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    Inconsiderate Neighbours, Music till 3am and gone

    Brief story,

    Back in september we returned home from a lovely 2 week holiday at 2am in the morning, to discover our house was completely flooded... great.

    anyway, to cut to the chase, we are currently tenporarily staying in a 1st floor flat, and the unemployed girl/woman downstairs insists on having parties on some weekdays until 4am.

    We have tried leaving her a polite note and asked if she would mind turning the bass down, as that is all the problem is really, the bass, the loud talking is annoying, but the bass is what is keeping us awake. It seems to be the same monotonous beat all night too, i have no idea how people listen to this crap, i really don't. Certainly an insult to call it music... anyway, i digress

    So here i am awake again, the gf is in the bedroom with headphones on at the moment, trying to get some sleep, the music is pumping away with some random uncoordinated beat, and there is loud talking and doors being slammed etc etc.

    Both flats actually belong to my gf's father, and therefore he is the landlord of her flat also, however, i am not sure whether to trouble him with this, he is already busy working on our house and gettin it back to a liveable condition, and he has commented before how difficult it is to eject tennants.

    I don't want to confront them as i may end up doing something silly, i am a fairly patient person, but when i flip i can lose it and go mental.

    I know the washing machine here vibrates the floor downstairs, and we have been avoiding using it between 9pm and midday in consideration of this, but now perhaps i will do some unnecessary washing at 7am, and order her a taxi at 9am or something

    Anyone have any other suggestions?



    Thanks

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    like you said you're only there temporarily so just deal with it or buy some ear plugs

    or stab her
    Edited by: "Zer0Cool" 14th Dec 2010

    WHY DONT YOU JUST CALL THE POLICE EVERYTIME IT HAPPENS AND LET THEM DEAL WITH IT even the police cant use their sirens after a certain time at night

    ttsese

    WHY DONT YOU JUST CALL THE POLICE EVERYTIME IT HAPPENS AND LET THEM DEAL … WHY DONT YOU JUST CALL THE POLICE EVERYTIME IT HAPPENS AND LET THEM DEAL WITH IT even the police cant use their sirens after a certain time at night



    they wont deal with it... its a council issue iirc

    Log all dates and times and contact local council they should deal with it for you

    I had a similar problem last year with the students next door. Here is part of a letter I mailed and emailed to the landlord, a copy of which I posted next door.

    On Wednesday evening, 23 September, we were blasted out with loud music and shouting once again. Apparently they were watching a football match while playing loud music in the same room (lounge). Because of the level of noise, they had to shout to make themselves heard. Once again, and after several attempts to get their attention, I asked that they would be reasonable and turn down the music, to which I was told that they were not obliged to do so until 11 pm. Two or three of them stated that their contract with your company mentions that they could make as much noise as they wanted until 11 pm. Of course, as you are aware, this is a misunderstanding of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 which define ‘nuisance’, in relation to noise pollution in a residential setting, as “An unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of one’s property.”
    My wife is a schoolteacher and has to bring work home to complete, and she is out of the house at 7.30 am each morning. The recent noise levels have interfered with her work to a great extent. I work mainly from home, but any noise during the day does not bother me in the least. As you can imagine, the noise emanating from next door means that we cannot even think of inviting people to our own home because of the embarrassing nature of the situation. Basically all I am asking for is a reasonable noise level in the evening and at weekends. To be perfectly honest, I do not want to escalate this problem by contacting the Liverpool City Council Environmental Officers or the Police, because if a reasonable compromise can be reached we will have solved the situation. Looking forward to your response.

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    Predikuesi

    I had a similar problem last year with the students next door. Here is … I had a similar problem last year with the students next door. Here is part of a letter I mailed and emailed to the landlord, a copy of which I posted next door.On Wednesday evening, 23 September, we were blasted out with loud music and shouting once again. Apparently they were watching a football match while playing loud music in the same room (lounge). Because of the level of noise, they had to shout to make themselves heard. Once again, and after several attempts to get their attention, I asked that they would be reasonable and turn down the music, to which I was told that they were not obliged to do so until 11 pm. Two or three of them stated that their contract with your company mentions that they could make as much noise as they wanted until 11 pm. Of course, as you are aware, this is a misunderstanding of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 which define ‘nuisance’, in relation to noise pollution in a residential setting, as “An unreasonable interference with the use and enjoyment of one’s property.”My wife is a schoolteacher and has to bring work home to complete, and she is out of the house at 7.30 am each morning. The recent noise levels have interfered with her work to a great extent. I work mainly from home, but any noise during the day does not bother me in the least. As you can imagine, the noise emanating from next door means that we cannot even think of inviting people to our own home because of the embarrassing nature of the situation. Basically all I am asking for is a reasonable noise level in the evening and at weekends. To be perfectly honest, I do not want to escalate this problem by contacting the Liverpool City Council Environmental Officers or the Police, because if a reasonable compromise can be reached we will have solved the situation. Looking forward to your response.



