- Sep 16, 2011
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You are probably aware noise is dealt with normally by your local authority. As a rule it is environmental health. As you've said the tend to list "reasonable day to day noise". Even things like reasonable music practice can be included.As a matter of interest, for anyone who might know more than is simply found on Google, what are the chances of something actually being done against a neighbour who is frequently yelling and screaming at the top of their lung (over the phone, it's not a domestic argument or anything) and how liable is the previous owner for both lying to my face about it when I asked when I visited and then not mentioning anything on the form where it said if a complaint had been made or if there was cause for complaint. I can say with certainty there would have been cause.
I'm in a leasehold flat and there are certain requirements on the tenants to not make too much noise but it specifies how (instruments, music, speakers, singing, DIY etc) but does not actually explicitly say simply yelling and screeching. I'd assume that would be covered under the bleeding obvious but then also know law can leave nice little loopholes, especially when you have a lot of things listed explicitly.
Cambridge City Council advice keep a diary and have a link you can get an app to record the noise. Might be worth a look
Another avenue for noise complaints can be via ASB dependant on your local authority. As a rule the police will cuff you off as either "civil dispute" or call the council.
Could also try an FOI request about how many noise complaints you've had in your block over a specific time. I'm not sure if you'd get a response