An Extract from the Plymouth Herald
“A NOISY neighbour who played his music so loud furniture shook in adjoining flats has had his hi-fi and television set confiscated by a court.
The neighbour plagued his neighbours for months with music and singing, Plymouth magistrates heard.
A council officer answering one complaint found the noise was so loud that the furniture in other flats was vibrating, the court was told.
Magistrates imposed a fine of £250, ordered that he pay £135 costs and £15 victim surcharge.
His sound system, television set and some CDs were confiscated. They had already been seized by Plymouth City Council.
The court heard music with loud bass and singing was heard, with the music so loud that furniture was vibrating in a neighbouring flat.
The council was alerted to the noise again on June 15 and again furniture in neighbouring flats was found to be vibrating.
The artist and song could clearly be identified.
Three days later music was again so loud it could be heard over the normal volume of television sets in neighbouring flats.
The council used its legal power to enter the flat and seize the hi-fi, his television set and some CDs. Their combined value was said to be £70.” If you have a noisy neighbour you can also take steps to reduce the noise by soundproofing your wall, floor or ceiling . With the correct installation of soundproofing materials you can enjoy a much quieter life. For more information on what is available, go to the web site of Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd. or call them on 01993704981