officer can issue a warning to your neighbours if noise levels exceed a certain level. This warning can then be followed by a fine if the tenants fail to reduce their noise levels. Further action can also be taken.

Your question doesn’t mention excessively loud music, however, nor does it state at what time of day the noise is occurring, and these are two fairly important factors. For example, if it’s simply “footsteps, voices and items being dropped” as you suggest, it may simply be a case that better soundproofing is needed in the property. Also, remember that your local authority is going to look more closely at excessive noise levels which persist between the hours of 11pm and 7am, and allow a little more leniency at other times.

If you feel as though you have no option left but to turn to the Environmental Health Department, make sure you keep a log as to what time of day the excessive noise is taking place and what it consists of. You should also see if you can get any fellow neighbours to do the same, if they the noise levels have become an issue to them too. All information you can gather will assist the Environmental Health Officer if they decides to investigate further.

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This is a message for Price who posted on the 14th of February 2020. I can relate to your situation and by the way, for what it is worth, you have my complete sympathy because the situation you described about the man who made your home life a daily misery sounds absolutely awful. Trust me, I know what it's like, having suffered for decades because of a combination of poor quality housing, anti-social and inconsiderate neighbors, and worse still, local authorities and housing associations who stand by and do nothing to help people in a similar situation. They may fine a person for blasting loud music from time to time, but they rarely (if ever) do anything to address the issue with poorly or inadequately insulated flats and houses. They are fully aware of the problems such homes cause for people who live in them but they do nothing about it and so the problem drags on and tension builds up between neighbors and it so sad. I wish you well my friend and one more thing before I go, I agree with you about 'fighting fire with fire' even though two wrongs never make a right but what are you supposed to do? Sit back and be a doormat or punchbag for your inconsiderate neighbor?
fedup2020 - 21-Feb-20 @ 11:02 AM
This is for the attention of Miss Tracey Sayers. Your post touched my heart because the situation you described is similar to mine. I live in atwo-story block which clearly has no noise insulation and as a consequence, noise from my neighbor below seeps into my flat night and day. I have also made many complaints over the past 19 years to my landlord and little or nothing has been done to address them. To describe myself as depressed would be an understatement because I am at the end of my tether and I don't know what more I should do apart from moving out. Here in the London Borough of Brent, finding a decent home is comparable to searching for gold in a dustbin. I wish I could offer you some practical advice to help you cope with your situation but the truth is I'm in need of help just like you. The people that should be helping you and I and everyone else are the councils and the so-called governments, but most of us know from bitter experience that they are useless. I nevertheless hope that you will at least draw some comfort from knowing that I'm also suffering in what is supposed to be my home. Take care, Tracey.
fedup2020 - 21-Feb-20 @ 10:48 AM
I have a severe mobility problem and spend 3/4 of my week in my flat. I consider myself a quiet person and go above and beyond to keep things quiet, ie turning my tele low and closing doors quietly. Yet in the flat above me is a guy who is over 6ft who stomps and bangs all the time. He constantly drops things and never sits down, he just stomps from room to room and it's till 2-3am. I'm getting no sleep and I've had mediation and complained a number of times to the local housing association. There is no sound proofing at all, I hear him sneezing, coughing and even yawning. I've begged for sound proofing but been told it won't happen. What can I do. I'm so depressed and being disabled, moving isn't really an option?
