Loud Music from Neighbours
Loud music is the most frequent source of noise complaints and several surveys have shown it to be the most common cause of neighbour disputes.
Imposing loud and excessive music on neighbours is totally unreasonable and NCPA have developed several approaches for helping the victims of this form of noise abuse.
As with other noise disputes the following general advice is important
- Do not retaliate or provoke your neighbours.
- Detail the impact of the ongoing noise abuse, is it causing you anxiety. Obtain supporting medical evidence.
- Log and record the nuisance and maintain records for several months if necessary
- When logging the noise, detail the impact of each incident on your life. Did it wake you up, stop you sleeping, detract from quality leisure or family time
- If it is safe to do so, approach your neighbours and ask them to stop the noise disturbance. Contrary to much of the online Council advice we have found that this rarely works, but if it is safe you should still do it
- Report the noise problem with supporting evidence to your Council