Noise Myth:

A landlord cannot be held responsible if a tenant causes a noise nuisance.

 

Fact:

Not necessarily! All tenancies contain nuisance clauses. Tenants, Landlords and Managing Agents can find that they are all summoned to Court for nuisance actions. Book a Noisedirect consultation today to found out more

All advice provided relates solely to professional matters in accordance with the statutory defined role of Environmental Health Practitioners, for the assessment of conditions that can give rise to nuisance or impact adversely on public health. Any such advice should not be construed as legal representation or advocacy on behalf of any party.

 

 

 

 



Landlords & Tenants

All landlords have a duty to ensure that their properties do not contain conditions which are prejudicial to health or nuisance to anyone occupying the dwellings or those living nearby. Landlords must also ensure that their properties comply with the statutory minimum standard for dwellings under the Housing Act 2004 and do not contain Category 1 Hazards. Social Landlords are also required to ensure that their dwellings comply with the Decent Home Standard.

If you are a landlord and your property does not meet statutory requirements then you could face legal action for nuisance or even a personal injury claim from your tenants. If your tenants cause a noise nuisance then ultimately as the owner of the land, you could be deemed to be responsible for any nuisance which emanates from your land.

If you are a tenant and your landlord fails to comply with the terms of your tenancy agreement and you suffer loss of quiet enjoyment then you may be able to take action against your landlord. At Noisedirect our experienced advisers can explain rights, remedies and solutions whether your are a Landlord, Tenant or Managing Agent.

If you are the recipient of an Abatement Notice or summons under S82 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, then our advisers can help allay your fears and advise you how to avoid further legal action.

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