Mystery Noisy Neighbor
Back in July, our neighbor's alarm clock started going off at 4 am on the weekends. Apparently they would leave town and forget to turn off their alarm clock. It's loud enough to wake up my me and my husband. We figured it was the apartment directly behind us (we share a bedroom wall) so I went over there to talk to them but they weren't home so I left a nice note asking them to turn off their alarm clock when they go out of town. It stopped for one weekend and then started up again. This time I complained to the apartment management. They called the tenant and he said he would take care of it. This has gone on for 3 months. He stops and then "forgets", I complain, management calls and it stops again.
It happened again a couple weeks ago and the alarm was going off at 2 am every morning for 2 hours all week long. I complained to the management again and they sent out a letter to everyone in our building asking people to turn off their alarm clocks when they go out of town because there have been complaints and if it didn't stop a fine would be issued for lease violations. Apparently that got his attention because he promptly called the management complaining that it wasn't him and that he turned his alarm clock off and basically I was crazy. Since he has denied it, the alarm clock still keeps going off at ungodly hours on the weekends when he is clearly not at home and the management says they can't do anything about it. If it happens during the office business hours (very rarely), I have asked that they go into the apartment that I think the noise is coming from and they would have their answer and maybe they could unplug the alarm clock. They call the guy and ask permission to enter since he isn't at home but he denies them entry every time.
I am at my wit's end with this. I have tried all kinds of earplugs and I can still hear it through the wall. I've tried going over there to talk to him again but he's never home or won't answer the door. Is there anything more I can do to make this stop? I live in Texas and I am starting to do research on tenant's rights and the Quiet Enjoyment Law but since the management has tried to stop the noise violation, I don't think there is anything I can do except wait till my lease expires next year and move. If anyone can help, I would be so grateful.