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By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 26 Jan 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Neighbour Noise Nuisance Slamming Door

Q.

I live in a rented townhouse. My neighbour has a habit of slamming her door several times a day and it has actually knocked a shelf from my wall. I've asked her not to and her reason for doing it is that she has a problem with the door locking because of weatherstripping.

On two occasions she has screamed obscenities at a neighbour and someone doing roofing at 8am, which was followed by her door being slammed 5 times in anger.

My nerves are frayed as you never know when to expect it. I've also had the landlords send her a complaint letter but still it continues.

(Miss J M, 17 September 2008)

A.

So far, you have taken exactly the right steps to try to resolve this issue. You’ve asked your neighbour not to slam the door and, when the behaviour has persisted, you’ve also asked your landlord to intervene without any success.

Your local authority has the powers to take action against any problems related to Noisy Neighbours. However, this will usually be related to issues which persist continually over a sustained period of time, such as problems with loud music, Dogs That Bark Constantly and people using loud power tools at unreasonable hours in the likes of workshops, garages and garden sheds. This is because these activities can be monitored and recorded.

The problem here would seem to be ‘catching her in the act’ because as you said, “you never know when to expect it”. The chances are that an environmental health officer from your local authority’s noise nuisance team would be unlikely to come out to investigate the matter as it would be virtually impossible to predict when these outbursts might occur. It would certainly be worth giving them a call, however, to explain the situation.

Meanwhile, it is probably worth trying to have another polite chat with her. Given that she’s also been involved in screaming obscenities at a neighbour, it would appear that she might not be all that approachable, but this is no excuse. Try to catch her on a ‘good day’ and politely explain to her about the way her behaviour has affected your nerves and about the shelf falling down. Quite often when a person is angry or upset, they have no concept of the effects of any outbursts on others, so speaking to her may just prick her conscience.

Alternatively, it wouldn’t harm you to have another word with the landlords. A complaint letter can easily be disregarded unless it’s backed up with threats of eviction, so perhaps suggesting to the landlords that they go and speak with your neighbour will have the desired effect. As far as the slamming door goes, perhaps you could suggest to your neighbour that they ask the landlord to come out and arrange for it to be repaired or replaced.

If the problem still persists, the more evidence you can gather the better. You mentioned the fact that another neighbour was on the receiving end of verbal abuse. This could Constitute Harassment and, once again, this would not be tolerated by your local authority. Therefore, the more people who will back up your claims that your next door neighbour is causing a nuisance, the more likely it will be that your local environmental health officer will come out to investigate matters.

