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    • KatieDee
    • By KatieDee 10th Aug 18, 9:44 PM
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    Noise from Upper Floor Flat (Separate Block)
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:44 PM
    Noise from Upper Floor Flat (Separate Block) 10th Aug 18 at 9:44 PM
    Yup, groan, it's another one of those threads...

    I live in a fairly expensive and small block of flats, marketed towards "professionals". I decided to rent here rather than a cheaper block because I expected those renting around me to be equally as boring and quiet

    Around six months ago, somebody moved into the top floor flat in the block next door. The first weekend they were belting karaoke out until 3am, but I wasn't too bothered because I assumed it was a house warming and a one off thing.

    Since then, even through the week, all I can hear is them screaming in elation when one of them scores a goal on Fifa, lands some "epic bants" or...well, does anything at all by the sounds of it. Every five minutes on the dot we get a crescendo of blokey "AHHHHHHHHHH" 's which resonates through the courtyard. It's literally like living in a' Spoons on a match day.

    So whatever, noise travels, I can handle a few hours of shouting after work, no problem there.

    But it's happening again tonight, several people over, all shouting and screaming, which I can hear being on the ground floor, doors and windows shut, and a block over from them. You have to understand these people are not close to my flat and they're about 50ft above me.

    I can't get access to knock and ask them to quieten down, but I'd be very surprised if their downstairs neighbour hasn't already done this given how loud they are. I can't post them a letter either as I don't have access and can't be certain of the flat number.

    What's the best course of action? I've taken videos and even with my rubbish microphone and being three floors down from them you can hear them clear as day on the recording.

    I know it's only 9.45pm on a Friday night. And I get it, it's a flat, I should expect noise, and I do! The stomps from my upstairs neighbour have become part of the furniture now. But these lads next door and upstairs are just something else...

    I feel like a boring !!!!!! and I really don't begrudge people having a bit of a get together on a weekend. It's just so incredibly loud, even from across the way, and it's all I can focus on. I imagine this is the general concensus of most people in the flat as well. I've turned my TV up but I'm hyper aware of annoying my immediate neighbours through making just as much noise.

    He occasionally comes out for a cigarette but I don't like the idea of approaching him randomly, as I don't want him to feel like he's being stalked or watched all the time. He seems quite reasonable and probably doesn't realise how much the sound travels. I just want the screams and shouting to stop

    So...any ideas?
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:53 PM
    Do you know if the block is managed by the same management company as yours? Whilst you are renting I appreciate you might not have these details but then again you might.
    If you can find out the detilas of the management company for the flat you could contact them and raise your concerns. No doubt there are covenants and noise restrictions which they will make the tenants aware of either directly or via their LL.
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    • KatieDee
    • By KatieDee 10th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
    Crisis averted! I went out to speak to another neighbour while she was having a cig, the party goers came down as well and apologised for the noise. They said it was a leaving party (I tried to hide my elation) and they will shut the windows.

    Shortest, most boring thread ever

    Thank you for your replies though!
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