Under the Environmental Protection Act (1990), or anti-social behaviour legislation tenants are obliged to keep noise below an acceptable volume. Failure can lead to a fine of up to £5000 and the confiscation of property responsible for causing the disturbance e.g. stereos, CDs, musical instruments etc.
A local authority noise abatement order if ignored could result in prosecution.
Any action by the Police, Council or Public Safety Unit may result in a university taking disciplinary action against culpable students.
See the other side of this obligation, quiet enjoyment which student tenants are legally entitled to expect and ought reasonably to reciprocate.
The Noise Act 1996 and the Noise and Nuisance Act 1993 make unreasonable noise an offense.