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To report my neighbour singing / humming?

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emmagreen481 Sun 16-Dec-18 22:29:23

It’s constant. Day and night. I’m starting to wonder if she ever leaves the house. I’ve been here since August and I am starting to lose the will to live.

The sounds of a strangled cat come from the flat above, yet strangely I’ve never seen her. As far as I am aware only a man named Derek lives there, and he also sent me a xmas card with only ‘from derek flat no 10’ Btw she’s definitely (I hope) not a ghost as I’ve heard them speaking. In fact, I can hear every time one of them yawns

SadOtter Mon 17-Dec-18 22:35:48

YANBU to be annoyed by it, but YWBU to try reporting it to anyone.

I live in a flat, I can hear downstairs' lullaby thing and next doors awful singing and the flat opposite's parrot and other next doors fucking hamster (which I am pretty sure must be pushed right up against my bedroom wall) all of these are very annoying but alas are part of living in a flat, I have no doubt they hear us sometimes too.

Gibble1 Mon 17-Dec-18 22:22:15

You might be my neighbours. I have just sent DH in to tell DD to stop wailing. She’s got a horrible singing voice and wears headphones so can’t hear herself. Sadly we all can and I pity our neighbours who all sing beautifully.

brizzledrizzle Mon 17-Dec-18 21:46:11

It's his cat - best call the RSPCA

FoxInABox Mon 17-Dec-18 21:36:09

Humming drives me insane- there’s a man at swimming lessons each week who hums for the whole half hour of the DCs lesson. It makes me feel really stabby.

SerenDippitty Mon 17-Dec-18 21:33:13

Could she be wearing earphones and singing along? People who do that often don’t realise what an awful noise they are making grin.

Snowwontbelong Mon 17-Dec-18 21:31:03

Ask if he takes requests!

Dollymixture22 Mon 17-Dec-18 21:27:06

My neighbour bursts into shouty signing everyso often. The type blokes do when they are really drunk walking home. A little irirtating at 9am on a Saturday - infuriating at 3am on Thursday morning.

I let myself down and banged the wall at him. It stopped that night - but only had a few days reprieve. If I had any courage I would talk to him about it

WithAllIntenseAndPurposes Mon 17-Dec-18 20:12:48

Is your neighbour SuBo?

Biggerknickersagain Mon 17-Dec-18 20:09:56

I live in a flat and when we don't have TV on or anything I can hear a lot from downstairs, I don't think they've ever shut a door, slamming is the preferred method. I can hear the TV, them laughing at the TV, call the dog, the dog bark when the door knocks, their washing machine and toilet flush - I work nights so sleep through the day and as I don't have stuff on I can hear it quite clearly.
They also hear me when they don't have TV or other things on, they know when I'm hoovering, they hear my phone alarm go off to get DC up for school, they hear me up and down the stairs. They hear us talking. They even asked how I was feeling today because they'd heard me coughing and barking at times with a nasty cold.
We don't moan at each other though because that's just the sound of someone living. I don't do things like having the washer on late and nor do they, but we had a conversation about the crap soundproofing. We realise that it's the soundproofing that's at fault, not each other and we don't expect each other to live in silence because the soundproofing is too poor to keep out 'normal' noise. Neither of us are that bothered.

Sounds to me you're in a similar situation, and if you can hear them yawn, then they can probably hear stuff from your flat too - due to the soundproofing.

I don't think your comment about the baby was great to be honest, just speak to your neighbours and explain the way it's carrying.

TenForward82 Mon 17-Dec-18 19:45:27

Just go and talk to her. She most likely doesn't realise you can hear it all.

Strongmummy Mon 17-Dec-18 19:33:34

Go and seak to her. Then pray ur baby doesn’t cry a lot coz she’ll have zero sympathy 🤣

Cosyjimjamsforautumn Mon 17-Dec-18 18:45:28

Maybe Derek is perfecting his ventriloquist act grin

bumblenbean Mon 17-Dec-18 18:42:46

MAybe it’s derek singing falsetto?!

MissionItsPossible Mon 17-Dec-18 18:38:21

Report them. I’m sure someone could do with a laugh

NameChanger22 Mon 17-Dec-18 18:37:26

I would gladly swap neighbours with you. Mine are constantly yelling - yelling at the kids, yelling at each other, probably yelling at themselves. They also slam every door in the house regularly and stamp about yelling. It sounds like a mad house. They were doing it at 2am this morning. Think yourself lucky. I've never reported them.

purpleface Mon 17-Dec-18 18:36:22

Maybe Derek is like Norman Bates and does both voices? fwink

Birdsgottafly Mon 17-Dec-18 18:33:27

"Singing/humming is not illegal."

No but it could be considered anti-social.

OP, speak to them, she perhaps shouldn't be living there and that might worry her into being considerate.

My DH used to have a friend, with MH issues, we knew he'd stop taking his meds, or they wasn't working, when he used to sing non stop.

Exhaustedmummy1811, how loud do your children play lego?

Pinkywoo Mon 17-Dec-18 18:22:42

@springydaff that's amazing, I actually love his voice!

GlassLantern Mon 17-Dec-18 18:14:07

To whom?

X factor?

AGHHHH Mon 17-Dec-18 18:13:07

@Exhaustedmummy1811 the OP hasn't mentioned anything other than CONSTANT singing, day and night, which any reasonable person would find annoying.

If you do this yourself then stop being so bloody annoying to your neighbors and don't project your own issues with your own neighbours onto the OP just because they share ONE similar complaint!

Notsurehowifeel0 Mon 17-Dec-18 18:08:28

I can totally understand where you are coming from op! I had a friend who used to complain about a neighbour singing constantly and used to think my friend was a grumpy bugger and that singing is a happy sound so why would it bother her.

Then we moved onto a house with neighbours who have a late teen/early 20's ds. His girlfriend laughs ridiculously loudly constantly. I'm not sure she ever sleeps. At first I thought it was sweet that her and her boyfriend seemed so happy and young love and all that. Now it's drives me bonkers! Their room is on the adjoining wall with my daughters bedroom and she is massively disturbing her sleep because she laughs all bloody night and then she's laughing early every morning. We can hear her over the TV in the living room. It's so odd because we have pretty good sound proofing and can't hear much else from the neighbours just her laughing all the flippin time. So hearing neighbours singing every so often wouldn't bother me but I can understand how it frustrating it gets when it's constant.

Exhaustedmummy1811 Mon 17-Dec-18 17:57:32

Ffs you sou d like the bitch who lives next door to me. I am not allowed to sing, wear shoes in the house, play any music at all and my children aren't allowed to play with lego. Get over yourself!

springydaff Mon 17-Dec-18 17:55:10

Do you think Think Derek is a countertenor?

Northernknickers Mon 17-Dec-18 07:22:09

Join in EVERY chorus loudly...then applause wildly at the end, with cheers of Bravo, encore, whoop whoop...she might get the message if you do it often enough 🤷‍♀️

Bloodybridget Mon 17-Dec-18 05:39:40

I sing a lot around the house, hope it's not driving the neighbours mad just poor DP.

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