loud neighbors

gookietownOctober 18, 2009

My loud neighbors come from above me. They have two kids, plus sometimes friends over and they run around like crazy up there. Now i understand that kids need to play but we have two pools, a playground and plenty of grassy area. The weather is cooling down no excuse for not taking them outside. Any advice out there, ive talked to the manager and she sent a letter to them and i have said something to them myself i dont want to be an a$$hole but they are driving me nuts any room i go to i can still hear the thudding of them jumping, running, bouncing a ball, slamming their door, it just wont stop!!

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Have you followed up with the manager and informed her that the letter did nothing to lower the noise level? She's not going to know unless you tell her.

Document, document, document. Keep a list of what type of noise, when it happens and how it affects you.

11:30 pm. Bouncing balls overhead. Woke me up.
7 am. Jumping and running. Couldn't hear news on TV set to normal volume.

That sort of thing. Some of what you are hearing is, unfortunately, just what you have to accept with apartment life in the US--footsteps, doors closing, etc. But there is noise and there is excessively loud noise. And the really loud noise can be controlled.

See if you can get the manager to come over to your place while the noise is happening. That might help.

But I'd start investigating other apartments that have better noise control and make plans to move when your lease is up. There's a newborn baby living below me and I only hear her cry when the windows are open. It *is* possible to have an apartment when every single little sound doesn't carry.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2009 at 6:42PM
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I had the same problem as you & ended up having to move. The office manager refused to do anything about my horrible upstairs neighbors. I also tried calling the police but it never did any good. In the meantime, my health was suffering due to lack of sleep & the stress of living with constant noise. I got fed up with it & moved to a quiet place. I have no neighbors & am on the top floor. You may have to move to get some peace & quiet! Best of luck to you!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 3:49AM
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