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Your Rights Under the Noise Act 1996

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 13 Sep 2020 | comments*Discuss
 
Noise Act 1996 Neighbour Advice Noisy

Under the provisions of the Noise Act 1996 and other associated legislation, your local authority has a mandatory obligation to deal with any noise which is deemed to be a ‘nuisance’. It’s not simply at night where the act might come into force, nor is it restricted to common complaints like music and loud parties – general traffic noise, DIY/construction projects and use of other kind of machinery is also incorporated into the legislation.

Measuring The Noise and Permitted Levels

The Permitted Level Of Noise can vary depending on different circumstances and ignorance is not an acceptable excuse. If, for some reason, a person knows that an activity is going to result in excessive noise, it is their responsibility to check with their local authority what level is permitted and what is considered excessive. Local authorities have approved noise measuring devices to determine whether or not a particular ‘noise complaint’ is breaching the law.

Abatement Notices

If the local authority deems that the noise represents a Statutory Nuisance and/or that it’s likely to reoccur, they can issue an abatement notice which will stipulate that the noise stops altogether, is reduced to an acceptable level, or is only permitted between certain times of the day.

However, an abatement notice is not normally served immediately. Usually if you Contact An Environmental Health Officer, they will visit the ‘offender’ first to see if the problem can be resolved without having to take matters further. If the issue hasn’t been resolved within a week, then an abatement notice must be served.

If The Abatement Notice is Not Complied With

Once an abatement notice is issued, if it not complied with, then the offender will have committed an offence. There can be fixed penalty notices and both the courts and the police will now get involved. Fines of up to £5,000 can be imposed on individuals and up to £20,000 if it’s a business within or close to a residential neighbourhood which is involved.

In certain situations where the noise maker might end up being violent or aggressive, the police, in conjunction with the local authority, have the power to Issue An Anti-Social Behaviour Order and if the noise maker fails to comply with that, it might even end up with them even being sent to prison.

Seizing of Equipment

Once an abatement notice has been served, if it is not complied with, an officer from the environmental health department or someone acting upon their behalf, such as a police officer, has the power to gain entry to the residence and to seize the equipment responsible for the problem under warrant provisions. This can be done by force if necessary and can result in a further fine if the person involved wilfully tries to obstruct the removal of the equipment.

The equipment can be seized for up to 28 days, and it is up to the courts to decide what will be done with the equipment in the long term. If no court proceedings have begun within 28 days, the equipment must be returned to its rightful owner. However, if the court decides to convict a person in relation to the said equipment, then a forfeiture order can be made by the court which deprives the offender of any further rights to the equipment.

