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Noisy neighbours.

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Am in a student building of flats (not halls of accom but similar) and live with my bf in a flat, this is our second year here.
September saw an Indian couple move in upstairs and they are so noisy! Right now they're playing Bollywood music with a loud bass line. The other night it was a loud film until 2.30am.
They know my course involves work and early mornings(I'm final year teacher training) but still play music etc loud even when we go up and complain about the noise.

The guy stamps across the floor-he is a big guy but literally stamps and they argue and shout and scream constantly.

The landlord isn't prepared to do anything about it and laughs it off, the house is in the process of changing owners anyway and the new owners take over soon.

The only saving grace we have is that we're trusted to know about the fuse boxes and have the hidden key- when they get really bad we flick their lights off for a while-harsh but its so draining!

Where do we stand with noisy neighbours? Anything we can do? We're even considering 'liquid ass' (a pungent smelling spray-but we decided it doesn't last long enough)
help!
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
poor you,theres nothing quite like living with noisy neighbours,really hope you can get it sorted and quickly
#2
Report it as anti-social behaviour..with a bit of luck the cops with kick the door in and confiscate their tv/music centre etc.
#3
Not a police matter...report to your local council environmental health officer..they can monitor and measure the sound...or report to his landlord who is also responsible for the tenant.
#4
You can report them to your landlord who, if is the same should issue them with a noise warning. After that you can contact environmental health and take it up with them.

Maybe a bit much but you could try and record a few times them doing it, and show it to friends/family to see if they think its as bad as you feel it is.

Hope you get it sorted?
#5
ye its these kind of things which in my opinion u have to sort urself, ask them to keep it down, if they do it again, have another word, if they continue id take that as them being disrespectul and would give them a little more forceful warning.
#6
Sorry to hear you live below some disrespectful *****.

Make some recordings and go to environmental health.

But do this in your free time. Don't let it consume you, as hard as it may be.

The fact that you've politely approached them about it and they've continued makes my blood boil. I feel very lucky to live next to quiet neighbours who we barely hear unless their dogs barking (but we don't mind that!)
#7
rob585
Not a police matter...report to your local council environmental health officer..they can monitor and measure the sound...or report to his landlord who is also responsible for the tenant.


Legally it can be viewed as a breach of the peace as you could reasonably argue that it is
any act which disturbs the public or even one person.
#8
StevenA2000_uk
Legally it can be viewed as a breach of the peace as you could reasonably argue that it is


That's not what breach of the peace is for.

As previously advised, the environmental health department of your local council have powers to remove noisy equipment - the police do not have these powers - keep a log of all incidents and contact your environmental health officer asap to start the ball rolling as it can be a lengthy process :thumbsup:
#9
Sod it take all the fuses out and pretend you have lost the key or go on holiday!!!! :thumbsup:
#10
try something stronger than liquid ass, how about you speak to a local farmer for some slurry excess? that stuff reeks for miles lol

either that or go up early morning and wake them ****ers up and try to speak to them then, make their life hell by waking them up up early doors
#11
Utter nonsense...call the cops on them. the last thing you want to be doing is having sleepless nights while filling in a little diary book at 3 in the morning while the neighbours let rip.

FYI. Regardless of what legislations is "intended" for, if its legal to use it then you can and the cops often do.
#12
StevenA2000_uk
Utter nonsense...call the cops on them. the last thing you want to be doing is having sleepless nights while filling in a little diary book at 3 in the morning while the neighbours let rip.

FYI. Regardless of what legislations is "intended" for, if its legal to use it then you can and the cops often do.

yeah tell the cops you heard them rowing and heard one of them shouting about a knife, theyll be round in a flash!!!
#13
markhodges1975
yeah tell the cops you heard them rowing and heard one of them shouting about a knife, theyll be round in a flash!!!

oh and pull all the fuses out and plead bloody ignorance hahaha
#14
markhodges1975
yeah tell the cops you heard them rowing and heard one of them shouting about a knife, theyll be round in a flash!!!


Yes and that will solve the long running problem how????