    Reported for being too sensible.

    Wanton violence is the way to go. X)

    local council's environmental health team will deal with it. Had the same problem 18 months again.

    guv

    Wanton violence is the way to go. X)



    Oh that was an unwritten threat too!

    i think your gfs dad has to deal with this as aside from your annoyance, he will never let your flat after you have left!
    i would call the police even if i had to say i thought something violent was happening(if they ignored noise complaints)
    i would def be sue to make as much noise as poss in the daytime too. If she doesnt sleep days maybe she will be glad of her bed at night lol

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    Our local council has some initiative with the police to combat noise, don't rule out the police as an option.

    Your neighbours are real scum, let's hope they get their comeuppance at some point.

    Banned

    You should get a subwoofer and place it on the floor above their bedroom against the same wall they're likely to have their bed up against. Put some music on at 7am and disconnect the L&R speakers and turn the bass right up. Now go out to work or wherever and leave it on a loop.

    Banned

    I sometimes think I should give less of a **** about my neighbours.

    I live on the first floor of a 2 floor block (ie: ground, 1, 2). So theres sometimes noise from downstairs, and upstairs are seemingly very noisy.

    I'm very sensitive to upsetting people (yeah... funny init!), so I try and keep the noise down, especially after 11, and I'm going to sell my 5.1 sound gear and manage with the tv speakers etc, because it does seem very heavy on the base.

    Anyway... seems like no one else cares. Should I stop caring too?

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    vibeone

    I sometimes think I should give less of a **** about my neighbours.I live … I sometimes think I should give less of a **** about my neighbours.I live on the first floor of a 2 floor block (ie: ground, 1, 2). So theres sometimes noise from downstairs, and upstairs are seemingly very noisy.I'm very sensitive to upsetting people (yeah... funny init!), so I try and keep the noise down, especially after 11, and I'm going to sell my 5.1 sound gear and manage with the tv speakers etc, because it does seem very heavy on the base.Anyway... seems like no one else cares. Should I stop caring too?



    I always knew you were just a big cuddly teddy bear.

    big rick /thread

    Forget about making notes/dairy etc - from what you've described - call the Council's Anti-social behaviour team and have them measure the noise and slap a notice on them.

    It doesn't matter what time of the day they're playing the music, it can still breach the limits.

    The Police won't be interested, as this is a power that the council have been granted to take pressure off Police forces, however, the Police are still empowered to deal with it using the same methods. If they don't have to deal with it, they won't bother.

    I am probably biased being a student but after 4 years of higher education I am used to this, doesnt mean its not annoying though.

    I dont think the part about her being umemployed is that relevant though, apart from the fact she has nothing to do as it could infer the reason she is playing loud music is because she is unemployed therefore has no respect etc.

    There is no real solution unfortunatly, All people have told me in past is to get earplugs as like you its always the bass more than the volume since people buy cheap speakers which are really bad quality with rattling bass.

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    dcx_badass

    +1 Subwoofer on the floor with some thumping base.I … +1 Subwoofer on the floor with some thumping base.I recommend:[url=%0Ahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-vs5YtH1Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-vs5YtH1Q[/url]



    I think you should be more concerned about upgrading your 10 year old computer son.

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    ryouga

    I dont think the part about her being umemployed is that relevant though, … I dont think the part about her being umemployed is that relevant though, apart from the fact she has nothing to do as it could infer the reason she is playing loud music is because she is unemployed therefore has no respect etc.



    Its probably relevant as most people with a job can't stay up partying till 4am any day of the week.

    OP best to tell the landlord and get him to try have a word. As ignoring it now will only affect his future rental of the property your in. And if someone is having parties until 4am regularly they have no respect for neighbours so prob will have no respect for his property and wreck it during one of the parties

    ryouga

    I am probably biased being a student but after 4 years of higher … I am probably biased being a student but after 4 years of higher education I am used to this, doesnt mean its not annoying though.I dont think the part about her being umemployed is that relevant though, apart from the fact she has nothing to do as it could infer the reason she is playing loud music is because she is unemployed therefore has no respect etc.There is no real solution unfortunatly, All people have told me in past is to get earplugs as like you its always the bass more than the volume since people buy cheap speakers which are really bad quality with rattling bass.



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