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Your Rights Under Noise & Statutory Nuisance Act 1993

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 17 Jul 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
Noise And Statutory Nuisance Act Noisy

Your rights when it comes to the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993 work in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Noise Act 1996, and when it comes to neighbourhood issues, it is aimed at protecting those who wish to make a complaint about excessive noise that is affecting their quality of life.

How Does It Differ From The Noise Act 1996?

Many aspects of the Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993 are quite similar to the Noise Act 1996 in terms of the range of powers the courts have in issuing fines and other punishments to offenders. Where it differs slightly is in terms of how your Environment Health Department goes about establishing whether or not the noise levels represent a ‘statutory nuisance’.

What Constitutes A ‘Statutory Nuisance’?

The legislation states that the noise which is the cause of the complaint must be (or is likely to be) either detrimental to a person’s health and/or it is interfering (or is likely to interfere) with a person’s own enjoyment of their own property and land.

Your Local Authority’s Responsibility

Before complaining to your local authority environmental health department, you should consider contacting your neighbour to try and discuss the problem. We have produced two templates: an informal note and a more formal letter, which you can use if you'd rather write a note, or talking has proved unsuccessful. Take a look at the templates here.

It is your local authority’s responsibility, usually via an Environmental Health Officer, to investigate any complaints about noise emanating from the following:

  • Buildings (including domestic residences)
  • Land (such as construction sites, farms, domestic gardens, parks and nearby fields)
  • Vehicles (but not general traffic noise)
  • Machinery (such as equipment used in construction, road repairs and other outdoor sound equipment)

It is then up to the judgement of the Environmental Health Officer to determine whether or not the noise does represent a ‘statutory nuisance’. Within the Noise Act 1996 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the officer has the power to take further action in terms of issuing abatement notices and to proceed through the courts where necessary (possible action that can be taken is outlined in the Noise Act 1996 article which is also available on here on this website).

What if the Officer Disagrees?

If you feel you are being plagued by noise that represents a statutory nuisance but the officer doesn’t agree with you, then you do have the right to challenge that decision. You would need to find out how you would go about making a formal complaint from your local authority, and go down that route first of all. If that’s not successful, you can write to the Chief Executive of your local authority and try to enlist the help of your local councillor.

If, having done all that, the situation has still not been resolved, you can ask the independent Local Government Ombudsman to look into the matter. They will ensure whether or not all of the correct procedures have been followed through to the letter by the local authority in terms of what is set out in the legislation.

If the Ombudsman still comes down on the side of the local authority, however, (although they are independent so they may well determine that you DO have a valid case) you can still take the issue further by taking your case directly to a magistrate’s court. Nevertheless, the court would need to be convinced that your complaint does amount to a ‘statutory nuisance’ for any further action to be taken.

As with all neighbourhood ‘noise related’ problems, wherever it’s possible and reasonable to do so, you should try to resolve matters directly with the person(s) responsible for causing the noise nuisance first. Quite often, you’ll find that they weren’t aware that they were causing a nuisance in the first place, and will be happy to reduce or eliminate the noise so that peace can be restored.

On the other hand, if you have tried that method and failed, you should have no hesitation in calling your local Environment Health Department (but not the police) and let them use the powers of the law to try to resolve the matter.

