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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Noisy tenants now a landlords responsibility

A decision by Bournemouth Magistrates Court could mean landlords and letting agents of holiday homes become responsible for the behaviour of their tenants.

District Judge Stephen Nicholls upheld a noise abatement notice issued to a Poole lettings agent after an appeal case. 

The noise abatement notice had been served to letting agent Michelle King by the Borough of Poole, following a number of complaints about noisy weekenders / hen and stag parties  at a number of holiday rental properties around Poole.

The letting agent's legal team had attempted to argue that though the noise was unacceptable, it was a problem caused by the tenants of the property, and therefore something beyond their client's control, as she had never been present at the time of any of the incidents.

However, this argument was dismissed by the judge, who upheld the noise abatement notice served on Michelle King and her letting agency Deluxe Holiday Homes.

Earlier this year, the issues with problem of wild parties had been raised in Parliament by the local MP, Robert Syms. 

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