- What can I do about noisy apartment neighbours?
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Hazel Easthope (2019, p.7) lists close proximity to neighbours as the number one difference in apartment living compared to other types of housing. “[P]eople who live in multi-unit properties live closer to their neighbours than people who live in detached houses and usually have a larger number of immediate neighbours. This means that there are more people close by who can potentially annoy you and whom you can potentially annoy.”
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Question: As a lot owner, am I able to get the body corporate to test noise levels to ensure adequate installation is installed in the walls? Every morning there is constant banging, sounds of the running across wooden floors, cupboard doors opening and closing, items being dragged and jumping on the floor.
Most Recent Strata Noisy Neighbours Articles
- NSW: How Much Noise is Too Much? - A recent Appeal Panel considered the provisions of by-law 14 requiring all floor spaces except kitchens, laundries, toilets and bathrooms to be treated to prevent transmission of noise.
- NSW: Others Claiming or Using Your Land: Encroachments & Adverse possession Claims - If you are either an owner of land upon which an encroachment extends or are an owner of a property that encroaches upon another person’s land, you may apply to the Court for relief.
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Easthope H, 2019, The Politics and Practices of Apartment Living, Edward Elgar Publishing, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/the-politics-and-practices-of-apartment-living