Noise from worksCan anyone advise how we get the work
Noise from works
Can anyone advise how we get the work in the next apartment stopped?
The apartment next door was sold and there is maintenance work in the apartment. This started in late December and the noise is absolutely horrendous. I don't know what they're doing, it sounds like removing all the walls and the floor, but I work from home and have to make calls during the day and I can't do that.
If it were just a few days, and we had been given notice, then that's reasonable. However there was no notice given in advance. There is a sign on the front door of the building which was only put there on the day the work started. It says the work is for three months.
I can understand the need to carry out work (replacing the kitchen, for example) but it cannot be legal - especially in apartment blocks - to make as much noise as you want for as long as you want. You cannot rip out a floor (who replaces a floor?!) if the noise will disturb everyone in the building. We're directly next to it, the entire flat shakes.
We are looking to move to a different apartment in the city but we have to give three months notice.
How do we get the work stopped? Do we have to go to court to get what in England would perhaps be called a "noise abatement order" by recording the noise and the times, and asking a magistrate to order that the work is stopped or to put limits on the amount of noise that can be made? After we have moved away, they can then resume.