Hi guys, I'm after a suggestion of how to handle an issue I'm facing with an elderly neighbour next door who lives alone.
To cut a long story short, he makes a lot of noise at night, particularly in the early hours of the morning. Some examples of behaviour include:
- screaming loudly for hours on end at (what I assume to be) his TV or radio
- Activating his automatic roller door on his garage, which is badly in need of a service. It squeaks, squeaks and rattles every time it is opened or shut. He might open and close it 20 or 30 times in a row before doing something else. It's like he's discovering a problem with it for the first time, nearly every night….
- sweeping his driveway at all odd hours of the night and morning
These issues are effecting my sleeping patterns. Even with my windows closed and white noise being generated, it all seems to cut through.
I feel as though he's lost all concept of time. There is a huge language barrier - he speaks little English. We left a note asking him to keep it down, but this was obviously not understood or disregarded.
What are my options here? Noise complaint? Welfare check? Very rarely I will see his son over at the property - I'm tempted to raise it next time I see him.