Neighbours describe horrors of living next to Brighton and Hove 'party houses'

Party houses are often used by large stag and hen parties as a base in the city

Party houses are often used by large stag and hen parties as a base in the city

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Distraught neighbours have recounted horror stories of living next to party houses in Brighton and Hove.

Residents told a city council scrutiny panel meeting their streets have become hives of anti-social behaviour, constant noise, alcohol and drug abuse and strippers.

Linda Malcolm, who lived next door to a party house with her 91-year-old mother in Hove, said: “The noise and constant smell of alcohol and cigarettes is an infringement on our human rights.”

She recalled an afternoon in which a hen-party spent the afternoon drinking, smoking and screaming in the party house's garden with a pair of male strippers.

Party houses are converted residential homes designed as retreats for large groups, such as hen and stag parties, and it is estimated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue that there are 300 in the city.

Party house operators state that the their properties bolster the city, with Michelle Stonehill, Brighton Holiday Homes, saying that each visitor brings an average of £500 to the city's economy. But residents argue that the discomfort is not worth the benefits.

The meeting in a council investigation into the houses was held at Hove Town Hall on Tuesday.

Trevor Scoble, of the Kingscliffe Society, a residential conservation charity, said that according to Department of Communities and Local Government Circular 04/08, any building that is in intended to be rented to a series of short-term paying guests should be regarded as a guest house rather than a residential property and therefore should be subject to the same regulations.

Mr Scoble said: “We should consider the residents, the law and right to peaceful enjoyment of our properties.”

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the panel and leader of the new investigation into party houses, said that this planning query will be a subject of investigation.

Mr Bowden, the Green councillor for Queens Park ward, said: “We are here to achieve a gold standard for party houses and stop them falling between the stools of regulation.”

Many residents said they did not know who to turn to, feeling responsibility was spread thinly between the operators, the police, the planning committee and the council.

Richard Simon, whose 94-year-old mother lives near a party house in the Regency ward, said: “The police come and they can quiet them down and then leave, but once they are gone it all starts up again.”

Mr Bowden said that this distribution of powers is one of the key targets for their investigation.

Councillor Alan Robins, on the scrutiny panel, said: “Do not think you have to suffer for the greater good. We need to find a solution to satisfy all parties.”

A second scrutiny panel meeting will be held for party house operators and hoteliers at 2.30pm on February 13, in Hove Town Hall.

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6:30am Thu 30 Jan 14

Kate234 says...

These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.
These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town. Kate234
  • Score: 64

6:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

rogerthefish says...

Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S
horeham with all the old fogeys!
Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S horeham with all the old fogeys! rogerthefish
  • Score: -51

7:00am Thu 30 Jan 14

rogerthefish says...

Kate234 wrote:
These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.
Try find a house that's not in a residential area!
[quote][p][bold]Kate234[/bold] wrote: These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.[/p][/quote]Try find a house that's not in a residential area! rogerthefish
  • Score: 13

7:02am Thu 30 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The neighbours should call Sussex police every time they have problems and then seek an anti social behaviour order to have the property closed down. The council and Sussex police have done this in the past with other properties in the town. The owners were barred from
Going within a mile of the property so no rental and no business. Also go and stay in a hotel and take county court action to re coup the money from the operator. Also check your property deeds and covenants on your homes. My home is built on land owned by the Blaker family and there is a covenant on the land which states that no alcohol and business must be undertaken at the property which causes a nuisance to others. When residents had problems with student lets in our street our group solicitor was going to use the covenant to take legal action again the tenants and property owners.
The neighbours should call Sussex police every time they have problems and then seek an anti social behaviour order to have the property closed down. The council and Sussex police have done this in the past with other properties in the town. The owners were barred from Going within a mile of the property so no rental and no business. Also go and stay in a hotel and take county court action to re coup the money from the operator. Also check your property deeds and covenants on your homes. My home is built on land owned by the Blaker family and there is a covenant on the land which states that no alcohol and business must be undertaken at the property which causes a nuisance to others. When residents had problems with student lets in our street our group solicitor was going to use the covenant to take legal action again the tenants and property owners. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 36

7:12am Thu 30 Jan 14

We are the 99% says...

