No junction box outside their flat?
Are the flats owned individually or do you all have the same landlady?
IME no one reasonable would do what they do wiht neighbours and keep doing it. It is pointless asking them /speaking to them, trying to make them change
Move out l - its the only solution that does work
As I had to pay rent when I moved out I may have accidentally left a bass guitar on feedback where the speakers had unfortunately fallen on the floor and caused the whole house/flats to rumble - they certainly objected to this
If your renting then move out as soon as you can, and move on with your life, some where quieter. Dont let it run you down any longer than you have to, its only you who will suffer
You can stay and try to fight it, but its 50/50, they might get evicted, they might have enough of the agro and move out, or they might not:
I lived above a drug dealer un-employed council tenant in flats a few years ago, went through fking hell with the ****. He was up all night, TV, music, mates round, drinking, our flat stank of weed, he had a dog which would bark loads too ... and when that wasnt happening he'd be slamming doors or up at 5am spewing is guts up (which we could hear in out bedroom) after drinking larger all night. Communal recyling bin .. full of beer cans right after it got emptied. We'd have bins emptied outside our flat, kebab thrown up the door, "love" letters taped to our door and communal doors, spinless little fggot would stand and stare at us out his window whenever we left or came home ...
Council did fk all, tons of letters, emails, all they did was keep warning the scum bag and offering us fking "mediation sessions" to try and resolve the problem. Spoke to the Police, Council, Envorimental whatever it was ... no one gave a shit. They offered to install noise monitoring gear in the flat so they could start monitoring the noise levels... weeks and weeks and weeks and nothing happened. Landlord offered us around a 30% discount from out rent to stay, I declined as there was only two ways it was gonna end ... I was on the verge od doing something I'd regret (you know its bad when you've worked out the entire plan in your head, every detail) and ending up in trouble or move out, we moved out.
My dad when he lived in Sheffield lived next door to a student house and they were somewhat rowdy.
He took to calling the landlord whenever he got woken up be it 11pm or 3am and explained that this would continue until he did something about it.
Didn't take long for the all night parties to cease...
If it was me and I wanted to live there, I'd tow the offical line for 4 weeks then if that did not work.
Put them in hospital.
Try the noise complaints team. We called them out during a neighbour's New Year's Day party which was still going at 3am. They walked into our flat, listened for 30 seconds, agreed there was a problem and went next door. I don't think they actually got to speak to anyone there, but we never had that problem again...
Who would have thought it, You have suddenly grown really fond of Wagner and love all of his classical music. at full volume.
Seriuosly though , my mate is the head of the noise pollution team in Essex. What you are going through is normal. There are procedures in place but you do need to follow the stages through. You complain, they get letter. You complain again , they get visit. You complain again you get visit to decide if the noise is a nuiscance. They get warning . You complain agian, they get stereo taken away.
Niose EHO bods can leave recording equipment behind , but you have to log the dates and times and be sensible.
He gets complaints from people who can hear pull cord light switches and washing machines and toilets being flushed, all normal everyday noise that is unavoidable. To some loons this noise constitutes a problem and they get a call out.
They get warning . You complain agian, they get stereo taken away.
It was in the paper the other day about some lad who was in the habit of playing Adele at high volume, ended up having the stereo and 200 CD's confiscated. Tried to have the confiscation of the CD's overturned in court, as he'd apparently inherited them from his dad, to no avail.
Move out, first chance you get! Don't wind yourself up over this, it just isn't worth it. Just be thankful you are only renting. I went through all this in an earlier life and I really understand the what you are going through now.
I've had the same trouble. I used to wait until the party/ noise stopped then lay my speakers face down on the floor above their bedroom, blast the music then leave it on while I went to work. If somebody screws with my sleep they'll regret it
Accidentally ignite some thermite above where they sleep?
Our drug-dealing neighbour moved in on Christmas eve. By March we had realised just how bad the situation was and both of us were on beta-blockers. We tarted up the house and sold it for less than it was worth to a bloke who was a dickhead so I had no qualms about it. On the Friday we were supposed to move there was a delay meaning we had to stay until the Monday but that night the drug dealer threw a mahoosive welcome party for the new owner, with constantly repeating noise (some kind of trance music) all night long on speakers set up on the window sills. We moved into some pretty noisy flats for three weeks until we could get into the new house but to me every noise was fine because I knew it was just regular living noise. It was a blissful relief to get away.
Luckily we had the financial resources to do it; if we hadn't I think I'd have topped myself by now or killed somebody.
So me having my neighbour complain about hearing my gate latch as I go to work in the morning isn't in quite the same league then?
slight variation but rather than play music at them just do the speakers down and some noisy pron
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