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Frillsandspills Fri 03-Jul-15 00:16:30

I live amongst lovely neighbours, but at the back of my house there's one student house and with it being really hot I've had to leave my window open for fear of melting.

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and haven't been too good lately so I look forward to an early night and lots of sleep. It would seem students have moved in to said house and they're all sitting outside listening and singing along to music. Of course I don't want to be a party pooper and ask them to quiet down (I'm far too tired to move out of bed to be fair) but as it's midnight I'm hoping their music and shouting outside doesn't go on for too much longer.
Having been a party animal myself I know what it's like to stay up and drink til all hours so I wouldn't be surprised if they were still there at noon tomorrow. I have to admit I like their choice of music and im finding myself singing along to some of it. I just need sleep sometime soon and as much as I appreciate these students (I think) have just moved in I understand they'll want to celebrate in their garden as it's warm enough.

I've ready heard a few neighbours slam their windows shut which shouldn't have to be done in this heat. My next door neighbour has a baby about 4 or 5 months old so I can imagine the noise to be getting on their tits a little.

As the back of the students house is facing the back of ours, I'd have trouble pinpointing the house to know which one to knock at if the noise did get too much. I don't fancy screaming out the window either.
I've tried closing my window but I can still hear noise although not as much, but since I don't have a fan I don't really want to close my window, and I think I should be able to keep my window open without feeling like I'm there with them.
I had my TV on before and had to higher it up as I couldn't hear it over their music!

I have to be up earlier than usual for a hospital appointment and I'm dreading waking up so early as last night I got very little sleep due to someone's broken house alarm!!

TimeforaDietCoke Fri 03-Jul-15 00:23:57

YANBU 33 weeks pregnant here. Our road is very quiet usually but next door but one seem to be having a party and people are outside playing music on their phones and shouting/giggling. Have just shut the bedroom window now I'm too a) cross and b) hot to sleep!

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Fri 03-Jul-15 00:25:01

Not acceptable. Phone the council noise team.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 03-Jul-15 00:28:12


It's arsehole behaviour from the students. On a Friday or Saturday I'd grind my teeth until significantly later but expect some consideration sun-thurs.

Frillsandspills Fri 03-Jul-15 00:43:12

Yes I too could TRY and tolerate it on a Friday or Saturday up to a point but on a Thursday?
My area isn't a student area like some, so there's only really one student house I'm aware of (as well as a few flats but the students there are quite mature and have never caused bother).

Surely they were told this wasnt a very 'studenty' area ?? When I was a student and signing for a house we were told that all the houses around us were for students so we could let our hair down a bit (within reason).

Students or not though any racket at this time is really annoying.

maras2 Fri 03-Jul-15 04:35:05

We live right in the middle of student land but have no problems.The university induction day has a whole session about pissing off neighbours.We know the landlords of both houses either side of us due to the university taking time to find out and keep us in the loop.It's a sad fact that in a street of 70 houses only 8 are not student rents but that's life and we've got used to it especially since the kid's have left home.I digress though smile Should they make an unacceptable level of noise as the buggers in OP's post have,we would say 'I have 2 numbers on speed dial < wave mobile at them > your landlord or the university,who shall I phone first '? Only had to do it once and it worked a treat.Lots of luck.

Teabagbeforemilk Fri 03-Jul-15 05:32:22

Yanbu. This is one of the reasons I love my neighbours. They sit out in their garden all summer and aren't especially quiet. The kids bedrooms are at the front so it doesn't disturb them. But when we go to bed, they go inside. Even when ds was small and I was in bed at 10pm on a Saturday, they always moved it inside.

I always appreciated it.

Can you find out who they rent from and have a word? That's what we did in the past.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 03-Jul-15 05:42:58

You sound really nice and tolerant..they are being selfish arseholes. .hope it stopped at a decent time.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 03-Jul-15 05:44:25

It's no one's "right"to celebrate outside and disturb others in the early hours and it's not "being a party pooper" to.complain IMO.

dontrunwithscissors Fri 03-Jul-15 13:07:22

YANBU at all. But I'm a bit confused why you can't figure out which house it is? We used to live in student-land and DH would knock on the door of our noisy student neighbours and tell them to shut the f* up.

<<<shudders at the memory of one male student who was obsessed with Robbie Williams and would sing along to his songs very badly for hours in the middle of the night>>>

bored1602 Mon 06-Jul-15 12:45:35

YA certainly NBU. But although it might be students this time, I know people of all sorts of ages to do this type of thing. It's not particularly fair to blame an entire demographic for this, when equally there are threads here complaining of families / couples and even retired people for making noise well into the night.

When I lived in a student house not so long ago we were super considerate of our neighbours, when a lot of our neighbours blamed us for problems that were nothing to do with us.

(Having said that, you have every right to tell them to shut up)

BabyFeets Mon 06-Jul-15 13:16:39

They are inconsiderate. These types of things I will let slide if it isn't often but more than two weekends I would complain

SugarOnTop Mon 06-Jul-15 14:27:33

i bet your baby is going to be interrupting other people's sleep for a long time....

cardibach Mon 06-Jul-15 14:31:20

Are you sure it's students? Seems an odd time for them to move in to a new house - terms have just finished in most places and they would usually pay a retainer then move in in,ate August/September. I know it's a bit irrelevant to the fact you are being disturbed, but be sure you are blaming the right people!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Mon 06-Jul-15 14:45:15


i bet your baby is going to be interrupting other people's sleep for a long time.*

Yes because having a baby which cries is totally the same as being an inconsiderate noisy drunken arsehole. Or not.

trufflesnout Mon 06-Jul-15 15:25:44

YANBU but there is some poetic justice in your admittance that you used to be a bit of an arseholey noise maker as a student grin

chrome100 Mon 06-Jul-15 15:30:52

We live in a student area, a house of 10 next to us. I don't mind their noise too much and they'll be gone in a few weeks. To be honest, over the years, I've learned to sleep through anything.

DoctorDoctor Mon 06-Jul-15 15:38:10

A lot of universities are announcing or half just announced degree results so it may well be a celebration of that. As a one off G would let it go, but if it happens again I'd go and speak to them during daytime hours, and then contact local police or council if they were unrepentant.

SugarOnTop Mon 06-Jul-15 15:56:01

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Headdesk Mon 06-Jul-15 17:10:32

I'm a student and live in a student area and this also drives me up the wall. The house across the road had a party till 6am the other night and it was so loud I could hear every lyric to their music with my windows shut. I was even more annoyed because I work nights and it was my first night off in 6 days.

Twopennyduck Mon 06-Jul-15 17:46:55

That does sound annoying OP. However, one only has to look on this board to see that inconsiderate and noisy behaviour towards neighbours is not confined to students. Therefore the thread title comes across as 'student bashing' even if that was not the intent. Substitute the word 'students' for another type of resident - teenage mums/young adults with LDs - and the effect is rather pointed, especially as you differentiate these residents from your 'lovely neighbours'.

Purplepoodle Mon 06-Jul-15 17:52:31

It's grim. I recommend wax earplugs and a fan for white noise as well as cooling down

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