Noise from Upstair- HELP
I've lived in this apartment for 13 years and never had any issue with noise. About 8 months ago a new young couple (boy friend and gal freind)moved into the upstair above me. The gal is a college student and the boy friend just started a job after graduation.
My life has been hell since then with all kinds of noise. The boy walks in a way, its the worse stomping noise you have ever heard. I swaer to God he walks like an army soldier marching. Add to it they don't sleep until 1am, 2am, 3am, there is no time. I can hear every step they take and its preety bad. I wake from sleep if they start to walk. As a result for most part I've been sleeping in my basement. Besides they make international phone calls at night and very loud. Add to that they want party every weekend. They invite a bunch of their college friends every Friday and the party goes on. It's no loud nusic or anything. It's just so noisy talk that you can't do anything. Btw- their floor is hard wood and the noise is real nasty. It seems like they have never lived in an partment. They bang the sliding door on their apartment, seems like droping a big metal floor and all kinds oif noise. The gal do power walking for 45 mins to an hour everyday. Basically, if they are in the aprtment you cant live here.
Initially, I wrote them two very polite letters stating that they may not be aware of the noise and please ne kind enough to be be considerate to their neighbors. I used all kinds of beautiful words pleading to be little soft. Then one day I confronted them while they had all the doors opened and making a huge party and a lot of noise. Since that didn't help, I wrote to the aprtment management detailing everything goiing on. The apartment folks wrote them a letter stating to lower the noise. Making long story short (its already long, by now I've written nearly 20 letters to the management. Although the management lady here is sympathetic to my situation, she is unable to do anything more. Her boss seems not to care. This apartment complex has more than 6 apartment complexes in New Jersey. It has gone to the main manager of the complex and he is not doing anything. Also I had called the COPS one night at 1.30 am when they were stomping. They lied outright to the COPs saying we are not doing anything.
The management is asking to move to another unit. The problem is I've 2 floors of a onebedroom apartment. I've spent my own money to carpet it recently. Besides I've networked the whole apartment and have spent a lot of my own money doing many things. Also I've so much stuff in both the floors it'll cost me few thousands just to move plus the nightmare of packing and unpacking. In the contrary the guys upstair have nothing, they sleep on the floor and have no furnitures.
It seems like the management is refusing to do naything more. I'm thinking of filing a complain against the management in the Tenant court. But truely speaking I've nothing against the apartment if they can fix this issue. If I move the court the management will go against me and it will cost me money.
Others have suggested that I hit the ceiling and disturb them at night. That just seems childish to me. I do give a little knock on the roof once in a while to let them know that its bothering, they dont care.
PLEASE ANY HELP !!