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Get a Thai speaker to make an anonymous call to the cops and tip them off that the houses are full of Thais who've just returned from Burma without going into quarantine and so they're probably rife w

Tell the cops illegal drugs maybe being used, that might spur them on, 😎

Thais renting to different Thai groups for less than 1 month is illegal and probably involves  tax evasion.

23 minutes ago, Oldie said:

You can call the 1337 and press then 9 for English. It is the 24/7 hotline of the City Hall. But don't expect too much. If necessary they will call the police and this is where the story sadly often ends. 

Do you think it would help if I visited City Hall and made a complaint in person?

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9 minutes ago, Oldie said:

If you have time you can do it and fill in a form. There will be nobody you can talk to. At least this was my experience. Will it help more? I don't know. But from my experience not. If you call the 1337 they will not ask for your name or address. But if you go there they would like to have it on the form but they didn't check it. 

 

Problem is that there are no good laws against things like noise. The existing laws are made for noise that exists the whole day and not only for some hours. So they can mostly only use a law for causing disturbance and charge the person 100 Baht. But if they do things without a license or other illegal things (like drugs) than this might be more helpful. If the police checks because of noise perhaps they find more... 

 

An other hotline for complaints is the 1111. It is the national hotline for complaints. You also could call the Pattaya City Police directly (not the number for emergency calls). But their English is often limited. Therefore a Thai speaking person should do this. 

Thanks. Very useful. It is not only a report of noise but much more serious  involvement of probable illegal renting and tax avoidance (and immigration reporting when foreign tourists are involved) so I wonder if the authorities would take it more seriously and investigate.

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38 minutes ago, Kwasaki said:

I think to complain the hope of anything happening would be no hope or Bob Hope.

Thais renting to Thais I can't see as a problem for any Thai house owner. 

Around our village after 6am and before 11pm Thais can make as much noise as they want. 

It is very complicated here with the law in respect of noise pollution. I read many things about this because I have such a problem myself as owner of a condo. Below is one of the many sources that I have read. To cut a long story short - it is better to rent than to buy. The existing laws in Thailand will often not be very helpful if you get a noise problem. 

 

"Notification of National Environment Board No.17 B.E.2540 prescribes that the 
standard of ambient noise and the maximum of Background noise level should not exceed 115 dBA. As well, a weigh equivalent noise level or the average of sound level in 24 hours should not exceed 70 dBA. These standards are limitation for noise occurring in residential area. "

 

If you want to read more about this problem you can find the (very) long version here (it is the downlod link of a PDF fiie):

 

https://www.google.co.th/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TBLJ/article/download/112588/87704&ved=2ahUKEwj495-0w7btAhUNzDgGHep5D6kQFjAAegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw1QbYtBPAjKH4eDmhz3gbQP&cshid=1607160586677

 

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48 minutes ago, Golden Triangle said:

Tell the cops illegal drugs maybe being used, that might spur them on, 😎

 

They probably are being used - the OP needs to be careful if he does indeed tell them that

 

OP different city but I went to Hua Hin Tessabahn when I had a issue with noisy neighbours - they were very helpful and resolved the issue

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2 minutes ago, Oldie said:

It is very complicated here with the law in respect of noise pollution. I read many things about this because I have such a problem myself as owner of a condo. Below is one of the many source that I have read. To cut a long story short - it is better to rent than to buy. The existing laws in Thailand will often not be very helpful if you get a noise problem. 

 

"Notification of National Environment Board No.17 B.E.2540 prescribes that the 
standard of ambient noise and the maximum of Background noise level should not exceed 115 dBA. As well, a weigh equivalent noise level or the average of sound level in 24 hours should not exceed 70 dBA. These standards are limitation for noise occurring in residential area. "

 

If you want to read more about this problem you can find the (very) long version here:

 

https://www.google.co.th/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/TBLJ/article/download/112588/87704&ved=2ahUKEwj495-0w7btAhUNzDgGHep5D6kQFjAAegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw1QbYtBPAjKH4eDmhz3gbQP&cshid=1607160586677

Thanks but I would have no interest owning or renting a condom.

I live in Thailand in the north and the local village police take care of noise when it comes to parties,  funerals, etc, etc. 

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44 minutes ago, Card said:

Thais renting to different Thai groups for less than 1 month is illegal and probably involves  tax evasion.

 

9 minutes ago, darrendsd said:

 

They probably are being used - the OP needs to be careful if he does indeed tell them that

 

OP different city but I went to Hua Hin Tessabahn when I had a issue with noisy neighbours - they were very helpful and resolved the issue

No worries. I have no intention of lying to the police about drugs or covid carriers, as has been suggested on here. It's not the people who are staying illegally who I want to shop, it is the owners of the properties that are the real culprits.

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