Dealing with noise levels

"I'm suffering sleep deprivation, as I'm unable to sleep peacefully in any bedroom, but strata will do nothing. What can we do?"

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Reader question:

“I’m suffering sleep deprivation, as I’m unable to sleep peacefully in any bedroom, but strata will do nothing. What can we do?”

Noisy Neighbours

Dealing with noisy neighbours

“We are renters. An owner has broken by laws because of constant noise to all rooms, but we are unable to break the lease until the lease expires. I’m suffering sleep deprivation, as I’m unable to sleep peacefully in any bedroom, but strata will do nothing. What can we do?”

Property manager for Harcourts Mandurah, Sam Delaney advised anyone experiencing this situation to immediately advise their property manager in writing, providing as much information as possible, as well as the details of conversation had with the strata company.

“In order to provide all parties with as much detail as possible, I would suggest contacting the local shire to request a noise reading to be taken at the property,” Sam said.

“The shire will be able to discuss the noise levels and maybe able to take the matter further if the noise levels are deemed to be above those that are acceptable.”

Once you have those readings, provide them to your property manager.

“If the noise level is deemed to be of a unacceptable level then the Strata would be obligated under section 12.B of the Strata by laws to make contact with the other parties and, if necessary, issue a breach,” Sam said.

Noisy Neighbours

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sam DelaneyThis week’s renting expert was Sam Delaney, property manager at Harcourts Mandurah.

P (08) 9581 9999
E sam.delaney@harcourtsmandurah.com.au
W www.mandurah.harcourts.com.au 

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