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What Constitutes Noise Pollution?

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 28 May 2018 | comments*Discuss
 
Noise Pollution Advice Noisy Neighbours

Noise levels can be a real problem in any neighbourhood and there are many issues surrounding noise pollution in a residential area that are covered by Government Legislation. These include what you can and cannot do, what steps you could take to minimise the problems caused by potentially excessive noise, and what action could be taken against you if you don’t reduce your noise levels.

In terms of the problems excessive noise can cause, most disagreements and arguments between neighbours can often be avoided if they are forewarned about potential ‘occasional’ situations which are likely to result in excessive noise. However, while excessive noise can be the result of a planned situation, sometimes it’s completely unplanned or somewhat out of your control. Even in these situations, there are still some precautionary measures you can take.

Parties, Loud Music and Excessive Noise

Reasonable neighbours are not usually ‘killjoys’ and most of us will want to have a party celebration at some time or another. The best way of avoiding any problems with your neighbours is to tell them in advance that you are Planning A Party, what time it’s going to start and, more importantly, what time you’re planning to end it (or at least the time by which you’ll ensure that they won’t be disturbed by excessive noise – usually related to loud music but also by rowdy conversations and boisterous behaviour).

In terms of the ending time, it’s not unreasonable to expect your neighbours to agree to a finishing time of the ‘noisy’ element to a party to, say, by 11pm or midnight. That’s not to say you can have the volume at whatever level you want, as there are strict laws surrounding that issue. Ending at midnight also doesn’t mean that the party can’t continue beyond that time, but you’ll need to keep the music and the noise down to a reasonable level so as not to disturb neighbours.

You also need to take even greater care and be more sensitive to your neighbours if you’re planning on holding the party outside in the garden, where noise travels more easily and where its impact is felt even greater. Better still, why not invite the neighbours?

DIY Projects

Once again, you should let your neighbours know that you are planning a DIY project where both manual and/or power equipment such as hammers and electric drills are being used. Everybody needs to do a bit of DIY now and then so they should be reasonable enough to understand. Agree working hours with your neighbours. You should be courteous enough not to begin any earlier than 8am and not to finish beyond 8pm. These are reasonable requests to make yet if your immediate neighbours have young children, you might wish to consider only carrying out DIY projects at weekends when the children are off school.

Alarm Systems

Both burglar and car alarm systems can cause extreme noise pollution and can be one of the biggest causes of agitation among neighbours. Most modern alarm systems come fitted with cut off devices these days which silences the alarm after, perhaps, 20 minutes or so.

Obviously, the problems caused by alarms going off usually arise when they are beyond your control. You’re likely to not even be at home to switch the alarm off manually, but there are still precautionary measures you can take, such as leaving a spare set of keys with trusted friends, family members or even other neighbours who can gain entry to a car or house and immobilise the device on your behalf.

If you arrange for this, be sure to let your local council and local police station know the contact details for the people who have been entrusted with this task. Both the police and council do have the authority to immobilise alarm systems themselves by whatever means necessary, and this can incur extra expense to you.

Incessant Dog Barking constitutes noise pollution and this is covered in more depth in another article contained on this website.

Who to contact

Depending on the nature of the noise, the time of day it occurs and the circumstances surrounding it, if matters can’t be resolved and get out of hand, you should contact either the Environmental Health Department of your local authority or the police - in which case dial 101. You should not dial 999 unless it is an emergency.

Your first port of call should be your neighbour, try to approach your neighbour in a calm manner in order to explain the issues you have. Don't try to raise your concerns while the noise is taking place as your more likely to be angry and more prone to arguing. If your neighbour is unwilling to compromise and the noise pollution continues you can take the matter further and contact your local authority, as they have a duty to take the matter seriously and investigate further, and if necessary take court action. You can submit a complaint to your local authority at www.gov.uk, where you will also find information about how to deal with noisy neighbours.

For more information about the law on noise pollution in your area, you should check out your local authority’s website to ensure that you are complying with the law or you could face heavy penalties.

