A 'NUISANCE' social housing tenant has had all of his televisions and speakers seized after causing a noisy nightmare for his neighbours.

The 31-year-old man ­— who cannot be named for legal reasons ­— had been continually playing loud pop music at his Six Town Housing-managed Bury home, throughout the day and evening.

An environmental health investigation was launched to monitor the noise coming from the man's address.

Recordings revealed that there was an 'inconsistent pattern of loud music', leaving neighbours feeling anxious and unable to relax in their own homes.

Warnings were repeatedly handed to the man about his behaviour by Six Town Housing and Bury Council's environmental health department.

However, after he continued to play music and be disruptive, he was issued with a Noise Abatement Notice.

Environmental health officers obtained a warrant to enter his home and seize all 'noise-making equipment'.

This saw them confiscate four televisions and three speakers.

The tenant must pay the costs associated with the seizure before he can reclaim the equipment.

If he continues to commit noise-related offences, he could lose his home.

A Six Town Housing spokesperson said: “We do not tolerate noise nuisance within our neighbourhoods.

"Tenants should not have to put up with noisy neighbours. We will work closely with anyone who reports issues to us and take action accordingly.”

Noise is deemed a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 if it unreasonably and substantially interferes with the use or enjoyment of a home or other premises, and/or injures health or is likely to injure health.

People who break the law and ignore warnings can be fined and have their 'noise-making' equipment seized.

Bury Council is responsible for dealing with noise nuisance complaints if they fall into certain categories.

These are noisy neighbours ­— such as music, shouting, alarms, home improvement work at unreasonable hours ­— noise from commercial or industrial premises, car alarms and loud stereos, and dogs barking.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “There is no specific time of day at which it is acceptable to play music so loudly that it causes problems for neighbours.

"If people are found to be causing a nuisance to their neighbours, our Environmental Health officers will take appropriate enforcement action.

“People’s tolerance levels have been tested heavily during lockdown as many have had to stay indoors more than usual.

"It’s important more than ever at the moment for neighbours to work together to live harmoniously.”