Noisy neighbour having sex, so woman, 60, wants soundproofing at her flat

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A 60-year-old woman who is constantly woken up by her noisy neighbour having sex wants soundproofing at her flat.

Christine Knowles, of Albany Park, Sidcup, has been living for two years with sounds from her amorous neighbour’s lovemaking interrupting her sleep.

The mum-of-five, whose bedroom is below her neighbour’s in the London and Quadrant (L&Q) property, resorts to sitting in her car in the middle of the night just to escape the noise.

She said: “The girl seems to constantly have sex and I can hear her at 2am. It wakes me up.

‘People say it’s just household noise but if I was banging a nail in the wall at 2am it would be a different story.’

Mrs Knowles said: ‘Sometimes she has sex parties. There’s quite a few of them up there. It’s horrendous.

‘I can also hear them laughing, talking and having private conversations.’

Mrs Knowles, who is registered disabled and suffers from severe arithritis, says she is at her ‘wit’s end’ and the noise is ruining her health.

She has also had to stay with her 78-year-old mother to get some respite.

The retired psychiatric nurse said: ‘It’s destroying me. Over the past few months, I have had to go on antidepressants and sedatives so I can get some sleep.

‘I’m usually such a happy and lively person but I feel like my personality has been taken away from me. I’m just so desperately tired and tearful.’

She added: ‘I’ve been fighting L&Q for soundproofing. I’m entitled to privacy, and so is she.’

An spokesman for L&Q said: ‘Following persistent complaints about noise we will be installing monitoring equipment to enable sound levels to be reviewed independently.

‘We will then get in contact with both residents to discuss the results and next steps.’ –