Noise during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
As more and more of us are spending extended time at home during the pandemic we may be more aware of noise from our neighbours who are also home for longer periods and at different times.
Whilst Beyond Housing can take action against those who repeatedly make unreasonable noise that impacts on their neighbours’ enjoyment of their homes, there are some day to day noises that are heard due to people living in close proximity to one another. Examples would include footsteps and noise from washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
What can you do to help?
Great neighbours make great neighbourhoods and more understanding and patience may be required during the lockdown rather than formal action or intervention by us.
Consider how activities may impact on those around you. Be mindful of your neighbours’ circumstances, they may be key workers who work night shifts and need to sleep during the day, or they may have a young family who are up early on a morning and go to bed early on an evening.
Examples of noise problems are included below along with some guidance.