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Hi, We have had the tenants from hell living next door to us in an end of terrace since 20th March 2016. The tenant is a lady with 4 children between 7 and 16 and a dog. We had awful noise practically everyday since they moved in even more so during the school hols. Blazing rows arguments, screaming and shouting, running around the house, sobbing, crying. The inner front door will constantly be slammed every time the mother leaves the house. It's slammed so hard that it makes me jump. The kids row before they leave for school and as soon as they all get home until around 9pm. Then on the weekend this carries on and even if the arguing stops the youngest is constantly pounding the floorboards running around the house. The tenant is not approachable and we feel extremely vulnerable. My Son has autism and from his bedroom can constantly hear the rows. It is so upsetting. The estate agent has written her letters about the noise in the past but the landlord isn't interested in evicting them as he hasn't got any evidence of the noise. I have even recorded some.of the fights and sent them to the agent but I am.not getting anywhere. For the past three evenings the arguing and tantrums have been awful as has the door slamming.Is there anything that we can do as the stress from this is so hard to cope with any longer. Thank you .
Bettybow - 26-Jan-17 @ 6:29 PM
Hi, We have had the tenants from hell living next door to us in an end of terrace since 20th March 2016. The tenant is a lady with 4 children between 7 and 16 and a dog. We had awful noise practically everyday since they moved in even more so during the school hols. Blazing rows arguments, screaming and shouting, running around the house, sobbing, crying. The inner front door will constantly be slammed every time the mother leaves the house. It's slammed so hard that it makes me jump. The kids row before they leave for school and as soon as they all get home until around 9pm. Then on the weekend this carries on and even if the arguing stops the youngest is constantly pounding the floorboards running around the house. The tenant is not approachable and we feel extremely vulnerable. My Son has autism and from his bedroom can constantly hear the rows. It is so upsetting. The estate agent has written her letters about the noise in the past but the landlord isn't interested in evicting them as he hasn't got any evidence of the noise. I have even recorded some.of the fights and sent them to the agent but I am.not getting anywhere. For the past three evenings the arguing and tantrums have been awful as has the door slamming.Is there anything that we can do as the stress from this is so hard to cope with any longer. Thank you .
Bettybow - 26-Jan-17 @ 3:22 PM
I'm driven off my head because of next doors very noisy tumble dryer, I can hear it all over the house and every cycle it goes through. I've had a word with the husband who told me its always been in the cupboard under stairs...I've only started hearing it recently.I'mputting my house on the market soon and dreading it being on when people are coming to view.
ecky - 23-Jan-17 @ 5:31 PM
The councils arent interested in noise complaints!! Ive had 8 months of hell since the new neighbour moved in upstairs. He is always banging doors and windows, ( one time I gave him some wd40 ) his music vibrates across my ceiling, he has 'episodes at night where he cant sleep and the noise is awful it sounds like he is ransacking his flat. He gets up for work at 5am for work and wakes me up!! Its all made me ill through lack of sleep. Ive complained to him face to face but he seems oblivious to it all. Ive done everything by the book ie keeping a diary for months, what have the council done, sod all!! I actually got a letter from the council saying that as my neighbour has health issues they cant do anything, what a joke, Im coming up for 70 and have health issues but the council dont give a toss. Whats next! Im looking for somewhere else to live as I cant take anymore!!
Tyjen - 20-Jan-17 @ 3:28 PM
Just about every 'so called' piece of advice form this website is basically "the Council can't (and wont) take any action!" This website is actually correct, the Council NEVER takes action and you end up facing years of hell. Welcome to the Liberal Socialist nightmare that this Country has become! AA toothless society where decent people suffer at the hands of anti-social neighbours who have all the protection!
Anonomous - 17-Jan-17 @ 11:00 PM
keegs - Your Question:
We have a neighbour who constantly has his cctv cameras poined at our house monitoring our every move. It starts at about 7.30 in the morning and stays directed at our back door, kitchen window and patio doors. We have spoken to the police on numerous occasions and each time we are told its a civil matter. the police have spoken to the neighbour but he refuses to move his cameras. He has told the police they are motion and sound activated which is a lie as I am a trained cctv operator. All of this is getting my wife to the state of a breakdown where the other night I found her sat on the floor in the kitchen crying her eyes out with the stress of it. It has been going on now for weeks and we are keeping a diary and photographic evidence of the cameras on us. To go to court would cost a minimum of £2000 with no guarantee of being awarded costs. I am at my wits end as what to do. Please offer advice on what to do.

