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Bloody Neighbours and loud music

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cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 10:57:54

so anyway over the last few weeks it has been abit quieter as I think the daughter has now moved in with her boyfriend. However yesterday afternoon it started again. You coudlnt hear the tvover the loud bass music and Im now starting to think its the mum trying to recapture her youth! Im not good at confronting people over stuff like this but its really starting to annoy me now...

WorraLiberty Mon 15-Oct-12 10:58:58

This thread makes no sense without a link to your back story.

Sorry it's so shit for you though.

Starshaped Mon 15-Oct-12 11:02:01

I feel your pain. We've had so many problems with our neighbours and the bass from their music.

In my experience, going round and speaking to them is the best approach in the first instance. It might be that they could turn the bass down without actually having to make their music any quieter. Asking our neighbours to turn the bass boost feature down on the stereo has made a bit of a difference for us.

Have you spoken to them about it before?

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 11:02:04

It makes sense, Worra. Next door neighbour is a mother and her teen. Teen liked to play loud music, and has now moved out. Mother is now playing loud music.

You need to keep a diary of times, dates, and how the music affects you, cuteboots. Then contact environmental health at your local council. If they think that it's unreasonable, they will put some equipment into your house to record the noise, and will then act accordingly. smile

cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 11:13:42

starsshaped- Havent said anything as its used to be worse when the daughter was there . I also dont want to fall out with neighbours but its really loud and you are correct when you mention the bass they must have the stereo right near the wall.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley- I did this last time but stopped as the noise stopped. I may have to satrt doing this again ; 0 (

alienreflux Mon 15-Oct-12 11:14:28

You may not be keen to confront her, but this isn't going to go away on it's own, you need to start tackling it now. Go round and say, I really can't hear my telly over your bass, any chance of turning bass/music down? See how she reacts, if not well, phone environmental health.

elizaregina Mon 15-Oct-12 11:14:34

you need to make diary and also contact Environmental health at the council NOW.

the wheels take a long time to put into motion and they wont equip you straight away with sound equipment either.

by the time you get through to thier department - it could be weeks anyway.

1) go round, tell them the disruption and noise, maybe say - can i show you from my side how it sounds....sometimes hearing it on thier side helps them see you are not being unreasonable....

2) contact council asap,
3) start diary now

then you have three things going for you.....hopefully you wont need to get as far as having someone visit you....

BTW if she does carry on the noise after you have spoken to her - what EH wil do first is tell them they are asking you to monitor the noise and they will only accept your diary from that date,...after they know they are being monitered.

so they would not look at a diary started now - as next door are not warned bUT it will stiill help in the future if you need to build up a bigger picture.

cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 11:22:45

alienreflux-I will do this the next time it happens. It gonna be tough but has to be done I think

elizaregina- Its hard as you dont want to come across as a moaning neighbour but it is really loud and just shows a lack of consideration really. Id never have my music up that loud. ; 0 (

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 11:27:01

My neighbour wouldn't open the door when I went around to complain. I think it's because his music was on so loudly that he couldn't hear me. I moved. There's only so much of this one person can take. I feel so sorry for the new tenants.

cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 11:31:41

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley- The house is lovely but I am starting to regret moving from my old house now due to this.

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 11:33:34

sad Get in touch with the council again. They can issue an abatement notice and can take the stereo away.

cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 11:37:35

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley- The lady from the housing ass is lovely and is saying that if it continues they can get involved and if it continues they can even lose the house ; 0 (

LadyMaryCreepyCrawley Mon 15-Oct-12 11:39:44

Yup. It's antisocial behaviour. Carry on keeping a record. Even bass is unacceptable, and can be a misery to those next door. Contact the lady in the housing association. Losing the house will be the very last port of call though, they will try to avoid this.

Frontpaw Mon 15-Oct-12 11:45:00

It doesn't need to be anti social hours either. We had people who played really loud music all day - hours and hours and hours... It drove me nuts until I called the council who came around for a listen then wrote to them. They stopped playing their stereo... And got a kareoke machine. Argggggggg. Luckily they move after that.

wheresmespecs Mon 15-Oct-12 11:45:36

Noisy neighbours can be hell.

If you have a housing association involved and they are being actively concerned then that's great. I've had this problem before and the housing association just shrugged and said 'call the council'.

The council have some powers but it takes AGES for them to be able to do anything, and you have to do a lot of work.

They will ask you to fill in a noise diary for a whole month before even considering action.

If they decide on the basis of your diary that there is a problem, then they will try and send noise pollution officers out to hear the problem themselves. That can take a while to sort out unless the music is on for long periods at very regular times.

Then they can send them a formal notice to stop and ultimately if that doesn't work, they can get a court order of some kind to take their music equipment away.

What people don't realise is that that can take months and months. They can't just turn up and do it. People get incredibly stressed by intrusive loud noise, it can have a huge effect on their lives, but even with a genuine problem, it can take a good year to get anything done.

Good luck.

elizaregina Mon 15-Oct-12 11:58:10


i have been up down and through the whole mill of problem neigbours.....

i started off being really nice - once even gave them beer and choclates after a " quiet" try the carrot went down and down and down.

do as everyone said - mutli pronged approach, speak to her nicely - tell her how you feel.....ask maybe can you just turn yours up so she can hear what it sounds like....aplogise, say you feel like you are being annoying but you really wouldnt say anyhting unless it was affecting you that much


The whole noise thing needs to be looked at again - the current powers and responses are simply not good enough.

it takes too long, causes too much misery and as ever in this country - seems to favour the noise perpetrator that the actual victim!!!

cuteboots Mon 15-Oct-12 12:13:28

elizaregina- It did make me laugh initially as the mum doesnt look like the type that listens to dubstep! But now its starting to annoy me . And I have no wish to listen to Tiny Temper at full belt ; 0 (

elizaregina Mon 15-Oct-12 12:30:19

i have no idea who " tiny temper" is but i have to say - sounds rather sinister to me!!!

could lead to someone having a monumental uncontrollable temper....

cantspel Mon 15-Oct-12 12:37:53

You are showing your age as it is Tinie Tempah

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