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Does anyone have a solution/s for a sound barrier as our bedroom is next door to our noisy neighbours courtyard. Our houses are separated by a 6foot galv fence but still we hear their noise like it is in our own bedroom
Please HELP!!!!  

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Hi Burleigh,

I would suggest that you use the search function available on the forum as there has been at least one very good post regarding noise issues like yours, including a solution from a happy forumite!.

Glenn  

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Thankyou Glen for the reply  

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Burleigh said:
Does anyone have a solution/s for a sound barrier as our bedroom is next door to our noisy neighbours courtyard. Our houses are separated by a 6foot galv fence but still we hear their noise like it is in our own bedroom
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Which State are you in? Are your Neighbors Tenants or Owners of the property?  

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Qld, We live @ Burleigh Heads and our neighbours are tenants.. The noise that causes us concern is them just chatting,BUT, 2.00am in the morning on a Wednesday  

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Burleigh said:
Qld, We live @ Burleigh Heads and our neighbours are tenants.. The noise that causes us concern is them just chatting,BUT, 2.00am in the morning on a WednesdayClick to expand...

Tenants is good, you have more options. Talking to the Landlord, talking to the Property Manager.. and in some states the various Residential Tenancies Tribunals allow Neighbors of noisy Tenants make applications to terminate Tenancies for intruding on the peaceful enjoyment of your own property.

Needless to say, all of these actions bring angst and an uneasiness in the neighbor/neighbor relationship, if they're scrotes this of course can make you feel decidely uncomfortable.  

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We have spoken to the Property Manager,and she will be relaying our feelings to being kept up at 2.00am during the week to the tenants.
We are also considering the dbl glazing and other noise barrier solutions.  

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hehehehe.

My mate had the same problem - renters on one side were a house ful of tafe students. Partying till late all the time, out in the courtyard till the early hours chatting, boozing, bonging on.

His solution was to walk in through the gate, and yell at them. Then yell at them some more to really show them how he felt.. Then walk back inside cos he realised he was naked.

Problem went away. No animosity either - apparently they give him a funny look every now and then tho.

T.  

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Gawd I know the feeling! I used to live next door to a houseful of young people who thought nothing of partying from Thursday night through Monday morning - not too much loud music after about 2.00am but the chatting drove me mad - I was renting and it was one of their parents house, so I ended up moving on.

I find that depending on the neighbours taste, playing your own music can send them inside ie, if they are hard rocker types (like my present neighbours) play opera or classical music loud enough so they can't escape it outside - those diva's sure have voices that carry, but not so loud as to have the police pay you a visit. Alternatively, bagpipe music works a treat as well. Of course, if your neighbour likes that sort of music, then you will have to play either hard rock, pop or trance. It helps if you like the opposite type of music to them of course :D

Besides that, I can recommend getting a secondary slider system if you have aluminium windows - it is basically a second window fitted to the inside of your window frame with a 10cm gap between. Usually made of 7.6mm laminated glass. It won't stop the noise totally, but does cut it down quite a bit and much cheaper than traditional double glazing - average size bedroom type window is about $600.

Cheers
Nat :)  

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I presume you spoke to the tenants before going to the PM? They may resent that and resentful neighbours can be a problem.
There is a chance that they have absolutely no idea their chatting at 2am is keeping you awake. Do they know the layout of your house? They may not realise that your bedroom is so close to where they sit and chat.
I had this very same issue some years ago. Tenants in a house next to where I lived watched TV and chatted all night sometimes (they didn't work). I went in one night and got them to come into my bedroom so they could hear how the TV noise travelled. They were amazed.
I helped them move the TV away from the window. We worked out an arrangement where when I wanted them to keep the noise down, I just yelled out: 'Good night girls'.
Right now I've got noisy neighbours across the road. They hang around out the front of the house talking about and admiring their cars and at night the sound really carries. They're not malicious, just very young. It's a house of Lebanese guys, so I suspect coming to an arrangement where I yell out: 'Good night boys' won't work.
Sometimes I sleep in another room. Usually I just put on a CD with ambient music and have it just loud enough to drown out their inane conversations. That works a treat.
Scott  

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TomL said:
hehehehe.

My mate had the same problem - renters on one side were a house ful of tafe students. Partying till late all the time, out in the courtyard till the early hours chatting, boozing, bonging on.

His solution was to walk in through the gate, and yell at them. Then yell at them some more to really show them how he felt.. Then walk back inside cos he realised he was naked.

Problem went away. No animosity either - apparently they give him a funny look every now and then tho.

T.Click to expand...
ohhhhhh surrrrrre it was a friend! <wink>

Funny story, cracks me up.  

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I have too much experience with this. My approach is something like this:

1. go and talk to them politely about it. tell them your bedroom is right beside their courtyard/lounge whatever, and even talking gets through to you.

2. affirm that you realize they can't be whispering all day, but would they mind keeping their door closed and voices down after 10pm, as you have to get up early to do some critical job (ICU nurse, air traffic controller, or whatever).

3. explain that it is an unfortunate fact of living in medium.high density dwellings that everyone has to be sensitive to the needs of others, otherwise it all falls apart.

4. explain that you are not against them partying from time to time, and if they want to, would they mind giving you notice so you can go away for the night. (if they are into it every weekend, then ask if they think it is fair to you to be imposing that on your so often, and could they possibly party at someone's else's place.

5. If they don't conform, politely ask them again, and say you seriously need your sleep, and that they are breaking their contract by "disturbing your peaceful enjoyment"(Qld RTA rental agreement wording), and that you will make formal complaints to REA and Body Corp if they persist, each and every time, until they are evicted.  

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:) Thankyou all for your wonderful advice.

Yesterday afternoon I approached the neighbours and they were very apologetic as did not realise they were being so loud.
Fingers crossed its all smooth sailing from here! :)  

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glad to hear it Burleigh. If they have been quiet after a couple of weeks, can I suggest you go over and thank them for being so considerate. Positive reinforcement can't hurt but build good will.

I have noted I find noise from neighbours who I have got to know and find mostly decent, a lot less annoying than from people I haven't got to know.  

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