Seel & Co

Noise nuisance

One result of living in a block of apartments is that noise from neighbours can become a nuisance.  Unlike living in a house many walls and in some cases both floors and ceilings are adjoining a neighbouring property.

Most Leases contain covenants relating to the prevention of nuisances including noise nuisance but enforcement of breaches of covenant can be slow and cumbersome. It is therefore recommended that any occupier firstly contact their local authority whose Environmental Health Officers have the legal powers to act in the case of noise nuisance far more effectively and quickly where it can be proved that a nuisance exists.

Any formal action however it is taken to counter a noise nuisance will be reliant on there being sound (excuse the pun) evidence from those suffering a nuisance.