Is it against the law to play loud music UK?

Councils must look into complaints about noise that could be a ‘statutory nuisance’ (covered by the Environmental Protection Act 1990). For the noise to count as a statutory nuisance it must do one of the following: unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises.

What to do if your neighbors are playing really loud music?


  1. Document the offenses. There are a variety of ways you can do this.
  2. Give a courtesy knock. A courtesy knock may help.
  3. Talk to your neighbor. If a friendly knock doesn’t work, you can chat with them about it the next time you see them.
  4. Contact the landlord.
  5. File a noise complaint.

How do I stop my neighbors from playing loud music?

A demand letter is a letter that outlines a set of requests. For example, you could write to your neighbor to request that they please stop being loud. If you eventually decide to sue in California small claims court, you are required to first request that your neighbors stop the noise before you can file the lawsuit.

Can I play loud music during the day UK?

It is under a legal duty to investigate and deal with any noise that amounts to a statutory nuisance. There is no set level at which daytime noise becomes a statutory nuisance but it must be prejudicial to health or cause a substantial interference with the quiet enjoyment of your home.

How do I know if my music is too loud?

Be on the lookout for signs that you’ve been listening to tunes too loud. You may notice sounds are muffled and that it’s harder to hear. You may also feel pressure or a blocked sensation, and ringing in the ear . “These are hallmarks of temporary hearing damage,” Hughes said.

How loud should you listen to music?

Experts recommend keeping sound levels at somewhere between 60 and 85 decibels to minimize the damage your ears are exposed to. If you are listening to music at around 100 decibels, restrict your usage to within 15 mins. However, these are general guidelines and listening threshold is different for each individual.

What should you do if your neighbour is playing loud music?

Noise can be an element of violent and harmful behaviour, and noise from loud music or television can be used to mask the sounds of domestic violence, so you need to be aware of this possibility. If you suspect the noise is related to domestic violence or a violent incident you should call the police on 999.

When is a neighbour making an unreasonable amount of noise?

Noise that is unreasonable is: Loud noise after 11pm and before 7am Loud music and other household noise at an inappropriate volume at any time If your neighbour is making a noise that is causing you distress we would strongly recommend you DO NOT RETALIATE.

Is it illegal for neighbor to play music all day?

Ultimately, if you live in the U.S. and you have a neighbor who won’t stop blasting their tunes day in, day out, I’m afraid that the law isn’t likely to be on your side. However, there’s one last option we haven’t talked about — building rules.

Do you have the right to play music in Your House?

Because of this, a balance between your ‘right to play music’ and your neighbours’ rights to ‘quiet enjoyment’ needs to be found. Although you both have rights, it would appear that your neighbours have more than you because of the Noise Act 1996, the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Common Law of Nuisance.