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Noisy Neighbours? Sell Your House Stress Free

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Noisy neighbours can be a nightmare whether you are trying to sell your house or not.  It is natural to develop anger and resentment towards your neighbour, particularly if excessive noise levels are keeping you up at night.  Lack of sleep can introduce stress and can affect your performance at work.

Whether your neighbour likes to invite friends to a noisy, drunken karaoke party that runs into the early hours of the morning or enjoys playing a guitar in the most foul manner, we are here to help.

It is your right to seek a blissful life in more quaint surroundings without your neighbour’s dog that never stops barking or he/she likes to start drilling in shelves at 3 a.m.

We can help you make a fresh start without the stress of dealing with estate agents and buyers who are unlikely to buy your home with a rude neighbour next door.  You have done your research, found an ideal home and perhaps it is time to say goodbye to your neighbour (you don’t have to tell anyone).

In this article, we will discuss issues when it comes to selling a home with noisy neighbours and possibly a solution that you probably haven’t thought of.

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Do I have to declare noisy neighbours when selling a house?

You can’t sell a home with noisy neighbours on the open market as the law says you must declare it. Otherwise, you are deliberately withholding material information and can be sued by your buyer.

Whether you live in a flat or next to a rental property, nuisance neighbours can be a nightmare to deal with.  They may not realise that their ‘normal way of life’ is disturbing your quiet enjoyment of property.

In rental properties, there can be a high turnover of tenants, and you could end up with a new neighbour every 6 or 12 months – which can’t be good for your anxiety or stress.  If you live in a flat next to a busy staircase, you can hear people shaking the ceiling with impact noises, whether that’s banging on the walls or thundering up and down.

If you are feeling brave, you can challenge your neighbour’s behaviour.  This will lead to confrontation as they are likely to be unreasonable, and the situation can lead to aggressive behaviour.

You have our sympathies.   One option is to put up with the noise or move.  If you have decided to move, Property Saviour can make you a cash offer for your home.

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Don't suffer alone: Property Saviour will buy your home even with noisy neighbours next door.

Possible solutions to noisy neighbours

New-built homes are worst for sound insulation as their hollow walls allow neighbours to overhear conversations.  If your neighbour has a teenager who likes chatting loudly with her friends and has an annoying laugh, one option might be to soundproof the walls.

You will need a few layers of sound insulation and a special soundproof plasterboard.  This will be an expensive job.  It does reduce the noise but doesn’t eliminate it.  In our experience, soundproofing does not reduce impact noise, such as slamming doors and stair noise.

Another option may be to play white noise music on YouTube to cancel out any other background noise.  However, not everyone can get used to this, particularly if you have experienced years of anxiety and stress.

Do noise complaints affect house prices?

Absolutely.  Nobody wants to live next door to a noisy property and therefore, they can be very difficult to sell.

Do I have to declare noisy neighbours when selling?

Yes as failure to declare noisy neighbours could result in your buyer taking legal action against you.

What happens if you lie when selling a house?
Your buyer can then pursue you for compensation. It would be up to you to prove that you did not mislead the buyer.

What happens if you lie when selling a house?

Misleading a buyer, intentionally or not, could be a breach of the Misrepresentation Act.

Your buyer can then pursue you for compensation. It would be up to you to prove that you did not mislead the buyer.

This means the seller can pursue you for compensation. The onus is on the seller to prove they did not mislead the buyer. If they can’t the most likely outcome is that damages will be paid to the buyer.

What is classed as unreasonable noise from neighbours?

Any substantial or unreasonable noise that affects the enjoyment or use of a home.

Can I sell my house with bad neighbours?

Yes you can sell it for cash for your peace of mind to us.  We’ll buy it even if you have bad neighbours. We are here to help.

How can I sell my house with noisy neighbours?

We understand the frustration of having to put up with your noisy neighbours.  You have two choices:

  1. Put up with years of anxiety and stress – hoping they’d move on
  2. Cut your losses. Sell now before your health or mindset deteriorates.

Property Saviours are experienced in buying properties with disputes or problem neighbours.  We understand that you are looking for certainty and speed in return for a guaranteed cash offer. 

A discreet sale is what you need if you do not get on well with your neighbours.  We can complete the purchase within 2-3 weeks – therefore allowing you to move on to the next chapter of your life.

There are no estate agent fees as we are the buyers.  No delays, no searches and absolutely zero excuses.  We will buy your property ‘as is’, and you do not need to spend money on refurbishment or expensive soundproofing.

We guarantee to buy any house for cash.

Why not fill in the enquiry form and take the first step towards a blissful future?

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