Admittedly, children often strain our nerves. It is not uncommon for the noise level to be to blame for the fact that we occasionally drive irritably in between and no longer only recognize sentences such as: "Can't you even rest" from the famous car adverts.
Children's laughter is not noise!
Noise from children can be exhausting, even if it consists of laughter and joy. But what the one just tolerates is already a thorn in the side of the other.
And what about the dear neighbor? If he has no children, the risk of feeling annoyed by the noise of the children is much higher than if he has children himself. From 2011 onwards, new regulations were introduced when he was allowed to sue and what he had to accept.
Baby crying is not a noise
The good news first. Baby crying does not count as noise nuisance, even if it penetrates the legally stipulated night's sleep from 22 p.m. to XNUMX a.m.
Babies are not machines and the stressed mother would be grateful for a bit of sleep at night.
But it looks different when older children make noise at this time. Fortunately, they are mostly in bed, peaceful and calm, as it should be. Nocturnal noise is more likely to be attributed to young people, and other roommates may - rightly - complain and usually have success in court.
Noise from children is not harmful to the environment
In the past, children's noise was assessed and classified using the maximum decibel limit, and since children's decibel noise is comparable to industrial noise or the penetrance of a jackhammer, the plaintiffs were often right.
According to a law that the Federal Council approved in summer 2011, noise from children is no longer seen as a harmful environmental impact, but is to a certain extent acceptable to everyone. In individual cases, however, a decision is made depending on the situation, because tenants do not have to accept everything.
Bobby car or inline experience in the hallway is one of the things that do not have to be and should be prevented accordingly by the parents.
More family-friendly laws - consideration is the magic word
With the new law, the state wanted to contribute to a more family-friendly society. But that only works if all parties show consideration for each other in the future.
If the older man in the neighboring apartment likes to take a nap, you can encourage your children to be a little quieter during this time as a friendly roommate.
On the other hand, the neighbor can turn a blind eye if things get a little louder later. Clarifying discussions, an apology, a nice smile and a good dose of humor often help through noisy times.
We want our children to be taken seriously, but we must not forget the concerns of our fellow human beings!
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