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What are the legal rights of a tenant with regards to noise made by their neighbours?
i have just moved into a property,a council one.my new neighbours had a lot of issues with past tenant with noise.i am deaf in 1 ear, and struggle to hear a lot of sounds even with as hearing aid.i connected a surround system that seems to have a lot of bass, even when on low, and my new neighbour had a quiet word with me regarding it, i have agreed not to use it again to keep the peace, and bought a new one with better settings which i can turn the bass down on .. i can hear all of my neighbours tvs day and night and even them talking as the walls are so thin, my neighbour is telling me how often i have my tv and music on, even though it isnt that loud .. the same neighbour makes a lot of noise with power tools / diy etc .. none of whjch bothers me .. i dont watch my tv at night as it is making me paranoid about falling out with neighbour .. it seems he can make as much noise as he wants, and when he sits down he expects everyone around him to be silent, even in an afternoon .. how do i stand with this legally? .. as i am starting to feel like a prisoner in my flat .. thanks

Anonymous

22nd March 2022

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Top Answer
Law Grad - I would focus on the problem being structural and contact the Housing Association who can look into it from a structural perspective that impacts all tenants rather than damaging relationship with neighbours.

Donald Kiernan

22nd March 2022

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NQ, I have an ongoing noise problem with my neighbour also and was advised to keep a diary of events. I would suggest you do the same and if possible try to record the noise from your neighbour as evidence. It would be good to contact your council landlord and state your concerns as they can intervene to resolve disputes and perhaps address the structural problem by adding additional sound proofing since both you and your neighbour are experiencing noise polution.

Irmgard Lauro

22nd March 2022

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Disability Advisor, and partially deaf myself. Have you had local care team do a MSI (multi sensory impairment) team assessment? They often have access to funding or grants to support you. I use subtitles but also have a “live mic” device that sits by TV that streams direct to my hearing aids. Additionally your local Environmental health maybe able to help. Keep track of it, if during 7am to 11am there a few exceptions to noise unless it’s persistent and consistent.

Coralee Cook

23rd March 2022

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