Our Response:
Unfortunately if the police will not do anything, legal action may be your only option.
ProblemNeighbours - 22-Nov-16 @ 11:01 AM
We have a neighbour who constantly has his cctv cameras poined at our house monitoring our every move. It starts at about 7.30 in the morning and stays directed at our back door, kitchen window and patio doors. We have spoken to the police on numerous occasions and each time we are told its a civil matter. the police have spoken to the neighbour but he refuses to move his cameras. He has told the police they are motion and sound activated which is a lie as I am a trained cctv operator.All of this is getting my wife to the state of a breakdown where the other night I found her sat on the floor in the kitchen crying her eyes out with the stress of it.It has been going on now for weeks and we are keeping a diary and photographic evidence of the cameras on us. To go to court would cost a minimum of £2000 with no guarantee of being awarded costs. I am at my wits end as what to do.Please offer advice on what to do.
keegs - 21-Nov-16 @ 2:16 PM
E - Your Question:
What's your advice?I live in an old house that's been converted into two flats, and I live in the bottom flat. The conversion wasn't done properly and the walls are thin. Things were okay with the upstairs neighbours, an elderly couple, until last year when a relative and a female moved in with them. Since then they've been causing disturbances by regularly complaining at various times of the day and night about a female listening to them, using abusive language, shouting, etc. They've had police around several times and others have informed me of strange behaviour that they've noticed about the upstairs neighbours.It's stressed me out a lot. I've also had a lot on my plate and had to seek help to alleviate the effects of the stressful situations I was dealing with. The behaviour of the neighbours has added to the stress I was already suffering before they moved in. It was early last year that I left my job due to stress and have been at home more often, and it was around this time that the trouble started with the upstairs neighbours.I've already spoken to one of the upstairs neighbours a few weeks ago about the disturbances and explained how unpleasant it is, but the behaviour hasn't stopped since then. The landlord has been spoken to about it as well, but it still hasn't stopped. What do I do about this?

Our Response:
Really your landlord should be helping with this situation. Go back and make your point more strongly. If the noise is regularly after 11 at night and goes on for some time you should contact your local environmental health department
ProblemNeighbours - 17-Nov-16 @ 11:36 AM
What's your advice? I live in an old house that's been converted into two flats, and I live in the bottom flat.The conversion wasn't done properly and the walls are thin. Things were okay with the upstairs neighbours, an elderly couple, until last year when a relative and a female moved in with them.Since then they've been causing disturbances by regularly complaining at various times of the day and night about a female listening to them, using abusive language, shouting, etc.They've had police around several times and others have informed me of strange behaviour that they've noticed about the upstairs neighbours. It's stressed me out a lot.I've also had a lot on my plate and had to seek help to alleviate the effects of the stressful situations I was dealing with.The behaviour of the neighbours has added to the stress I was already suffering before they moved in.It was early last year that I left my job due to stress and have been at home more often, and it was around this time that the trouble started with the upstairs neighbours. I've already spoken to one of the upstairs neighbours a few weeks ago about the disturbances and explained how unpleasant it is, but the behaviour hasn't stopped since then.The landlord has been spoken to about it as well, but it still hasn't stopped.What do I do about this?
E - 16-Nov-16 @ 10:48 AM
My neighbour has had there kitchen and lounge altered, since the alteration I can here a noise coming from my water pipes every time the washing machine is put on,also there kitchen is now next to our lounge wall, my hubby did say to neighbour can you make sure that sound proofing is put on the wall so we do not hear dish washer, but unfortunately I don't think they could have as I can hear the dish washer , at first I thought it was my boiler making a funny noise ,so I got a man out to check my boiler. Then the summer came and then I relived that it was there dishwasher as my boiler was off.I have spoken to them about both issues even had council out but nothing has been done.It really does my head in and do not know what else I can do.
Fazza - 29-Oct-16 @ 11:20 AM
hi thank you for your response it certainly is not day to day living noise as it has got more frequent and louder since we have asked them to try and be more quiet with the doors. as stated this occurs over 200 times a day!!!!!! they seem to love the fact that it is distressing us and they smirk and laugh when they see us. we are owners and they are housing association, we have looked into soundproofing but all the quotes we have received are far too much money which we cannot afford
distressed - 11-Oct-16 @ 4:16 PM
distressed - Your Question:
Hiwe have lived in our terraced house since september 2015. ever since we moved in we have had next door slamming doors and cupboards in their kitchen which backs onto our lounge. we approached the neighbours politely on a number of occasions asking them to try to be more quiet but the noise is now worse and can happen around 200 times a day.we had contacted their housing association who have not done much to help the situation and we have contacted the council filled in diary sheets but the council say they do not deal with slamming of the doors. we have had help from the community police who have tried to talk to them and wont agree to mediation. they now say they cannot help anymore.please help!!!

