Although your lease stipulates that the floor of your flat must be covered with carpets and underfelt lo keep noise to a minimum, a concession exists to allow wooden floors under a licence, which contains conditions about the use of soundproofing materials and the payment of surveyors’ and legal fees. Whether you have a wooden floor or carpets, particular attention should be paid to insulating your floor against noise from pianos, audio equipment, televisions, radios, sewing machines and other appliances. Kitchens, bathrooms and lavatories do not need to be carpeted.

For further information, contact the estate office on 020 8788 1017.