You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council!
They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party!
The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others!
With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!,
You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council! They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party! The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others! With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!, We are the 99%
  • Score: 45

8:40am Thu 30 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Hear, hear 99%.
You should stand for election in 2015.
Hear, hear 99%. You should stand for election in 2015. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 19

8:41am Thu 30 Jan 14

Kate234 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Kate234 wrote:
These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.
Try find a house that's not in a residential area!
The council used to have a designated zone in which they had protected tourist accommodation spaces which was classified and no doubt still is as the commercial area. I don't know the exact name they use. I am not sure of the exact boundaries of this but it used to be I think from Upper Rock Gardens to just after Preston Street with roads running down to the seafront from Western Rd/North street and St James st south. In this area you did not used to be for instance allowed to close down guest houses and turn them into family homes as it was regarded as the commercial centre of the city and keeping bed spaces was essential to the economic well being of the city.

These streets are filled with bars, club, restaurants and people coming back from clubs walking home late at night. If you buy a house here you should reasonably expect some disturbance but you should not have the same expectations of low noise as if you buy a house in a suburban street off the Seven Dials for instance.

Putting these houses in locations with outside space in quiet residential areas such as Queens Park is obviously ridiculous.

This does not mean that these houses should be allowed to operate irresponsibly even in a commercial area but if the location of these premises was correct it would resolve a significant part of these issues.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kate234[/bold] wrote: These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.[/p][/quote]Try find a house that's not in a residential area![/p][/quote]The council used to have a designated zone in which they had protected tourist accommodation spaces which was classified and no doubt still is as the commercial area. I don't know the exact name they use. I am not sure of the exact boundaries of this but it used to be I think from Upper Rock Gardens to just after Preston Street with roads running down to the seafront from Western Rd/North street and St James st south. In this area you did not used to be for instance allowed to close down guest houses and turn them into family homes as it was regarded as the commercial centre of the city and keeping bed spaces was essential to the economic well being of the city. These streets are filled with bars, club, restaurants and people coming back from clubs walking home late at night. If you buy a house here you should reasonably expect some disturbance but you should not have the same expectations of low noise as if you buy a house in a suburban street off the Seven Dials for instance. Putting these houses in locations with outside space in quiet residential areas such as Queens Park is obviously ridiculous. This does not mean that these houses should be allowed to operate irresponsibly even in a commercial area but if the location of these premises was correct it would resolve a significant part of these issues. Kate234
  • Score: 25

9:02am Thu 30 Jan 14

We are the 99% says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Hear, hear 99%.
You should stand for election in 2015.
I would, but I won't, until the people learn to unite, and fight TOGETHER!
One person can not do it alone!
We are in the grip, of a national government, and local government, who both act like tyrants, who long ago forgot, they the are MEANT to be our elected representatives!
NOT OUR RULERS!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Hear, hear 99%. You should stand for election in 2015.[/p][/quote]I would, but I won't, until the people learn to unite, and fight TOGETHER! One person can not do it alone! We are in the grip, of a national government, and local government, who both act like tyrants, who long ago forgot, they the are MEANT to be our elected representatives! NOT OUR RULERS! We are the 99%
  • Score: 16

9:22am Thu 30 Jan 14

Morpheus says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S

horeham with all the old fogeys!
Perhaps they should party in their own backyards.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S horeham with all the old fogeys![/p][/quote]Perhaps they should party in their own backyards. Morpheus
  • Score: 18

9:25am Thu 30 Jan 14

s&k says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S horeham with all the old fogeys!
Yeah, that's why it's turning to sh*t.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S horeham with all the old fogeys![/p][/quote]Yeah, that's why it's turning to sh*t. s&k
  • Score: 13

9:32am Thu 30 Jan 14

monkeymoo says...