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Sa - 13-Sep-20 @ 6:05 PM
After months of dealing with a self-centred neighbour who bangs doors and put her dogs out barking for hours, I’ve decided to get even. The authorities go out of their way to be obstructive and don’t enforce their own legally binding tenancy agreement. I purchased some ‘happy ears’ earplugs blocking out most noise so I get sleep. I get up at 7am and put my Sonos speakers in the bathroom facing neighbours bedroom wall and turn up the volume.
Dontgetmadgeteven - 11-Sep-20 @ 11:47 PM
I keep making complaints about the banging from my neighbour. We have a shared wall and they randomly bang it in a hammering kind of fashion. It can be a few times a day, or it might be only a few times a week. It's loud enough to wake me up but due to the short nature of the noise it's hard to record for the council noise app. Consequently I've been told the council can't do anything, so I must continue to lose sleep until what? I can no longer do my night job? My health gets even worse? All because my inconsiderate neighbours have some need to bang on the walls throughout the day. Can anyone offer any advice?
CoisyNuntingNeighbou - 11-Sep-20 @ 12:51 PM
Our neighbours do DIY basicaly anytime and it's always against our dividing wall. Hammering, slamming doors, slamming boards, masonry drilling, sanding cutting.You name it, any time from 6pm to 4am. The council has made them stop so now it's only until 10pm - Yayy!Lucky us hey!30 mins relaxation before bed if we're lucky, if we're not listening to them slam doors all night chain smoking. It hasn't really stopped since they moved in 17 years ago but since lockdown it's REALLY gone up a notch.I don't understand what there is left to do in the house?Since March they've had a new kitchen, bathroom, new ceilings ( I assume new floor boards) they've messed up their decking which they cannot even walk on without it slamming and now they are having new wardrobes throughout and apprently converting their attic. We don't get a single peaceful evening.Council are useless. Apparently "it's part and parcel of living on an estate, in a terraced house" and "they've been asked to stop".Neighbourhood support will not even enter the house to record the noise.. I cannot talk to either of them, it came to blows over a football being hammered against the doors and windows day and night a few years ago.I've just had a gutsful.No one is willing to help one bit. They're banging and hammering again as we speak.I have no option but to move.
TiredNFedup - 10-Sep-20 @ 6:35 PM
Living in apartments can be hell these days. Because of how apartments are you can hear noise from a variety of other rooms if they have their windows and doors open. Here there are different blocks. Getting increasingly fed up with the people who play music with so much bass. If I can close all my windows and doors and still hear it then that's too loud. Happens everyday now at 6pm onwards. I know that's probably a decent time to do it and doesn't disturb sleep but after working all day you just want to relax. People can do whatever they want but not if it disturbs other people. Too many different apartments here don't seem to understand that. I can't even see who is causing the noise sometimes which means it could be from a different block, yet it can still be heard. Such a shame. Was so peaceful first 2 years living here but this culture of being loud has sadly crept it here.
Loud people - 10-Sep-20 @ 6:19 PM
We have a neighbour next door who has dogs which run about all day barking and the neighbour plays music too which don’t really bother me, but what gets my back up when the neighbour wants quiet time we all have to be quiet and if you make any noise she is the first to complain.... Well this week enough was enough this week, she was out in garden shed running on treadmill playing music which I could hear through my closed window , so I played some music in doors to drown out the noise coming from them, later that day I receive a complaint via face book about my music apparently keeping her 2 and half year old waken from his afternoon nap ….. long story short ,I knock on the neighbours door and confronted them which got a bit heated …. Hopefully now they will be more considerate !
Jamie - 10-Sep-20 @ 7:33 AM
I live few doors down, there’s Guyanese men living together they have no respect in the neighborhood they moved on the block Just 1 year ago and they play their music starting at 5:30-6:30pm until 3-5am I don’t understand why nobody called the police I wonder did they do a craft on the people or said something frightening to them ??????? It’s crazy and frustrating I’m a Nurse I want sleep ??.
Blessed - 6-Sep-20 @ 6:55 AM
I have 2 shops - next door to each other. A gym moved in next to us. Constant noiseand vibration from dropping heavy weights etc. Runs across both of my shops. This is in a town centre location. Looks like I need to find new premises, can’t cope with the noise and headaches
Patty - 4-Sep-20 @ 12:17 PM
Just noticed on my last comment I put noise was 6am to 4am when I meant to put 6pm to 4am loud music was on. See it's frazzled my brain all this torture.
Fedup - 30-Aug-20 @ 4:29 PM
