I'd really appreciate any advice with a sensitive issue.
A close friend bought a flat about 2 years ago, she's very happy with it.
Ideal location, cost etc.
About 12 months ago a young couple moved into the flat above which is rented, they have two children.
Roughly 3 weeks after they moved in problems with noise began - shouting, screaming, banging etc. It wasn't unusual for the noises to begin at 4/5 a.m and they would continue intermittently throughout the day and night.
My friends initial thoughts were domestic abuse and she raised concerns with the relevant agencies.
Cutting a very long story short...the elder child has Autism and that's why there's so many issues with noise etc.
She's trying to be understanding of how difficult it is for the young family and doesn't want to keep complaining to them but is struggling with the impact on her...she works from home and has had a lot of problems with the noise.
She's now sleeping in the kitchen because it's quieter in that room...or she stays with me to get some sleep several times a week
She loves her flat and doesn't want to sell / move and even if she did, financially it would be extremely difficult.
I've suggested she speaks to the landlord of the property and asks about soundproofing etc.
Does anyone have any other suggestions and/or advice?
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