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Jojo - Your Question:
We have lived in our house which we part rent part buy for almost 6 years it's a semidetached. Our neightbour in that period has complained about 6 times about the volume of our TV and music etc. We have always apologised and tried hard to keep the sound down. He says the walls are things and he can't hear his tv. This morning my partner put a film on early too early really anyway he hammered on the door told us how 8n considerate we were as he couldn't have a line on and was tired of the noise late at night and early morning and we should show consideration as we are now being monitored by the council. We have received nothing from the council but now we don't know what we can and can't do. We do usually put tv on before 7 but we are in bed before 10. Our dog is young and sometimes bark. Now I feel really confused and concerned. My partner lost his mum in Jan I lost 3 aunties and his dad us now in hospital. Being evicted 9snt what we want. Should we get a decibel metre any advise greatly given

Our Response:
Why not talk to the council (environmental health). Tell them your neighbours are complaining about the noise and that you don't feel you are unreasonably noisy and would like some advice. They should be able to tell you about times when you can create most/least noise and may be willing to assess the noise levels of TV etc.
ProblemNeighbours - 29-May-18 @ 3:20 PM
Michael - Your Question:
I also failed to say the council,architect or the landlord failed to mention work was being done on the house next door. They thru a large bit of plastic on our lean too.so we are not getting any light! I understand that people have to do things to improve their property but as we live in a terraced house their is no escape from the sounds. We might have to think about going away from Monday to Friday to escape the noise. As the next door neighbour we don't know our legal rights or what we can complain about as the law is so vague. I would have thought before work began that someone from the council before approving works determined how it effects neighbours. We are at number 5 and number 3 and 1 are both having extensive works being done. Also because we where told on the day works began it seems the landlord has a devil may care attitude! If there is damage caused by the builders,scaffolders etc where do we stand?????

Our Response:
The council does not have to inform you if neighbours are about to start work. If planning permission is required, you may be consulted as a neighbour, but note that lots of work falls under the "permitted development" umbrella and does not need planning permission. If builders damage your property, talk to them and see if their insurance will cover it. If they refuse, you can use the legal system. Regarding working at a weekend /bank holiday, if this occurs often at unsociable times, contact your environmental health department.
ProblemNeighbours - 29-May-18 @ 11:25 AM
We have lived in our house which we part rent part buy for almost 6 years it's a semidetached.Our neightbour in that period has complained about 6 times about the volume of our TV and music etc. We have always apologised and tried hard to keep the sound down. He says the walls are things and he can't hear his tv. This morning my partner put a film on early too early really anyway he hammered on the door told us how 8n considerate we were as he couldn't have a line on and was tired of the noise late at night and early morning and we should show consideration as we are now being monitored by the council. We have received nothing from the council but now we don't know what we can and can't do. We do usually put tv on before 7 but we are in bed before 10. Our dog is young and sometimes bark. Now I feel really confused and concerned.My partner lost his mum in Jan I lost 3 aunties and his dad us now in hospital.Being evicted 9snt what we want. Should we get a decibel metre any advise greatly given
Jojo - 28-May-18 @ 6:18 PM
I also failed to say the council,architect or the landlord failed to mention work was being done on the house next door. They thru a large bit of plastic on our lean too.....so we are not getting any light! I understand that people have to do things to improve their property but as we live in a terraced house their is no escape from the sounds. We might have to think about going away from Monday to Friday to escape the noise. As the next door neighbour we don't know our legal rights or what we can complain about as the law is so vague. I would have thought before work began that someone from the council before approving works determined how it effects neighbours. We are at number 5 and number 3 and 1 are both having extensive works being done. Also because we where told on the day works began it seems the landlord has a devil may care attitude! If there is damage caused by the builders,scaffolders etc where do we stand?????
Michael - 28-May-18 @ 10:17 AM
We have builders next door to us,we where not told building work is being done whatsoever,! Anyway they have started work this am on a bank holiday are they allowed to work on a bank holiday? If they are behind in work can they work Sunday. Woke at 7.55 am this morning. I am recovering from a brain tumour and the noise is upsetting to me.
Michael - 28-May-18 @ 10:06 AM
My neighbours have started partying on a Saturday evening /night/early morning,it's 3.00 am and I can still here them singing in the house(with the patio door open) . My daughter works in retail and has to beup for 6.00 am to get to work.This is not the first time, last week was the sameand last year I had to speak to their visitors about playing football in the garden at midnight.Am I being unreasonable?I have been ill (2 strokes,due to stress at work ) and need to get proper sleep (they are aware that I am a stroke survivor ) . Can I complain to environmental health and get support ?
Momma - 27-May-18 @ 3:19 AM
Hel - Your Question:
We moved into a rented house five weeks ago and have had three complaints from the neighbors on one side there are five of us three children and a dog. They came round the day after we moved to complain about the dog barking and have also complained that my sons playing football in the garden and the ball has hit the fence the kids won’t go out there now and have complained about cupboards banging there are five of us and we are not overly noisy I’m not sure where to go from here.