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For the last 3 years now I have had the neighbor next door breaking down wooden pallets running a circular saw, belt sander and hammering from Monday to Friday (he disappears on weekends) from about 8:30-9:00am until 3:30-5:00pm. Have used a noise app that the local authorities suggest using to record and document the noise to pretty much no avail Thier solution was mediation of which I know would only make matters worse. Have now gotten them involved again and am also thinking about getting a local councilor involved as me my wife and kids can't even sit in the garden let alone of and piece and quiet in the house. She also suffers from 24/7 headaches which as you can imagine are made worse by the noise, I also suffer from ibs and the stress of listening to the noise all week doesnt help. Unsure what to do about it all, however looking over advice on the website I now have some ideas of how to combat this better than before.
Andy - 17-Jul-18 @ 10:31 PM
Hi, We have lived in our present house since 2004, on one side of us, we have always had younger families, Parents are in their early forties,we had problems with the other family who lived in the house previously, They were a younger family as well. This new family have two girls, one is eight and the other girl is 13, we have had to suffer noise from the children the younger daughter seems to scream all the time, also they Have from time to time a young man, who talks at the top of his voice and seems to cause the young girl too . scream. Some of it l think is done deliberately caused by the children's mother. We have had to put up with in the past with a barbecue being lit next to the fence which sides on to our back garden, l had my washing out on the line, the smoke caused my asthma to flare up. You cannot talk to the mother as she shouts at you, She don't let you get a word in. In term time the children have been known to be out in their back garden at 9.39.30pm in the evening, christmas they woke me up in the early hours with shouting, a nd acars engine running. With the cars lights full on, now l have these 3 children from the same family making a noise out the front and this screaming. I am at my wits end.we are both retired with ongoing health problems. What can we do.
Dunnie - 11-Jul-18 @ 9:37 PM
I am at my wits end with this clown nmext door and his very loud music itslike a dico in my house the police are a waste of time this music deafens anyone nearby but nothing gets done if its not his car next to my window its his bedroom or the rear garde windows open wide its a disgrace that one has to put up with this every day or every night I hear his music all through my house despite the factv that his bedroom is at least 10 yards away at the far side of his house from my house cant believe the police they sallied past the dy he was deafening everyone in the street they just couldnt care less they always say we have to catch them but they dont try to monitor the noise at all why not just have a walk round the public park behind the house and listen
tojo - 4-Jul-18 @ 5:12 PM
I have been plagued by 'ignorance' from the Local Authority& Council. I am a long residing council tenant for over 30 years. Since 5-6 years ago my nightmare began. I have a tenant who has moved in above me, and her business:Monet Specialist Home Furnishing Designs Curtain and Blinds. The noise from the her business can start early am .to the early hours of the next day, given an hour or two for breaks. I cannot relax , watch a film, read a book from the vibrations running through to my entire ground floor flat. The loud, knocking, pounding,grating running off my living room ceilings and bedroom is highly stressful.The property is meant for Social Housing,' old built in the late 50's poorly insulated made of metal for door frames and skirting board.This is unbearably loud and very disturbing, affects your mind , your health, and quality of life from the noise/work disturbance machine as well. Countless times filling in incident diary online forms, text sent to Environmental Health, and to the landlord constantly requesting for a noise recorder to be place again at my property . Nothing absolute nothing. I have exacerbated all lines of reporting this to the council and the Ombudsman l. This is wrong, inhumane to ignore how serious noise worse from a business could put so much strain on your health constantly having to repeat my self again and again to get no acknowledgement at all. ThisI have been battling for 5-6 years. Where is the Justice
SELLY - 3-Jul-18 @ 4:42 PM
A - Your Question:
Hi there,We have been living in our home for nearly a year now. our next door neighbours have been an issue, complaints had been made previously about them with regards to swearing/ screaming and smacking there children (ages 1, 3 and 6) to which I contacted the appropriate people (we now do not hear that sort of behavior/ noises) however we hear their child every night crying and sounding very distressed from 03:00 until 06:00 in the morning (I'm guessing that is when the parents wake up) This has caused me and my partner serious lack of sleep (working 08:00 - 17:30) Mon - Fri. My partner is a heavy sleeper so he just turns over and goes back to sleep, however numerous times I have packed an overnight bag at 03:30 in the morning and gone to sleep at my parents house. We do not speak to the neighbours next to us as they always are making snide remarks (they're not very sociable) so I think a letter would not work. I'm wondering who could I speak to regarding this? I know babies cry, however this child is crying for hours on end and it's driving me mad.

