1st timer - Noisy Neighbors
This is my first time posting to this forum and I have already seen so many posts about noisy neighbors. So I apologize for being another one of the "usual suspects" so to speak.
I have lived in my complex for about 10 years now. Mostly because it is affordable and super, super close to my job (about 3 miles). For the past 6 years (or close to it) I have had the worst neighbors living above me. I have made numerous complaints to the management and there is always some sort of excuse, including things that a management office should never say such as, "If you don't like it, maybe you should move", or "Maybe they are retaliating because you complain too much." And I know for a definite fact that I am not the only tenant who has had issues with them (its a Mother, her daughter, and the daughter's daughter, of hispanic descent... the area of town I live in is predominantly latino). It seems that the non-latino tenants, such as myself, all have problems with the complex doing something in regards to the latino tenants. I hate to make it sound like a racial issue, but it is hard to ignore. Other responses I have received (as has other tenants) include "it's the daytime", or "it's not even 8pm yet." How is this ethical, let alone legal??
I have even written the parent management company based out of Colorado (which, oddly enough the management office denies having a parent company and refuses to give any information regarding them) and have received no help.
The issue with the neighbors is that it is a rather large woman (and this in no way is stereotyping as I myself am a big man at 6', 350lbs), her boyfriend/husband, and her 4 year old daughter. The noise is literally 24/7. I wonder if they ever sleep or if they ever stop moving. It's like they take shifts sleeping while the other one stays awake and makes noise. It's THAT bad. Whenever I have tried to talk to them, they always act like they don't know english or try to say its the neighbors next to them. But I am sorry if I am not that ignorant and can tell the difference between the noise directly above me and the noise not directly above me. They often try to blame the child as well. I can tell when it's the child and I dont mind that so much as I have a 4 year old niece and know how energetic they can be. I have filed numerous complaints with the "Critical Intervention Services" (a sort of armed security) and yet nothing is ever done. In any other "respectable" complex, the number of times I have made complaints would've LONG had tenants evicted. And I know it is my own fault for not moving, but why should I have to? Isn't it a right of my own to be allowed to live in peace and quiet?
And yet the complex management can only say that I am the *only* tenant to complain the way I do and that the people above me have never gotten complaints by anyone else. Thats utter garbage. And how can you even, in the right of mind, say that to a tenant? Especially when I know for a FACT no one has ever complained about me. I just wish there was something I could do, short of going to jail or losing my mind.