Noise is part of everyday life and of life in the neighbourhood. If you want to live harmoniously with each other, you have to tolerate the noise your neighbours make – whether it be a piano concert of an evening or an apartment party. But luckily, you don’t have to tolerate everything your neighbours do! Read our tips on the subject of noise in the neighbourhood.
We’re having a party!
It’s good partners to let your neighbours know in advance and, if the case may be, to invite them. Care should also be taken to ensure that party guests don’t make their farewells loudly in the hallway. Maybe give your neighbour a little something before or after the party? Things like flowers or cake can improve mutual understanding. Especially from 22:00 onwards, consideration is the highest priority for every party.
Television, music & co.
Basic rules apply for music and television: Room volume level! Meaning that music should not be heard loudly, if at all, outside of the property. The same applies to playing music at home: Whether you play piano or saxophone – pay attention to periods of rest during midday. In the evenings, music shouldn’t be played after 22:00 at the latest. It is advisable here to agree with the neighbours about music lessons so that everybody is able to adhere to the schedule.
Children make noise and so should they. It should be taken care however that they don’t make any necessary noise and that playing football in the hallway, for example, is forbidden but generally, neighbours should accept children making noise at home. Consideration during the night need also not be taken in such cases since babies and small children tend to cry often at night. It makes sense in this case to talk to the neighbours after a particularly loud afternoon of playing or a restless night in order to improve the relationship between you.
Our tip: Give consideration to the quiet period during the night between 22:00 and 06:00 in the morning and be considerate on Sundays and celebration days. Even your neighbour has a right to a quiet, relaxing weekend.
In principal, it is easier to get around your neighbour’s noise if you know them well. Often the noise cannot be completed avoided. If you’re familiar with the comings and goings of your neighbour’s day however, many problems can potentially be solved completely harmoniously through talking. Communicating properly plays a decisive role here in order to make mutual consideration possible in the long term for both parties.