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To think my neighbours should SHUT UP.

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NatashaRomanoff Sat 07-May-16 22:43:27

My neighbour (lady, single) has 3, grown up, children still living at home next door. Until recently they've been very quiet but the past 6 months the youngest (18) has got more and more disruptive. The music played is extremely loud, I can hear it from the other side and floor of my house, over our internal noise. This can go on all day and well into to night.
As well as the music there's the shouting and slamming doors - par for the course with teens I know, my DCs slam too (nowhere near as much and not on purpose often), but not at 11pm.
And to top it off, their bedroom is adjacent to ours which means we can no longer open our bedroom window, due to them hanging out of it smoking all day and night. Last time I did have the window open in the day our room absolutely stank - it was foul.

We have spoken to the lady. We have been in touch with the council. The council were very helpful and we can escalate back to them again but I would hate to see this lady lose her home, she's very nice. She also has a disability which means she cannot always hear the noise. This I'm trying hard to understand, but when we tell her (repeatedly) that there is noise again, she simply tells us there is 'nothing she can do.' AIBU to think that response just isn't good enough? The council have warned them they could lose their home over this but it's not made a difference. I'm fucking shattered at my wits end with this now.

Pipbin Sat 07-May-16 22:48:15

We have neighbours like that too. No music, thankfully, but general teenageness of slamming doors and yelling all night long.
We utterly love our house though and just hope that they will move out sometime. We have no plan to ever move.

You say that you have spoken to the council, are they council tenants? If so should the grown up children be paying rent?

NatashaRomanoff Sat 07-May-16 23:03:56

They are and they probably should. The noisy one is still in education I believe, certainly not in work, so perhaps not.

Memunchiesanomanomnom Sun 08-May-16 00:36:20

YANBU. You have my full sympathies. I am in a similar situation with neighbours who continually slam doors and cupboards and stomp loudly up and down the stairs at all hours. Ignorant pair of fuckers!

AerithEarthling Sun 08-May-16 04:25:03

Dont worry about her losing her home because the council dont give a F about noise nuisence they just write to the neighbour and ask them to stop, then they dont, then nothing happens. Thats it.
Only time anyone gets evicted if they dont pay rent.

YoJesse Sun 08-May-16 06:04:08

We've got a police section round our way called the noise police specially for this kind of situation. Never called them but other people in our flat's have and they apparently respond really quickly. Worth a try?

CycleChic Sun 08-May-16 06:12:26

Speak to the 18 yo. They might just listen and not be a total shit about it, especially as this is recent behaviour.

Ditsy4 Sun 08-May-16 06:40:07

I would speak to the culprit and if you have no joy start getting up at 6 am making a noise they will soon get the message. Or you could record it and play it back they might be embarrassed to hear themselves.

Pipbin Sun 08-May-16 07:22:54

Yo, it's my understanding that noise problems are dealt with utterly ineffectively by the council and is not part of the police's remit.

YoJesse Sun 08-May-16 07:32:37

Oh it might just be a nickname 'noise police' then grin. They are meant to be pretty effective though.

snowgirl29 Sun 08-May-16 09:18:57

You have my sympathies OP. I have neighbours that don't even live next door to me that cause me to dread the summer months. The nosiest one I can think of to date so far was the one where they held a BBQ and their very pissed up friends it went on until 4am in the mornin confused.
I have a a few disabilities, one of which means I cant hear very well OP, but if anything I try and enforce my DCs to be as quite / reasonable as I can on the basis we live in terraced houses, and having lost a significant percentage of my hearing, I'm not the best person to judge sound levels.
I know that sometimes the council are as useful as a chocolate teapot ineffective, but do escalate it back, I was told they had to be several recorded (logged/written down) incidents before they'd escalate it further.

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