need to check the lease. It is relatively unusual for it to say "no laminate."
But it is extremely common for it to say that the floors must be carpeted.
that is the case, whilst I appreciate that you replace like-for-like, you are
in breach of the terms of the lease if you do not put carpet down.
appreciate how annoying that might be for you, but I can only tell you the
probably tell you what has happened with the neighbours downstairs. They had
become used to all the previous noise of the previous tenant. They know that
you have been undertaking renovations and they probably know that you have
laminate flooring down even if you have not told them specifically. In their
mind, if they know it is different, they will be alert to the fact.
had also been used to having no one living in the upstairs property.
they have become "aware" and are actually listening for every single little
what can they do?
regard to what noise is acceptable and what noise is not, generally, any noise,
such as music or television etc should not be audible outside the property.
That does not apply to "the noise of life". If therefore this is just the
normal noise of life in an adjoining property which can be heard through the
walls or the floor and not the sounds of dancing or a party, then it is not
actionable by them either in nuisance or for breach of quiet enjoyment in the
terms of the lease.
are not entitled to live in absolute silence from the outside world.
that answer the question? Can I answer any specific points for you?