Loud sex couple leave neighbour in misery – but council say it’s ‘natural noise’

A knackered mum is being driven mad by a pair of randy neighbours and their endless loud romps next door.

The mum-of-three, who asked not to be named, is fuming at her local council as they said there was little to be done – it is "natural noise".

According to the Manchester Evening News, the neighbours grew "closer" during the pandemic and started making life miserable with their passion.

The mum claims she is now sleep deprived because of her neighbours' noisy nooky next door.

She said: “It's every night, it's terrible. Before lockdown, it wasn't really every night.

"Since lockdown it's got worse. I think she lives alone but someone comes late every night.

"At first I thought 'it's going to stop, maybe she's got a new boyfriend and the novelty will wear off'. But it just never ended.

"We are in a three bed property but I can't use the room next to her."

To make matters worse the mum – who has left a note about the lovemaking–- said the neighbour is “unapproachable”.

She said: “From what I've heard, even when her friends are round, there is loud banging and arguing.

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"I've heard how she is with people who are close to her so what would she be like with a neighbour?

"I don't want to put myself or the children at risk."

The tired mother, who lives in Manchester, said she first contacted her council in July.

She claims the authority has sent letters to her neighbour on two different occasions.

But, due to Covid-19 restrictions, officers have not been able to enter the property and assess the complaint.

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After another sleepless night last week, the mum said she rang the council – and claims she was told there is nothing to be done.

She fumed: "I spoke to them regarding the sex noise again and they said there's nothing they can do because it's a natural noise.

"I don't know what else we can do.

"I'm so sleep deprived."

Despite the bonking it seems moving is off the cards.

"It's ideal for the children's nursery, the doctor's surgery, it's not an area we want to move out of, I'm hoping it will be resolved,” the mum said.

Manchester Council has now sent an officer to assess the situation and install noise monitoring equipment to see if the lovemaking constitutes a "nuisance" noise.

There is no dispute that loud sex could be a legitimate noise complaint if the necessary evidence is gathered.

If an Environmental Health officer agrees the noise represents a 'statutory nuisance', they can issue an abatement notice and take action through the courts if necessary.

Councillor Rabnawaz Akbar, Manchester City Council executive member for neighbourhoods, said: “Wherever possible, for the safety of residents and staff, at the current time, officers are assessing noise from street level rather than entering properties to make an assessment of whether noise constitutes a nuisance.

"Where this is not possible, we will consider other measures such as noise monitoring equipment which can be installed at the property, as we are doing in this case, to ascertain whether the noise being heard constitutes a statutory nuisance."

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