Please help! I am being harrassed by my downstairs neighbor.
I am having an issue with my downstairs neighbor. The walls in this apartment are so thin that you can hear everything. It is impossible not to hear your neighbor. She is starting to harass me if she hears me at all. She has cursed at me for dropping a bag of tortilla chips before. She also gets upset if my cat runs across the floor. I have wall to wall carpet in my whole apartment and my cat is only 10lbs. She makes noise and apparently that is ok. I can hear her having loud sex, slamming things, playing her stereo, and yelling across the apt when she has her friend over. Apparently, her noise is just fine. I am afraid to even cook because if I accidentally drop a fork on the floor, I will be screamed at. I am not a loud individual. I do not play a stereo and if I watch a tv show I watch it quietly on my lap top. It is just me and my cat here. I have only had company over once. She has called the police on me for my cat running across the floor and me sliding my kitchen chairs across the floor at 7:00 PM. That is not even late.
Last night my cat ran across the floor and she started yelling. She had her friend over today and she started yelling to her friend that she is going to document every noise she hears from me and file a complaint and take me to court. I am not a loud person. She is hearing normal living noises which I hear from her all the time. She makes plenty of loud noises herself and has even woken me up before.
I feel so harassed. I am going to request to be transferred to a downstairs apt. I am hoping my landlord agrees. But can you tell me? Will a court do punish me for having a cat that runs across the floor and accidentally dropping something about once a week? My luck she will add some lies in there.
I also wanted to make it clear that my landlord knows I have a cat and has stated that she can not understand why my neighbor gets upset because my neighbor has a cat too.
This post was edited by starrywingz on Sun, Mar 17, 13 at 19:46