All night noises caused by disruptive neighbor

A man whose house is attached to mine in a village near Phuket Town has psychological problems. Due to these problems he does not sleep at night. Instead of sleeping, he makes all kinds of noises from hammering in his yard, painting with spray cans, washing his car or anything else that keeps him busy.

In addition to the noise he causes, several of his friends visit around 3am or 4am, because they know he is awake. They all chat very loudly.

The houses in the villa are situated in such a way that voices and noise can be easily heard if people do...

  • Asked on Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 11:01 AM
    Paolo Saunter, Phuket City

Please come to our station to file a formal complaint and give us more details about the issue. We need to know exactly what the neighbor does to create loud noises and when they usually start.

I will send an officer out to patrol the area to verify that the man is making noises loud enough to disturb his neighbors. If he is causing an issue, we will have to make sure that it is a regular problem, and not some special occasion, as might be the case when his friends visited him.

We will need to check on the situation and talk with him, because I have had experiences with similar cases where friends that haven’t seen each other for years get together for a party and they end up being louder than usual.

In addition to this, some of the activities mentioned, such as car washing, general do not cause a lot of noise. This is why it is best for me to send a patrol out first.

If he he is consistently too loud, we will issue him a warning. However, if the behavior continues he will be fined up to 1,000 baht.

We can be contacted at 076-212129.

  • Answered on Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 11:01 AM
    Sermphan Sirikong, Phuket City Police Superintendent.
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