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HMO, Flats Fire Doors & Laminate Floors Noises
I'm 77 years of age. For 7 years, I've been in a noise problem situation coming from HMO house fire doors and laminate flooring. It’s an ex-council property like mine. The local council did nothing to fix the noise, although I believe it’s their responsibility as they permitted fire doors to be fitted in the HMO property. However, the council did a biased-bogus, covered-up, flawed noise investigation. They even tried to blame the noise on unsociable behaviour of the tenants; when in fact, it’s the fault of the poor construction of these ex-council's properties/buildings and the council is to blame. These properties/buildings with very thin party walls, and no insulation; and the upper half of these houses' outer solid walls are made from Fly Ash and are classified as prefabricated.
I've already ended up in the hospital with heart palpitations, high blood pressure, and suffered a mild stroke, due to the trauma - stress, anxiety, depression, because of the noise and what the council have put me through. I also had suicidal thoughts until when my doctor spoke to me and told me a few home truths about the council.
Recently, I’ve been experiencing the same sort of fire doors [also permitted by the council] and laminate flooring noises coming from two flats [upper and lower] on the other side of me; also ex-council. But, the council is not doing anything about the noises from the flats, either.
Another problem is that; because of the noise, I'm unable to sell my property to escape them, or even downsize.
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