Our Response:
Please see the above article which tells you who to contact.
ProblemNeighbours - 15-Jun-18 @ 3:15 PM
exhausted - Your Question:
We have lived next door to a village school for 25 years. Two years ago they were given money from the local authority to expand. They expanded in our direction, built up their ground high above our garden, and turned it all into a noisy play area, on two sides of us with a fence separating us. The children shout and scream all day long, and classroom doors are open all summer. We had a long correspondence with the local authority but they did nothing. From 3 to 6 the play area is used by children whose parents work. We can't use our lovely garden in the summer or open our windows because of the noise. It has seriously affected my mental health. The school isn't interested in our problem. The Environment Department don't answer our phone calls. Is there anything we can do?

Our Response:
If environmental health are not responding to phone calls, write or email and keep a copy. Councils have a duty to respond and investigate even if they can't take action under their statutory powers. Complain to the local government ombudsman if you don't have any contact.
ProblemNeighbours - 15-Jun-18 @ 10:55 AM
Hi there, We have been living in our home for nearly a year now. our next door neighbours have been an issue, complaints had been made previously about them with regards to swearing/ screaming and smacking there children (ages 1, 3 and 6) to which I contacted the appropriate people (we now do not hear that sort of behavior/ noises) however we hear their child every night crying and sounding very distressed from 03:00 until 06:00 in the morning (I'm guessing that is when the parents wake up) This has caused me and my partner serious lack of sleep (working 08:00 - 17:30) Mon - Fri. My partner is a heavy sleeper so he just turns over and goes back to sleep, however numerous times I have packed an overnight bag at 03:30 in the morning and gone to sleep at my parents house. We do not speak to the neighbours next to us as they always are making snide remarks (they're not very sociable) so I think a letter would not work. I'm wondering who could I speak to regarding this? I know babies cry, however this child is crying for hours on end and it's driving me mad.
A - 15-Jun-18 @ 10:28 AM
We have lived next door to a village school for 25 years. Two years ago they were given money from the local authority to expand. They expanded in our direction, built up their ground high above our garden, and turned it all into a noisy play area, on two sides of us with a fence separating us. The children shout and scream all day long, and classroom doors are open all summer. We had a long correspondence with the local authority but they did nothing. From 3 to 6 the play area is used by children whose parents work. We can't use our lovely garden in the summer or open our windows because of the noise. It has seriously affected my mental health. The school isn't interested in our problem. The Environment Department don't answer our phone calls. Is there anything we can do?
exhausted - 14-Jun-18 @ 8:39 AM
Hi. We live down a quiet road in a small village. We have a small number of apartments opposite our house. The chap that lives in one of the ground apartments I believe has a new girlfriend. We have over the last month or so been subjected to noise levels from this lady that I believe are unacceptable.. The very loud noises which myself and my family are being subjected to are of a sexual nature, and initially were quite funny but this has now turned into a living hell.. This happens throughout the day and very late at night , sometimes going on until 3am.. We cannot sleep and it's having a detrimental effect on our health.. her windows are always open so we get the full effect of her vocal capabilities in stereo.. There is often a strong smell of cannabis coming from the apartment via the open windows aswell as arguments.. I was going to approach the lady and have a chat about this , but i have heard from a friend who lives near by that she can be somewhat confrontational and I don't want to provoke a situation as she is quite a large lady.. Any advice given would be greatly recieved.. ??
Webby810 - 13-Jun-18 @ 5:52 PM
Charlene - Your Question:
I live on thr first floor flat conversions. The freeholder above rents his property out. The property has flooring and I can hear constant noise above from them walking. Lease has no carpet clause. What’s my legal right to enforce this? I don’t think Environment Health/council will class it as excessive noise, but for 3 hours each evening and all day on the weekend is extremely disturbing. Any advice?

