Noisy Pub or Club

Noisy Pub or Club

How to deal with a Noisy Pub or Club Whether it is live music, recorded music or patron noise the noisy pub or club can be a common cause for concern (particularly in mixed commercial/residential areas). In recent years enforcement…

Taking your own action

Taking your own action

Noisy Neighbours Law – Going it Alone Whilst we would always advise using your local authority service before resorting to taking your own action against the perpetrator of the noise, there are other options available to you. Included in the…

Is mediation a possibility?

Is mediation a possibility?

Noise and Mediation You may wish to consider talking through your differences with your neighbour and coming to an amicable solution to the problem. You should always approach your neighbours in a calm and constructive way; and avoid conflict. If…

Noise Complaint Investgation Process

Noise Complaint Investgation Process

Environmental Health – The Noise Complaint Police If you are suffering from noise pollution you can usually complain directly to your local authority environmental health department (who are in most areas have the noise complaint police role). In the majority…

Permitted noise levels

Permitted noise levels

Maximum Permitted Noise Level Contrary to popular belief there is no maximum permitted noise level that needs to be exceeded for noise to be categorised as a ‘nuisance’. Statutory nuisance legislation is routinely implemented and enforced by local authorities. Investigating officers…

What is a statutory nuisance?

What is a statutory nuisance?

What is a Statutory Nuisance Anyway?! When assessing the potential for nuisance the investigating officer will need to base his judgement on a number of factors. These include: •    How loud the noise is and how long it lasts •  …