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To be fucked off with my neighbours partying

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sparkofnaturesfire Sat 05-Dec-15 17:50:14

They moved in over the summer. We live in converted apartments over 3 buildings, mostly rented, not cheap.

When we moved in 4 years ago it was a naice building with young families, older couples and young professionals. Since the new shite factors took over as the old ones went into liquidation it's gone downhill and all the lovely people have moved out and they've move in all sorts.

It was like something from project x when the schools broke up. There's a single mum that lives with her 13 year old son, word on the street is she's a local drug dealer. She went away for the weekend leaving her son who then had in excess of 60 teens round on a Sunday afternoon that resulted in the police being called with police dogs etc. That was fun. The kids then terrorised the neighbourhood the rest of night running riot round the building into the small hours causing carnage.

But I digress. My new neighbours started partying right away, these parties lasted from Thursday nights to Monday mornings constantly throughout those days with music blaring the whole entire time. We thought the first time would be a one off, young couple excited to have their own place. The next weekend was the exact same except this time they had their patios door open and were talking loudly about where they could get their coke from and how waaaaasssssted man they were the previous week on all the E and Ket hmm

I have a toddler and one on the way and cannot be fucked with this angry

We looked out our tenancy agreement and there's a section that outlines 2 strikes and you're out in terms of nuisance behaviour and being reported for this by neighbours etc.

We called the letting agency after the second weekend who were very helpful and basically said their behaviour was not on and they'd have a word. Granted it has calmed down since then. Music MUCH quieter (used to hear the songs word for word). Now it's this thud thud thud for hours on end. Usually from late afternoon to afternoon the next day. As the night goes on and into the early hours of the morning they seem to open the back window and we can hear their extremely loud conversations perfectly from our bed sad

We have been looking at moving but places we want are like gold dust round here and we've been looking for 2 years + for somewhere else. That's now on hold until after the baby comes and I'm back at work due to finances.

I don't feel it's loud enough anymore to warrant calling the police but I'm dreading this festive period especially as DP works late, unsociable hours so he's not around when it's happening.

I don't really want to inform the letting agents again in case it means they'll be evicted as it'll be the second time it's happened. Would feel bad if they got kicked out.

I'm just ranting as getting seriously pissed off with it and being pregnant and knackered with a toddler is not helping my mood.

Hassled Sat 05-Dec-15 17:53:27

I wouldn't feel bad about triggering a possible eviction. If you live in close proximity to other people then you behave appropriately - they've had a warning, so they know it's unreasonable levels of noise. I have student neighbours so I feel your pain - but I have no qualms about calling the Uni accommodation office if they party too loud for too long again.

EllieJayJay Sat 05-Dec-15 17:57:55

Rant away lovely! I had this with awful awful neighbours who lived upstairs from me, living in London at the time in a converted house with a shared door and drive.

My door would be knocked at all hours, they would Rev their car outside my bedroom window, would have children/elephants over at weekends who would run up and down the stairs constantly bang on my door jump from beds to the point where my lights would flicker and things would fall of shelves - landlord did evict them but it took months and months and months - I now live in a jive house in the suburbs and have peace and quiet smile music thumping all day. One night was so fed up of it as if asked over and over again I played a song with lots of sweating at full blast at 3am... Still feel a bit bad but they then complained about me

I am not adverse to small children by the way the family before this one I never heard and there were 6 adults and 4 small children, so basically three families and got on great with them never heard them once, and people before that not to be horrible where very very large and never heard them either

Your have to keep complaining constantly to the landlord as it's difficult to remove people from rented property so your have to keep going and going

Good luck!!

EllieJayJay Sat 05-Dec-15 17:59:38

And I know you say you don't want them evicted but I got to the point where I used to sit in my flat and cry because it had driven me to insanity and my cat used to get scared because of the noise

If they get threatened with eviction they may just stop

I hope it gets sorted for ypu

sparkofnaturesfire Sat 05-Dec-15 18:15:05

Thank you. I feel like I don't have the right to moan when I'm not really willing to do anything about it... I kind of forget about it until the next time!

I've had a cry over it on the past. It really gets my blood boiling and I feel myself getting more and more wound up over it.

It really sucks having others be so inconsiderate when you have to live in close proximity to them. It's so rude!

RoganJosh Sat 05-Dec-15 18:18:16

If you put a note through their door instead then it would give them an extra chance?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 05-Dec-15 18:19:08

If they are evicted it's through their own actions.

You would be happier overall.

I would definitely complain.

greenfolder Sat 05-Dec-15 18:19:45

You should complain to the agents every single time. If they get kicked out surely that is a good thing.

flanjabelle Sat 05-Dec-15 18:21:59

Don't feel bad. If they gave you an ounce of consideration they wouldn't act like this. You don't have to put up with it op, complain and complain loud. This is your home and you have a right to peaceful enjoyment.