The police are not responsible for dealing with noisy neighbours. Fact. This is an issue the environmental health have been given specific powers for.
banned#15
Hope this is useful:-

http://www.nfh.org.uk/
#16
StevenA2000_uk
Utter nonsense...call the cops on them. the last thing you want to be doing is having sleepless nights while filling in a little diary book at 3 in the morning while the neighbours let rip.

FYI. Regardless of what legislations is "intended" for, if its legal to use it then you can and the cops often do.


Steven you are 100% incorrect one day you will learn this if you ever have to call the police for noisy neighbours...........:thumbsup:
#17
From experience....if you have asked them to turn it down and they make no attempt to then I guess you are unlikely to have peace and quite anytime soon. If you are living in a converted house with wooden floors then you can probably hear a pin drop. Sorry to be neg, but by the time you get to the point of eviction your course will probably be finished. I'd look to move out.

One question, what is the relevance to them being Indian? If they were white, would you state a white couple? Think about it.
#18
Steven you are 100% incorrect one day you will learn this if you ever have to call the police for noisy neighbours...........


Incorrect? I wasnt aware you were the quiz master...I'll reserve my action for these situations when the time comes thank you very much.
#19
The only saving grace we have is that we're trusted to know about the fuse boxes and have the hidden key- when they get really bad we flick their lights off for a while-harsh but its so draining!


Lol that could land you in far more trouble than they will get in for playing a bit of loud music, suppose an accident happens in the dark then its found out you cut there lighting
#20
poo, paper bag, doorbell, matches. you get the idea!
#21
fernando

One question, what is the relevance to them being Indian? If they were white, would you state a white couple? Think about it.


I don't need to think about it. i explicitly stated that they were indian because I wanted to, and because I know a while ago it was Ramadam and the mosque next door was open 12pm till 4am with praying and music going on. I thought perhaps an indian poster might advise me that during this time there is a celebration which may explain the noise etc. Nothing racist so don't start down that path.I would have also explicitly stated if they were black, or chinese or gay. That doesn't automatically make me a racist or a homophobic.


Thanks to everyone else for their advice, some good ideas coming from that as to how to go forward with this.

thanks and rep to most, thanks.
#23
curvy_chicka
I don't need to think about it. i explicitly stated that they were indian because I wanted to, and because I know a while ago it was Ramadam and the mosque next door was open 12pm till 4am with praying and music going on. I thought perhaps an indian poster might advise me that during this time there is a celebration which may explain the noise etc. Nothing racist so don't start down that path.I would have also explicitly stated if they were black, or chinese or gay. That doesn't automatically make me a racist or a homophobic.


Thanks to everyone else for their advice, some good ideas coming from that as to how to go forward with this.

thanks and rep to most, thanks.



I think your back tracking but hey ho. Not sure ramadam has got anything to do with them stapping, screaming and arguing. I was not insinutating you were / are racist - I don't know you so would be a pretty wild accusation - I just think in this day and age using someones colour, religion or place of birth is not a very good way of describing them.

As a teacher I would hate to think you would be teaching kids and describing the 'asian' one as indian - they could be from pakistan, bangladesh etc etc
#24
sorry - meant to say, hope you get it sorted, living with noisy neighbours is a nightmare.
#25
What an absolute nightmare for you, people are so selfish over noise etc. You shouldn't have to endure this but it is very difficult to find a solution to neighbour problems like this.

I hope you manage to get something sorted out soon.
banned#26
I would send the landlord a letter of complaint advising him that by law he must inform any future / current buyers of the property of any complaints. This might make the current landlord sit up & take notice if he/she might potentially lose the current sale in progress.

I had a noisy neighbour once and just put my stereo on full blast on a timer switch set for 3am & 5am for 5 minutes each time. Then I went on holiday for a week. They were very quiet when I got back :)
#27
csiman
I had a noisy neighbour once and just put my stereo on full blast on a timer switch set for 3am & 5am for 5 minutes each time. Then I went on holiday for a week. They were very quiet when I got back :)


Class !!! :thumbsup:
#28
Cops dont interfear with these kind of problems. You have to speak withyour neighbours and sort out yourself or MOVE OUT!!

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