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Noisy neighbours & the Law (UK)

A collection of links to potential legal advice on dealing with noisy neighbours.

Noisy neighbours & the Law (UK)

In England and Wales, Schedule 2 (Ground 2) of the Housing Act 1985 allows excessive noise nuisance to be possible grounds for eviction. Councils, housing associations and the police have powers to tackle anti-social noise from residential premises under Part 1 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

In Scotland, section 35 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 allows a landlord to convert a secure tenancy to a short secure tenancy if the tenant has been served with an antisocial behaviour order.

Find out more at various legal-orientated websites:

UK government: https://www.gov.uk/how-to-resolve-neighbour-disputes

Northern Ireland government information: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/noise-nuisance-and-neighbours

Environment Law: http://www.environmentlaw.org.uk/rte.asp?id=115