So, this is a bit of a convoluted story... I moved in to my new flat in London last August, leasehold, in order to study medicine on a 4-year course. So the long and short of that bit is that I am studying basically every day. Within a few weeks of moving in, the upstairs flat decided to have a party, with very loud music. My temper snapped at 3:30am and I called the council's noise team who came round, agreed it was ridiculous and issued a noise abatement notice. This went to upstairs' landlord and the tenant, who came round and apologised, and also said that if they are too loud in the future to just ask them to turn it down. Great, I thought, somebody who actually realised they were being inconsiderate! A month back, I was treated to an absolute racket for about 5 hours during the afternoon, immediately prior to my progress exams. My other half went round and asked for it to be turned down, and explained why. To be fair, they did. Last Sunday, more music during the day time for another 4-5 hours. By music, I mean incredibly bass-heavy rap or similar. I had friends round, and we basically watched a film to drown it out. We've then been treated to the same nearly every day of varying length, but always at least an hour. I can hear the bass over my own, moderate volume, music that I put on to take the edge off the noise, and it's audible enough to hear lyrics as well as the actual 'music'. On Saturday, it ran from 14:00 - 19:00. I went up at 18:30 asking for it to be turned down, and was treated to a diatribe about how we were picking on the lady in question, that everybody else was noisy, that she didn't "need this **** right now", that she always turns it off at 19:00 to put her kid to bed, how she's gone through domestic abuse recently, the works. Basically, she didn't care that I have to study, and that her music is disturbing me regularly. She also tried to claim that because it's during the day she can do whatever she likes. Oh, and she's a "music and performing arts" student, so that makes it alright apparently. The council have said that on the next occurrence I need to ring them, get the noise team around and issue another notice. This will cause problems, as her landlord was distinctly not impressed last time, and from her bad attitude I can gather she is going to probably come banging on my door and give me a whole lot of abuse - and the other half as well. Frankly, I don't like confrontation, and the idea of being hassled is not an appealing one. To clarify, I don't mind the noises of normal living. London is tightly packed, and I expect to hear the odd bang, washing machine, even a bit of music. So, any advice good citizens of Bit-Tech? Do I just call the council and get a notice issued to the ignorant and selfish child upstairs who is likely to then cause a whole host of problems? Do I try another discussion? Ignore it? Invest a small fortune in soundproofing?