I’ve had neighbours from hell in the past, but was lucky – my landlord removed them. But whilst it is easier for landlords to evict troublesome neighbours – they would still rather take the easy option and go down the mediation route.
However for 9 months I went through hell. So much hell it actually took me nearly 3 years to recover.
Nuisance noise comes in many forms – heated arguments, bass-heavy stereo systems, loud TVs and music centres, DIY noise, furniture being moved around, smoke alarms, ball games, pet noises like dogs barking, door slamming and even just stamping around.It can be difficult to know what types of noise constitute a nuisance, and we often have a very high tolerance for noise before we do anything about it – but the truth is, if the noise disturbs you, and is loud and sustained, then it is a nuisance, and you should not have to put up with it.
[ad#Google 200×200 right]I’m lucky now – I have great neighbours but at the time I so wanted to move. I was prepared to take a “hard to let” property – anything to get out.
Would you move? Have you moved because of neighbours?
Tell us your experiences. How did your landlord deal with it? Did they help you as their tenant?