Our Response:
Talk to your landlord first of all...he/she may be willing to talk to the neighbours. To be honest the environmental health department will not take action in relation to children playing during the daytime. Your children should try and avoid hitting the fence with the ball of course. The best advice we can give is to simpy ignore it and to carry on as you are. Does your dog bark frequently? And do you stop it when it does?
ProblemNeighbours - 22-May-18 @ 2:20 PM
Motherftwins - Your Question:
I live across from a Laurette. It use 2 be small and quiet. Now that it's extended with big pipes and a big metal tank. Its noisy all day, which I've had 2 get use to. It's evening till 7 morning you hear a vibrate sound.It driving me mad that I decided 2 look up sound/vibrate apps 2 record sound and it was reading 20-24 db from evening till next morning.I just want quietness. What can be done?

Our Response:
Talk to your local environmental health officer and see if they can tell you if this is within acceptable levels.
ProblemNeighbours - 21-May-18 @ 3:30 PM
I live across from a Laurette. It use 2 be small and quiet. Now that it's extended withbig pipes and a big metal tank. Its noisy all day, which I've had 2 get use to. It's evening till 7 morning you hear a vibrate sound.It driving me madthat I decided 2 lookup sound/vibrate apps 2 record sound and it was reading 20-24 db from evening till next morning.I just want quietness. What can be done?
Motherftwins - 20-May-18 @ 9:13 PM
We moved into a rented house five weeks ago and have had three complaints from the neighbors on one side there are five of us three children and a dog. They came round the day after we moved to complain about the dog barking and have also complained that my sons playing football in the garden and the ball has hit the fence the kids won’t go out there now and have complained about cupboards banging there are five of us and we are not overly noisy I’m not sure where to go from here.
Hel - 16-May-18 @ 9:58 AM
I live in the a 1980s build terraced house (ex local authority). At the beginning of April, new neighbours moved in, a family of 4, mum, 2 kids under 10 and a teenage girl. We had some issues with them having workmen round to do up the property before they moved in as they were working duing the night drilling, sawing and hammering and generally causing a disturbance. The first night this went on from about 10.30pm until 4.30am despite going round twice to ask them to stop. We decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and didn't complain to the council. However since they have moved in proper we are constantly bothered by the noise of their broken shower which they use almost all the time. We can hear a very loud, high pitched whining noise even over the TV and last night it was on from 8pm until 10pm which is very stressful. I realise they can shower whenever they like but I'm not sure I should be able tell when it is happening. We have spoken to her about this and she acknowledges there is a problem with it but seems reluctant to get the council involved. She did agree not to shoer after 10pm but that isn't always what happens. Please help as our health is beginning to suffer
Ruth - 26-Apr-18 @ 2:07 PM
I've been in my house a year now and get on really well with my neigbours(in there 70's) to the left of me but the ones on the right only talk when they want to for some reason they don't Like us,,, really don't no what we have done,,, they have complained to us about my son bouncing on his trampoline cause it was disturbing them,, also complained about my husband starting his motorbike up as it has been stood in shed for 8 months he never sat there revving it just let it ticking over for no longer then 5 minutes....I would understand if it was really loud but it wasn't no louder then a lawn mower....i try and keep it sivval with them but they just keep threating to report me,,,can anyone help me with what I can do about this...
Dddd - 23-Apr-18 @ 9:20 AM
My neighbour hates us for some reason but won’t say what it is. Ever time we play music they report us to our housing Association saying it’s disturbing them. If it’s inside it is disturbing and too loud and if it’s outside it’s too loud. Can I not play music? Is there a level? It’s always off by 8pm latest as we have small kids going to bed and we wouldn’t want to disrespect anyone. I live in terraced house so what can I do? She didn’t mind the music when we spoke but now gets mad.
Miss - 22-Apr-18 @ 7:14 PM
Can someone please help me with something I was under the impression that i could play my music louder during the day as long as between 11pm and 7am it's not loud can someone help me with the actual details thanks for your help
Ladylylac - 21-Apr-18 @ 8:52 AM
rundown - Your Question:
My neighbours have had a hate campaign against us for a bout 3 years now, we have been threatened, property damaged, we have 2 cars and park one on the drive but my Son parks on the road, they have a drive to the front and have 3 vehicles where they can park all outside their house, but one car always parks outside our house as close to our drive as possible as soon as my son has gone to work now the second car is out the front as soon as hes left, they also have now put up more cctv cameras, they now have 6 at the front of a semi and 5 at the back one now at the bottom of the garden near the boundary fence which appears to be looking into our garden and windows, they have previously had a drone going round our garden and looking in the windows, the parents went away over easter and their son played music as as loud as possible for 2 days the walls were shaking and they know we have a baby in the house we did knock on the door but as usual he didnt answer the door, weve tried talking to them but just get a mouthfull of abuse, I dread the summer as they have regular parties that go on till 4 am sometimes in the house where they bang on the walls and constantly shout, they have loud music in the garden then all their so called friends have to shout as they cant hear each other. My husband is retired and its getting us both down.