So sad...

(NIMBY'S ALERT!)
So sad... (NIMBY'S ALERT!) monkeymoo
  • Score: -16

9:56am Thu 30 Jan 14

s_james says...

We are the 99% wrote:
You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council!
They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party!
The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others!
With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!,
What on earth are you on about? Its the Green Cllr Bowdon who is leading this investigation.
[quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council! They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party! The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others! With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!,[/p][/quote]What on earth are you on about? Its the Green Cllr Bowdon who is leading this investigation. s_james
  • Score: 0

11:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

anonimus91 says...

if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ?
if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ? anonimus91
  • Score: -25

12:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

sugar man says...

anonimus91 wrote:
if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ?
that's ridiculous. what if the "party house" moves in next door, after the home owner has already bought their home? no one should have to move to Woodingdean to avoid constant noise from morons screaming at strippers and such. if the property is on West Street , Western Road or Queens Road, then fair enough, but otherwise it's perfectly understandable that people have had enough.
[quote][p][bold]anonimus91[/bold] wrote: if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ?[/p][/quote]that's ridiculous. what if the "party house" moves in next door, after the home owner has already bought their home? no one should have to move to Woodingdean to avoid constant noise from morons screaming at strippers and such. if the property is on West Street , Western Road or Queens Road, then fair enough, but otherwise it's perfectly understandable that people have had enough. sugar man
  • Score: 28

1:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

gheese77 says...

Kate234 wrote:
These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.
You are correct, I wonder if planning law could be used to require a 'change of use' planning permission. These houses are effectively becoming commercial concerns
[quote][p][bold]Kate234[/bold] wrote: These houses should not be allowed to be open in residential areas. The council wouldn't allow you to open a guest house anywhere and the same criteria should be allowed for these houses. They should be sited only in the commercial centre of town.[/p][/quote]You are correct, I wonder if planning law could be used to require a 'change of use' planning permission. These houses are effectively becoming commercial concerns gheese77
  • Score: 10

7:23pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Pebbles907 says...

We are the 99% wrote:
You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council!
They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party!
The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others!
With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!,
Absolutely spot on! As a Brightonian and local tradesman I have noticed the effects of all you have stated and totally agree.
Re the greens,
Everything that has a beginning, has an end! Not long now :-)
[quote][p][bold]We are the 99%[/bold] wrote: You're wasting your time appealing this bunch of immature Green lunatics in Brighton Council! They care only for the 'yoof', and for a minority that only live here for three quarters of the year, and for those that just want to party! The rest of us ratepayers, people who live and work here permanently; the 15% of born and bred Brightonians, who have seen our town we grew up and lived in, vandalised and destroyed because of blind, Green ideology, we are just expected to pay up, shut up, and accept our once peaceful, happy way of life be vandalised by a young minority, who feel that with the help of this Green Council, they can do whatever they like, and act like they like, without taking any form of responsibility for their actions that affect others! With residency, comes responsibility for your actions, actions that this minority couldn't care less about!,[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on! As a Brightonian and local tradesman I have noticed the effects of all you have stated and totally agree. Re the greens, Everything that has a beginning, has an end! Not long now :-) Pebbles907
  • Score: 4

5:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

Boloney-marshal says...

rogerthefish wrote:
Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S

horeham with all the old fogeys!
No keep them where you live mate....where all the pond life settle, Brighton.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: Brighton is a party town, with 3 star hotels (the one at the bottom of west street) sometimes scalping £600 a room in the summer instead of £50 in the winter, this is gonna happen-where do you want to put them ? Newhaven, Peacehaven-Lancing-S horeham with all the old fogeys![/p][/quote]No keep them where you live mate....where all the pond life settle, Brighton. Boloney-marshal
  • Score: 1

7:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

Sir Prised says...

