To think this is really selfish?

(29 Posts)
Pixel Mon 11-Nov-13 17:05:13

Have been wondering why neighbour's tv sounds so loud lately, now having been into their house I know why. The houses are semi-detached and they've put a massive tv on our adjoining wall. Not only that but they have cut into the wall so they can set the tv in and make it flush with the wall their side. There must hardly be any wall left between us and them!
I'm usually in and out during the day but I've been stuck in because of the weather and it's been really annoying (I don't watch daytime tv, I was hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet).
AIBU to be cross about this? They had two other walls they could have put their chav tv on!

kotinka Mon 11-Nov-13 17:14:47

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OTheHugeManatee Mon 11-Nov-13 17:14:48

YANBU. Nothing you can do about it, but really thoughtless.

Our NDN is 75 and deaf as a post. We always know what she's watching. Drives me nuts.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 11-Nov-13 17:16:43

Actually if they have cut into a party (shared) wall they should have had a party wall agreement to make any significant changes. I would post in legal to get one advice.

frogwatcher42 Mon 11-Nov-13 17:18:39

Depending on how much they have insetted it, building control may take a view on the safety of it.

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 17:19:40

I'm sure they need your consent before doing so as it's a party wall. I would defo look into the legal aspects. It's unbelievably selfish

Mylovelyboy Mon 11-Nov-13 17:20:26

OP that must drive you mental. I think they are selfish. Why should they inflict their giant noisy tv on your life. Dont know what to suggest really.

fannyfireworks Mon 11-Nov-13 17:21:15

Do they actually know how much it's bothering you? Talk to them and ask them to turn it down. If that doesn't work your council will have a noise team that might help

MintyChops Mon 11-Nov-13 17:21:43

Really selfish, bloody annoying and I hope it turns out to be illegal somehow.....

orangepudding Mon 11-Nov-13 17:22:11

That is very selfish.

kotinka Mon 11-Nov-13 17:22:20

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owlbegoing Mon 11-Nov-13 17:22:52

If it's really loud and it's not temporary (which it doesn't sound like from your OP) then would you want to contact the Noise Nuisance team at your council?

bundaberg Mon 11-Nov-13 17:23:14

actually, you could go round and say that you can hear their television really loudly now and it's disturbing for you. perhaps they would consider putting up some kind of soundproofing behind it

in fact... are they even allowed to do that? isn't it a party wall?

owlbegoing Mon 11-Nov-13 17:23:35

Oops, x-post with fanny

Thymeout Mon 11-Nov-13 17:31:25

Agree with all the comments about interfering with a party wall. I live in a Victorian terrace and I know my neighbours have their tv on the adjoining wall.But it's just hung there, not inset, and isn't a problem.

Pixel Mon 11-Nov-13 17:33:33

Hi, I know you are all right and there's nothing I can do about it, I just wanted to have a moan and there was no one else here wink. There's no point in talking to them, they won't care. I've asked them to keep the noise down before and they just told me to get some earplugs.
You've now got me wondering though what my landlord would think if he knew they'd cut into the party wall (we rent they own, they seem to think that means they can do what they like).

zatyaballerina Mon 11-Nov-13 17:34:08

Is it even legal to cut into an adjoining wall like that? Sue the fuckers.

zatyaballerina Mon 11-Nov-13 17:34:43

Tell your landlord.

bundaberg Mon 11-Nov-13 17:34:44

ah ha! well in that case def take it up with your landlord...

Pixel Mon 11-Nov-13 17:36:56

He's a builder so I'm assuming the house isn't going to fall down hmm.

farrowandbawl Mon 11-Nov-13 17:36:58

They've put a TV in a load bearing wall? I would get legal advice ASAP and tell your landlord.

Pixel Mon 11-Nov-13 17:37:48

(neighbour not landlord!)
Wish landlord was a builder then there wouldn't be quite so many botched repairs in this house grin.

farrowandbawl Mon 11-Nov-13 17:38:17

On another note, your neighbour is a thick bellend. Why didn't he just buy a projector?

WestieMamma Mon 11-Nov-13 17:39:26

Have they cut into the actual brick wall or just the plasterboard in front of the wall?

Pixel Mon 11-Nov-13 17:44:08

Westie, ah well, now I'm not sure! I suppose they could have built the surrounding wall outwards, although it didn't look any different to our side in relation to the doorway iyswim.

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