Our Response:
You can complain to your local community policing authority about the cameras. They will be able to take a look at where they are focused and tell them to remove them if any are focused on your property. If the noise is frequent, excessive and often occurs late at night, it's worth having a word with your local environmental health officer. Regarding the drones, there are regulations that prohibit flying a drone with a camera/recording facility over or within 150 metres of any area substantially used for residential purposes
There's also an issue of trespass if a drone comes into the airspace of your property (a civil action can be taken if this is the case).
ProblemNeighbours - 17-Apr-18 @ 11:47 AM
My neighbours have had a hate campaign against us for a bout 3 years now, we have been threatened, property damaged, we have 2 cars and park one on the drive but my Son parks on the road, they have a drive to the front and have 3 vehicles where they can park all outside their house, but one car always parks outside our house as close to our drive as possible as soon as my son has gone to work now the second car is out the front as soon as hes left, they also have now put up more cctv cameras, they now have 6 at the front of a semi and 5 at the back one now at the bottom of the garden near the boundary fence which appears to be looking into our garden and windows, they have previously had a drone going round our garden and looking in the windows, the parents went away over easter and their son played music as as loud as possible for 2 days the walls were shaking and they know we have a baby in the house we did knock on the door but as usual he didnt answer the door, weve tried talking to them but just get a mouthfull of abuse, I dread the summer as they have regular parties that go on till 4 am sometimes in the house where they bang on the walls and constantly shout, they have loud music in the garden then all their so called friends have to shout as they cant hear each other. My husband is retired and its getting us both down.
rundown - 16-Apr-18 @ 12:36 PM
MoonRose - Your Question:
Hi, I live in a 1 bedroom council flat with 2 children, age 2 and 6 weeks.We try to keep our children quiet where possible as we live above another person. But she will start banging on our door at the drop of a hat (or toy) if our child is playing in the middle of the day. Most recent example would be my eldest jumping up to greet me as I got home from work. I understand that it must be a nuisance for her but there is only so much control we can maintain over a 2 year old and she is always in bed by 8:30pm.We have never complained about her dog barking at 1am at our door, but I wouldn’t mind knowing if I should be worried about a fine for my 2 year old being a child? As we feel like we need to live on tip toes to avoid the harassment and arguments

Our Response:
Talk to your council housing officer about this. It's not fair that your children should have to tip toe around but nor is a 1 bedroomed flat suitable for someone with two children.
ProblemNeighbours - 10-Apr-18 @ 12:27 PM
Hi, I live in a 1 bedroom council flat with 2 children, age 2 and 6 weeks. We try to keep our children quiet where possible as we live above another person. But she will start banging on our door at the drop of a hat (or toy) if our child is playing in the middle of the day. Most recent example would be my eldest jumping up to greet me as I got home from work. I understand that it must be a nuisance for her but there is only so much control we can maintain over a 2 year old and she is always in bed by 8:30pm. We have never complained about her dog barking at 1am at our door, but I wouldn’t mind knowing if I should be worried about a fine for my 2 year old being a child? As we feel like we need to live on tip toes to avoid the harassment and arguments
MoonRose - 9-Apr-18 @ 5:22 PM
Hello, I live below a couple with 2 small children,the children are permitted by their parents to play very loudly,to the extent that my flat is shaking,I had picture frames falling down my walls,the radiators are shaking,the whole flatis shaking under their feet,we tried sorting it out with the housing association who owns both properties,ours and my neighbours,but they declined to do anything because they are children.they even chose to ignore the crack in our living room ceiling blaming it on the building being old,Please,advise,because,we cannot live like this,the noise is already taking a toll on both my husband's and mine health,mostly my husband who is severely depressed and agoraphobic (he never leaves the flat),theyalso ignored the fact that the children are allowed to run freely in the communal area,how do we get through to our neighbours to understand that the level of noise coming from their children is unacceptable?Thank you.
Simi12 - 24-Jan-18 @ 6:12 PM
Brand - Your Question:
I live above a retail unit with my dog. One year ago hairdressers took over the premises below. Apart from Monday morning their Cleaner arrives at 5.30 am. Sometimes it has been 3 or 3.30 am. This wakes us both. She does two hours work andI during that time I either have to take the dog out, pacify her or leave her with friends. What are my rights? I did receive a letter saying they did not want to fall out with their neighbours BUT they do nothing about her times.

