I’d be interested to hear what people have to think about a recent noise complaint I received.
I live in a narrow terraced house, where you can hear your next door neighbours from time to time. One Friday night, two work colleagues came back to my house for a few drinks after a stressful week. By 11pm, we made sure music went down and was eventually turned off. Having said that, my neighbour (without notifying me) text my landlady at 3am saying that I was being too loud and that she was going to call the police. I can’t say that I wasn’t making any noise, as we were awake, but without music playing and there only being 3 people in the house- I am struggling to see how this is an issue that would need to be dealt with by the police. Furthermore, had they knocked on the door or told me that they could hear me, I would have course made an effort to be a little more conservative with the noise.
Because my landlady was woken at 3am, I received an official complaint through the lettings agent and have been told that, should this happen, I will be issued with two months notice, as she didn’t appreciate receiving a text at 3am. Can this really be fair? I was given no opportunity to deal with the complaint from the neighbours themselves, and it was the neighbours who chose to contact my landlady on her personal number at 3am, rather than go down the official complaints route. I feel like I’ve been completely bypassed in all of this and that now, what was once a good relationship with both my landlady and the lettings agent has been completely soured.
Are the lettings agent well within their rights to issue this notice should it happen again? (For all I know, the neighbours could complain tomorrow because I’m singing in the shower- and that’s it, tenancy over.) I feel like I’m now treading on eggshells in my own home, which isn’t a nice position to be in! Despite all this, said neighbours still smile and say ‘hi’ to me outside. (The noise complaint has never been mentioned.)
Can anyone recommend what I should do to resolve this situation?