Our Response:
Is this simply day to day living? It doesn't sound as though they're deliberately slamming does to offend/upset you. Have you considered extra sound proofing on your walls? Are you renting? If so, would your landlord look at providing more soundproofing for you?
ProblemNeighbours - 11-Oct-16 @ 12:38 PM
hi we have lived in our terraced house since september 2015.ever since we moved in we have had next door slamming doors and cupboards in their kitchen which backs onto our lounge.we approached the neighbours politely on a number of occasions asking them to try to be more quiet but the noise is now worse and can happen around 200 times a day. we had contacted their housing association who have not done much to help the situation and we have contacted the council filled in diary sheets but the council say they do not deal with slamming of the doors.we have had help from the community police who have tried to talk to them and wont agree to mediation.they now say they cannot help anymore. please help!!!
distressed - 10-Oct-16 @ 2:01 PM
hi i moved into a private property quite a new flat in a three storey block 6 months ago the rent is shocking i am single its in a nice location but the neighbours are not so good lets start with the neighbours above me- funnily enough their living noise is not that bad but every morning 7.30-8.00am they leave their flat above me with their two kids and charge down the stairs with their kids like a pack of elephants and knock on lady opposite from mes door-(i think she might be their granny or something i think she related to them) i certainly do not need an alarm clock now for neighbour opposite from me-shes an oldish lady 50-60 who leaves her street door open all day until early evening -now shes up and down those stairs she makes so much noise her phone rings 20 times a day is a street door not meant for privacy as i barely have any mine is closed hers is open and i get all her interior noise these people carry on like they are royalty or they own the block they have no respect for outsiders please help me -do i put a letter through someones door i am desperate
gez - 26-Sep-16 @ 5:54 PM
@smith. You sound as though you are being unreasonable to me. You've decided you don't like him and that he's doing it on purpose but with no foundation for this. If you can't be bothered talking to him and persist in being judgmental, you'll find the problem will escalate.
HerNextDoor - 16-Sep-16 @ 12:15 PM
I live in a high rise tower block and the flat above me has been empty for 8 months now someone has moved in there seems like a African person and since he has moved in all he does is bang the floors and make noise throw out the night i no this person is doing it on purpose don't no why my neighbours underneath me are alright they don't make noises its just that person above me he is getting on my nervs i don't like the person to be honest that has moved above me he is doing it on purpose i don't even wanna speak to him or see him that's what he wants me to do bit i don't wanna he should be kicked out makeing so much noise every single day what is he doing up there i think he has some mentally iusses and he is a weird person to be honest I am trying to look for a other flat off the council cant stand the person if anything he should go they should of moved someone else in that flat them kind of people are always seeking attention
smith - 15-Sep-16 @ 10:36 AM
grey hair - Your Question:
Hi, we have stayed here coming on for 10 years. we have put up with bulling and provoking from neighbours in our area. some issues we have had are my eldest daughter being sexually assaulted with ended in a not proven verdict, kids heads been split open with stone throwing, kids bikes been damaged, my partner and myself being verbally assaulted and myself been physically assaulted. my children been physically assaulted outside and at school by neighbours children. a year ago my partner had a stroke and has been left with aphaisa which affects the way he talks. since this neighbours and there children are constantly provoking us to boiling point. we have informed housing and police. they have been calling police and housing making up lies about us and we have now been called into our housing.where do we stand on this.

