How to deal with the curse of noisy neighbours

first_imgGroup of trendy young people getting drunk at late night swag party, going crazy and laughing while sitting on sofa with beer bottles REIQ Townsville Zone chairman Wayne Nicholson shares his tips for dealing with noisy neighbours. WHAT happens when the rented property next door to you continually has loud parties? Many people may incorrectly assume that reporting the tenant to their property manager is the correct course of action to have the party stopped or managed. The property manager has no authority to act in this situation. The correct course of action is to notify the police. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020In the past, I have had calls at 11pm at night demanding I come over immediately and break up the party.By all means notify the agency of the party after the event, after it has been appropriately handled by the police. If police attend a situation they will write a report and allocate a report number to the job. The agent then needs to obtain the police number before they can send a breach notice to the tenant. There are steps to put a tenant on notice once a police report has been filed and is made available to the property manager or the owner. The Residential Tenancies Authority offers this advice: A tenant is entitled to reasonable peace, comfort and privacy, and must be able to make full use of their property; this is called quiet enjoyment. It does not necessarily mean ‘not noisy’. It is an offence for a property manager/owner to interfere with a tenant’s reasonable, peace, comfort and privacy. The tenant is required to respect their neighbour’s right to peace, comfort and privacy.If a neighbour believes the tenant is interfering with their quiet enjoyment of their home they may speak to the property manager/owner. The property manager/owner may want to address the issue with the tenant, but they are not responsible for a tenant’s behaviour.last_img

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