Having a party
Here are a few handy tips if you're planning a party:
- keep your windows and doors closed when having a party.
- if you're having an outdoor event, remember that noise will travel and affect people further away.
- remember that noise is more likely to become a nuisance when people would generally be sleep.
- a one-off a party will rarely be a legal nuisance; however always try to be reasonable - if you can, let the neighbours know in advance and give an approximate finishing time. Let them know that they can come round to the property if the noise is a problem. Always act to remedy the noise if you receive complaints.
Music that's too loud can be annoying for your neighbours, so:
- keep the volume down, especially the bass frequencies - don't place speakers on or close to party walls, ceilings or floors.
- if you have a TV in your bedroom, please keep its volume down at night - especially if your bedroom is next to an adjoining property.
- if you play an instrument, practice when it will least annoy your neighbours - don't use amplifiers, use headphones where possible, and use mutes for wind instruments and pads and brushes on drums.
- if you want to listen or play music at a louder volume, use headphones - just be aware that a prolonged exposure to loud music can damage your hearing.