Noisy Strata Neighbours – The Top Noise Complaints

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Strata apartments come with many perks for owners and tenants but of course, there’s also a downside with one of the biggest complaints being noise. As more and more people enjoy apartment living noise complaints have increased in recent times by 33%* and they continue to rise.

What are top noise complaints in strata?

  • Barking dogs
  • Power tools
  • Loud music
  • Alarms
  • Construction/renovations
  • Vehicles
  • Wooden/tiled floors
  • Children

And… some of the more unusual complaints in more recent times include:

  • Tap dancing
  • Assembling IKEA furniture
  • Loud urinating at night is becoming one of the most common reasons for sleep-­deprived apartment dwellers
  • Late night showers

What if your strata by-law neglects to mention specific issues around noise?

A well written noise by-law can go much further than the model by-law and provide residents with guidelines and time restrictions for when they can and can’t make noise. It also lets neighbours know their rights if they feel the need to make a noise complaint.

Did you know if your noise by-laws are insufficient or lacking clarity on noise related matters our specialist team of strata lawyers can assist you in updating or developing your noise by-law.

*NSW Department of Fair Trading

Adrian Mueller Partner JS Mueller & Co Lawyers specialising in Strata Law

Adrian Mueller I BCOM LLB FACCAL I Partner

Since 2002 Adrian has specialised almost exclusively in the area of strata law. His knowledge of, and experience in strata law is second to none. He is the youngest person to have been admitted as a Fellow of the ACSL, the peak body for strata lawyers in Australia. Profile I Linked

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