Tracey Sayers - 21-Feb-20 @ 9:44 AM
Living in flats especially in social housing is a nightmare. I lived in a new-build, absolutely stunning flat with my mother for 8 years on an estate. The noise was incredible from feral kids being able to scream the place down into the early hours. Police & the housing association couldn't care less & even the majority of the neighbours seemed to grow deaf, never seemingly bothered about footballs being slammed into our windows. Made me think I was the one who was going crazy. So we swapped into another flat in an upmarket area. No more estates & we're the only house which is council ran. Everyone else are homeowners or private renters. We now have a man above us who lives alone & has been here for the last 30 years. This imbecile wakes up at 6am, stamps across his entire flat & keeps going till 12am. We get no sleep whatsoever. Blasts his TV nonstop every night. He has wooden flooring & apparently everyone who's lived here has moved out due to the noise this man makes! Recently after asking him politely to be considerate - we called the police & made a formal complaint to the association. This reduced things as he didn't expect this after years of getting away with his selfishness. I then began banging pots & pans loudly, pumped up the bass on my TV & played grime & rap music on full blast until 1am. This absolutely made his behaviour quieter. My advice is fight fire with fire. It actually & shockingly (& disappointingly) works! So looking to swap into a house - no more flats! I'm literally anxiety ridden. Why are people so noisy?? Why isn't there more soundproofing solutions?? I've been to private purpose built blocks & you could literally stick an elephant on any floor & no-one would be wiser. Britain has poorly built housing stock
Price - 14-Feb-20 @ 6:55 AM
Hey, I would any advice please^_^ So, there's this lady and her son, who lives beneath us, who for some reasonis obsessed with my husband and I. Since the very first day we moved here in 2017, this dusty broad and her son, refuse to just live their lives. On the first day here (wasn't even a full day) She heaved herself upstairs to our door to question me, as soon as my husband left. She came to the door asking if I actually lived here. She said she thought I was just helping my husband in. Now mind you, I'm a blackAmerican, obviously not from Scotland. She then goes on to question me further, like my answer was going to be any different. I said "And you are...?" And she just said, " Me and my son (who was 17 at the time) live downstairs " (pointing beneath us) Then she leans forward, and tries to push her face past the open door to see into our place.I said " Uh uh, no ma'am " and shut the door in her face. Every day after that, she and her son have tried to intimidate me, by slamming closet doors, banging on walls, ceilings or whatever surface they think would make a difference. Also, apparently we can't go to the bathroom without them needing to remind us that they exist. Then bang and carry on in there too. Doesn't matter what time of the day or night. Whenever I cook, they start up in the kitchen too. Banging on the ceiling and slamming their front door, as its nearest the kitchen. And there's more. Lol She sends her son up to knock on our door every so often, usually at 3 or 4 in the morning ( after one of us has gone to the bathroom) saying there'sa leak, coming from our flat. The first time this happened, we took it seriously, although still sceptical,just in case on the off chance, there was a leak, we didn't want that for them. So we got a hold of our landlords and they were already to suss it out. They checked our bathroom. Nothing.Then she tried to contact those clowns beneath us, but they wouldn't answer their door, or call our landlords back, after they left contact info in their lettre slot. They are always home. Also, her son on occasion likes to creep up to our door and flip the letter flap thing on our door. My bedroom is right across from the door, and I think sometimes he was trying to see into my bedroom, those times. When we hung a bunch of coats and sweaters, as to obscure his view,all that stoppedASAP. Anyway, here it is Feb 2cnd 2020 andthese clowns are still going. I'm sitting in my livingroom, typing this in my phone, and they are banging on the ceiling. They know I'm home just now because the livingroom light is on.And whenever they see that, they kick off. One more thing:I tried approaching my landlord, and all they did was put a lettere through their door saying if there's anything they can do, etc to please contact them.They are too freakin nice. So I went to the council last year, and opened a case. Everytime the officer came around,
Sea - 2-Feb-20 @ 7:40 PM
Horrendous tales, We need petition and support Nationwide about LAMINATE FLOORING HELL !!!We have had a laminate floor above us for ongoing 7-8 years. It is almost demoralizing. anger inducing, and seems to be fobbed off by our manager, it can cause stress with partners, turning inwards to each other, blame etc.Currently we are writing daily diaries for EVIDENCE.We where put on the spot legally, because of arguments over the ceiling.We had to defend ourselves Legally, our Legal Aid Solicitor advised diaries and we left them at his office files 1/2 years ago. This was to SAVE USfrom eviction !!!! Now we have sorted our problem, we tackling flat 20 above us The flat above is Leased, this Tower block is combination of council tenants, private renters and leaseholders. The last 1/2 years on and off of contacting Anti Social with reports is ongoing......The woman above moved into laminate flooring with one child, (the noise was chronic then)then had another two children !!!! The majority of the time she has deliberately added to thumping, banging football bouncing, screaming kids.We intend to stay patient and SEEK JUSTICE.I have NOT had contact with her for 2 years now, to save my own bacon. I am disgusted about lack of soundproofing allowed, Grenfeld, cheap and nasty housing!!!!
