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Just moved into a new house and neighbour said to keep the noise down!

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Rosamund1 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:40:16

My sister moved into a new house over the weekend and we were helping. We did the big furniture in a van and several trips by car as they were moving within the local area.

Anyway around 4 in the afternoon the neighbour knocked on the door and said 'can you keep the banging down'. There is a moving van parked outside, we are moving beds and wardrobes upstairs, manoeuvring sofas etc. Of course there's going to be banging. AIBU to think this neighbour is a nutter.

SoleBizzz Sun 25-Sep-16 21:41:19

Yanbu. Neighbour is. What time was it?

NickNacks Sun 25-Sep-16 21:42:11

Err 4pm.

John4703 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:43:13

4 in the afternoon is a good time to make a noise.

expatinscotland Sun 25-Sep-16 21:43:32

Fucking nutter. 'Well, we should be done moving in soon enough.'

SoleBizzz Sun 25-Sep-16 21:44:48

Oh sorry. Tired.

JenLindleyShitMom Sun 25-Sep-16 21:45:03

Response to that is "sure, no problem" <smile> <shut door> carry on as you were. Repeat as necessary.

Sirzy Sun 25-Sep-16 21:45:57

"Well if you help us it will all be done much sooner. Thanks"

TheWitTank Sun 25-Sep-16 21:46:25

Oh dear, he sounds a bit odd. Does not bode well for the future!

emsyj Sun 25-Sep-16 21:47:58

YANBU. I hate noise, but at 4pm on moving day they are very unreasonable to be moaning about it. Banging and moving furniture at 4pm is perfectly ordinary noise and part of everyday life.

Lilaclily Sun 25-Sep-16 21:48:24


I'd have responded 'well we will pause for now maybe you can make us a cuppa you know cos we're in the middle of MOVING IN '

Rosamund1 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:49:17

The doors slammed shut a few times too because of the wind and she also mentioned that. I am too nonconfrontaional and just said 'sorry', but what I was thinking is that it is the middle of the day, and if you don't like noise, move to an island in the Hebredes or something. Not in a built up area by a main road.

JenLindleyShitMom Sun 25-Sep-16 21:52:38

Was the house lying empty for a while before your sister moved in?

pictish Sun 25-Sep-16 22:00:51

Oooh she's going to be a nippy sweetie.

HarryPottersMagicWand Sun 25-Sep-16 22:02:28

Uh oh. Your sister is in for a rough time. Of course people bang about when they are moving in. It wasn't 4am. Neighbour is being a twat.

DiegeticMuch Sun 25-Sep-16 22:03:55

What a nasty piece of work, "welcoming" a new neighbour like that.

ayeokthen Sun 25-Sep-16 22:05:22

Funnily enough Pictish nippy sweetie is the first thing that came to mind!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 25-Sep-16 22:09:04

shock moving in day should involve noise, your furniture van taking up the entire road and constant to-and-fro.
Neighbours should bring cakes and tea, not 'tude.

Roll on the Housewarming Party .

pictish Sun 25-Sep-16 22:20:07

Yep she's asserting her authority from the get go.

expatinscotland Sun 25-Sep-16 22:22:44

What pictish said. Make sure your sister doesn't accommodate this cow one inch.

DogsMum Sun 25-Sep-16 22:24:10

"Don't worry, this noise will only be temporary while we're moving in, then you'll get your peace and quiet again" (winning smile).

Failing that do as a pp suggested above and say sorry/shut the door/repeat if they don't go away

SoleBizzz Sun 25-Sep-16 22:24:35

Pictish comment.. why do people feel the need to do this? Just because they've lived there longer. Fuck me off

pictish Sun 25-Sep-16 22:38:01

I suppose because they are self-important and petty.

SoleBizzz Sun 25-Sep-16 22:44:00

Yes. I had this from a neighbour. I didn't deal with it too well. I used to worry so much about upsetting her. These type find fault no matter what. So u necessary.

pictish Sun 25-Sep-16 22:56:59

I had a petty, self-important neighbour once, who complained about every noise in person and banged on the floor regularly (we were underneath him in a flat).

Eventually after yet another doorstep complaint about the radio on at 4pm (not loud just normal background) I told him, "I'm not interested in your complaints any more. Go and call the police. Go and call the police and tell them your downstairs neighbour has the radio on in the background at four o'clock in the afternoon. Waste their time instead of wasting mine and see where it gets you. Do it now."

We moved out a matter of weeks later, but I tell you...we never heard another peep from the miserable bastard again.

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