Noise nuisance

Noise nuisance is one of the most common complaints of antisocial behaviour.

No property is completely soundproof, so you will always hear a certain amount of noise from your neighbours.

However, it’s important to understand the difference between expected noise, such as children playing and household appliances, and inconsiderate noise, such as constant loud music late at night or persistent shouting.

What can you do about excessive noise?

Talk to your neighbours – First things first, we suggest having a friendly word with your neighbour to let them know their behaviour is disturbing you.

Environmental Health – If the noise is still affecting you, the next step you can take is to contact your local authority’s Environmental Health team.

Welfare concerns – If the noise that you can hear is causing you concern for a neighbour’s safety you can contact your local authority’s safeguarding team.

Incident Diaries – Keeping an incident diary is a good way of recording information and assisting Onward’s Safer Neighbourhood team when investigating reports of antisocial noise. You can find a copy of our Incident Diary here.

If you’re experiencing noise nuisance that is persistent, you have tried the above remedies and the situation has still not improved then please contact us.