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Notcontent Fri 12-Jul-13 23:50:32

Yes, I know it's been done to death before, but surely I am not being unreasonable to be upset that someone is having a really rowdy party in their garden at nearly midnight?
It's not even next door, but a bit further down. All my windows are closed but they are so noisy. Loud music and drinking and carrying on, increasingly getting worse. I mean up to about 10 pm that may be ok but after? It's terrace houses so I can't really tell who it is and nothing I can do.
Are people selfish or oblivious? I guess they are drunk, but living very close to other people in central London, in a street with lots of young children, wouldn't you think twice?

ChuffMuffin Fri 26-Jul-13 00:32:26

Mine have just started up again, playing really loud music at midnight. On a Thursday. DP went round there to tell them to turn it down, they refused to answer the door but he then got a response from them which was "it's not just us playing music". Um, yeah it fucking is. And they've turned it up louder. I'm so angry and so's DP, he's furious.

MadeOfStarDust Sat 13-Jul-13 09:05:23

we have the other end of the day problems - neighbours out cutting grass and shouting greetings at 7am....

my kids got back off a school trip at 1.30am - tiredy-grump-city here today....

Solaia Sat 13-Jul-13 09:03:43

I don't think YABU, noisy neighbours is one of those things that really pushes my buttons. DH and I are currently house hunting so that we can move from our annoying neighbours (we love our house otherwise).

Ours stay outside talking drunkenly till after midnight even through the week. On Monday at 5am they were playing the guitar and having a sing song. They often have loud parties that go on until 5/6am and DH and I have taken to wearin earplugs to bed most nights...

We have contacted them, their landlady, the council etc but they are still inconsiderate wretches. I'm not sure how people can behave like that. Not that it is really a wealth issue, but we live in a 'nice' area of the city, in a townhouse overlooking a green, loads of families nearby etc. The offenders are mature students in their 30's (therefore older than DH and I) Really grinds my gears!

JRmumma Sat 13-Jul-13 08:58:43

If its a one off then you have to just grit your teeth id say. Everyone is entitled to have a party in their own home every once in a while, and the chance to use their garden while we have the weather for it!

ChuffMuffin Sat 13-Jul-13 08:48:25

this has been going on for months btw, on the other side of them they have a family with small kids, I feel so sorry for that family sad

ChuffMuffin Sat 13-Jul-13 08:47:50

I wish mine were a one off! Drum and bass at the volume of a jet engine all evening all week, they've been told they have to leave by LL but it's just made them turn the music up louder. And when they're not partying they're screaming at each other.

HooverFairy Sat 13-Jul-13 08:43:01

Anything after midnight is inconsiderate, I'd just call the police instead of getting in a confrontation with them especially if there's alcohol involved.

We once received a lovely 'notice' about a birthday party that was going to take place. It was for the same night and was basically worded "we've told you about the noise so you can't complain now, if you don't like it then go somewhere else for the night'. Lovely. We'd never even met them before.

I'd rather a one off party than listening to a screaming row though. I'd just take Ledkr's advice and make lots of noise, very early in the morning smile.

Whothefuckfarted Sat 13-Jul-13 08:37:52

Every night then log/complain etc. One off? Get over it.

Ledkr Sat 13-Jul-13 08:35:00

I always repay our noisy ones with a nice early brekkie in the garden with the kids.
My other neighbours are elder so up early and always know what in doing as they've heard the previous nights racket.
Mind you they probably don't hear us cos flat out asleep.

ChuffMuffin Sat 13-Jul-13 08:24:53

The police refuse to come out to noisy neighbours round here (hmm).

We're in rented at the moment and we're hopefully buying a house in the next couple of months. I'm really worried though that we'll end up next door again to really noisy neighbours and this time we won't be able to do anything as we own. At least now our whole block is owned by one nice landlord, who is going to get a barrage of phone calls on Monday sad.

PeachActiviaMinge Sat 13-Jul-13 06:51:26

How do you call the police on labours? Can you call them on the Tories too? grin

Neighbours behind us are drunk every single night with music blaring out and screaming at their children who are either still up in the garden at 3am or three streets away.

