Two professional, orchestral violinists forced to leave home
Excellent instance to bring to the thread, which is important to all musicians (and deserves more elegant moderation - come on guys, be your better selves).
For what it's worth, I rent in a multi occupation building and there is a slight discrepancy about when noise is acceptable. My lease to the guy who rents us the place says 7am to 10pm (standard shorthold tenancy agreement from a well known estate agent). His lease to the freeholder says 8am to 11pm. So what? The general drift seems to be that between 8am and 10pm the angles are on your side, provided you aren't making too much noise. Being nocturnal myself its a shag but I live with it, respecting my neighbors and the fact that the polite world has to revolve around children (thus that whole Monday to Friday, nine to five myth... well its a myth to many). Curiously I have been under pressure by a number of my new neighbors to break the rules just to annoy a certain other neighbor who everybody hates. "I don't want to get evicted" I said". "You won't" They said. Just more societal abuse of musicians!
But seriously, an earlier point was made that the quality of said noise makes a difference. I'm sure that's true. Another point that has consistently been made is that there are other places to rehearse as a band than home. I've got my eye on the boiler room myself, for the loud stuff... and if that fails there is a church hall close by... and if that fails there are nasty rental rehearsal rooms a short drive away for not much an hour, split 2/3/4/5 ways...
Strictly project and just for fun