Last night I had to put up with loud music people shouting above the music from 6am until 4am. I called police to be told the power was taken out of their hands and all I got was sorry for what your going through. They told me I need to contact the housing place in which on a bank holiday weekend are closed so not helpful at all at the time it's happening. My husband had word with guy outside who lives in the house only for him to say why haven't you come round a told me before erm hello this is covid times and why would I subject myself to the risk of that while they are blatantly spreading it around but husband said I am telling you about the music now. Well the music got turned up . I even said to police I feel suicidal at times and lack of sleep makes me I'll. I need my 8 hours. It's time the police were able to come out when noone from housing office. The app housing office tell you to use is rubbish and anything you record without the noisy neighbours knowledge cannot be used against them , they have to be told by housing first which makes no sense to me at all. The law seems to be protect the culprits and punish the victims. It all about human rights for the culprits but what about the human rights of the victims. This country is screwed up no wonder mental health are over run these days. Them that don't go to doctors about anything suffer in silence.
Fedup - 30-Aug-20 @ 12:39 PM
I moved into my rented flat in January and THOUGHT it was a quiet home; I WAS partially deaf due to double ear infection... Now the noise is making me want to pack up and leave! There is a couple with SIX children in the one bedroom flat above! During the day I accept there will be running and playing and during the pandemic I appreciate that children are at home and get bored etcetera... But the jumping and running goes on until midnight most nights! I knocked at 1.00am one time. After speaking through the door for a couple of minutes, he eventually opened the door and said he was sorry... He then pointed to a child of no more than 6 years old, shrugged and said "It's..." I was flabbergasted! I replied "Well yes mate, but it's one in the morning!" Within a few minutes it DID go quiet... Every single night it is the same... Running, thudding etc and I have ended up thudding on the ceiling on several occasions. Myself and my fiance came very close to booking into a hotel one night and many tears have been shed... I have now written a letter going over my visit at 1.00am and asking them again to be considerate. I even say that maybe they are NOT aware of how bad the noise is, and offer to let them come into our flat whilst their children run about upstairs, so that they can hear for themselves. I have also said that I do not WANT to put in a written complaint to their landlord, but if they do nor show consideration I will have no other choice... What more CAN I do? I love my little flat. I am disabled and really do not want to have to move again!
unicorn69 - 28-Aug-20 @ 8:44 PM
I am in disbelief regarding the impact of the noise from my neighbours and how inconsiderate they are. I also must have missed something - lockdown equals- let’s play drum and base as loud as we can - argue - scream and shout in a terraced house with no sound proofing and don’t forget be just as loud in the garden playing music so loud that the neighbours fence and floor tiles vibrate. Working and living next to a disfunctional family has been horrific - I have received verbal abuse and threatened when asking if the music could be turned down ... I can hear simple conversations through the party wall which they are aware of- so imagine the impact of music and arguing. I for one do not want to hear the music, constant slamming of the front door which shakes the walls and can be heard upstairs at the back of my house or the fights or be forced to be part of the neighbours family yet I have no way out. The police have been called the council been contacted ...... I cannot put sound proofing in as this would require a refit of the house and i already have the cost of cctv as advised by the police. I have to live with my neighbours screaming Alexa and now just because it wasn’t mad enough a door bell has been installed by the neighbours which I can hear in my kitchen...... all that needed to happen was for the neighbours to turn the volume down and improve their communication skills to stop shouting and so the community do not know the ins and outs of their business and can I can work, hear and focus on my remote meetings and live in peace and they can crack on with their business without me knowing. How can councils leave residents with loss of agency declining mental health and Wellbeing
Broken biscuit - 27-Aug-20 @ 9:52 PM
Neighbours being noisy and inconsiderate. I have to get up at 5 am to work, I go to bed at 10:30pm and have asked the neighbours to keep the noise down between those hours, I have written to them as well, they continue to have guests staying there overnight every night and I’m sure they are dealing drugs as the go out every 10 mins for a short period of time between the hours of 6:20pm and 5am hey know I have mental health as well and I struggle to sleep, they just don’t care!!!
Melaelliott2018 - 21-Aug-20 @ 1:09 PM
Next door is rented. Thankfully obnoxious family moved out 3rd July. Owners and their workmen have been in since that day, now 5 weeks, doing noisy work, 7 days a week. Last Sat they started 6.50am! Banging and hammering. Phoned police, no help, council, very little help, however they did ring on Mon saying they would send a letter outlining the hours of work. The owners should know as they did this when they bought the house over 5 years ago! We wrote a polite letter to the owners at the time, however they have chosen to be aggressive, and have a "couldnt care less" attitude. We advised them of the hours of work.on weekends, but they said they were wallpapering! Yes, with a hammer and drill?? The noise has been awful, so.much so, that if our phone rings, the caller cannot hear us talking, but can hear the hammering, the council heard this last Sat at 7.15am. The workmen have been working up to 12 hours a day, hammering, drilling, tapping, all of which on a continual basis, is causing health issues for both my husband and myself. My migraines have returned. The workmen have visiting females and they smoke in the garden, this