Sometimes it feels like plain bad luck when you move into a new house and after a few hours the noise from next door starts shaking the adjoining walls and you wish that you could turn back time and move all over again.
When you have a family this can seem even more of a nuisance, and it can sometimes cause accidents. Lack of sleep causes a large number of road traffic accidents every year, and when your neighbours are keeping you up to the early hours it can be difficult to get those precious hours’ sleep.
Then there is the damage extreme noise can do to your hearing impairment that is most common through accidents in the workplace.
Here are a few options to deal with noisy neighbours
- Asking politely
Sometimes it is simply the case of knocking on somebody’s door and asking if they can keep the noise down. Most people will be unaware that they are making an unreasonable amount of noise, so by simply letting them know there is a problem this could solve it.
- Talking to the council or police
If the noise is becoming unbearable or hazardous to yourself or those you are living with, then there are options to contact the local council or even the police. The latter of the two should be a last resort and only used in extreme circumstances.
What not to do:
- Do not get violent
You do not want to cause a nasty accident by thinking violence is the answer in these situations. Although the noise can be extremely frustrating it is important to stay calm so as not to cause any unwanted incidents.
- Do not bang on the wall
It is seen in films all the time where people bang on the floors or walls in order to prevent noise from neighbours. However, these can cause bad accidents and injuries , so at the worst of times it is important to keep your cool.
Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team deal with a variety of different claims, so if you have had an accident in your home that was not your fault, you can call one of their advisers for a no-obligation chat. Our helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500.