Noisy neighbors?

Hey all, how you all doing?

Just seeing if anyone else has any experience with this.

Our neighbors both sides of us (we are detached house) have been more than fine, I've lived here about 16 years now and we've had the same neighbors in that time. In that time one of them often doesn't a lot of side work as a mechanic, currently has 7 cars outside his home and often works until about 11pm with drills,hammers and so on, and more so in the summer, never really been a problem until now that his kids are older (probably mid 20s) and now most of their friends come over, extremely loud shouting outside our fence etc, smoking weed which stinks our house out (Mainly more of a problem for our 4 year old as you can smell it in his bedroom).

We used to speak over the fence in the general neighbor way, however we haven't done this for a long time now as I used to work away etc and my partner was never really outside to speak to them. 

I know the obvious answer is to perhaps mention this to them, however I suspect it will rock the boat a bit. 

Any suggestions? 

Thank you!
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  • goater78
    goater78 Posts: 193
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    Mid twenties you would assume they would leave the family home soon?
  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202
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    Hi

    I'm ok this for asking and trust you are well :)

    No easy solution other than consult the local coucil re your options as they will advise
    about when and how a property can be used for business, hobby, nuisance, etc and what to do.

    You can contact them initially for advice and withhold your name/details and then take it from there

    I'm afraid there is not easy solution as next door may fall out with you

    Good luck
  • StevenB12
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    @goater78


    You would assume so! One of them left about a year ago. The two that are still at home though have little intention of. Suppose with house prices I can't blame them but hey ho
  • Spender£
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    We have an issue similar to this with a new young neighbour who has moved in next door with motorbikes, quad bikes and cars being fixed day and night so i took a defensive stance.

    I planted a hedge around the perimeter of spikey pyracantha and it is still growing, this gives me privacy although it does not stop noise, for peace of mind i hung a couple of those tapo cameras looking out of the bedroom windows to record anything that goes on when I'm at work or not at the window.

    You are right not to rock the boat unless something serious happens because the relationship is never the same after although over time his kids will probably move out and he will get to old to mess with cars.

    Unfortunately you can choose your friends but not your neighbours.
    Time Is The Enemy!
  • StevenB12
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    We have an issue similar to this with a new young neighbour who has moved in next door with motorbikes, quad bikes and cars being fixed day and night so i took a defensive stance.

    I planted a hedge around the perimeter of spikey pyracantha and it is still growing, this gives me privacy although it does not stop noise, for peace of mind i hung a couple of those tapo cameras looking out of the bedroom windows to record anything that goes on when I'm at work or not at the window.

    You are right not to rock the boat unless something serious happens because the relationship is never the same after although over time his kids will probably move out and he will get to old to mess with cars.

    Unfortunately you can choose your friends but not your neighbours.
    Very true. 

    We still have the same issue at the moment, it's OK  some nights and then terrible the next. Now that the brighter nights are coming in it becomes a bigger issue. We've had it previously where they will be out with power tools etc until 11pm.

    There's currently 8 cars outside their house all waiting for work. The joys 
  • lincroft1710
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    Report the issues to Environmental Health
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • pallyman
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    Also might be worth contacting your local councilor who might push things along.
  • rigolith
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    goater78 said:
    Mid twenties you would assume they would leave the family home soon?
    Not these days.
  • Thumbs_Up
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    In the years ahead it will be interesting to see if mental health issues, ever on the increase will have a big impact with the statisticians due to all these rabbit style hutches (new build houses to you and me) being built across England’s green and pleasant land and the propendency of some people, aka neighbours, to be totally and utterly selfish.






  • MalMonroe
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    StevenB12 said:
    We have an issue similar to this with a new young neighbour who has moved in next door with motorbikes, quad bikes and cars being fixed day and night so i took a defensive stance.

    I planted a hedge around the perimeter of spikey pyracantha and it is still growing, this gives me privacy although it does not stop noise, for peace of mind i hung a couple of those tapo cameras looking out of the bedroom windows to record anything that goes on when I'm at work or not at the window.

    You are right not to rock the boat unless something serious happens because the relationship is never the same after although over time his kids will probably move out and he will get to old to mess with cars.

    Unfortunately you can choose your friends but not your neighbours.
    Very true. 

    We still have the same issue at the moment, it's OK  some nights and then terrible the next. Now that the brighter nights are coming in it becomes a bigger issue. We've had it previously where they will be out with power tools etc until 11pm.

    There's currently 8 cars outside their house all waiting for work. The joys 
    Hi, you really need to report these people to the council. It's not just a case of 'noisy neighbours', they are obviously running a business from home and they need council permission to do that, in the first place. Especially if they're annoying their neighbours. 

    I don't agree with 'not rocking the boat' because if you don't, these people will get away with ruining the pleasure and peace that we are all supposed to be free to enjoy in our own homes in this country. Why should one family make everyone else's lives miserable?

    They can't just start mending cars from home, they need a licence and they need permission and they probably need to pay a lot of extra taxes, too.

    Some info in this link - https://www.gov.uk/run-business-from-home

    But please do report them to the council, that's the first step. You won't be ruining any relationship you have with them because there isn't any relationship, from what you have said. They need to hire a workshop, well away from their home.
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