affects my asthma, so cannot even have the door or windows open to the garden. We got 2 garden chairs, cannot sit out until they have gone, what, 8.00pm onwards, not tonighr though, still there! Friends have invited me to sit in their gardens while the noise is on. In fact, one friend could hear the noise from both the family and now workmen, inside their house, 10 houses away. The noise and abuse from the previous family was so bad, we had to seek council, police and legal advice, due to threats to kill, criminal damage (new fence of 3 months), telling lies about us on public facebook page for our village, assault and antisocial behaviour by the 2 adults and 2 of the 4 children, including a dirty nappy, dog poo thrown over the fence, about 20 balls thrown at the windows, breaking our outside light, and numerous stones thrown at the door and windows, chipping the door. The kids used to scream and screech not 4 feet from our door on a trampoline, 3 of the kids were not old enough to be on one that big, they could watch my comings and goings and alert the parents, "shes out there". I could not hear tv, radio or phone or even read. I played music, loud, and she complained to anyone who would listen about it! We also had them spying on us, listening to conversations with visitors or between ourselves, and passing nasty comments. It was like being stalked. They smoked and made a point of watching if I went in the garden, him saying "shes out there" and out she came to smoke 3 feet from.our door. Never had asthma or blood clots in the lungs (twice in 6 years), before smokers moved in next door. Senior chest physician confirmed second hand smoke would have caused the clots. It was bad enough when the other side moved in, over 5 years ago too, we had noise from 8.00am until 1.00am next morning for weeks. I ended up seeking medical in
CathyB - 6-Aug-20 @ 8:15 PM
this reporting has been going on for nearly 15 years now, once back in the day i wastold to go meet the police about it, they never even turned up at the home not once but yet 6 appointments and not turned up once, then it was switched over to council complaints department, i have been telling them for years also to nothing not a single thing done about it at all, i even put a complaint in against a friend to see what would happen with him never even got a letter, the government council or police are useless there is no such things as a law anymore until someone loses it and ends up killing someonethen no one tells you the full story they just tell you caught a murder
Bobbullshit - 31-Jul-20 @ 11:31 PM
Hi GIVEUP, don’t give up, keep phoning keep asking for help, make it as a “daily job”or a regular job, you need to be listened, especially with baby at home. there must be a solution from the council, if phone them doesn’t work, use the online form write down the complain number stuff. Also first of all bang on their door tell them you got a baby at home, if they don’t listen they must be drug addictor crime suspect who doesn’t act normally, call police force to involve this anti social behavior/crime. The last if nothing work at your area, then plan to move away. Good luck!
Change - 27-Jul-20 @ 1:41 AM
Police are useless, council environmental health after useless. Remind me where do our council tax goes to? Endless midnight banging loud music and neither department interested... Baby kept up all night. And it's like parcel parcel hand with the local authorities.
GiveUp - 25-Jul-20 @ 11:38 PM
Got different neighbors through 4 years, none of them stay longer but extremelyharassing, two main problems are fly tipping and play loud music after 11pm or 3am, as got young kids at home have to protect them from night noise, told neighbors to turn off but never listen, called police straight away every time after no one listens, those ppl were taking/exchange drugs that’s why play music so loud constantly night time, crime suspects and anti-social behaviors. For fly tipping called council council called police first couple days alright then get back to normal, fed up and installed one cctv, it works but my neighbors changed to tipping at another shared access, gonna install another cctv. All in all, as experienced with living either downstairs or upstairs neighbors, honestly there is no way to thoroughly avoid these issues, junky are junkies, don’t hope to change them, only way is to encourage myself to work hard and make a bit more money to get a mortgage to buy a detached house one day to get out of this freaking hell.
Change - 23-Jul-20 @ 3:32 PM
Got different neighbors through 4 years, none of them stay longer but extremelyharassing, two main problems are fly tipping and play loud music after 11pm or 3am, as got young kids at home have to protect them from night noise, told neighbors to turn off but never listen, called police straight away every time after no one listens, those ppl were taking/exchange drugs that’s why play music so loud constantly night time, crime suspects and anti-social behaviors. For fly tipping called council council called police first couple days alright then get back to normal, fed up and installed one cctv, it works but my neighbors changed to tipping at another shared access, gonna install another cctv. All in all, as experienced with living either downstairs or upstairs neighbors, honestly there is no way to thoroughly avoid these issues, junky are junkies, don’t hope to change them, only way is to encourage myself to work hard and make a bit more money to get a mortgage to buy a detached house one day to get out of this freaking hell.
Change - 23-Jul-20 @ 12:41 AM
