AIBU to just move -noisy neighbour
positivity123 · 28/09/2018 08:55
Me, DH and DD live in a terraced house in London. Over the last year our neighbour, who has lived in the house for over 20 years, has been playing his music with a rediculous level of bass. It all started when his wife left him. I've tried to talk to him but he just says it's his house and he'll do what he wants. The council have been no help as he works for them so knows when the noise office is on duty.
We have always talked about leaving London in a few years but I just wonder if now is the time.
The downside is that I want another baby and I get a good maternity package where I am and I doubt that we would be able to get another job in that time but we could release a bit of equity in the house to let me have some time off.
Not sure what working DH could get as he is in a stable job but I'm sure he could get something.
I HATE that my neighbour is making me move from a house and an area that I love. Dick.
longwayoff · 28/09/2018 09:00
Honestly if you can afford to move, do. Arguments with neighbours are NEVER worth it, you could spend months, years arguing. You're reasonable; he's not, accept it and go.
Gazelda · 28/09/2018 09:03
It sounds awful.
But I'd be 100% certain I'd tried every single avenue to address it before I moved home, gave up 2 jobs and planned a baby.
I'm sure that's not what you want to hear, but I know That I'd rather do everything I could to sort out the problem before risking my financial security.
Is there a county councillor you could speak with? Not sure if that sort of system works in London but that'd be my first point of call.
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