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The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
edited November 2011 in The hub

Need a bit of advice...

Noisy neighbours (students) are being noisy again.
I've confronted them once in the early am (like 2/3am) and they listened for a bit.

Now they're taking the piss again (most nights) so I was wondering what to do.

I don't want to go straight to the Landlord because 1) I don't want noise tonight 2) I don't want to be a massive killjoy.

So I was going to leave a post-it-note on his door reading the following:


Please can you keep the noise/music down, the walls in this place are thin and the windows very close together out back.

Cheers "

Do that sound reasonable before going to the landlord?

BTW, these aren't student flats either which is the most annoying thing. everyone else in here is fine and I'm pretty much the only one speaking out/confronting them.



  • I would hang a dead chicken nailed to the door by it's tongue.
    That should get the message through...
  • decided to leave it, i'll confront them if needed and speak to the landlord in the am.
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040

    A quick squirt of this at night over the garden fence if they are making noise outside, or even through the letter box will have them retching at the stench. Even a squirt around door frames or near open windows will clear out any party in seconds it seems!

    Oh, and I suspect the landlord will offer lip service to any complaint at best.
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  • mak3mmak3m Posts: 1,469
    Next early morning ride, prop your speakers up against their wall and give them a blast of kylies greatest hits or anything by scooter, while you go out and blow out them cobwebs

    in my experiance of noisy neighbours, beating them at their own game, or the application of physical violence from mrs Mak3m is the only way to win
  • mak3m wrote:
    Next early morning ride, prop your speakers up against their wall and give them a blast of kylies greatest hits or anything by scooter, while you go out and blow out them cobwebs

    This seems to work quite well...
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  • estampidaestampida Posts: 1,008
    the leave he stereo on all day works fine

    but you need a big sound system

    and a copy of paul simons graceland or maybe a michael angelo batio album

    let it run to see how this would get at the next door :twisted:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Bit of a fail if they've got bigger speakers though.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    I had/Have a problem with a noisey neighbour

    make as much noise as it where, with the right people - Land Lord/council/Envioronmental health/freeholder as you can.

    I was sick of this happening night after night and having little to no sleep waiting for it to start at 2/3/6 in the morning and after several times of asking this person to turn it down and getting no where - i contacted her landlord/and the freeholder of the property - she soon stopped

    What i will recomend is to keep a log of everytime that this happens,

    Date/time/how it effects you. this will give you some evidence if you need to take it further - also speak to the other neighbours and ask them if they are happy tp conform what you are saying.

    Also contact your council and speak to the EHO/ Noice abatement officer - they should give you a number to call if it happens late at night where they will turn up and have the power to confiscate equipment if it persists.

    Good luck - dont let them win
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  • j_lj_l Posts: 425
    I have had to resort to this method myself, but be warned it is illegal.

    If you are in a flat I would assume there is an electrical cupboard where the meters are kept, where their meter is there will be a big fuse carrier with two screws holding it in place and a small piece of wire with a tag on it, when they are out remove the fuse, = no electricity = no noise.



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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    As this is the hub, I agree with rubertoe. Do things legit and above board. If you mess their stuff up when they're out, think what they're going to do back when you're at work all day.

    "They poured baked beans through my letter box"

    "Well he broke into the meter cupboard and damaged the mains supply"

    Which will lead to a letter from the landlord...."Dear Mr Monkey, GTFO!"

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • It only get worse around this area mate. The last 3 nights have been parties in most of the houses by me until 4am, woke up this morning to find someone had put a bed ontop of one car and emptied rubbish over another. It's only a matter of time til i go on a student killing spree.
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  • GTD.GTD. Posts: 626
    Am I the only one who thought
    when they read the title?
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  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    go to the landlord

    had a similar problem with neighbours fighting till the wee hours

    we found out who the leasing company was, and complained to them about their behaviour

    as it turns out we were renting from the same company, which no doubt helped

    we called the cops about 4 times and that made no difference at all, but one word from the landlord and they stopped immediately

    we moved out shortly after, so i don't know whether they started again

    we were only renting, but the poor bloke on the other side owned his place, so was stuck
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    The above advice to keep it legit and politely involve the right people will soon have the desired effect.

    Have been through it once meself wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    We've had this too. The problems we found were that the Landlord had no power over the tenants cos he was soft and flacid. The police couldn't do anything. The EHO wouldn't come roud at 3am to witness the noise.

    So, I made a phone call to the local police (obviously not 999 but the station's number) and logged a report. I then posted a flier through everyones letter boxes advising they do they same. The council can only serve an eviction notice with a log of offence to back them up, and even then if you are the only person you look like a [email protected] of a neighbour. Lots of people leaving reports about the address gives a really strong case.

    When the tenants realised there was some organisation to get them evicted - they soon shut up.

    The back up plan was a delivery of large crickets throught the letter box :twisted:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    The back up plan was a delivery of large crickets throught the letter box :twisted:
    I once had a lousy neighbour/landlord (rented a cottage on her property)
    She had a really nice garden and a whole tribe of horrible scotty dogs that she used to keep out of her bit and let run in mine, with obvious sh1tty consequences.
    Was next to a hilly area, and there were loads of mice - I used to catch them in glue trap, and release them through her dog door.
    Was satisfying listening to all the dogs go mad.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Don't leave a note, just nip in at a sensible hour and have a chat with them. Most noisy people are just thoughtless rather than evil.