Clearly they are businesses and should not be situated within residential areas. It's a joke that anyone should have to put up with regular parties next door, especially by visitors to the area, who naturally have no regard for the neighbours quality of life.
Clearly they are businesses and should not be situated within residential areas. It's a joke that anyone should have to put up with regular parties next door, especially by visitors to the area, who naturally have no regard for the neighbours quality of life. Sir Prised
  • Score: 6

9:11am Fri 31 Jan 14

s&k says...

It's a disgrace. Feel really sorry for those residents. B&HCC need to show strong support for residents on this issue.
It's a disgrace. Feel really sorry for those residents. B&HCC need to show strong support for residents on this issue. s&k
  • Score: 4

10:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

Juleyanne says...

Noisey neighbours is a huge problem in our overcrowded residential areas and it is getting worse by the minute! How can it be right for one property to enfringe their disruptive noise pollution on another? Certainly after
11pm when many people hit the pillow, especially the elderly, and those who
have young children or have to work the following day, it is totally inconsiderate and anti social. Excessive noise in the early hours actually affects peoples physical and mental health, ask any GP. By all means 'fight for your right to party' but hire a hall or a barn away from residential areas if the parties are 24/7 with loud sound systems and
intoxicated crowds coming and going, it is only fair and a totally reasonable, especially where parties are held on a regular basis.
Noisey neighbours is a huge problem in our overcrowded residential areas and it is getting worse by the minute! How can it be right for one property to enfringe their disruptive noise pollution on another? Certainly after 11pm when many people hit the pillow, especially the elderly, and those who have young children or have to work the following day, it is totally inconsiderate and anti social. Excessive noise in the early hours actually affects peoples physical and mental health, ask any GP. By all means 'fight for your right to party' but hire a hall or a barn away from residential areas if the parties are 24/7 with loud sound systems and intoxicated crowds coming and going, it is only fair and a totally reasonable, especially where parties are held on a regular basis. Juleyanne
  • Score: 9

5:40pm Fri 31 Jan 14

pearlygrey says...

This is what you get when people are allowed to buy up houses in order to rinse a profit - rather than because they need them to live in. Meanwhile, housing costs for the majority keep spiralling out of control; housing security becomes a thing of the past and communities are ruined ...
This is what you get when people are allowed to buy up houses in order to rinse a profit - rather than because they need them to live in. Meanwhile, housing costs for the majority keep spiralling out of control; housing security becomes a thing of the past and communities are ruined ... pearlygrey
  • Score: 2

8:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Levent says...

EVERY student house in Brighton is a party house. I know, I lived amongst 5 such houses off Elm Grove, you had music blasting and shouting and screaming at least 4 nights per week until 3am. I had to sleep on the floor in my hallway to try to escape the noise. You lefties and your police force, opps , I mean "service" did NOTHING about it! Yet if you take the law into your own hands at 3am out of sheer frustration ..the old bill turn up,...to help, ...yep you've guessed it THEM!

Poor old lady, she has my sincere condolences. she should move before the stress kills her!
EVERY student house in Brighton is a party house. I know, I lived amongst 5 such houses off Elm Grove, you had music blasting and shouting and screaming at least 4 nights per week until 3am. I had to sleep on the floor in my hallway to try to escape the noise. You lefties and your police force, opps , I mean "service" did NOTHING about it! Yet if you take the law into your own hands at 3am out of sheer frustration ..the old bill turn up,...to help, ...yep you've guessed it THEM! Poor old lady, she has my sincere condolences. she should move before the stress kills her! Levent
  • Score: 2

10:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

lady dragon says...

