Are we inconsiderate/noisy neighbors?
My boyfriend and I live in a really old building that has no sound insulation. My downstairs neighbor has complained about our late night showers and toilet flushing. My boyfriend and I are students so we are up late working (usually no later than 2AM), but we are not noisy people. Since he has complained to us (not politely) about the noise we have tried to shower before 11PM and walk really lightly, but we still have to use the restroom. An acquaintance mentioned to us that after a certain time at night people usually refrain from showering and flushing the toilet. We tried not flushing the toilet, but it just wasnÂt workingÂitÂs pretty disgusting to have urine in the toilet over night. Even after we made these changes, our neighbor got pissed and banged at our door late one night and threatened my boyfriend. We called the landlord and went to the police next morning. The police said we have every right to shower, flush the toilet, and walk around the apartment as much as we can. The apt is not sound proof, but these are just normal everyday noises. If he is bothered by it, he should wear ear plugs or not live in an apartment. Are we being inconsiderate or is our neighbor being difficult? Other tenants in the building have had problems with this guy in the past. What should we do in the future?