Advice on how to be a considerate neighbour
Repetitive noise, day-in day-out, can lead to stress and make life miserable, especially for the housebound and those with health problems. There is evidence that people are becoming more concerned about noise. There are a number of possible reasons for this. People have different sensitivities and expectations. While many of us have more time to pursue varied leisure interests, we don’t always stop to think about what impact our activities are having on others. But remember that the problem isn’t always one of inconsiderate behaviour. Even homes that have reasonably good sound insulation may not cope with powerful modern stereos and other mod cons that can make life comfortable for us, but uncomfortably noisy for others. We all make noise but awareness is the key to making sure your noise is not a problem for others.
PLEASE AVOID EXCESSIVE NOISE UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS.
PLEASE AVOID RUNNING OR STAMPING YOUR FEET INSIDE THE APARTMENT OR ON THE TERRACE.
WHEN YOU USE THE TERRACE PLEASE KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN AFTER 22.30
Top Tips for Reducing Noise
These are the most frequent causes for complaint:
- What is considered entertainment for one person can be torture for someone else. Keep the volume down, from conversation to music, especially during the evening.
- Sound travels through walls, so be aware of s/he who lives below you. Avoid slamming doors and running up and down the stairs and/or stamping your feet on the floor and/or moving furniture. When you leave the apartment or return from your sightseeing tours or a restaurant please avoid unnecessary noise and/or loud talking in the common parts of the building, especially the stairs. When you carry your luggage/baggage with you please ensure that you do not cause noise nuisance on the stairs especially if you leave the apartment in the early hours of the morning or during unsocial hours generally.
- Domestic appliances such as washing machines and vacuum cleaners can be very loud. Although their use can not be avoided when you use them can make all the difference. Be considerate and only use noisy appliances during normal waking hours.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration.