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Unbearable construction noise pollution next door driving me insane

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  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea addict:
    Yes, I'm sure. When I complained to my apartment block's manager about the noise the neighbors were making he said that he will assist in stopping the noise before 10am but cannot do anything after 10 am because it's legal to make noise after 10.
    According to this website, noise should be controlled between 11pm and 7am, or on a general holiday.

    Noise Management - Noise Control Ordinance

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    According to this website, noise should be controlled between 11pm and 7am, or on a general holiday.

    Noise Management - Noise Control Ordinance
    Weird. 7am is way too early. Terrible law.

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    This could be relevant:

    Noise from Construction Sites

    (1) Subject to subsection (6), any person who at any place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., or at any time on a general holiday, uses, or causes or permits to be used, any powered mechanical equipment for the purpose of carrying out any construction work other than percussive piling-

    (a) in respect of which a construction noise permit is not in force; or
    (b) otherwise than in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit in force in respect thereof,

    commits an offence.
    (2) Subject to subsection (6), any person who at any place within a designated area between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., or at any time on a general holiday, carries out, or causes or permits to be carried out, any construction work prescribed for the purposes of this subsection- (Amended 2 of 1994 s. 3)

    (a) in respect of which a construction noise permit is not in force; or
    (b) otherwise than in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit in force in respect thereof,

    commits an offence.
    (3) Subject to subsection (6), any person who at any place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on any day, not being a general holiday, carries out, or causes or permits to be carried out, any percussive piling-

    (a) in respect of which a construction noise permit is not in force; or
    (b) otherwise than in accordance with the conditions of a construction noise permit in force in respect thereof,

    commits an offence.
    (4) Subject to subsection (6), any person who at any place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., or at any time on a general holiday, carries out, or causes or permits to be carried out, any percussive piling commits an offence.
    (5) Subject to subsection (6), any person who commits an offence under this section shall be liable-

    (a) on first conviction to a fine of $100000;
    (b) on second or subsequent conviction, to a fine of $200000,

    and in any case to a fine of $20000 for each day during which the offence continues. (Amended 2 of 1994 s. 9)
    (6) The owner, tenant or occupier of domestic premises may perform construction work in those premises without a construction noise permit being in force in respect thereof provided that-

    (a) the construction work is performed only by the owner, tenant or occupier, as the case may be;
    (b) the only powered mechanical equipment used for the construction work is portable and designed for operation while held by hand without any other form of support; and
    (c) only one item of powered mechanical equipment is in use in the premises at any one time. (Replaced 2 of 1994 s. 3)

    From:
    Department of Justice: Bilingual Laws Information System

    Here is the whole noise control ordinance:

    http://www.legislation.gov.hk/blis_p...nDocument&bt=0

    Last edited by 100LL; 02-04-2016 at 08:54 PM.

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    They're just chasing away Nian the Dragon, leave them be, It's cultural,


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