We live in a densely populated area, with many flats and terraced houses – so we’re all used to hearing a bit of noise at times. However, too much noise late at night or early morning can be a serious problem for neighbours – remember many people have to get up early for work or may have young children.
- Music – Really loud music at midnight or 7 am can lead to complaints and bad neighbour relations.Most houses don’t have much sound insulation and gardens don’t have any.
- DIY – doing noisy jobs like drilling or sanding can also cause problems.
- Pets – if you have a dog, keep it happy to make sure it doesn’t disturb neighbours by barking
If you are disturbed by noise from neighbours – let them know, politely. The chances are they didn’t realise and are far more likely to be considerate if you talk to them.
If you have a serious noise problem – the council environmental health team can help – For advice or information call 01273 294266There is a night time niose patrol 10 pm – 3 am Fridays and Saturdays – 01273 293541
If you have student neighbours who repeatedly forget they have neighbours, the universities have community liason officers who can help:
University of Sussex – Lucy Walker, Housing Officer (Information & Advice)
t.01273 690405 firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Brighton -Andrew Keeffe, Community Liaison & Housing Advice Officer
t.01273 641894 email@example.com