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    • FixedIncome
    • By FixedIncome 14th Mar 18, 11:38 PM
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    Unberable noise from an electric generator
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:38 PM
    Unberable noise from an electric generator 14th Mar 18 at 11:38 PM
    Hello,

    in front of my house on the other side of the road an electric generator has been recently installed for an emergency supply in two houses, caused by an electrical failure across the road under the pavement.

    The generator has been running 24/24h for 5 days and it produces a lot of noise that is Unbearable in my flat. I phoned and complained with the local council but nothing happened.

    I am really getting crazy because of unstoppable noise and I am also planning to move.

    can I ask a compensation for this issue? if Yes, how? ... I am new to UK, don't know how these things work.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 14th Mar 18, 11:51 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:51 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:51 PM
    It's a temporary measure. What do you expect them to do - leave the two houses with no electricity? Have you tried contacting the network operator to get a timescale on the works?

    http://www.energynetworks.org/info/faqs/who-is-my-network-operator.html
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • LABMAN
    • By LABMAN 14th Mar 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:52 PM
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    • 14th Mar 18, 11:52 PM
    Wear earplugs and no there's no compensation due.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 15th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
    I am also planning to move.
    Originally posted by FixedIncome
    Very wise.
    Be sure to move somewhere quiet.

    As an alternative, have you considered ear plugs?
    • FixedIncome
    • By FixedIncome 15th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
    It's a temporary measure. What do you expect them to do - leave the two houses with no electricity? Have you tried contacting the network operator to get a timescale on the works?
    Originally posted by elsien
    I am just asking for a compensation since I've got a damage and their solution is very bad.
    Never seen a monster like that in my country for an temporary electricity supply of only 2 houses!
    • zx81
    • By zx81 15th Mar 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:42 AM
    What is this damage?
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 15th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 15th Mar 18, 8:52 AM
    The Supply Company will not want this generator there any more than you do - they will complete the repair soon.

    These things happen.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
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