Our Response:
As with the other reader below, the following guide gives some ideas of the steps you can take.
ProblemNeighbours - 8-Jun-18 @ 2:02 PM
I live on thr first floor flat conversions. The freeholder above rents his property out. The property has flooring and I can hear constant noise above from them walking. Lease has no carpet clause. What’s my legal right to enforce this? I don’t think Environment Health/council will class it as excessive noise, but for 3 hours each evening and all day on the weekend is extremely disturbing. Any advice?
Charlene - 6-Jun-18 @ 8:58 PM
mogo - Your Question:
I live in a house conversion in the ground floor flat. There is a two floor flat above me. We share a hallway and my front door off it opens straight into my bedroom. A woman and her child live above me, he is about 10. The child is only there a few times a week. The rest of the time she has friends over. I can hear every foot stomp and loud voice, doors banging, and at times sex. At night 11pm onwards I am regularly woken up by people being let in, let out, take away food being delivered at 2am, hallway conversation next to my bedroom, stomping up and down the stairs, people going out to cars, loud voices. I bang on my bedroom wall and she takes her guests to the top floor. I've left her notes, she is well aware I can hear her. I feel unsafe and I had to call the police when her friend started a fight, got thrown out and kicked the front and hallway door in. Lack of sleep is making me stressed and anxious. What are my rights. there is also obviously a lack of sound proofing in the property.

Our Response:
Please see our 6 point guide to Dealing with troublesome neighbours
ProblemNeighbours - 4-Jun-18 @ 12:15 PM
J - Your Question:
My neighbour complains that my son plays his music too loud.It is usually only for an hour or two and always before 10pm at night.It is quite loud I will admit that.What are our rights and her rights?She complains because she doesn’tike the style of music he plays.My son has mental health issues and is registered disabled. He suffers really bad anxiety and the music seems to help him. I don’t want to upset my neighbour and want to be able to resolve this in the right way.

Our Response:
Even though the music is before 10pm, if it's loud enough to affect a neighbour's enjoyment of their own property, it's likely it's too loud. Can you get your son to turn his music down or wear headphones?
ProblemNeighbours - 4-Jun-18 @ 11:00 AM
Hi, me, my husband and our two children (8 and 6) have lived in our house for four years. All of the properties in our street have very long gardens. Our neighbors like to entertain guests in the evening but they choose to do it directly under my sons bedroom (as opposed to when we entertain in the summer we go to the end of the garden so that we don’t disturb anyone) they tend to do this at the weekend including Sunday night. We have to constantly move our children back and forth from our bedroom to theirs as the excessive noise ie screaming laughter, shouting and swearing keeps waking them up. This then makes me so stressed and angry that someone would be so inconsiderate to our children. We used to get on well with our neighbours but since I very humbly mentioned how loud they were the previous night, they said ‘no worries’ and made the same amount of noise the following night! We once (3years ago) had a bonfire and they went crazy! We haven’t had one since as we didn’t want to upset them. My husband is now considering starting a bonfire near the house every time they’re loud. I’m not sure this would help, but I’d be grateful for any advice.
Egg - 3-Jun-18 @ 8:29 PM
I live in a house conversion in the ground floor flat. There is a two floor flat above me. We share a hallway and my front door off it opens straight into my bedroom. A woman and her child live above me, he is about 10. The child is only there a few times a week. The rest of the time she has friends over. I can hear every foot stomp and loud voice, doors banging, and at times sex. At night 11pm onwards I am regularly woken up by people being let in, let out, take away food being delivered at 2am, hallway conversation next to my bedroom, stomping up and down the stairs, people going out to cars, loud voices. I bang on my bedroom wall and she takes her guests to the top floor. I've left her notes, she is well aware I can hear her. I feel unsafe and I had to call the police when her friend started a fight, got thrown out and kicked the front and hallway door in. Lack of sleep is making me stressed and anxious. What are my rights. there is also obviously a lack of sound proofing in the property.
mogo - 3-Jun-18 @ 2:24 PM
My neighbour complains that my son plays his music too loud. It is usually only for an hour or two and always before 10pm at night. It is quite loud I will admit that. What are our rights and her rights? She complains because she doesn’tike the style of music he plays. My son has mental health issues and is registered disabled. He suffers really bad anxiety and the music seems to help him. I don’t want to upset my neighbour and want to be able to resolve this in the right way.
J - 3-Jun-18 @ 1:15 PM
Any advice appreciated. We have a neighbour who shares a privately rented property next door to us. Every morning at 5.30am he starts his motorbike which more often than not proceeds with an explosive like noise from the exhaust, it wakes us all up. He then stands next to the bike on his phone or smoking whilst it warms up and eventually pulls away loudly. My husband has asked him politely and friendly if he would mind pushing it to the road before starting, which would be less noisy for all the neighbours, but he said he can’t. Any advice about what we could do next? It’s starting to warm up outside and we can’t even have our windows open through the night as the noise from the bike is worse with the windows open!! Thank you.
Milly - 1-Jun-18 @ 9:24 AM
betty - Your Question:
Hi some advice please. I live in a detached house in a small cul de sac my neighbour has has for the past couple of years I believe a fault on his boiler.this results in very high pitch screeching every time his boiler is on. This is situated at the back of his property to which our lounge is at the back and all we here constintaly is this high pitch. It is driving us mad. We have tried to speak top him on numerous occasions to which he says he will get it fixed. We can not leave a window or door open in the back lounge as this is all we hear and when we do have some nice weather it makes sitting in our garden unbearable. The latest bout at the weekend resulted in us complaining again to which he replied it can not be fixed he needs a new boiler and is not prepared to spend out money on a new one. Very frustrating and impacts terrinble on my hearing aid. Please any advice is truly welcome

