HI I LEAVE IN PROPERTY 25% FLATS AND 75% OFFICE AND LANDLORD TO TO CONVERT 75% BUILDING TO FLATS, THEY START WORK THE NOISE IS UN BEARABLE MY IS VERY SICK OLD WOMEN SHE HAVE STRONG BONE ARTHRITIS AS SHE COULD NOT PART DURING THE NIGHT SHE GET LATE IN MORNING ABOUT MID DAY THE NOISE IS SO HIGH OF DRILLING AND BANNING, THE COUNCIL OF WEST MINSTER SEEM GAVE PERMISSION TO MAKE WHAT THEY LIKE FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM HOW I BE PROTECT UNDER THIS GREAT UNBEARABLE FOR OLD AND SICK PEOPLE ARE WE PROTECTED BY EU HUMAN RIGHT PLEASE ADVIS S.XXXXX
IT HAVE BEING GOING NEARLY 2 WEEKS AND AS THEY ARE GOING TO REBUILD 6 NEW FLATS INSTEAD OF OFFICE THEY BANNING THE WALLS AND DRILLING ALL THE WALLS OF THE OLD OFFICE THEY IT WILL TAKE 8 WEEK AND THEY WILL START AGAIN TO REBUILD THE SIX FLATS WHICH MORE BANNING AND DRILLING MAY BE IT WILL TAKE 8/12 MONTHS TO FINISH
There is no definitive answerto this but I will try to assist you.
I will give some examples. It is actually illegal to sound a carhorn between the hours of 11:30 PM and 7 AM although the sounding of a car hornis not continuous. Even a beep between those prohibitedhours is an offence.
At any other time, if it was sounded continually it then becomesnuisance.
The noise of jackhammersfrom next door comes into the same bracket. There is no statutory periodhowever when it is illegal to make this kind of noise.
Under the circumstances, it is whatever is reasonable. There areseveral elements to thisbeing reasonable.
1 How long it is going to continue for in the number of days/weeks
2 how long it continues for each day during that time
3 the hours that it happens during.
It is impossible to do some work without making some noise. Itwould not beunreasonable if they did not make continual noise say before 8 AM or after 8 PM.
However if the noise was continual between 8 AM and 8 PM thatwould be unreasonable.
So really comes down to what is reasonable in the circumstances.
I think 9 PM is unreasonable. However I also think that from 9 AMuntil 9 PM continually every day is also unreasonable.
There are some exact figures:Between 7AM and 7PM its 41dB, between 7PM and 11PM its 37dB and from 11PM to7AM its 31dB , however it is a little more complicated than that as thosefigures are usually taken from within your home and need to be sustained atthose levels for a period of time. Readings must be taken by someone who is qualified to do so
The equipment is expensive soleave it to the Env Health dept at the council.If the noise is deliberate then an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) can beissued to the offender They will also incur fixed penalty fines in the process.30 - 40 dB is no louder than whispering but it needs to be continuous on anEnvironmental health officers equipment (i.e 1 second bursts of a car hornwould not suffice (though this is still an offence after 11PM or before 7am ina built up area) but an uninterrupted bass line in music...boom, boom, boom,boom, would)
Ultimately, if you don't want to bring court proceedings, you canraise the issue with theEnvironmental Health Department at the Council who can have a quiet word withthem and tell them to keep it between certain hours or they can issue them witha noise abatement notice
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