user1497444078 · 01/07/2017 03:02
A month ago a family began renting the house next door to us. They are a young couple with a toddler (1-2yrs). We are a young couple with a newborn (7weeks). The first few weeks they had several loud parties either on a Friday or Saturday which were hard to tolerate but which we put down to house warming/settling in.
Tonight however we were at the end of our tether as their loud music and booming voices woke our baby and ourselves up multiple times. We didn't much fancy going round and confronting a bunch of drunk strangers at silly o'clock so phoned the police to report the disturbance.
The police swiftly responded and after hearing them yell 'we're only fucking talking' the noise and music rescinded.... for about 10mins. Now they've decided to blare music out periodically for about a minute every few minutes, which I find extremely petty.
It's pretty selfish behaviour having parties this frequent considering they have a small toddler in the house. I have no idea how she can be getting a good night sleep.
WWYD in this situation? Would you phone the police again?
So far we've had Ed Sheeran, Craig David, Belinda Carlisle, Lady Gaga and currently on Shania Twain....
user1497444078 · 01/07/2017 03:14
Piesy old stuff it was 7 days from the Born To Do It album. I've no issue with their song choices but there's a time and a place.
DH was supposed to be playing golf at 7, after the predicted morning feed but since I've had 1-2hrs sleep he's said he will cancel.
We're now on Bon Jovi and the singing has stsrted. Really don't think they give a rats arse and are probably egging us on to phone the police again...which is so inconsiderate as they're well aware we have a new born.
Dibbles1967 · 01/07/2017 03:40
Oh gawd that's awful.
Have a look at your local council's website, there should be a number for environmental health peeps who deal with noise issues.
Presumably you're not the only neighbours? The Police wouldn't have told them the complaint came from you?
LazySusan11 · 01/07/2017 04:13
It's not really a police matter but you can call the council, write down all the dates, times and duration of disturbances and after keeping a diary they will probably put recording equipment in your house for a few days. We did this, was a nightmare but we no longer have noisy neighbours though ours weren't partying it was different circumstances. Good luck
bluetongue · 01/07/2017 04:34
They really don't give a fuck do they? When I had a loud music playing neighbour numerous people said to me 'maybe they just don't realise how loud they are'. They do and they don't care. If you try and speak to them reasonably chances are you'll get an earful about what stuck up killjoys you are.
PeteAndManu · 01/07/2017 07:48
Notify the letting agency each time and keep a log. There will be a point at which landlord can get notice and if they think the tenants aren't looking after the place they may give notice. Note anything else e.g rubbish, that indicates they aren't taking care of it or being a nuisance. Good luck
LittleElfSocks · 01/07/2017 08:23
Noise log make a nuisance of yourself with their letting agent- every time they annoy you - you need to be calling it through the agent will soon get fed up!
We had a noisy neighbour but she owned and as we we're selling we put up with it but it was a pain in the arse but you're in a better position as they are renting.
Sunnymeg · 01/07/2017 08:24
See of you can find out the owner of the property and contact them about the noise. There will be a clause in their rental comtract about not antagonizing the neighbours. You should be able to find the owners details on a land registry search. It will piss the neighbours off, but hopefully resolve the matter.
user1497444078 · 01/07/2017 08:32
Thanks for the replies everyone, the noise died out just after 4 which coincided with the little one screaming for a feed. Was tempted to hold her up to the wall crying, but wasn't going to let the wee one suffer to spite the neighbours. DH took over for feeds so got almost 4hrs sleep. Rewarded him by giving blessing for him to play 9 holes this morning
Their toddler was in as she's crying just now... bit of karma for them, although really wasn't fair on the little one.
I'm very friendky with the tenant who lived their before them as we were at school together and only move a street over. Should I contact her to get the landlords details or just keep a log and maybe contact her if any further instances occur?
user1497444078 · 01/07/2017 08:37
jojo as I said in OP I didn't feel comfortable confronting drunk neighbours in the middle of the night, especially since the husband is a very loud and imposing man and I'm only small. His wife replied to police 'we're only fucking talking' so I doubt they would've been very understanding or diplomatic.
EdmundCleverClogs · 01/07/2017 08:41
You called the police rather than speak to them in the first place? YABU
Sorry but I wholly disagree. I have neighbours who play loud music all day and night, they know damn well it's far above acceptable levels (any hearing person with a brain knows when their music is blaring), why would they stop because the OP asked them to? Especially since they had been drinking and could easily become aggressive. As for 'dampen it down', there should be no noticeable sounds from neighbours after 11pm (once in a blue moon parties are a given but not every weekend!).
Keep a diary, op, and recordings as well. If you're childish like me, I'd wait until they stopped/went to bed and start blaring whatever you like in every room. I feel sorry for that poor child, at least my twat neighbour's children are teenagers and can be just as anti social.
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