To tell them to shut up

(13 Posts)
CommunistLegoBloc Mon 28-Dec-15 23:53:36

New neighbours. Not met them yet, but they're very loud. I think they're having a gathering - no music mercifully but loads of shrieking, shouting, thumping etc. I've got to get up in 6 hours. When is it reasonable to go and introduce myself and ask if they'd mind keeping it down? Or isn't it? Argh. I don't want a stressful sleepless night but equally I don't want to get off on the wrong foot. But honestly, who doesn't realise their noise levels might be intrusive when they live in a terrace?!

abbsismyhero Mon 28-Dec-15 23:56:09

who doesn't realise their noise levels might be intrusive when they live in a terrace?!

people who have never lived in one before

SevenOfNineTrue Mon 28-Dec-15 23:56:50

Anytime after 11pm is fine to go over, be nice but ask them to keep it down. Big smiles, all politeness but point made over you having to work tomorrow even when others do not.

CommunistLegoBloc Mon 28-Dec-15 23:57:10

But isn't it obvious? Argh. I can hear every word but couldn't with previous neighbours so can only assume they're not talking at a normal volume

FlatOnTheHill Mon 28-Dec-15 23:59:12

I would let it go this once. Once you meet them you will get a gist of roughly what they are like. They might be really nice. Bare with it OP this time.

CommunistLegoBloc Tue 29-Dec-15 00:02:27

I suspected that might be the more reasonable approach, flat. I suppose I'm anxious that it'll become more regular but I can deal with that as and when!

Pipbin Tue 29-Dec-15 00:11:17

I would do the exact opposite of what Flat said. Why should you let it go? It's not unreasonable at all.
If you let it go this once then they will think it's ok and do it again.

theycallmemellojello Tue 29-Dec-15 00:14:22

I think it's fine to go over, but the first ask has to be polite and friendly. Hopefully it's just a flatwarming so one-off. The fact that there's no music is a good sign - presumably they realise it's too late.

Pipbin Tue 29-Dec-15 00:16:10

Quite. Be extremely English about it.
'I'm ever so sorry, but I have to get up in the morning and it is a little loud, would you mind keeping it down a little? Thanks ever so much.'

FlatOnTheHill Tue 29-Dec-15 00:19:10

They are new and should be more considerate. Better to meet them first on better footing though. Rather than first time with a 'quite rightly so' complaint.
OP has to live there. Shes does not know what they are like. They could be the type that could make her life a misery. She needs to see what they are like then she will know how to handle any future situations. Does that make sense Op

abbsismyhero Tue 29-Dec-15 00:22:57

i would go for soundproofing if i ever had to live in a victorian terrace again

Pipbin Tue 29-Dec-15 00:47:17

So she should just put up with them making a row because she hasn't had a formal introduction yet?
They are making a row, if they are the kind to be cocks about it then they will be cocks about it no matter what.

Mincedpie Tue 29-Dec-15 07:29:48

I hope you managed to get some sleep op. We are having similar problems with our newish neighbours, they seem to have a gathering twice a week either on their drive confused or in their back garden. Not music just loud voices, singing, shrieking etc until the early hours, although last nights is still going on now hmm.

I fear they will make more noise than ever if we say anything, so haven't yet.

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