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Neighbour Noise

Hi all,

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this.

Basically, we have a lovely neighbour, she never causes any problems, we don’t talk much but we’re always pleasant and considerate towards each other. She has obviously gone away or something as for the last 4 night someone has been staying at her house as she has a dog.

The problem is, they’re playing loud music while my kids are trying to go to sleep. The people staying there also appear to be a family so it’s not like a party, just probably not aware we can hear it or whatever, just not very considerate.

Should I go and knock and ask them to turn it down or just sit it out until the owner comes back? Hopefully won’t be long!



  • I would go round and politely ask them to keep the noise down as its affecting your families sleep. You dont know how long this might go on for.
  • baza52baza52 Forumite
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    what sort of time of night is this happening
  • JackRH93JackRH93 Forumite
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    I think you might be right.

    It’s from about 6:30pm until gone 11pm but on and off, might go quiet for 30 mins. Listening this evening I think it may be a TV turned up really loud. We live in a newbuild home so I guess the walls aren’t the thickest...
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew Forumite
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    Get somebody that's rarely around yours to knock on the door and ask for your neighbour. They'll say something like "she's gone away" and your person can ask when she's back....

    ... then at least you'll know what's what.

    Might be worth inventing a reason, just in case... "I heard she needed a dog sitter" could work :)
  • Marvel1Marvel1 Forumite
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    Ask them. I never knew how thin my walls were until a mate asked can I hear the child crying next door! I couldn't.

    Since then it's headphones for the TV as i had a bit louder than normal.
  • Accountant_KerryAccountant_Kerry Forumite
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    Just ask them, most people don't even know they are making a noise that can be heard and are pretty mortified once told. Or that was the case when I spoke to my neighbour about his squeaking bed at 4am keeping me awake haha
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  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    I think it would have been courteous for your neighbour to have mentioned she was going away and someone else would be staying in the house.
    And to have asked the house-sitters not to make too much noise.
    That's what I would have done.

    But in your circumstances, I'd pop round and ask them politely to tone down the noise.
    Unless the neighbour has returned and the problem is solved.
  • edited 27 January 2020 at 6:48PM
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    I agree with just going round and asking. Chances are they haven't set out to be inconsiderate and just don't realise. Be nice about and they are less likely to get defensive. Some years back we had a very noisy neighbour move in. Only the noise was bedroom related!! Cringe!! My husband went to speak to them and noticed the man was wearing 2 hearing aids and the lady had difficulty speaking as she was also severely deaf. After that it stopped!
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