We understand that as well as studying for your future part of the student experience is making new social connections and having fun. It is important to understand your responsibility as a tenant in relation to noise. The effect of sustained noise nuisance is significant and can impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing. For noise to count as a statutory nuisance it must do one of the following:

  1. unreasonably and substantially interfere with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises
  2. injure health or be likely to injure health

Legislation is very clear and states that:

Between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00, classed as ‘night hours’ there should be no noise heard from within the room it is made in.

At all other times noise should be kept to a ‘reasonable level’ that is, not impacting on others. 

Tenants are responsible for their behaviour and those of their visitors, and should be mindful of others, both within the accommodation and also within the wider community. If you are respectful of others they are more likely to be respectful when you need quiet time to study.

For more information, hints and tips please have a look through the Tenancy Support Guide.