Children can be loud and lively, which can lead to conflicts between neighbors in residential areas. These conflicts can often extend to landlords and tenants when residents complain about the noise. As a tenant, however, you have some rights when it comes to avoiding noise pollution from children in your neighborhood.
In many countries, laws protecting children and their right to play and recreation are very strict. However, this does not mean that children should be allowed to play in a way that annoys other people or endangers their health. It is the responsibility of guardians to remind their children to be considerate of their surroundings and to take playtime into account in municipal regulations.
If you, as a tenant, are bothered by children’s noise in your neighborhood, you have certain rights that you can assert. Landlords are often required to ensure that noise from children is reduced to an acceptable level. There are also legal provisions that regulate noise levels in residential areas and provide limits for noise pollution by children during certain times of the day.
The legal basis for children’s noise
Children’s noise is often a controversial topic in the neighborhood. While some are bothered by it, others accept the noise as part of life in a residential area. But what rights do tenants and landlords have with regard to children’s noise??