Had new upstairs neighbors for about 2 weeks now. They are loud! I have been woken up countless times in the early AM hours to random noise and
After the 2-4am wake up, they're still shuffling around in there at 6am and later. It's going on 8 now and they're still at it.
The fascinating part is that they don't stop even in the middle of the afternoon. I come home in the evening and have to listen to their crap going on
They don't seem to sleep or work. Every minute I'm in my apartment I deal with their noise.
I am pretty patient and forgiving for most of it, but it's the AM wake-ups that are the worst because that's when they're the loudest. I swear they're
hammering the floor just to see how tolerant I am.
I have left them a note reminding them they have neighbors and loud noise in the AM hours is inappropriate. They got even louder after that.
So how do I deal with this? I tried to win them over with a kind note. I doubt the landlord is going to be very sympathetic as long as they pay their
rent and don't cause damage.
I don't want to be the guy to call the police for noise, but what the hell? Maybe they're hacking up body parts up there or something. Who makes that
kind of noise at 3AM?
I adore my apartment and don't really want to move out. That last neighbor I had up there never made a peep for 3 years except on weekends and it
wasn't that bad.
Seriously need them to knock this crap off or move out. What can I do?
edit on 5-3-2019 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)
I'd suggest you either lodge a noise complaint with their landlord or go to your local council and lodge one with them , don't know about the US but
the UK has noise abatement laws designed to help.
If they have a neighbor above them speak to that neighbor , if the noise is bothering them too that gives you backup for your complaint or you could
both visit your noisy neighbor to let them know there is a problem.
Noisy neighbors are a pain in the ass but there should be either something in their tenancy agreement or local statute that will give you a way to
Most of our neighbors work nights and sleep days so I try to keep the noise down during the daytime until they're all awake. We've lived here for
almost 5 years so we all have each other's schedules down pretty good. Everybody tries to keep the loud noises reserved for when we're all awake- but
on the weekends all bets are off because pretty much everyone is our building is off on weekends. Nobody gets uptight if one of us gets a little noisy
outside of our usual times because it doesn't happen very often (like early this morning when my dog started going off for no reason). We're fortunate
that our neighbors are pretty respectful!
I have lived with a similar situation for a number of years. Tried to move in January, but it fell through so am still experiencing it. Old
building, no sound insulation, hard floors- upstairs neighbor wears heavy boots, wooden clogs, and heels that sound like hammering on the wood floors
I also get to enjoy "Tinder Exorcisms" sometimes with 3 different partners a day- seriously, I hear screaming and moaning both male/female beginning
as early as 4am going until midnight with only short breaks to stomp around in the boots. I've heard whipping/spanking and combined yelps of pain and
pleasure for hours!
My solution, since I haven't been able to achieve a move has been headphones and earplugs coupled with white noise. It isn't perfect but it has been
the only thing that helps. Some people just don't get that their noise affects others, or, they just don't care. My experience has been that notes
don't work, face-to-face MIGHT work, but if the noise is as bad as you say, it will probably only be temporary. Never retaliate, it just makes it
Save your money and move. A sympathetic landlord might be willing to do some soundproofing or have a talk with the new people, but they are somewhat
rare, I think.
edit on 352019 by seattlerat because: (no reason given)
After 10pm in Holland it is illegal to make loud sounds. I can call the police and when they come they will tell the neighbour to be quiet. On their
3rd visit the police can escalate the situation by removing sound equipment, etc.
Your other recourse is of course your landlord but they often don't want to know. (YMMV. It's mainly large corporations that rent houses here in
You can try the direct approach. When it gets bad, go and knock on their do and let them know, politely. It will also give you a chance to see their
Was purely an example. They will tell the person to be quiet if no equipment is involved. You have a right to peace and quiet. At least, here in
Holland. I had neighbours from hell for almost 5 years. Elderly anti-social alcoholics who were going deaf and didn't like wearing their hearing
I did all the steps I mentioned, police, landlord, etc. It didn't help. I was happy to move but almost became homeless at the same time due to
circumstances. Hopefully you can get a resolution to your problem without having to move.
Sounds like the crows when they move into a tree in our yard to make a nest. But they do not tear up our garbage if they build a nest in our yard, in
fact, they seem to protect our garbage bags from other crows.
So, maybe if your new neighbors are thieves, they won't rob your house.
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