"My garden backs onto a railway station platform and in the past two years we have been bombarded with loud announcements. These don’t always refer to train arrivals (which we accept), but to all sorts of trivia: they warn us about taking a bottle of water in hot weather or advise that if you don’t feel well, don’t board the train. All common sense. The number of announcements can be between 12 and 20 an hour. We have written to station personnel and to Southern, the train operating company, but to no avail."
Russell-Cooke partner Ed Cracknell answers a reader's question in the Home Help section of the Sunday Times and explains that a nuisance claim based on safety announcements may be difficult but it is possible that the station management company could be persuaded to make small adjustments to limit the noise transmission.
Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.