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Hello Alex, I have bought a lovely garden flat, but I didn't know the flat above (rented) has wooden floors, and the
noise is unbearable, especially as I get woken up at night
I have no experience of moving or flats. Should I not have been warned by agent or vendor?
Have the previous owner ever said they had a dispute with the neighbour please?
I hate complaining so have said nothing yet as they are a nice family, and I hate any sort of confrontation. I do not
know the previous owner, my flat has been empty then refurbished after having tenants. I think the frooring upstairs
OK - you need to check to see if the seller had any problems. If so this could be classed as a dispute which should have been disclosed.
Generally flats do not allow wooden floors.
is quite new. The landlord/owner lives in the US!
But see first with your own solicitor, it should have been picked up.
However if that avenue is not available, have a quiet word if you can
If that is not something you are comfortable with then you should speak to the Council
Under the Environmental Protection Act they have a duty to investigated.
They would first install noise monitoring equipment in your flat and if it does pick up noise, they can have a word
But generally if they are tenants there will be a clause that states not to cause noise or annoyance to others.
But clearly your Landlord is in the USA so this enforcement might be a proble
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But have a quiet word or if you do not want to speak with the Council
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
It is a Victorian house which was converted into flats in 1960!
Yes indeed. But still the Council can do something
Yes, but he returns occasionally, i.e. to do 'improvements' to his flat among other things.
I think you can have sound insulation approx cost 10k
Yes but that is the Landlord's responsibility
First check with your own Solicitor to see if anything was raised
If not then contact the Council
ok, thank you. The other two flat above are also rented, but I never hear them - no noise would penetrate the
upstairs flat.I can just about hack it during the day, but being woken up in the early hours is unbearable! Wood floors are
great but no to live underneath!
Of course. So take the steps above
1) Speak with your Solicitor to see if there seller raised anything
2) Speak with the Council
No thanks. Just what I thought!
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