Instead of hiding behind your anonymous moaning, groaning and character assassination have any of you ever tried actually talking to the managing agents. I also have experience of living with a 'party house' and yes at times noise can be an issue but this has always been resolved amically by actually talking to the managing agent.
Noise will always be an issue in highly populated areas with a high percentage of multiple occupancy buildings. Noise from immediate, long term, neighbours and passing 'traffic' is far more intrusive than short term visitors.
Instead of hiding behind your anonymous moaning, groaning and character assassination have any of you ever tried actually talking to the managing agents. I also have experience of living with a 'party house' and yes at times noise can be an issue but this has always been resolved amically by actually talking to the managing agent. Noise will always be an issue in highly populated areas with a high percentage of multiple occupancy buildings. Noise from immediate, long term, neighbours and passing 'traffic' is far more intrusive than short term visitors. lady dragon
  • Score: -2

10:54am Sat 1 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

In the majority of tenancy agreements it states the tenant is entitled to quiet, peaceful enjoyment of their residence. Should that tenancy right be denied, the tenant has every right to take it up with the agent or landlord and demand action, especially if the noise disturbance is after 11pm or before 8am. Environmental Health advise keeping a diary of excessive noise dates and times and will in some cases supply equipment to record the level of noise in building a case against such anti social behaviour. I believe the reason that this rapidly growing problem is not being rigourously addressed by the powers that be, is because the majority of them are fortunate enough to live a detached houses and have little idea how horrendous it is for the vast amount of flat dwellers and those who live in semi detached premises, unable to escape from this hell! Perhaps, if they should come and attempt a few sleepovers in affected residents properties! I am convinced it would be a 'wake up call' as to just how bad this problem is for many and it would spark an immediate rethink and I am sure their policies would change overnight!!
In the majority of tenancy agreements it states the tenant is entitled to quiet, peaceful enjoyment of their residence. Should that tenancy right be denied, the tenant has every right to take it up with the agent or landlord and demand action, especially if the noise disturbance is after 11pm or before 8am. Environmental Health advise keeping a diary of excessive noise dates and times and will in some cases supply equipment to record the level of noise in building a case against such anti social behaviour. I believe the reason that this rapidly growing problem is not being rigourously addressed by the powers that be, is because the majority of them are fortunate enough to live a detached houses and have little idea how horrendous it is for the vast amount of flat dwellers and those who live in semi detached premises, unable to escape from this hell! Perhaps, if they should come and attempt a few sleepovers in affected residents properties! I am convinced it would be a 'wake up call' as to just how bad this problem is for many and it would spark an immediate rethink and I am sure their policies would change overnight!! Juleyanne
  • Score: 2

9:54am Mon 3 Feb 14

Laneslady says...

anonimus91 wrote:
if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ?
This is a rediculous thing to say...I understand that the stags and hens are large contributors to the tourist industry but as a home owner in the north lanes I can completely sympathize with the disruption that is caused. In the 2 years my partner and I have lived on our street the house opposite, one door down and 2 houses diagonally adjacent to ours have become holiday lets. There are a further 1 more further down our street., that's 5 short-term lets in one street. Whilst it has meant that the houses have been well maintained there is constant disruption when they are let to large parties (hens in particular). However as far as I am concerned this is not the only issue. The growing number of holiday houses solely for rental purposes means the sense of community is increasingly at threat as we no longer know who our neighbours are. This I think is the greater shame. I think holiday landlords should be made to apply for a license which would control the number per street distributing them more evenly around the city
[quote][p][bold]anonimus91[/bold] wrote: if you're not happy just move. I hate people who get houses in town and then constantly complain about noise. Why not move to wodingdean or somewhere quiet ?[/p][/quote]This is a rediculous thing to say...I understand that the stags and hens are large contributors to the tourist industry but as a home owner in the north lanes I can completely sympathize with the disruption that is caused. In the 2 years my partner and I have lived on our street the house opposite, one door down and 2 houses diagonally adjacent to ours have become holiday lets. There are a further 1 more further down our street., that's 5 short-term lets in one street. Whilst it has meant that the houses have been well maintained there is constant disruption when they are let to large parties (hens in particular). However as far as I am concerned this is not the only issue. The growing number of holiday houses solely for rental purposes means the sense of community is increasingly at threat as we no longer know who our neighbours are. This I think is the greater shame. I think holiday landlords should be made to apply for a license which would control the number per street distributing them more evenly around the city Laneslady
  • Score: 0

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