April 21, 2021

What can you do about barking dogs and noisy neighbours?

With more people moving to sectional titles and estates, noise and nuisance complaints have been on the rise in South Africa.

What can you do about barking dogs and noisy neighbours?

What can you do about barking dogs and noisy neighbours?

With more people moving to sectional titles and estates, noise and nuisance complaints have been on the rise in South Africa.

Nuisance behavior

Matters that relate to nuisance behavior in South Africa usually falls local by-laws, which means each city and municipality will have their own benchmarks and departments to deal with these complaints.

There is a distinction between ‘Disturbing Noise’ and ‘Noise Nuisance’ according to BusinessTech. ‘Disturbing Noise’ can be defined with a scientifically measurable level and is handled with a call to the police, while ‘Noise Nuisance’ is a noise that disturbs the peace of any person and can be handled by going to the court to apply for a test of objective reasonableness.

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