Our Response:
Ask them again if they will revise the times the cleaner comes. Most hairdressers don't open until after 9am so there's no reason that 7am would not be feasible. If the noise is significant then you can refer it the environmental health.
ProblemNeighbours - 3-Jan-18 @ 11:37 AM
I live above a retail unit with my dog. One year ago hairdressers took over the premises below.Apart from Monday morning their Cleaner arrives at 5.30 am.Sometimes it has been 3 or 3.30 am.This wakes us both.She does two hours workandI during that time I either have to take the dog out, pacify her or leave her with friends .What are my rights?I did receive a letter saying they did not want to fall out with their neighbours BUT they do nothing about her times.
Brand - 30-Dec-17 @ 6:32 AM
Hi my new neighbours moved in a year ago.We live in a cup-de-sac which has a restrictive covenent agreement.They have a double drive and have parked a caravan on it with a work van behind it.They also have another car.I know the restricitve agreement specified that no caravans were to be parked on the estate (also says work vans but I have no problem with that).The problem is that we are struggling to get our cars in and out.I have asked politely for them to be more considerate but that seems to have been ignored.What can I do now?
KTRob - 13-Dec-17 @ 4:38 PM
carole - Your Question:
Hello,My neighbour is doing construction works since few month. scaffolding everywhere. we get a lot of junk from the workers in our garden ( painting brush and even open paint bucket,and sanding papers gloves etc) we also get stones and dust.we asked the neighbour to be more considerate but she doesn t care. who can we complain too?