kitty - 1-Feb-20 @ 5:58 PM
Horrendous tales, We need petition and support Nationwide about LAMINATE FLOORING HELL !!!We have had a laminate floor above us for ongoing 7-8 years. It is almost demoralizing. anger inducing, and seems to be fobbed off by our manager, it can cause stress with partners, turning inwards to each other, blame etc.Currently we are writing daily diaries for EVIDENCE.We where put on the spot legally, because of arguments over the ceiling.We had to defend ourselves Legally, our Legal Aid Solicitor advised diaries and we left them at his office files 1/2 years ago. This was to SAVE USfrom eviction !!!! Now we have sorted our problem, we tackling flat 20 above us The flat above is Leased, this Tower block is combination of council tenants, private renters and leaseholders. The last 1/2 years on and off of contacting Anti Social with reports is ongoing......The woman above moved into laminate flooring with one child, (the noise was chronic then)then had another two children !!!! The majority of the time she has deliberately added to thumping, banging football bouncing, screaming kids.We intend to stay patient and SEEK JUSTICE.I have NOT had contact with her for 2 years now, to save my own bacon. I am disgusted about lack of soundproofing allowed, Grenfeld, cheap and nasty housing!!!!
kitty - 1-Feb-20 @ 5:58 PM
Horrendous tales, We need petition and support Nationwide about LAMINATE FLOORING HELL !!!We have had a laminate floor above us for ongoing 7-8 years. It is almost demoralizing. anger inducing, and seems to be fobbed off by our manager, it can cause stress with partners, turning inwards to each other, blame etc.Currently we are writing daily diaries for EVIDENCE.We where put on the spot legally, because of arguments over the ceiling.We had to defend ourselves Legally, our Legal Aid Solicitor advised diaries and we left them at his office files 1/2 years ago. This was to SAVE USfrom eviction !!!! Now we have sorted our problem, we tackling flat 20 above us The flat above is Leased, this Tower block is combination of council tenants, private renters and leaseholders. The last 1/2 years on and off of contacting Anti Social with reports is ongoing......The woman above moved into laminate flooring with one child, (the noise was chronic then)then had another two children !!!! The majority of the time she has deliberately added to thumping, banging football bouncing, screaming kids.We intend to stay patient and SEEK JUSTICE.I have NOT had contact with her for 2 years now, to save my own bacon. I am disgusted about lack of soundproofing allowed, Grenfeld, cheap and nasty housing!!!!
kitty - 1-Feb-20 @ 5:58 PM
6 years I moved from my lovely big 3 bed house in a quiet area and lived there for 22 year. Unfortunately my partner died suddenly in the house and found it difficult the live in the house after that so moved to a smaller 3 bed.. "Oh my God" it was a complete culture shock I had 2 dogs barking one side of me, a dog at the back of my garden and a dog the other side of me, neighbours fighting and threatening to kill each other. So I moved to a 2 bed flat with Genesis Housing which states in the tenancy strictly no dogs allowed. Above me is a family with a boy of about 9 whom is constantly running about and from when I moved in 5 years ago but thought he would grow out of it. Then BANG they recently got a puppy even though the tenancy is strictly no pets allowed. A friend for their lonesome child to play with. So eight months ago I reported them for having a dog with no access to a garden except the communal area but they deny they have one so they have resorted to hiding the dog in the flat. We can hear it every time we are at home and we have seen them sneak the dog out under a coat to the car. Even though I have picture evidence the dog is there. I am at the end of my tether with all this and now thinking of moving again... any advice please is very welcomed
Jax - 29-Jan-20 @ 3:32 PM
I have people above me in a housing association flat who have girl of about 5 and a new baby. The child is switching lights on and off constantly,screeching tables and furniture across the floor and stamping and banging,jumping right above me. It sounds deliberate as ive shouted and they do it extra. can anything be done if the child sounds like they are being made to do this. the womans been spoken too, and wont stop,she runs about switching lights on and off and stamping about. its making my health worse??. Ive been here 17 yrs,,them only about 2 yrs.Can anything be done about it??. Pls answer i need advice???.Thanks
Rose - 27-Jan-20 @ 5:38 PM
Life’s too short not to be happy, best thing I did was move although I had to be flexible with the area I wanted. I was anxious & panicky and ended up building a summer house in my garden to sleep in!! but why pay rent or mortgage and be unhappy? If you own you can even go for a bigger place but take in a part time lodger like air b&b to help with costs. Or create a loft conversion as your bedroom to get more peace. I used homes direct website for immediately available housing association flats/houses, and another one offering immediately available is sanctuary.Good luck to you all.
