How to deal with Noisy Neighbours - UK Environmental Law (UKELA)
Before you report a noise complaint from a private dwelling
The noise must be regular and intrusive and likely to have a negative impact on the neighbourhood and or possible impacts on the health and well-being of those nearby.
Please keep a diary of when and where the noise takes place and for how long. A recording of the noise taken from where and when it most affects you maybe useful.
Please talk to your neighbour who may not be aware of how loud the noise is. This more often than not will resolve the issue.
Report noise complaints
If you own your home always report to your council's environmental officer.
If you are in rented accommodation report to your housing association or your landlord.
Useful contact information
Please visit the 'Can they help' page for council and environmental team contact information.
To log a noise complaint with us
- Please complete the online 101 non-emergency form and give as much information as you can, including times, dates and address of where the noise is coming from.
- or check who your local policing team is and attend one of their local meetings.
- or check who your local policing team is and complete one of their online forms and give as much information as you can, including times, dates and address of where the noise is coming from.
Please note: Want to link to this page? Use this short link: www.dc.police.uk/noise