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Neighbour's guests making a racket in shared corridor... AIBU?

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MidnightSun77 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:50:02

We live in a flat, landing shared with one other flat, 4 more flats downstairs.

Our NDNs have recently started entertaining a lot, often several couples at once, most with young kids. When these guests enter and leave they always make lots of noise on landing area, right outside our door and in the stairwell... kids shrieking and shouting, adults talking loudly and laughing, door slamming, sometimes kids racing each other up and down the stairs while the adults linger on landing chatting. It really irritates me if I'm sleeping during the day (I'm pregnant and off work sick). It just seems so unnecessary and thoughtless!

It's happened a few times at night too, around midnight-1am! AIBU to think if your guests are leaving the building at 1am they should keep voices down in communal areas, keep kids under control and not slam doors? And that in daytime they should also have respect for other residents? Should I say something to NDNs or am I just being hormonal and unreasonable?

WorraLiberty Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:02

YANBU to ask them to keep it down at night

Not in the day though really.

Littlefish Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:09

If the noise is dung the daytime then I'm afraid you are being hormonal and unreasonable wink.

However, the noise at midnight is a bit thoughtless. if it only happens from time to time then you probably just need to ignore it. If it's a regular occurrence then you should speak to your neighbour about it.

wheresthelight Mon 10-Aug-15 20:37:44

wouldn't hurt to knock and explain the situation and ask if they would mind asking their guests to keep the noise down.

EygptianSnow Mon 10-Aug-15 20:44:57

Knock or leave a polite note. Daytime is annoying but reasonable, night time is a piss take.

Ubik1 Mon 10-Aug-15 20:47:31

I'd put a polite sign up in the hall asking people to be considerate and to leave quietly.
Noise does travel in shared hallwYs and people might not be aware.

Mind you, you might soon have a bawling baby in that hallway so don't get too precious.

whois Mon 10-Aug-15 20:50:18

Don't leave 'a polite note'.

Go round and speak in a friendly, neighbourly way to your neighbours, explain the situation and ask them if they would please ask their guests to keep the noise down in be communal hallway.

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