Klstd - 4-Jan-20 @ 3:16 PM
Hi, I sympathize and empathize with commenters.I have had the same experiences.I have come to the conclusion that the best approach is to 'love thy neighbour as thyself' (Mark 12:31) and 'pray for your enemies' (Matthew 5:44)..
Dan - 30-Oct-19 @ 10:58 PM
I live in a new building full of studio flats in Birmingham , which are clearly not soundproofed properly considering they are new builds. Oneach floor there are 15 flats so you can imagine how active the building is at all times of day and night. I live on the ground floor which is the worst thing I’ve ever done. Above me it sounds like an elephant is up there,they literally stomps around from 7am till 12am continuously. At 12am they persist on doing shuttle runs and jumps. I feel like I’m going crazy. The flats are small so there is hardly anywhere to walk. So the fact that they stomp around back and forth all day every day is beyond is. Plus there is a woman that lives two flats down the hallway, she sings at the top of her lungs and plays loud music up until 1.am surely this isn’t right. Thankfully I heard the guy that lives next to me bang her door and he asked her to turn it down. I have emailed my land lord who owns the whole complex and every single flat in the complex, they haven’t even responded. I rang them and asked if I could move into a one bedroom apartment in a different building and they told me that I couldn’t since I haven’t been in this hell hole for over a year. Plus My car is also getting damaged since the parking spaces are tight and people don’t mind ramming their doors into my car doors. The complex is gated yet anyone can come into the complex since they just press a general intercom button and hey-ho they are in. It’s all a shambles. What do I do?
Smac - 24-Oct-19 @ 2:20 AM
I live in a new building full of studio flats in Birmingham , which are clearly not soundproofed properly considering they are new builds. Oneach floor there are 15 flats so you can imagine how active the building is at all times of day and night. I live on the ground floor which is the worst thing I’ve ever done. Above me it sounds like an elephant is up there,they literally stomps around from 7am till 12am continuously. At 12am they persist on doing shuttle runs and jumps. I feel like I’m going crazy. The flats are small so there is hardly anywhere to walk. So the fact that they stomp around back and forth all day every day is beyond is. Plus there is a woman that lives two flats down the hallway, she sings at the top of her lungs and plays loud music up until 1.am surely this isn’t right. Thankfully I heard the guy that lives next to me bang her door and he asked her to turn it down. I have emailed my land lord who owns the whole complex and every single flat in the complex, they haven’t even responded. I rang them and asked if I could move into a one bedroom apartment in a different building and they told me that I couldn’t since I haven’t been in this hell hole for over a year. Plus My car is also getting damaged since the parking spaces are tight and people don’t mind ramming their doors into my car doors. The complex is gated yet anyone can come into the complex since they just press a general intercom button and hey-ho they are in. It’s all a shambles. What do I do?
Smac - 24-Oct-19 @ 2:20 AM
Hi The neighbour below me I live in a four in a block and the neighbour below has his washing machine on from say 10am till 2am the next day and it is constantly on and my kitchen floor vibrates every 2 hours between the above time and it’s so annoying I know it’s stupid complaining about a washing machine but I’m having to listen to it constantly all day everyday and I’m getting really annoyed with it! Also everytime I have my washing machine on he bangs on my kitchen floor but I only have mine on say twice a week. His is on everyday I just want some advice in what to do cos I’m so sick of hearing it I just want to go to his flat and smash it to bits. What is the hours you can have a washing machine on in a flat? Is it between 11pm and 7am cos if it is I’m going to email council about it?
