Thursday 1 November 2012 1.10am
If you live in a leasehold building you could check your head lease as there should be a clause in there about noise audible outside the property as there may be restrictions on that.
Useful suggestion. Approaching your neighbours, invoking lease clauses and the getting the managing agents involved rather depends on how proactive the agents are, and how much you value future 'good neighbourly' relations!
Bear with me, the following anecdote is
relevant: My neighbour's flat has a front door that was fitted with heavy duty electronically controlled locks and a door closer by the previous owner. The result being that every time it is closed (or rather, was left to slam shut) it sounds like something from Fort Knox and it can be heard (and felt) throughout my flat. So, for the last 5 years I have flinched in anticipation each time I hear anyone arrive or leave next door, and each time regret being too timid to ask them to please close the door gently.
Don't suffer in silence!