DIY and power tools

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Recently moved into a property and had next door doing DIY from 7am in the morning sometimes at night also. very loud power toolds including sanders, planers, jack hammer etc . I suffer with health issues and have problems sleeping. Also I am studying and am doing exams.

Prolonged DIY can be a problem. Statutory nuisance depends upon a number of factors including frequency of occurrence. However, regular disturbance at unreasonable hours may constitute a nuisance. I would suggest talking to him/her first. Otherwise contact your local authority noise service and lodge a complaint. Anything that exacerbates existing health issues or unusual sensitivities is often not relevant in nuisance cases. However, any impact on living, studying and sleep is all normal and useful information that should be included. Sometimes anti-social behaviour procedures can take account of your personal circumstances.