Weekimmyxxxx - 3-Oct-19 @ 1:00 PM
My problem sounds trivial to many others but it's still driving me mad. I live next door to an elderly lady whose TV volume is regularly extremely loud. It comes straight through the wall and bizarrely carries upstairs into my bedroom and wakes me up in the morning. She is up very early and her TV is on all day long. I've spoken to her son about it and he turns it down when he visits, but once he's gone, its up again. I did ask him if there are settings on the remote control to limit the volume and he said no. It is a new TV, so I thought there might be. I think he's fed up of me bringing it up. Anyway, its really annoying, I've only lived here for five months and it's becoming a real issue. I'm a home owner and so is she.
Tolkienista - 29-Sep-19 @ 8:11 PM
My landlord is refusing to install cctv in our car park despite there being several disruptive neighbours. I heard one my neighbours friends threaten to key my car because I asked my disruptive neighbour if his friend would kindly move his vehicle from the space I park in close to the main front door as I am disabled. I went downstairs after asking and heard them being very abusive call me a pathetic b***h saying he'll teach me a lesson. I heard the neighbour say "what are you going to do" his friends response was "key it" mid morning next day as I was getting into my disability vehicle a key mark was down the side of my car. I reported it to the police who cannot do anything because there is no cctv evidence to prove they done it. I do not want a repeat of this without having the cctv evident to prove it and to protect my property which is now being targeted by them. Do I have a legal right to now have cctv looking directly at my car nothing else monitoring it through the night via cctv when my landlord still refuses to install it to protect my property and press charges if any further harm comes to my vehicle
Sky - 2-Sep-19 @ 11:27 PM
Hi I have temporary tenants above me I did go and visit them also told the council and still the same I heard nothing from the council.The noise is deliberately and it so loud my walls vibrate.
Sand - 24-Aug-19 @ 10:40 AM
Hi I having issue with are new nexts doors. We generally only talk and watch TV bit hovering ect in the daytime. When their kids go to bed they expect us to be completely quiet this meaning not being able to even go to the shower without them bashing the walls or even making a meal when I a work get home 8pm. If we use the washing machine this casue issue . I even know when the kids bed time is around 7pm as bashing is over silly things it becomes ridiculous. As in all flat some minimum sound is expected.
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Paul K - 19-Aug-19 @ 9:14 PM
Something like one of the previous posters, I also once invested in something to help with the noise problems in a flat I moved into. It was a crumby flat in Manchester where you just knew the sound insulation was going to be pretty poor, and where any sound made could create a reaction from the flat below.I was gasping and treading on eggshells to be quiet, but when I eventually made a sound of any kind, which is kind of inevitable, there would be an echo.After four months I'd had enough of that.I thought about what I could do and bought a remote controlled fart machine. And then, for a while, it was like, noise of me putting washed up plate back in dishrack, echo, (parp).Noise of my flushing the toilet, echo, (phorarrh), noise of me stubbing my toe, echo, (phoraroargh) and so on. After about 3 daysI didn't have to use it any more. Turned out it was a mental patient doing that who went out a couple of times a week to visit her equally fat mother across town. Don't suffer in silence.
Paul K - 19-Aug-19 @ 9:04 PM
Something like one of the previous posters, I also once invested in something to help with the noise problems in a flat I moved into. It was a crumby flat in Manchester where you just knew the sound insulation was going to be pretty poor, and where any sound made could create a reaction from the flat below.I was gasping and treading on eggshells to be quiet, but when I eventually made a sound of any kind, which is kind of inevitable, there would be an echo.After four months I'd had enough of that.I thought about what I could do and bought a remote controlled fart machine. And then, for a while, it was like, noise of me putting washed up plate back in dishrack, echo, (parp).Noise of my flushing the toilet, echo, (phorarrh), noise of me stubbing my toe, echo, (phoraroargh) and so on. After about 3 daysI didn't have to use it any more. Turned out it was a mental patient doing that who went out a couple of times a week to visit her equally fat mother across town. Don't suffer in silence.
Paul K - 15-Aug-19 @ 12:24 AM
Something like one of the previous posters, I also once invested in something to help with the noise problems in a flat I moved into. It was a crumby flat in Manchester where you just knew the sound insulation was going to be pretty poor, and where any sound made could create a reaction from the flat below.I was gasping and treading on eggshells to be quiet, but when I eventually made a sound of any kind, which is kind of inevitable, there would be an echo.After four months I'd had enough of that.I thought about what I could do and bought a remote controlled fart machine. And then, for a while, it was like, noise of me putting washed up plate back in dishrack, echo, (parp).Noise of my flushing the toilet, echo, (phorarrh), noise of me stubbing my toe, echo, (phoraroargh) and so on. After about 3 daysI didn't have to use it any more. Turned out it was a mental patient doing that who went out a couple of times a week to visit her equally fat mother across town. Don't suffer in silence.