Our Response:
You could try environmental health but other than that, you might have take private (legal) action to force this issue.
ProblemNeighbours - 23-May-18 @ 11:31 AM
Mford - Your Question:
Hello. A small nursery school has opened up in a new building right next to the small set of flats that I live in. There is screaming from children from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The screaming is so loud I can hear it when my TV is on loud. I can’t leave windows open. I have a small balcony that I now can’t use because of the noise. The school has been there a year now, I’ve complained by email but the reply is “the children must have outside playtime” no attempt appears to have been made to lower the noise level. The children are screaming at the very top of their voices. I can also hear adults (I presume teachers) shouting at the children, shouting games at them or shouting stories. It’s driving me insane as I’m retired and around daytimes. I’m worried that in the summer I won’t be able to open my windows. During the day I have started to walk around the streets until the I think the noise is over. Is a new school allowed to have noise this loud?

Our Response:
You can't really quieten nursery age children or force them to stay indoors, it would be really unfair. You could talk to your planning department and see what they considered when they allowed the building and whether any conditions were imposed.
ProblemNeighbours - 22-May-18 @ 2:51 PM
hi some advice please.. I live in a detached house in a small cul de sac my neighbour has has for the past couple of years I believea fault on his boiler. this results in very high pitch screeching every time his boiler is on. This is situated at the back of his property to which our lounge is at the back and all we here constintaly is this high pitch . It is driving us mad.We have tried to speak top him on numerous occasions to which he says he will get it fixed.We can not leave a window or door open in the back lounge asthis is all we hear and when we do have some nice weather it makes sitting in our garden unbearable.The latest bout at the weekendresulted in us complaining again to which he replied it can not be fixed he needs a new boiler and is not prepared to spend out money on a new one. Very frustrating and impacts terrinble on my hearing aid.Please any advice is truly welcome
betty - 21-May-18 @ 12:57 PM
Hello. A small nursery school has opened up in a new building right next to the small set of flats that I live in. There is screaming from children from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. The screaming is so loud I can hear it when my TV is on loud. I can’t leave windows open. I have a small balcony that I now can’t use because of the noise. The school has been there a year now, I’ve complained by email but the reply is “the children must have outside playtime” no attempt appears to have been made to lower the noise level. The children are screaming at the very top of their voices. I can also hear adults (I presume teachers) shouting at the children, shouting games at them or shouting stories. It’s driving me insane as I’m retired and around daytimes. I’m worried that in the summer I won’t be able to open my windows. During the day I have started to walk around the streets until the I think the noise is over. Is a new school allowed to have noise this loud?
Mford - 16-May-18 @ 1:43 PM
Miranda - Your Question:
We live in a village and our neighbours have a large garden (about an 1 acre), mainly laid to lawn and there is always noise from a ride-on mower. They are retired so at home all week. We work full time Mon-Fri. For about the past three years, every weekend and some early evenings, they are either cutting the grass, driving around on the mower using it with a trailer etc. We cannot sit in our garden with friends as all we can hear is their machinery. Our garden is a lot smaller and the noise even with headphones listening to music is driving us mad. He doesn't seem to be able to be off that machine, or he has some other bit of machinery, a shredder, a strimmer, a digger. We had an issue when they moved in re a boundary and they didn't like the outcome so we don't talk to them now although we were welcoming when they moved in. Fortunately, the way the bungalows/drives are, we never have to see them. My question is whether something like this is classed as a noise nuisance. I know if we popped round to see them, he will probably say he can cut his grass and use gardening machinery when he wants. The back of our garden backs onto some of his garden and he often goes up and down, up and down on his mower, very slowly. We have thought of moving because of it but like where we live and don't really want to. Neighbours in the vicinity must be able to hear him and our direct neighbours the other side can hear him and have even said they they go inside and don't want to get involved. This situation causes me and my husband to making our lives a misery. I don't want to make a complaint to the council and have it on record if it turns out that it's not classed as a nuisance. Any advice much appreciated, thank you.

Our Response:
A noise will count as a statutory nuisance if it does one the following:
unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises
or
injure health or be likely to injure health
Councils must look into complaints about noise from premises including land like gardens and certain vessels (for example, loud music or barking dogs) and from vehicles, machinery or equipment in the street (for example, music from car stereos).
So if this noise constitutes a large part of your weekend and you think it really interferes with your enjoyment of your property, then the council may be willing to investigate and if necessary take action.
ProblemNeighbours - 15-May-18 @ 1:51 PM
We live in a village and our neighbours have a large garden (about an 1 acre), mainly laid to lawn and there is always noise from a ride-on mower.They are retired so at home all week.We work full time Mon-Fri. For about the past three years, every weekend and some early evenings, they are either cutting the grass, driving around on the mower using it with a trailer etc.We cannot sit in our garden with friends as all we can hear is their machinery. Our garden is a lot smaller and the noise even with headphones listening to music is driving us mad.He doesn't seem to be able to be off that machine, or he has some other bit of machinery, a shredder, a strimmer, a digger.We had an issue when they moved in re a boundary and they didn't like the outcome so we don't talk to them now although we were welcoming when they moved in. Fortunately, the way the bungalows/drives are, we never have to see them. My question is whether something like this is classed as a noise nuisance.I know if we popped round to see them, he will probably say he can cut his grass and use gardening machinery when he wants. The back of our garden backs onto some of his garden and he often goes up and down, up and down on his mower, very slowly.We have thought of moving because of it but like where we live and don't really want to.Neighbours in the vicinity must be able to hear him and ourdirect neighbours the other side can hear him and have even said they they go inside and don't want to get involved. This situation causes me and my husband to making our lives a misery. I don't want to make a complaint to the council and have it on record if it turns out that it's not classed as a nuisance. Any advice much appreciated, thank you.
Miranda - 11-May-18 @ 7:28 PM
boopla - Your Question:
I live next door to a shop who use the side entry to gain access to business. This gate has not been in use for 18 years. The gate is attached to my property and also to there's. The gate is constantly being slammed shut from 9.00am until 8.00pm sometimes later what rights do I have ?

