Do you have any problems with the neighbours when your kids are out playing? We are moving from a flat with no garden and are looking only at garden flats as I have three boys and they desperately need to be outside playing a lot of the day. But I wonder about the people in the flats above - do they complain? Do they have any right to complain about noise? How do you all find it?
Have only ever had (kind) complaints when grownups have stayed out late at night polishing off a few too many bottles of wine. Kids tend to play during the day when only our neighbours with kids are home anyway!
Before I had children I lived above a family in garden flat with 3dcs. I know they must have played out a lot but I never ever noticed the noise. Maybe because I was out at work all day? I was probably noisier than they were in the evenings (feeling guilty about that now).
I am in a garden flat and like others have said, I hear the neighbours upstairs more than they hear me I'm sure! No one's ever complained (although my neighbours upstairs did retreat when I had friends and 6 under 5s over the other Saturday afternoon).