Our Response:
What is your question?
ProblemNeighbours - 8-Sep-16 @ 11:28 AM
hi, we have stayed here coming on for 10 years. we have put up with bulling and provoking from neighbours in our area. some issues we have had are my eldest daughter being sexually assaulted with ended in a not proven verdict, kids heads been split open with stone throwing, kids bikes been damaged, my partner and myself being verbally assaulted and myself been physically assaulted. my children been physically assaulted outside and at school by neighbours children. a year ago my partner had a stroke and has been left with aphaisa which affects the way he talks. since this neighbours and there children are constantly provoking us to boiling point. we have informed housing and police. they have been calling police and housing making up lies about us and we have now been called into our housing.where do we stand on this.
grey hair - 7-Sep-16 @ 10:53 AM
Sam - Your Question:
We have a neighbour next door who I feel must be mentally unstable, or potentially a drug addict. Since we moved in 2 years ago she has been a problem because she will start wailing, screaming and crashing around her flat in the early hours of the morning. Never before 1am and never for less than 30 minutes. It sounds as if she throws furniture, most of her screaming is unintelligible and I do not exaggerate when I say she sounds as if possessed. I am not sure how anyone's throat can make that noise at all, let alone for so long. At first it was perhaps once a month or so, before peaking at 2 to 3 times a week. Then, we heard nothing for around two months, but now it is steadily rising in frequency again. Several times we have observed her leaving the house and getting in cars but leaving her door wide open. We are certain she lives alone, and I've pulled the door to for her. She is also unhealthily thin.Both me and my partner have to get up very early for work so her screaming fits are really having a negative impact on our lives as we struggle to sleep well and are becoming increasingly irritable.The police have told us that they cannot do anything and we cannot prove anything to environmental health, what should we do now?

Our Response:
You could try approaching social services if you're worried about her mental health and/or ability to look after herself. You can still report it to environmental health and they have a duty to investigate complaints. They will ask you to make a note of when it happens and how long etc.
ProblemNeighbours - 26-Aug-16 @ 11:05 AM
We have a neighbour next door who I feel must be mentally unstable, or potentially a drug addict. Since we moved in 2 years ago she has been a problem because she will start wailing, screaming and crashing around her flat in the early hours of the morning. Never before 1am and never for less than 30 minutes. It sounds as if she throws furniture, most of her screaming is unintelligible and I do not exaggerate when I say she sounds as if possessed. I am not sure how anyone's throat can make that noise at all, let alone for so long. At first it was perhaps once a month or so, before peaking at 2 to 3 times a week. Then, we heard nothing for around two months, but now it is steadily rising in frequency again. Several times we have observed her leaving the house and getting in cars but leaving her door wide open. We are certain she lives alone, and I've pulled the door to for her. She is also unhealthily thin. Both me and my partner have to get up very early for work so her screaming fits are really having a negative impact on our lives as we struggle to sleep well and are becoming increasingly irritable. The police have told us that they cannot do anything and we cannot prove anything to environmental health, what should we do now?
Sam - 23-Aug-16 @ 2:19 AM
Hello my neighbours 24/7 slamming doors , i have 2 years old son ho are registred blinde and this noise very effect his and my life , i report to council about this noise they was told me that council didnt get responsibilityof domestic noise ... I dont know ho can help me in this situation and that i can do ? Thanks ...
Afrodite - 12-Aug-16 @ 3:54 PM
Scared neighbour - Your Question:
My elderyish (60s)neighbour keeps.opening her slide up bathroom window with no clothes on!! We have like a joined garden and it's really grossing me.out now! About 5 times I've seen things I don't want to see, not.only.that my boys who.are 8, 13 and 14 have also.witnessed these things :( not good for.teenage boys! What can I do about it? Please help!

