Noise is an issue which affects all residents and causes conflict between housemates, neighbours and whole communities. If you are thinking of inviting your friends over, spare a thought for those living next door who may be up at 7am to go to work, school or lectures. The universities are working closely with the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team and West Yorkshire Police to minimise noise nuisance in local neighbourhoods.
Don’t get caught out
Noise nuisance is a criminal offence and enforcement action can be taken by the Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team against any household which is causing a nuisance. This could result in a criminal conviction, confiscation of any noise-making equipment and fines of up to £5000. The Police may take action with respect to any crime and disorder.
The University may also take disciplinary against students whom behave in a way which persistently causes distress to their neighbours and brings into question the reputation of the university. For the University’s procedures see the Neighbourhood Helpline Code.
Report a Noise Problem
If you are having a problem with a noisy neighbour report this to the Universities and Colleges Neighbourhood Helpline Service.