Noise and neighbours

What are my rights?

My neighbour plays her music and TV at full blast for hours every day. I'm frustrated because I can't do anything about this. Or ... wait. Can I?
  • Yes
  • No

Stop and listen for a moment. You might hear construction sounds, a dog barking, a lawnmower running, people shouting, or other neighbourhood noise. But how much noise is too much? Learn what to do when your neighbour’s noise crosses the line of what is acceptable and disturbs your peace and quiet.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in July 2022
  • Time to read: 15 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Lisa Frey, Lawson Lundell LLP

Lisa Frey

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