Bothered by Noise?
If you are bothered by noise
coming from a neighbours home, often the best way to deal
with the problem is to go to the source.
Talk to the person
responsible for the noise and point out the problem. You
may find they are unaware they are disturbing you.
If informal action fails,
then contact Camden Council who have a duty to investigate
complaints of noise from premises and deal with any they
consider to be a statutory nuisance.
Telephone the Environmental
Health Department Customer Services on 020 7974 2090. They
will take details of your complaint, write to the person
about whom you are complaining, and write to you requesting
you keep a record of incidents on diary sheets they provide.
If the problem continues,
send in the diary sheets to Customer Services and they will
allocate a case officer who will investigate further. If
they cannot resolve the problem informally they can serve
abatement notices, and ultimately the case could appear in
front of the magistrates who can impose substantial fines.
The Council also have a
mobile “Noise Patrol” operating on Friday and Saturday
nights between 10.0 p.m. and 4.0 a.m. If a problem arises
during that time call the Council offices on 020 7974 4444
and they will pass on your report to the Patrol who will
then call round and try to resolve the problem.
Whilst a nuisance may arise
in contravention of the lease, your most effective recourse
is to contact the Council as above and pursue action through
them. Please remember that it is not part of the Estate
staff’s duties to deal with these matters.