So, under rules designed to protect people’s quality of life, people that have been caught crying at home, as well as arguing, moving furniture, wall banging, and more, could face an astonishingly large fine with the “Community Protection Notice” in the U.K.
A notice was issued to one person to not “create any wailing, jabbering, crying and hammering on the wall type noises” following a complaint by a neighbor. The penalty for breaching starts from £100 on the spot fine, and it can rise to a maximum of £2,500 if you dispute it in court.
These rules fall under the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Act introduced in 2014 when Theresa May was a home secretary.
They can be issued by the police and private registered providers of social housing, charitable housing trusts or housing action trusts that have been designated by a local authority in the area.
The good news, however, is that they need to send a written warning to stop or start doing specified things before the authorities can issue a penalty.
For example, the order issued in Newcastle for crying has not resulted in a fine so far. However, the written warning might say that you might do something in a certain time, for example, turn your music off in only a few minutes, or have a few weeks to clean your front garden before you’re penalized.