Revealed: London's worst boroughs for noise complaints about parties

Newham was today named the worst borough in London for noise complaints about loud parties.

The east London borough, where a quarter of residents are aged 25 or younger because of a high student population, had 5,935 complaints about noisy parties at flats and houses last year.

Complaints about neighbours' parties in Newham accounted for 16 per cent of total complaints for all of London, according to Freedom of Information responses - said.

Haringey in north London had 5,515 complaints last year – an average of 15 complaints a day, while Kensington and Chelsea came in third with 4,635.

Thirty-two London councils responded to an FOI request by property experts Westminster was the only council that did not respond, according to the property firm.

The City of London appeared to be the area where residents were throwing the fewest parties with a mere 128 complaints in the 12 months of 2016.

Havering, Harrow, Bexley, Brent and Lewisham also had the lowest numbers of noise complaints for loud parties.

The FOI request revealed that London councils received a total of 142,634 noise complaints last year, 37 per cent (52,398) were specifically about partying.

Eugenie Chua, 35, who lives in Hammersmith and Fulham which was a borough in the top five for party noise complaints, said her downstairs neighbour was constantly playing loud music.

She said: “I live in a Victorian conversion maisonette, we have the upstairs unit.

"The walls are quite thin and you can clearly hear the music and even make out some of their conversation. It’s fine most of the time, but having loud music until almost 2am is a bit much.”

Ms Chua added that she had entertained the idea of putting a “passive aggressive” note on her neighbours’ door.

Robby Du Toit, of , said: “We have dealt with homeowners that have come to us as they are desperate to be rid of their noisy neighbours, many of them are families with babies that are woken up by constant partying.

“We have seen that the situation worsens in cities and towns that have a large student population like London.”

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