Anyone have advice, please?
Consistently noisy flat... music, shouting till all hours (it's 5am) and party still going. Council doesn't attend after 2.30am + this is just getting miserable having disturbed sleep :-(
It's a regular occurrence... always same flat.
the council will be reluctant to act if you cannot show that you have made an effort to speak to them yourself. students or not (a bit early for students to have set upbase in SE1?)a reasonable request assertively made is more likely to have a positive effect in the long term
Not true boroughpaul, there is no requirement for a person to make contact him or her-self before the council will respond. Reporting this to the noise team is the formal way to address this issue and there are many enforcement powers available to the council.
However, I think it is always best to go round and have a word face to face (take a friend if you feel worried about anything). This is often enough to calm things down without needing to involve any one else and a revenge attack from a bunch of students seems a little unlikely.
I have a noisy neighbour and I have kept a diary and recorded the noise using a video camera (on my phone). I have had to inform the leaseholder who has sent numerous letters (which were mostly ignored). After a year we are approaching the end game and the neighbour is being taken to court. They have been quiet lately (while pleading innocence as they aren't as noisy anymore). It is a drag, but it does make you feel slightly better that you know a process is in place and the more noise they make, the bigger the hole they're making for themselves. In my case they part own their flat.