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​Sample letter to noisy neighbour

This is an example of a letter. It is important to write your letter using your own details and based on your own circumstances. If you need more help, get legal advice

Case study – Margaret and Jake

Margaret is a retired pensioner. She has a number of health problems and needs to rest during the day. Jake is a university student who likes playing the drums. He is practising to become part of a band. Jake practises almost every day during the afternoon.

Jake's drums can get very loud and his music is starting to interfere with Margaret's afternoon naps. Margaret is unsure whether she should talk to Jake about the noise. 

Margaret Lang
12 Innercity Street
Newtown 2042

5 November 20XX


Dear Jake,


I am writing to you about a problem I am having when you play the drums.

I am retired and have poor health. Because of this I am usually home during the day and need to rest for a time each day, usually between 1 and 3 pm.

Since August of this year you have played the drums almost every day at the time I need to rest. 

I appreciate your right to use your home and practice your music, but your actions are seriously disrupting my rest and affecting my already poor health.

I want to suggest some steps that will reduce the disturbance to me.

  • I do not rest between the hours of 3 and 5 pm and it would be less disturbing to me if you played at that time.
  • The sound would be less if you shut your windows and doors when you play.
  • The accompanying music is also loud. If you listened to music via headphones this would reduce the amount of noise I hear.

If there is anything else that you could try that would be very helpful. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this letter or my requests.


Regards,


Margaret Lang