Noise and antisocial behaviour
Noise and antisocial behaviour can impact anyone living in a community whether they are students, professionals, families, elderly, long term or short-term residents. If you are experiencing noise or antisocial behaviour you, along with other residents, can report your concerns to the local authority in respect of noise, and Merseyside Police for antisocial behaviour. The process is the same for all.
What is considered to be nuisance noise?
People congregating and chatting loudly in the street particularly at night, parties, loud music, slamming doors, running up and down the stairs, making noise when returning home after a night out and talking loudly in gardens late at night.
Tips for keeping the noise down
- When heading home especially after a night out, remember to be quiet and considerate.
- At all times and especially after 11pm, make sure your TV and music volume are low or use headphones. If you can hear it from another room it’s too loud.
- Close windows and doors at night so noise doesn't carry.
- Turn bass down on music speakers and Alexa Devices and position them away from adjoining walls.
- When using your garden/outdoor space be aware of how much noise you are making. Chatting and music will disturb your neighbours.
- Don’t let gatherings get out of control and spill onto the street.
What happens if a noise or antisocial complaint is made against you?
If you receive a noise or antisocial complaint, your accommodation provider may be informed and will contact you directly about the incidences. Your tenancy agreement will often contain clauses, referring to noise and parties within your household, so you should check what your responsibilities are.
Your music/sound equipment could also be seized, Liverpool City Council may consider prosecuting you and you may be subject to action by your university.
Fines can be issued for persistent noise after breaching an Abatement Notice and if the tenant is prosecuted, it could lead to a criminal record.
How to make a complaint if you are experiencing noise or antisocial behaviour