Our Response:
Talk to the neighbour...ask them if a swinger or buffer can be attached? When you say the gate has not been in use for 18 years, is this a new neighbour?
ProblemNeighbours - 9-May-18 @ 3:45 PM
C me - Your Question:
I have a neighbour, of only 9 months, who assumes I will fix the her fence. The same dead fence present when I moved in 11mths ago. As of tonight she has decided to hire the local cowboy to do her garden paving.Which started at 7.30pm and by 9pm banging to the pavement started, which in turn sounded like it was in my home, until 9.22pm where I had to have a word. As my children couldn't settle down to sleep for school tomorrow, especially with the added summer sunset, to my surprise I was told he is within the law. Please surely this is not the case?

Our Response:
Legislation says that local authorities have a duty to investigate any complaint by any occupier about excessive noise between the hours of 11pm and 7 am. This doesn't mean that noise at other times doesn't constitute a nuisance. Excessive banging outdoors on a regular basis will certainly interfere with your enjoyment of your property. Before contacting the council however, talk to your neighbour. Find out when the work will be complete, ask that the builder could stop at 8 rather than 9 to help your children settle etc.As for the fence - check your deeds to see who should be responsible for its upkeep.
ProblemNeighbours - 9-May-18 @ 2:25 PM
I live next door to a shop who use the side entry to gain access to business. This gate has not been in use for 18 years. The gate is attached to my property and also to there's. The gate is constantly being slammed shut from 9.00am until 8.00pm sometimes later what rights do I have ?
boopla - 9-May-18 @ 2:09 PM
I have a neighbour, of only 9 months, who assumes I will fix the her fence. The same dead fence present when I moved in 11mths ago. As of tonight she has decided to hire the local cowboy to do her garden paving.Which started at 7.30pm and by 9pm banging to the pavement started, which in turn sounded like it was in my home, until 9.22pm where I had to have a word. As my children couldn't settle down to sleep for school tomorrow, especially with the added summer sunset, to my surprise I was told he is within the law. Please surely this is not the case?
C me - 8-May-18 @ 10:55 PM
Zsolt - Your Question:
Hi. I live in UK London honestly I will be very happy if is someone take seriously this neighbour who listen music in the house after 10:00pm that is happening for a few days when this two flatmate guy Iisten music until 1 or 2am even the walls in my room shaking after big noise they are making with the music. I talked to them about the music too loud in the house but no results one of them is in debt to rent something £3000 GB and the other one is not interested in anything when he smokers weeds both sit together in the same room they are roommate. I live in this house 3h years I pay my rent regularly and the landlord do not care what is happening in the house only the money. Thank you.Kind Regards.

Our Response:
Have you contacted environmental health?
ProblemNeighbours - 30-Apr-18 @ 12:03 PM
Hi. I live in UK London honestly I will be very happy if is someone take seriously this neighbour who listen music in the house after 10:00pm that is happening for a few days when this two flatmate guy Iisten music until 1 or 2am even the walls in my room shaking after big noise they are making with the music. I talked to them about the music too loud in the house but no results one of them is in debt to rent something £3000 GB and the other one is not interested in anything when he smokers weeds both sit together in the same room they are roommate. I live in this house 3h years I pay my rent regularly and the landlord do not care what is happening in the house only the money. Thank you. Kind Regards.
Zsolt - 28-Apr-18 @ 1:35 PM
Jude56 - Your Question:
We live next door to a children's private nursery. My husband works night shift. The children. approx 12 are allowed to scream and shout from 11am - 6 pm in the garden. We are separated by a wooden fence. We and other neighbours have had three meetings to discuss noise but it never improves. Our lives are hell. Can we do anything about this? Thank you

Our Response:
You can try the local council. There have been instances where outdoor playtimes have been restricted because of noise. Bear in mind that Ofsted requires children to have access to outdoor play/facilities so if your demands are too restrictive, the nursery could be closed down.
ProblemNeighbours - 27-Apr-18 @ 11:44 AM
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