Our Response:
The neighbour is the person you need to complain to. If the neighbour refuses to take action, then you might have to pursue this via the courts. You could say you are planning to get a professional company to tidy up your garden and then claim the costs back via the small claims court. This might prompt the neighbour and their builder to be more considerate.
ProblemNeighbours - 29-Nov-17 @ 12:24 PM
hello, My neighbour is doing construction works since few month. scaffolding everywhere. we get a lot of junk from the workers in our garden ( painting brushand even open paint bucket,and sanding papers gloves etc) we also get stones and dust. we asked the neighbour to be more considerate but she doesn t care. who can we complain too?
carole - 29-Nov-17 @ 1:12 AM
Hi - our neighbours have a large garden mainly laid to lawn.They 'work from home and are semi-retired' so basically at home all the time.We both work full time Mon-Fri. Every weekend, particularly when we have nice weather the neighbours cut their grass for over two hours, sometimes longer, on a very noisy ride-on mower.Our garden is a lot smaller and they seem to ride up and down right behind our hedge for a while and it is very loud (we can still hear it at the other end of their garden).They then cut the grass when we get in from work for about another hour every couple of days. Our garden is quite private and they can't see our comings and goings unless they make a point of looking over fences or through hedges but it has got to the point that it is putting us on edge all the time and we can't sit in the garden in nice weather.We don't enjoy being in our garden, or sitting outside with visitors. We can even hear the mower when we are inside with doors and windows closed, which we have to do even in nice weather.We mentioned it to them nicely over a year ago but it didn't make any difference. Is grass cutting like this classed as noise pollution?Other neighbours can hear them and they get fed up with it but don't want to get involved.It's got to the point where we are thinking about moving but we really like it here so don't see why we have to have the expense and hassle of moving because of them, but why should they be allowed to make our lives a misery?One good thing is that we can't physically see them. Any advice about what we can do would be appreciated.However, one concern is that if we got authorities involved, we would have to declare this if we moved house. Thank you!
Tracey - 14-Oct-17 @ 8:13 PM
Hi, I live in Scotland in a city centre but still in a street with plenty of flats, above a pub that does karaoke on the weekends, which is already an issue in itself since the place in not soundproofed (is that even legal?). The clients of the pub go out on the pavement, just below my windows, to smoke cigarettes. There are always 2, 5, 8 people there, lingering for 10min, 20min, 1hour, and talking loudly, shouting, swearing, laughing, hollering. This happens every evening of the week and from 11am to 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This has been going on since I moved here so for 3 and a half years. I have been complaining to the council all this time, I still do every few weeks but all they say is that they cannot stop people from just smoking and talking in the street. I am at the end of my rope. I cannot enjoy my home. My life is just these people talking, talking, shouting. Even if I put the music or TV I can hear their conversations in detail and that's with the windows closed. I barely ever open them because then it is just nightmarish. I cannot stand it anymore. Is there nothing anyone can do to just make them stay inside this pub and not on the pavement? Is it really legal? I have never seen that anywhere. Would it be okay then if instead of below my flat windows I had a house in a residential area and they decided to congregate in front of my home? What is the difference? Just because it is a pub? And what if it was a restaurant or a nail salon, would people find acceptable to have people on the pavement in front of it, shouting for hours? Please advise. Thank you.
Blue - 26-Aug-17 @ 9:11 PM
Hi, I live in Scotland in a city centre but still in a street with plenty of flats, above a pub that does karaoke on the weekends, which is already an issue in itself since the place in not soundproofed (is that even legal?). The clients of the pub go out on the pavement, just below my windows, to smoke cigarettes. There are always 2, 5, 8 people there, lingering for 10min, 20min, 1hour, and talking loudly, shouting, swearing, laughing, hollering. This happens every evening of the week and from 11am to 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This has been going on since I moved here so for 3 and a half years. I have been complaining to the council all this time, I still do every few weeks but all they say is that they cannot stop people from just smoking and talking in the street. I am at the end of my rope. I cannot enjoy my home. My life is just these people talking, talking, shouting. Even if I put the music or TV I can hear their conversations in detail and that's with the windows closed. I barely ever open them because then it is just nightmarish. I cannot stand it anymore. Is there nothing anyone can do to just make them stay inside this pub and not on the pavement? Is it really legal? I have never seen that anywhere. Would it be okay then if instead of below my flat windows I had a house in a residential area and they decided to congregate in front of my home? What is the difference? Just because it is a pub? And what if it was a restaurant or a nail salon, would people find acceptable to have people on the pavement in front of it, shouting for hours? Please advise. Thank you.
Blue - 26-Aug-17 @ 8:03 PM
My neighbours decided to start playing music loud from about 7pm until about 11pm. My oartner asked them to turn it down beciase we could hear it in out house and also woke our baby up but they kept it going for about half hour after guvung us grief. They decided the next day to play it loud to the point you couldnt hear the tv even with doors and window shut from 8am til 4.30pm i spoke to their housing association about them and seny them evidence but now they are threatening to throw a massive party with djs from 6am til 8pm as well as other things. Where would we stand if they were to do it at that time.
Sharpei90 - 23-Aug-17 @ 8:41 PM
hi my neighbour is the lady with 3 kids and 2-3more lady's spending all days with her all the time all what I can hear every day is they chatting chatting in the front garden all day and half the nightwhen I asked them to move in doors or to the back garden as we are try to sleep they start to shout that this is they garden and they can chat there all night common how much You can listing and everyone know how much noise can made 3 people chatting atnight they do not have to wake up in the morning to go to work (they do not work )but I do any idea what we can do
mariusz - 8-Jul-17 @ 11:18 PM
Tired - Your Question:
What about repetitive noise? My neighbour plays music for days sometimes weeks on end. Its not the loudest but I cant get away from the sound of it. I have to turn my tv up to hear it and their music keeps me awake at night. They play the same tunes over and over and over again. Its been going on since their adult kids moved in a few months ago. Previously it was the occaisonal blow out or argument that was very excessively noisy and unpleasant but not three days of continuous Pink Floyd darkside of the moon followed by a Beatles/country and western medley then maybe a day or so of quiet before it starts again. Can I do anything? They switch it down if I ask for a short time but as the day/night goes on the volume increases.

Our Response:
If they turn it down when you ask, they are clearly receptive to your complaints, but maybe a little forgetful. If you don't want to keep asking them to reduce the noise, you next step is environmental health.
ProblemNeighbours - 6-Jun-17 @ 11:55 AM
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