When needing to handle a situation where you, as the tenant, feel it is necessary to create a noise complaint, it can be a delicate situation, especially if you have a good relationship with your neighbours. However, if excessive noise is affecting your quality of life, it is important to address the issue. Here are some tips on how to create a noise complaint as a tenant.
- Keep a record of the noise
Before making a noise complaint, keep a record of the noise. Note the times and dates when the noise occurs, as well as the duration and type of noise. This will help you to present a clear and concise case when you make the complaint.
- Speak with your neighbour
Before escalating the situation, try speaking with your neighbour about it. Be polite and respectful, and explain how the noise is affecting your quality of life. Your neighbour may not be aware that the noise is causing a disturbance, and a friendly conversation can often resolve the issue without the need for further action.
- Contact your landlord or property manager
If speaking with your neighbour does not resolve the issue, contact your landlord or property manager. Provide them with the record of the noise and explain how it is affecting your quality of life. Ask if there are any specific noise restrictions or quiet hours in place that can be enforced.
- Submit a formal complaint
If the noise continues, submit a formal complaint to your landlord or property manager. Be sure to include all the details of the noise, including the times and dates, as well as any action you have already taken to address the issue. The complaint should be in writing, either via email or a letter, and should be kept respectful and concise.
- Seek mediation
If the noise complaint is not resolved by your landlord or property manager, seek mediation services. Mediation can help facilitate a productive conversation between you and your neighbour, and help find a solution that works for both parties.
- Consider involving local authorities
If the noise continues and is affecting your quality of life, you may need to involve local authorities such as the police or noise control department. However, this should be a last resort and should only be used if all other options have been exhausted.
In conclusion, handling the process of creating a noise complaint as a tenant can be a difficult situation, but it is important to address excessive noise if it is affecting your quality of life. Keep a record of the noise, speak with your neighbour, contact your landlord or property manager, submit a formal complaint, seek mediation, and consider involving local authorities if necessary. By taking these steps, you can help ensure a peaceful and respectful community for all tenants. For more advice, contact us below via phone, message or email.