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Domestic noise

Noise nuisance in the Home

One of the most common causes of domestic noise complaints is loud music.                

Some people would accept hearing a loud recording of a violin concerto but they would not tolerate a quieter dance recording with a heavy bass beat. This difference in taste, and often lifestyle, means that music complaints are always difficult to deal with and can lead to stress and arguments between neighbours.

I am bothered by noise... what can I do?

When noise from a neighbouring property is causing a nuisance, initially the best way to deal with the problem is to go to the source and try to resolve it amicably. Often your neighbour will not be aware that they are even causing a problem.

The Defra website provides useful information on noise including a downloadable booklet bothered by noise which offers important advice on dealing with noise.

If you wish to make a formal complaint then please contact us.  This will enable us to determine whether the noise constitutes a Statutory Nuisance, which is actionable.