Buzzardbird Sat 13-Jul-13 06:44:29

Fecking magpies

Buzzardbird Sat 13-Jul-13 06:43:58

Fecking labours have got me up at 430am again! I am considering phoning the police about them...they deserve to do 'bird' grin
I want to know what the carrying on was? <imagines carry on film escapades>

beaver33 Sat 13-Jul-13 06:26:55

YANBU. My neighbours two doors down were playing ear-bleedingly loud music last night with all their windows open. 8 week old LO would not settle. I could see other neighbours curtain twitching but no-one did anything. So I marched round there at 11pm and politely asked them to turn it down. Not a party - just a middle aged woman loving her reggae.

She apologised, turned it down, then turned it back up, rang our doorbell and said next time we wanted to complain we should go straight to the police! I was shock.

Some people are just inconsiderate, selfish f***s. OP, I think people who say YABU have never experienced quite the level of noise that some arseholes can generate.

mrswishywashy Sat 13-Jul-13 04:41:08

The people across the road have just turner their music off although they are so loud I can hear their conversation. I haven't slept as had windows closer to block out noise plus they woke the baby who is now wide awake. Very tired and cross they've got their doors flung open so the noise just is really loud.

kali110 Sat 13-Jul-13 03:02:02

Might have been nice for them to have atleast put the word out that they would be having a party. If its every now and then its not a big deal. To some midnight isnt late., i used to have to start work at 630 so would go to bed at 9pm fri night so i could get up at 445 so that would have been very late for an unknown party and pissed me off.

ChuffMuffin Sat 13-Jul-13 02:14:01

Mine have been having an epic argument for a few hours. Police have been called twice. I'm wide awake and I have work in the morning. sad

justanuthermanicmumsday Sat 13-Jul-13 02:05:46

I'm gona get attacked for this but i don't think residential streets are places for loud late night parties and boozing. A couple boozing in their own home fine, but inviting dozens of people into a tiny house making it into a nightclubs for the day isn't right. People should have to hire a cheap hall for that. One of my neighbours does if, but its rare so i tolerate it. manly because they are decent folks.
Still i don't think its right, but everyone has their own view. Midnight is not late to some but to those with small kids it definitely is, and more senior residents too,

i don' think being loud whilst drunk in residential properly is acceptable behaviour and it doesn't mean your old if you think this way, it means your sensible and thinking about your children.

AgentZigzag Sat 13-Jul-13 00:43:59

Hopefully they've packed it in and you're getting some kip OP, but I'd be tempted to go and check it out, it'd be worth the risk to see whether they've got a DameD's fireman set up going on grin

YABU to mention grated cheese pictish, I need cheese on toast now hmm

BOF Sat 13-Jul-13 00:33:26

Yes, just ask them to move it indoors.

pictish Sat 13-Jul-13 00:26:42

If they're still merrily shouting outside at one, I think it would be reasonable to ask them to take it inside.

TheFutureMrsB Sat 13-Jul-13 00:19:24

I wouldn't say midnight is late for a party but I do think that in a street/house setting it should have been moved indoors by now as you should consider your neighbours. I do anyway and am in way before midnight as it gets too chilly!

fortyplus Sat 13-Jul-13 00:18:40

As a one-off on a Fri or Sat night I'd say soon after 12 is reasonable, 1am is annoying but not awful. I'm off to bed now! it's dead quiet where i live

DameDeepRedBetty Sat 13-Jul-13 00:17:33

Well... the 18-30 crowd are still merrily bellowing at each other on their way between pubs outside at the moment. So far so good, no one's called their soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend a complete cunt yet, which is fairly normal for this time of night in the warmer weather.

Seriously, when I have parties I invite next door, but I haven't forgotten being knocked up by a charming apologetic chap to complain about the night before who turned out to live three streets away (but sort of down the hill so no buildings to block the sound IYSWIM) after a rather good one in my final year. I'd truly had no idea sound could carry so far.

I did go and complain about one three doors up when I was still confined indoors by BF. Turned out to be a flat full of off-duty firemen, who apologised profusely, gave me a mahoosive glass of wine, and were generally really rather gorgeous.

Have read post back and feel it does sound like I might be Jilly Cooper in disguise, but honestly I'm not!

Make notes in your diary, let neighbours know you could hear it all loud and clear and make an issue of it if it happens again OP.

Notcontent Sat 13-Jul-13 00:13:32

It doesn't sound like they have any intention of stopping for quite some time. So what is a reasonable cut off point?

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