The Homeowner’s Guide to Dealing with Noisy Neighbours

Noisy Neighbour in AucklandNoisy neighbours can be a real drag, especially if all you want to do after an exhausting day is to get your much-needed rest. There are state laws and local ordinances against noise pollution, but you should only consider this as a last resort. If you don’t want any hassle, replace your windows with sound proofing ones from United Glass. Otherwise, there are a few ways to deal with them.

Talk to your neighbours.

Before any dispute arises, try to settle the matter between the two of you. Around one in three people instantly solve issues through open communication. It may be a surprise, but your neighbours might not be annoying you on purpose. Most people don’t usually realise what they are doing until you tell them.

However, don’t just barge into your neighbour’s home. If they are drunk and throwing a party, it might not be the best time to do it, and you won’t resolve anything. Catch them in a public setting or when they are in their garden, and talk to them there. This is better than knocking awkwardly at their door.

Get the local council involved.

If you spoke to your neighbour and they still keep on blasting their speakers, you might want to get the Auckland Council involved. Be mindful, however, that your actions will increase tension, and your neighbours might end up in court. Watch out for your house records, as the local council will list your complaint there. You will encounter difficulties in the future if you decide to sell your home.

If you don’t want the council involved, try to resolve the issue or set up a schedule with your neighbours. For instance, their kids can have their band practice in the garage while you’re still at work. The secret is knowing how to adjust, if it’s completely necessary.

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