Hi all just need abit of advice. I have lived in my property for nearly 2 years I suffer with dissociative seizures a form of ptsd but really bad a 17 week pregnant wife and 3 boys 2 4 6. When we moved in we had no one living next door to us till 1 week before lockdown. She was nice to talk to she is a 25 year old with 2 children. She said any problems with her such as music please let her know. Now not 1 week after lockdown my wife asked her to turn down her music has she had her friend round till 11pm and she was waking up my children. The house we live in is quite old and her back door opens pretty much right on our back door we can hear everything from word to world of a song. A week after this incident she then proceed to have a full blown party that went on till 4 am. We asked her to turn the music down no joy kids and myself and now pregnant wife was up most of the night kids would not settle. Spoke to her the next day and all I got it summer I like to party. And since then she has not given any consideration to any of her neighbours. Music all the time from 8 am till well whenever she wants. She has an Alexa which she puts right on the fence first thing. She has people round all the time kids in the garden trowing stones into our garden. My kids don't like going in the garden now as they are worried about getting hit. We have spoken to her on a number of occasions and she don't care. We have gone to the council but atm they say they can't get round. Just don't like talking to her anymore. Sorry for the rant thank you for your time.
Crazyjon88 - 21-Jul-20 @ 9:18 PM
Living in same flat for 3 years. First 2 years was bliss, hardly ever heard anyone from above or below my flat. Last September some people moved in below who would play loud music whenever they wanted - in the evening, early morning such as 3am and even in the morning at 7am. Never knew when it was coming and it was always the same volume whatever time of day it was and could be heard through ear plugs. I retaliated by playing music to wake them up one morning that they were loud at 4am - worst thing you can do. Once they know you are annoyed by it they do it even more. Never retaliate and always go through landlords or councils. They moved out 2 months ago and it was so peaceful. Could finally look forward to evenings knowing it would be quiet. That changed when new people moved in last week who are almost equally as loud. Unbelievable. Complained on the third day of them living there and apparently they've been told to be quiet. They were a bit quieter but obviously they've been creeping the volume up day by day. Will be complaining again as it's incredibly disturbing and can be heard over me watching/listening to something. But I'd always recommend complaining and keep doing it until your problem is solved. Don't retaliate as it makes it personal and they do it all the more.
Be Quiet - 9-Jul-20 @ 8:13 PM
heres some advice Hi i had a lot of issues with my neighbours upstairs they were honestly drunks 24/7 would make so much noise at night couldnt sleep without earplugs it was a nightmare the flat was divided by wooden planks rather than cement. I lived in council small flat the agency themselves couldn't care less on how many complaints i made they always told me they will get intouch with the neighbours. For 4 years i was complaining until i found i can contact city council Within 6 months i was able to get rid of them literally within those months everytime the neighbours were making too much noise i called city councils nuisance team and wait for them to witness it and then send out a letter to me and the neighbour about noise as a warning. Within the 3 months if they receive 3 notices city council takes legal action with the council agency. Im not sure what the last letters said to the neighbours but i started to take the phoning situation seriously got all evidence of recordings myself and submitted them. The last days before they moved out were a nightmare i felt like i was in hell they were literally terrorising us but they are gone now.
Geey - 8-Jul-20 @ 12:57 AM
Hiya so I am the noisy neighbour I'm on the 1st floor no one above just this woman underneath, I have been here 7years with 3 previous tenants in her current flat I have had not one complaint. This woman moved in 5months ago and has mad my life hell... I have 3 boys aged 2, 7 and 9 and I'm 20weeks pregnant, she has complained to the council over 30times about noise ie children playing screaming my middle son is undergoing camhs he dose have severe tantrums that dont happen too often my 2 year old dosent really understand not to scream for the sake of screaming even when I try to entertain him or offer him a book or toy and depending on the time a yogurt. The council have said it is not an issue and my kids are up from 7morning to 8 in the evening, but today I get a letter to say sound equipment will be installed I'm absolutely devastated I have explained all of this to my tenancy officer who seems understanding but is saying its necessary. I'm not worried too much as I know we aren't that loud at all and most days I'm out with the children but I am worried as we have quite a noisy area there are always kids out side and a dog that barks all the time and the cars from out side and my neighbour the other side likes to DIY when he isn't working and there door slams most mornings around 7.30 it's no issue to me but I'm worried that these noises I will be blamed for? Sorry dose any of that make any sence. Thank you
Noisy neighbour - 7-Jul-20 @ 11:31 AM
