Man says his life is ruined by loud music and loud neighbors party
A man has recorded the loud music he says has made his life hell for the past six years. Brian Brown says the “constant partying” of people living near his 25-year-old two-bedroom home drove him to depression.
Mr Brown says his neighbors keep the music blaring until 3am on some days and once he was woken up by “what sounded like a plane landing on my roof”. He says it’s so loud that he can’t have a conversation with his girlfriend in his own house.
The Local Democracy Service contacted Mr Brown’s neighbors who strenuously denied the allegations. In a statement, the occupants, who wished to remain anonymous, also accused Mr Brown of what they described as unacceptable behavior in relation to his noise complaints – including threats and ‘constant banging’ on the ceiling under their property whenever he felt the noise was excessive. .
Mr Brown, who lives in a two-bedroom ground floor flat at Llys Trefor in Colwyn’s Bay, said: “”They have people around at all times of the night. They have music how and when they want, as loud as they want. On one occasion they were having a party and I asked them to be quiet, then an occupant hung on the window and said they could play music as loud as they wanted until 11 p.m. .
“Then they kept screaming until 3am. Another night I finally managed to fall asleep when I was woken up by what sounded like a plane landing on my roof. pulled out of bed and heard what sounded like an altercation, so I called 999. “…No one showed up. The walls were shaking. The ceiling was shaking, but the police wouldn’t come. They said it was a housing problem. The accommodation tells me to call the police.”
North Wales Live Report which the 53-year-old added: “(The problem) is dance music, which I love, but not when it’s so loud you can’t sit a foot away from your girlfriend and talk in your own home.I’m on anti-depressants because of their behavior.
“Music makes me sick. After six years, the owner organized noise monitoring equipment. They (housing officers) arrived in broad daylight, announcing they were there. They (the neighbors) were silent for a week. Then I get a letter from the accommodation stating that there is no regulatory noise pollution. They just don’t care.
The North Wales Housing tenant added: “North Wales Housing accommodation is absolutely useless. I complained and complained to the housing officer. I have nowhere. I had to stay at home a friend because I just couldn’t stand it.. I was paying rent for an apartment I couldn’t really stay in.
“But North Wales Housing’s plan of action was for me to go home, register it and get evidence, which I’ve sent them all over the past five years, and they ignored it North Wales Housing asked me if I had thought about moving. I have been here for 25 years. ‘Why should I move?’
The 53-year-old, who is , says the situation has become so serious that he is now regularly forced to stay with friends to escape the nightly noise. But his neighbors strongly dispute the allegations and have accused Mr Brown of ‘unacceptable behaviour’ on his part.
Speaking about the situation, Mr Brown called his neighbors ‘anti-social’ and said loud noises from the property had kept him awake until 3am on some occasions. he added.
Mr Brown’s neighbors said they ‘all now live in fear of making any type of noise’ as they fear it will lead to more ‘knocks’ and complaints from Mr Brown. The statement also said a member of the household had been diagnosed with adjustment disorder due to Mr Brown’s ‘constant knocking and complaints’ about noise.
Allan Eveleigh is the Deputy Director of Communities for North Wales Housing and said: ‘We have thoroughly investigated Mr Brown’s reports and explored the options available to us as a landlord. This includes installing specialist noise monitoring equipment and offering to pay for independent professional mediation to help manage the situation.
“The reported noise levels and frequency do not, in the opinion of our legal counsel, meet the threshold for any legal resolution at this stage. Should the situation change, we are fully committed to taking all proportionate action that may improve the situation.
“We take reports of noise pollution seriously and understand the impact it can have on those affected. We are sorry to hear the concerns raised by Mr Brown and will continue to investigate if there is any appropriate action or support we can offer in this case.
But Mr Brown dismissed any suggestion that mediation would solve the problem and said he was “disgusted” by North Wales Housing’s response to the question. North Wales Police have been contacted for comment.