Q. My neighbours are noisy, what do I do?


Living in a block of apartments involves a lot of people living in close proximity to one another. If your neighbour is causing a nuisance, the first thing that you should do is have a friendly chat with them – many people aren’t used to living in apartments and don’t realise the problems that they are causing.

The lease contains covenants in relation to not causing a nuisance and so if you are suffering from a repeated problem, EWS can take steps to enforce the lease. If you want EWS to become involved, we will need to know the address that is causing the problem together with dates, times and details of occurrences. In the first instance, we will write to the offending owner.

It is also worth remembering that local authorities have wide ranging powers in relation to noise nuisance and you should also seek their advice.

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