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Is noise considered anti-social behaviour?

Noise complaints are not normally considered anti-social behaviour. Some noise is part of everyday living and unavoidable, especially when living in a block of flats with shared facilities.

However, local authorities have a responsibility, by law (Environmental Protection Act 1990), for making sure that noise levels are not harmful to health.

Therefore, if you suffer from regular and excessive noise, you should report it to your local authority’s environmental health team.

For further advice on noise nuisance click here: Noise Nuisance Leaflet

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