Loud banging, poundings, and TVs

samalJanuary 7, 2006

Here is my situation. I am a poor college student receiving financial aid, so, that should tell you how economically strapped I am.

Like so many of you on here who have posted about noise, I have another one to add. Above me, below me, and to the side of me, are the loudest, noisiest neighbors I have ever had to endure. They blast their TVs 'til 2 AM, they then will bang and pound very loudly anytime between 2:30AM to 4AM waking me up and I can't get back to sleep. When I get home from school and my part time job, there goes the loud banging and pounding and TVs. They wait for me to get home it seems to torment me not to mention the dwellers above me who drop very heavy loud sounding things making my apartment shake and rumble. I complain to the manager but all she says is "they are dropping things just to drop things, it would do no good for me to talk to them because they don't english and they wouldn't understand me" all my neighbors in the apartments around me don't speak any english, so, again, it wouldn't do me any good to speak with them about their noise. I don't know what to do. I need to live near campus and where I live is the only place I can afford. I'm afraid to complain too much because this woman in my building who complained daily about her neighbors' blasting their TVs loud was evicted. Apparently, the manager of my apartment complex does nothing to resolve the noise issues.

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See if you can find a house with others who are going for the same major. They would be likely to have the same schedule. Otherwise, you might check with a guidance counselor at your college to see if they might know of some sort of program that matches seniors with college students for a work/residence exchange.

There are plenty of seniors that want to stay in their homes, but are willing to rent a room in exchange for cheap rent and simple chore assistance. It might work out very well for both of you.

This is the most important time of your life to get a good education and you will go nuts if you cannot sleep. Don't let these other losers destroy one of your few chances to make a better life for yourself. If you don't do it now, you won't have the energy when you get older.

Buy a steno pad and document everything that goes on. Day, time, who's making the noise, what person/manager you complained to, etc. Don't worry about being evicted. Go ahead and go to court. Any judge will be completely sympathetic to your need to get out of your lease because of unimaginable noise that completely prevents you from being able to study. How else do you think they became a judge?

Good luck and hang in there.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2006 at 11:38PM
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If you can't get the noise to stop, I can highly recommend the NEXcare brand of foam earplugs...available at Walmart.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2006 at 2:53AM
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