    Course, if that fails we did discover that Sepultura played through a bass guitar amp, placed facing the wall, knocks everything off their shelves. And our shelves for that matter so only a partial win but still.
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  • bambabamba Posts: 856
    GTD. wrote:
    Am I the only one who thought
    when they read the title?

    No , having had the escort and still got the golf''s I was looking for that too
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    A couple of years ago whilst our neighbours were on holiday their teenage daughter had a massive party. The noise went on till about 6am and only stopped then after I nipped round for the second time and was a little more stern.

    So at 6am there is a house full of wasted sleeping teenagers. At 8:30am I nipped out into the garden (I know all my other neighbours are up and about this time anyway) and fired up the chainsaw. I only had to prune a couple of tiny branches but the chainsaw seemed just perfect.

    The sight of a few green looking teens shouting at the top of their voices for me to stop whilst I looked at them revving the engine saying "what, what, can't hear you mate, sorry." made my whole day.

    Lovely. :D
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    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    when i lived in tenerife the lad next door had an all night party when his parents went away. music went on until around 5/6 am and the gf had to be in work at 8. on the way out she taped down the entry buzzer to their apartment at the front gate so the bell/buzzer was was funny to see a load of guys staring blankily at the bell outside the front door obviously so trashed they didn't think to go down to the front gate.

    the buzzer was still going when i got back from work at 7pm!!!! :lol:
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,986
    If having a word doesn't help you could try asking if the university can help.

    [Rambling anecdote...]
    While we were at university a friend decided to have a large party. All the neighbours were invited but someone 4 streets away complained.

    The police came around but were happy enough as long as the party stayed within the grounds of the house, which it did.

    Someone from the university came around and said the party had to stop because of the complaint they had had. The party moved indoors and quietened down a bit.

    The lad who organised it got a bollocking the following week from the course tutor who had been given the report from the security people. He was quite proud as it said "We'd never seen anything quite like it".
  • We had noise complaints from our "neighbours" through the university, having had friends who had been given a final warning due to the amount of complaints they had received, with the threat of having them removed from their house, we decided to stop having parties.

    It is a great avenue to explore, many universities may have similar powers/contacts to force you to leave the property... Just get talking to the community relations officer (if they have one)

    Go big or go home.
  • PirahnaPirahna Posts: 1,315
    Having lived through the noisy neighbours from all night parties to having a drug dealer next door, there is very little you can do. For people that have not experienced this, it grinds you down. You go from asking them to be quiet, to the Police, to environmental services. Nothing happens and you still have noisy people living next door or in an adjacent flat.

    Although most people will disagree the only solution that works is to take matter into your own hands. The drug dealer was "evicted", the scum on the ground floor with the parties all night, every night had a flat fire (wasn't me). The two students above him got the message when somebody pointed out they were lucky the fire brigade managed to put it out before it spread to their flat.

    A mate had an issue with constant loud music and parties, his solution was to gain access to to the electricity supply for the block and cut the blokes power. One of his neighbours went a bit too far and stabbed the bloke. When the Police and ambulance turned up he refused treatment, went back into the flat and turned the music. The neighbour went back and stabbed him properly.
  • Update: I've had no noise since the OP :D *touch wood*

    I think he's realised that my sound system is considerably louder, and that i won't hesitate putting it on a 6am when I get up :D
  • Tim.sTim.s Posts: 515
    Ive had this for many years mate, i live in a flat pretty much surrounded by student flats. Most of the year its not too bad but weekends and the obvious (freshers week etc) can be a bit stressful.

    A few years ago I used to knock on the door on my way to work, whichever zombie answered the door would get a cheerful explanation of how since they were so kind as to include me in their one night music festival I felt it only fair to invite them to join me in a brisk early morning walk across the city. It changed nothing but at least they felt my pain.

    A buddy of mine did put half a kebab through the letterbox one night but they already had a few on the doormat so it didnt really have the desired effect.
    "Didn't hurt"
  • castleladcastlelad Posts: 414
    We have suffered this at the last place(also a flat,12 mnths ago), music,shouting,swearing,fighting, cars being vandalised etc etc, any complaints were met with a "do you know who i am, bla bla bla".......other residents complained same responses,....told the right people and they said "keep a diary of events for 3 months, then get back in touch, well 3 nights passed and the person responsible started to pick on the mrs,& kids.......just as we were getting ready to move......that night he headbutted a blunt instrument apparently !................ :roll:
  • GhosttGhostt Posts: 192
    My neighbours left their 18 year old son at home while they've been on holiday the past 2 weeks. After hearing him coming in at 3am with all his friends for the past couple of weekends, shouting and playing loud music, some sort of 'gentle' reminder was overdue. Cue us having fireworks last night to celebrate my sister's birthday (some of which may have drifted a bit close to his bedroom window...) and a friend 'testing' his Harley Davidson's engine, with straight through exhaust, naturally, at 8am before going to work at the end of his drive :twisted:
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