She Buys A House Next To A Road And Complains About The Noise, She Receives A Shower Of Criticism On The Web.

Changing homes is often a real adventure, full of unforeseen events and unknowns. Even though we pay the greatest attention to every detail, there is always something that escapes us. In the case of the Englishwoman we are going to tell you about, what has been omitted, or at least underestimated, is a 4-lane road , 2 in each direction, attached to the house that she bought with her husband.

Once settled there, for the two of them, a real nightmare began of noise, vibrations and insufficient safety . The woman therefore made her situation known, asking local authorities to install protective barriers for her garden and speed cameras to slow passing vehicles. That’s when the debate began, even leading to harsh criticism from people who ridiculed her for not noticing such a significant issue sooner.


image credit: Birmingham Mail

I’m not stupid,” said Jackie McCormack, who was asked about the case she and her husband are involved in. She said that before buying the “offending” house in Coleshill, Warwickshire – a new build of around £ 350,000 – she and her husband had always been there at times when the A446 was relatively quiet.

The noise of cars and trucks passing at high speed was therefore not perceptible. However, once there, the situation turned out to be more critical than it seemed. Sound levels often exceed 85 decibels, while in the garden they can reach over 120, especially when passing trucks. This is why Jackie and her husband urgently called for the speed limit to be lowered, with speed cameras and protective gates for their garden, which faces the road.


image credit: Birmingham Mail

“The noise is absolutely appalling,” says Jackie, “we have to wear earplugs to bed, the house shakes every time a truck passes, and I’m constantly cleaning up pollution residue from the road.

Complaints, however, generated an unexpected backlash for the woman. Most of those who spoke on the matter actually argued that the couple should have known what they were getting into by buying a house there. “How could they not know? Wasn’t the noise nuisance obvious?” They said.


image credit: Birmingham Mail

The answer Jackie did not expect. “I knew it was a busy road, I would be a fool if I thought it wouldn’t have made a noise, but we never imagined it would be that bad. I will fight tooth and nail to solve this problem. I cannot move out of here because no one would buy the house. “

A rather thorny question and still open. If, on the one hand, the noise and vibrations of this house could have been foreseen, on the other hand, one wonders how it was possible to build and sell a house in this place, without thinking about the daily inconveniences of its inhabitants.

What do you think ? Is this woman right to ask the authorities to intervene?

source used: Birmingham Mail

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