Can I make a complaint about noise from a domestic property?
However, we can not deal with noise from 'ordinary domestic activities', such as:
- Ringing telephones
- Opening and closing doors
- Flushing toilets
- Switching on and off electrical sockets.
These types of noise are considered to be unavoidable as part of normal everyday living and therefore can not constitute a statutory environmental nuisance.
How can the problem be reduced or prevented?
Defra have also produced a booklet, "Bothered by noise? There's no need to suffer," which gives advice on how to deal with noise problems.
How do I make a complaint?
If you feel the problem may be classed as a statutory nuisance, have spoken to the person causing the noise (or do not feel you are able to) and the noise continues, please contact us with the details.