Paul K - 13-Aug-19 @ 10:52 PM
Something like one of the previous posters, I also once invested in something to help with the noise problems in a flat I moved into. It was a crumby flat in Manchester where you just knew the sound insulation was going to be pretty poor, and where any sound made could create a reaction from the flat below.I was gasping and treading on eggshells to be quiet, but when I eventually made a sound of any kind, which is kind of inevitable, there would be an echo.After four months I'd had enough of that.I thought about what I could do and bought a remote controlled fart machine. And then, for a while, it was like, noise of me putting washed up plate back in dishrack, echo, <>.Noise of my flushing the toilet, echo, <>, noise of me stubbing my toe, echo, <> and so on. After about 3 daysI didn't have to use it any more. Turned out it was a mental patient doing that who went out a couple of times a week to visit her equally fat mother across town. Don't suffer in silence.
Paul K - 13-Aug-19 @ 10:46 PM
Doesn't matter if the neighbours have a lease, the restrictions are in the freehold. I have some D-heads living above me who claim they have bought the lease on their flat.They have a dog, (violation of tenancy)and delusions of grandeur . They also live in a council controlled building owned by the Duke of Westminster/Grosvenor estates. The building has a covenant on it and can never be sold as leased apartments /dwellings etc. If someone modifies an old building/flat etc, it has to conform with current building regulations. If a lessee modifies their space without permission from the freeholder, they could be evicted and forfeit the property to the freeholder
Kingdom - 31-Jul-19 @ 12:51 AM
Sorry I forgot to add we are council tenants and the property above is a leasehold
Tonyr - 30-Jul-19 @ 11:07 AM
My partner and I moved into a 1 bedroom ground floor flat in a converted local authority house, my partner had stage 4 cancer a few years ago and has been left with mobility issues, as well as anxiety and depression, For the first few months everything was fine then the family that lives above us at the time it was 2 adults a 5 year old and a 3 year old, We then started to experience lots of noise issues up to 1.30 in the morning I.e damaged floor boards banging and crashing unsupervised children just pretty much running back and forth constantly tv on at max volume, and this is every day. Now to add to the mix in this one bedroom flat above the grandparents have been there for 3 months and she’s had another baby, so as you can imagine the noise has increased 5 fold, We had an incident last week of the now 3 year old boy poking his head out of the window and spitting at us, The father throwing cigarettes out of the bathroom window(that hit my partner). We have actually come to the point that for my partner to get even a few hours sleep she’s having to put cotton wool in her ears and put on noise cancelling headphones, we’ve got the local council liaison involved as well as noise complaints and local. Councillors but it just seems like we’re hitting a brick wall, we’re coming close to just totally losing the plot it’s like Chinese water torture every day
Tonyr - 30-Jul-19 @ 11:03 AM
One thing that helped me when I had problems with noisy neighbours was investing in a sound generator, I think mine was about £50 from Amazon. It can subtly - or not so subtly - increase the level of background noise, and just makes my flat a more relaxed and comfortable place to be.I think it calms my neighbours down also.
Eddy - 4-Jul-19 @ 5:28 PM
Friend of my mother's is suffering from noisy neighbours. The above flat moved in last year and she's had problems with noise ever since. She's rang the police several times, and the usual happens, music turned down for a bit, then back up. Council have turned up to check the noise, in the middle of the afternoon of course, while they're partying til 3am on weekends.... Should say she's in her late 60s, he's in his early 20s, Any way to check noise levels and keep note of them, that the council will treat seriously?
Nalina - 1-Jul-19 @ 11:47 PM
What can I do with someone above us who starts making a noise clonking around with their shoes on with wooden floors above. Also starts cleaning floors and has washer on 8pm at night and sometimes has the TV blasting.
Jan - 16-Jun-19 @ 8:58 PM
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