In your shoes I would be hopping mad and would not stop until the issue had been solved. you do not need to feel bad at all. There would be no more chances from me!

flanjabelle Sat 05-Dec-15 18:22:42

Exactly Fanjo. This is their fault not yours op!

sparkofnaturesfire Sat 05-Dec-15 18:27:53

They live in a separate secure entry door from me so would have to gain access somehow to put a note through the door. I'm tempted to tape something onto their patio doors for when they eventually open their curtains again telling them to STFU!! Any suggestions?? grin

I think I need to set a calendar reminder to phone the letting agents on Monday as I really do keep forgetting until the weekend again when it all starts over again.

flanjabelle Sat 05-Dec-15 18:33:45

Don't go down that route op. Just call the letting agents. Good luck.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 05-Dec-15 18:44:54

Don't feel bad - they are behaving like arseholes and deserve to have to find somewhere else to live. You just can't behave like that when you have neighbours in close proximity.

specialsubject Sat 05-Dec-15 20:32:42

they rent? Brilliant.
there's an arsehole clause? Even better.

use it!! Selfish sods like this have to cope with consequences. Let them sleep on the streets until they learn not to be such brats.

sparkofnaturesfire Sat 05-Dec-15 22:45:59

arsehole clause grin

It's just going to get worse with Christmas and New Year coming up in sure so will def be calling the letting agents again.


BeeePeee Sun 06-Dec-15 00:49:59

You have a right to complain. You shouldn't have to put up with that. You could also talk to the noise nuisance team at your local council.

Toadinthehole Sun 06-Dec-15 03:06:17

The iron fist is probably all they understand. Get them evicted.

iamEarthymama Sun 06-Dec-15 03:15:46

We had this problem 2 years ago, young girl dealing from a terraced house next door
Was party central too
I complained ALL the time

You don't need to just phone, you email every time it happens, this gives you a log too.
You speak to your neighbours and encourage them to email.
Then you ring first thing in the morning, you find the name of the person who deals with your property
If they fob you off, contact the council, your local councillor, commune safety officer

As pp said there is, societally, an obligation to respect other people's need for rest and comfort in their own home.

frillybiscuits Sun 06-Dec-15 03:46:25

YANBU, I've been woken up 4 times in the past 2 hours due to the neighbour's above me bringing the party home with them from going out on the town. I dread Friday's and Saturdays because I know I won't get much sleep due to the music, cackling and clatter of heels for hours. They saw me as they were getting in their taxi at 8 so they know I'm in. They know I'm heavily pregnant and live alone. They're middle aged too so I thought they'd have more respect. I shouldn't feel like that in my own home and neither should you. I unfortunately can't do much about mine since they own their flat but you should really complain

lighteningirl Sun 06-Dec-15 08:07:09

Keep a diary for a month give the letting agents a copy and send environmental health a copy, stop worrying about getting them evicted they deserve it.

goodnessgraciousgoudaoriginal Sun 06-Dec-15 08:18:53

frilly actually you can file a complaint with the police every time that they do it. There are laws on noise!

OP - I don't really understand your dilemma to be honest. Your neighbours are inconsiderate twats. You have a solution whereby if you report their continued shit behaviour, they will soon need to leave.

So just report their shitty behaviour each time it happens.

It just seems a little....martyr-ish to say "oh but I don't want them to get into trouble..."!

We live in a bloody awful old french apartment with walls built from cardboard and windows which are fucking useless at prevent any sort of noise. Whilst we only have the occasional problem with neighbours partying, the level of noise overall is horrific. CONSTANT car horns in the day, drunks shouting and attacking bins at night, taxi's with music blaring hanging around in the middle of the night. Yes, a few big parties in different blocks that we can't access. Twats putting their sirens on despite roads being empty at 3am.

If there was anything I could do to improve it even a little then wild horses wouldn't stop me!!!

TheWordOfBagheera Sun 06-Dec-15 08:40:16

You have my sympathies. I rented the flat upstairs from a well-to-do middle-aged professional party couple (the woman was a midwife) who owned their flat and therefore thought they could do whatever they wanted. They would have insane drug-fuelled parties and hire in huge speakers for the music. We asked them to let us know in advance so we could go away for the night. They did once so we had a Friday night in a B&B. Came back Saturday lunch time but the party went on until Monday 10am! At that time all their guests were passed out on the floor and their downstairs neighbours newborn started crying. The party guests all hammered on the wall telling them to shut it up. We moved in the end; the nicest flat in the world wasn't worth that.

Report to the letting agent every time OP. If someone new moves in, go round to welcome them and explain how pleased you are that they're here as the last people were terrible and had to be evicted due to upsetting the neighbours with all their noise. That'll keep 'em quiet grin.

Perfectlypurple Sun 06-Dec-15 08:49:35

You need to report to environmental health not the police. Ring environmental health on Monday to start the ball rolling. They will ask you to keep a diary which includes dates, times, what sort of noise, how it affected you etc. It can be a slow process though. They will probably send a letter initially and if it continues they may consider noise recording equipment. They can then take it further. They have the power to do this. The police don't.

SevenOfNineTrue Sun 06-Dec-15 09:05:38

I would not do anything directly to these people like leave notes etc, they sound like the type of people to target you if you they discover it is you who have complained.

Best to complain to the agent each time. If they are evicted, then it is their fault. They should learn consideration for their neighbours.

Pipbin Sun 06-Dec-15 11:18:28

Don't feel guilty. They clearly couldn't give two hoots about you.

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