What can I do about noise nuisance?
Noise nuisance is defined as ‘any significant and unreasonable noise which affects another person’. Everyone should expect to put up with a certain amount of noise during their everyday lives. But no one should have to put up with noise that interferes with the enjoyment of their home.
Many things affect whether or not a noise is classed as a nuisance. For example:
- What time of day does it happen?
- How long are you disturbed for?
- How loud is the noise?
- How frequently are you affected by the noise?
The most common forms of noise nuisance are loud music or televisions, barking dogs, shouting, banging doors and home improvements. If you're planning any noisy home improvements, it is a good idea to let your neighbours know beforehand.