Our Response:
The best thing to do at this stage might be to have a polite word with her. Say you know the weather's been hot but could she wrap a towel around herself when she's at that window as you can see in easily... you could say your boys have been upset by it too.
ProblemNeighbours - 20-Jul-16 @ 1:02 PM
My elderyish (60s)neighbour keeps.opening her slide up bathroom window with no clothes on!! We have like a joined garden and it's really grossing me.out now! About 5 times I've seen things I don't want to see, not.only.that my boys who.are 8, 13 and 14 have also.witnessed these things :( not good for.teenage boys! What can I do about it? Please help!
Scared neighbour - 19-Jul-16 @ 8:37 AM
The owner of the flat above mine has had six leaks from her bathroom into my kitchen over the last seven years. On each occassion she has refused to accept liability or pay to repair the damage to my property. The last leak started on Tuesday this week (12th July) and has not yet been fixed. My neighbour claims that someone came to look and there is no leak from her property. I have invited her to come in and see the leak and damage, but she does not open the door even though we hear someone walking upstairs, does not answer my calls and has not responded to my messages. She has responded to my notes asking me to call her. I would like to get the current leak fixed and for her to pay for the damage caused. Ultimately, I think I need to take steps to stop this going on for the next seven years. Please help!!!
Charlie - 15-Jul-16 @ 3:00 PM
The purpose for the holes I heard him make in the party wall is becoming clear.After telling me I had to go - although I told him I own the place and will not, he started making holes in the party wall.I have since repeatedly heard something being shoved from his side of the wall through to the underside of my built in stairs and have heard scratching, sewage and rotting meat smells from areas where there are no soil pipes and there are no other signs of rodents.I took steps to deter rodents anyway.Having heard him repeatedly on my roof, i realised that the sound of water running down what sounded like the inside of my house, could be from the hole he is pouring sewage like liquid into.He has dug up outside my house and lied about it, lifted my manhole cover, insisted aggressively upon having access to my house when it wasn't necessary and spoke to my locksmiths to ask how they let people in when they are locked out!The telephone engineers told me someone is using my line and he tells me that he doesn't have a contract and cannot make calls he would pay for.My mobile was hacked and he made a point of showing me his new identical smartphone.The police and council seem powerless to help and he does his best to make me seem the crazy one, not hard after the harassment and sleep deprivation. Thank you for your responses, it helps!
Drained - 19-Jun-16 @ 4:32 AM
Does anyone know if anything can be done about an owner-occupier problem neighbour? It is likely that he hounded out the person before me and the couple on the other side who had to sell!The couple who have now gone warned me that he was stealing power from them & gave them a bed bug problem.The walls are thin and he repeats things I have said in my property back to me word for word, watching my face for a reaction.He pulled out the sound and thermal insulation from the party wall, made holes through the wall and used a clear plastic tube to gas me, made more holes into the staircase cavity, buzzed himself in on my door entry system, gassed me and other people in the house by filling the property with car exhaust fumes and denied it, his boiler sends fumes into my property and he says he was only using electric but I know the difference in sound.The CO alarms don't go off maybe because it happens so quickly.He claimed my flat mate was crazy when she explained what happened and later the same with me. He is a professional and is listened to, even the locksmith thought he could be trusted and told him how to get into my new lock, put in to stop him coming in! He kept me awake at night by moving furniture all night, threatened my dog, taken parcels and post has gone missing that could only be taken from a delivery or from inside the property.He walks on my roof though I have told him not to, someone pours liquid into something on my roof and the next day the water smells of sewage.He came into my house shouting at me to never turn do that again when I turned off the power in a room and when I did the same in another his washing machine stopped mid-cycle.My bills are huge.After that, he told me he was going to make me leave and went around to the new tenant on the other side and discussed me- the next thing I know there are sounds of a builder cutting into the party wall behind built in shelves so it is hard to see what has been done and into the chimney!The builder rushed around to say he'd just found my wires, I insisted on looking at what they'd done and saw before she could stop me that they'd cut right through the brick to create a recessed cupboard and she claimed she was just having shelves put up! I am not noisy, I haven't responded except to ask and then tell him not to walk on my roof, that I'm not going and that nothing was going to happen to my dog.There is more...