Hiya so I am the noisy neighbour I'm on the 1st floor no one above just this woman underneath, I have been here 7years with 3 previous tenants in her current flat I have had not one complaint. This woman moved in 5months ago and has mad my life hell... I have 3 boys aged 2, 7 and 9 and I'm 20weeks pregnant, she has complained to the council over 30times about noise ie children playing screaming my middle son is undergoing camhs he dose have severe tantrums that dont happen too often my 2 year old dosent really understand not to scream for the sake of screaming even when I try to entertain him or offer him a book or toy and depending on the time a yogurt. The council have said it is not an issue and my kids are up from 7morning to 8 in the evening, but today I get a letter to say sound equipment will be installed I'm absolutely devastated I have explained all of this to my tenancy officer who seems understanding but is saying its necessary. I'm not worried too much as I know we aren't that loud at all and most days I'm out with the children but I am worried as we have quite a noisy area there are always kids out side and a dog that barks all the time and the cars from out side and my neighbour the other side likes to DIY when he isn't working and there door slams most mornings around 7.30 it's no issue to me but I'm worried that these noises I will be blamed for? Sorry dose any of that make any sence. Thank you
Noisy neighbour - 7-Jul-20 @ 11:28 AM
Hiya so I am the noisy neighbour I'm on the 1st floor no one above just this woman underneath, I have been here 7years with 3 previous tenants in her current flat I have had not one complaint. This woman moved in 5months ago and has mad my life hell... I have 3 boys aged 2, 7 and 9 and I'm 20weeks pregnant, she has complained to the council over 30times about noise ie children playing screaming my middle son is undergoing camhs he dose have severe tantrums that dont happen too often my 2 year old dosent really understand not to scream for the sake of screaming even when I try to entertain him or offer him a book or toy and depending on the time a yogurt. The council have said it is not an issue and my kids are up from 7morning to 8 in the evening, but today I get a letter to say sound equipment will be installed I'm absolutely devastated I have explained all of this to my tenancy officer who seems understanding but is saying its necessary. I'm not worried too much as I know we aren't that loud at all and most days I'm out with the children but I am worried as we have quite a noisy area there are always kids out side and a dog that barks all the time and the cars from out side and my neighbour the other side likes to DIY when he isn't working and there door slams most mornings around 7.30 it's no issue to me but I'm worried that these noises I will be blamed for? Sorry dose any of that make any sence. Thank you
Noisy neighbour - 7-Jul-20 @ 11:23 AM
02.30 neigbours usally quite nice dads leaving downstairs due to cancer boom boom boom banged on their door
Sam - 5-Jul-20 @ 2:51 AM
After 14 weeks of a base boom from neighbours music then continuous vase boom and thudding then constant thumping music played 24 /7 two council officers called tonight and said they couldn't hear the boom boom. Came at 2130 stayed 10 minutes. I could hear it over the telly in bedroom now and it's booming my ears are ringing I feel sick. What do I do? Hubby can hear it his hearing isn't good.Werethe two officers deaf? HELP!!!
Lis - 29-Jun-20 @ 10:52 PM
JAMIE I tried to call up the petition link but could not open it as i am more than happy to sign . Please can you add the link again more clearly and lets hope all these poor people will sign too .
Samaritan - 28-Jun-20 @ 5:24 PM
After a solid year of work being done in the terraced house next door, which was a nightmare on its own. The property has been made into three floors now and because of fire regs you need fire doors. Consequently the new owners slam the doors, which might be too heavy for their age group, and the whole house moves literally. The plaster and polyfilla cracking. So I have had a nice quiet word and they looked amazed. Surely not, the noise is thunderous and makes us jump all day and most of the evening. I cannot believe they are not aware. But what is the answer? Can you report door banging as a nuisance? It is enough to wake you up, we begin to reach the end of our tether. I have lived here since 1988 and it seems as though moving might be our solution. Or letting our home to some party people! I am sure no one is perfect, we have the tv on all the time, but not loudly as we consider both sides.
Resident - 28-Jun-20 @ 5:14 PM
Our neighbours moved in six years ago, and at first they were okay. During lockdown they have become a complete nuisance.They’ve erected several out buildings, including a bar, the bar is only inches away from our fence, and the place where we sit in our garden to relax. Like others have said, people just seem so selfish these days. It’s all about what they want, with no consideration for anyone else. We all know what people are like after a few cans of beer. They talk a lot louder, shout over one another, laugh really loud, constantly, and play loud boom, boom music. Apart from that, there’s the daily noise of electric saws, hammering, drills, it’s a constant nightmare...we may as well be living on a building site. Our neighbour doesn’t seem happy unless he’s making a lot of noise. My nerves are bad to start with, but all this carry on is just making me long for winter, then, unless they are intending to have friends sit around in thick padded coats and boots, and still use ‘The Bar’, we will get some peace. But honestly, why should we have to put up with this type of behaviour? And I’m talking about fifty somethings here, not young couples. We don’t cause anyone any trouble. In fact, we have been told by other neighbours that we must be saints to put up with it. The lady who lived directly behind them has recently passed away from cancer. Her poor husband has had to endure all this noise while grieving the loss of his wife. How selfish and completely disrespectful...words fail me.
Fed Up - 28-Jun-20 @ 12:33 AM
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