Determined - 8-Jun-16 @ 10:22 PM
get noise equiptment installed keep diary sheets daily every second every time it slams so a pattern is kept of the noise. keep ringing environmental health email citizens advice housing ombudsman call the cops several times if needs be till they do something. I was told over reacting but! its the only way to save your sanity and get something done. My ceiling is cracked due to it. I am meant to fix it myself acording to landlord why should I fork out for damages they have created. why this issue door slamming asked elderly lady 7am to turn tv down. since then she has got neighbours to harass me even in the street about it. I have issue from male neighbours who have harassed me for dates when I was with my then fiance. I turned them down and have had to deal with issues from these guys since. I dont know why they have hassled me its not like I look in the mirror and go hey I am fantastic! I didnt move in as a female to be the person they stare at and undress with their eyes either. I have reported it to cops too. I dont know ...all I can say is I am hating the world right now...people are too nosey rude aggressive if they dont get their own way with you. I have done nothing wrong been polite but now I have had to report the harassment. I dont want to sleep my way around the neighbourhood because I split with my ex and I dont want to talk to these people who have agression issues. no wonder everyone has moved out of this property its nice but the people are vindictive perverts and worse. property beautiful people a menace shame really. I keep self to self always have done. only spoken when saying hello which doesnt give guys a right to ask me in for a drink because I am pretty or hey youre single the old lady downstairs told me. so how about it. yes my elderly neighbour whom I asked to turn down tv tells guys in neighbourhood because she knows everyone and they help her because she is so illl yawn* she milks it out of everyone she knows juts about everyone due to ex famous person who thinks the world revolves around her. I dont care who or what she was frankly she is a menace to live near. I am tired of her. she thinks I am below her I am no good and she is wonderful because her family have done ballet and won war medals. I dont give a poo I use to think it was great till she started attacking me verbally. I have reported her for stalking meddling in my life to which I get told oh she is sweet elderly. I said ---you have no idea ---thats why every tenant has moved out of here over the years due to her she told me to my face ive lived her 30 years and I know how to work the system easily and get rid of anyone. I told her to her face you can keep trying this time I wont go. DEAL WITH IT! I WANT THIS PROPERTY! needless to say her face dropped. I will stay till she goes and other neighbours I will persue it. Then I will move. not till I have sorted these people out though. I know peoples resposnes are move --yes I would love to but you have t
SpiritedFem - 27-May-16 @ 12:15 PM
Poppy - Your Question:
I believe my neighbour could be running a business from his drive, there are different cars coming and going and they spend all day with the engines running most days reving them until 9pm and often leaving the cars running while they go inside there house.It's impossible due to noise and phumes to open any windows and this is operating daily. The council have been informed but to no avail as yet. They are quite threatening even when anyone looks out the window. Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

Our Response:
Contact the planning department about them potentially running a business and the environmental health department about the noise, nuisance and potential pollution issues.
ProblemNeighbours - 6-May-16 @ 2:07 PM
I believe my neighbour could be running a business from his drive, there are different cars coming and going and they spend all day with the engines running most days reving them until 9pm and often leaving the cars running while they go inside there house.It's impossible due to noise and phumes to open any windows and this is operating daily. The council have been informed but to no avail as yet. They are quite threatening even when anyone looks out the window. Any advice would be much appreciated!!!
Poppy - 4-May-16 @ 7:51 PM
Wane - Your Question:
Could anyone tell me if a Housing Association has the right to move known alcoholic with a record of suicide attempts in as my neighbour without consulting me or the other neighbour in my block, prior to this my block was problem free, now it's becoming an increasing nightmare, we are constantly being kept awake at by him, the police come regularly to attend to him, this all so disturbs us, we have reported him to the Housing Association but all they keep offering is mediation, but we can not understand why we have been landed with this problem.

Our Response:
A housing association can choose where to house people. You can ask to look at their letttings or allocations policy for details.
ProblemNeighbours - 8-Apr-16 @ 11:23 AM
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