My anxiety has also prevented me from talking to the neighbors in person. I believe that one of my options would be to try and terminate my lease, but I would not be able to move everything myself my family and friends live across the country since I recently moved to Arizona , and I cannot afford to hire movers. Explain that you are just politely letting them know, and if they could try and walk lighter you would appriciate it. When we first moved in, our downstairs neighbors sent us an email about the noise. While some people just dont get it, nor care about others. It seems like with every new manager,she starts by complaining when there is no noise at all.
But as another poster said, unless you live in a penthouse, or have a dropped ceiling, you have to accept a certain level of ambient noise that accompanies daily living. I bang on her wall which she ignores. The upstairs folks many times have to walk around on egg shells and don't feel they can live a normal life. We believe that these complaints are either misdirected or severely oversensitive. I get along with all of my neighbors and recently, the neighbors below me moved out and a new couple moved in. Also just note that just because you occasionally have a rude asshole living above you, not all people are rude assholes so don't approach the next neighbor in the same way you approached your rude asshole neighbor. I had two tricks up my sleeve.
You need to rewrite that letter to your landlord because it's very accusatory and reactionary. We had a complaint against us for noise from our downstairs neighbors when we first moved in and we adjusted by buying a few rugs and avoiding wearing footwear inside. If you tape your cell phone to the ceiling and leave it on vibrate then go out for ice-cream, it will drive your neighbors bonkers! The only ways to escape the noise from upstairs neighbors is to find yourself a townhouse style rental unit where you are in control of both the bottom floor and the 2nd floor; A rental house; or Earplugs. They chase each other all day, running, jumping, diving. I have found that only Solgar 5 mg pills work. Coincidently, they put this 2-family up for sale immediately after I started complaining. One of the previous posters brought up a good point.
This person decided he needed to talk to her and asked her to stop the work outs there is a top notch gym in my building. I live in a older building and it must have loads of insulation. She was screaming bloody murder as I could hear each pound. So, I would recommend you say something to them because they may not realize it, but be polite and understanding if they can't do much about it. I have the opposite problem. Our last apartment was a 1400 square foot townhouse which I loved at first.
The floors are covered as they should be and yet this woman still comes upstairs to complain about the noise — when all my petite little mother is doing is walking around her apartment normally — with socks on! It was like a parade up there sometimes. Earplugs might be the best solution. And we've never had an issue. I just say we have rules and abide by societies guidelines for behavior. Also, the noise level will go down in your condo slightly when you fill it in more. Your local law enforcement officer isn't paid to settle every little case, they have neither the time nor the patients, and will remind you of that. I see why things escalate to violence.
If it continues to bother me i will leave a note. I live in the downstairs of a 100-year-old house. They say talk to landlord, who do sent give a dam, because we just have to deal with it. I have lived in many apartments and never had this problem nor an attitude from the apartment managers like here. I told him to go ahead, I will knock his head off and call the police. It appears you are either trying to add more information to your post or trying to reply to a comment.
I mean the apartment is only so big…I do not want to call the police. They were arguing until midnight and apparently made up around 4 am when the very loud squeeking of the bed woke me and my daughter. I went up and talked to the wife who, with fan noise audible in the background, lied to my face about having a device running. . Once or twice my neighbor had a party and I heard lots of people walking around fairly late.
Self awareness people…if you don't know what it is…get a book at Barnes and Noble or something…I promise you'll be happy you did. I'm a little nervous going to the Tribunal alone when the landlord will most likely have their paralegal and maybe the superintendant with them. I guess this is more of a fellow rant than anything else, but all input appreciated -- perhaps a sample opening conversation with the neighbor, for starters? Your other option is to pay to break your lease and move. Explain that you are just politely letting them know, and if they could try and walk lighter you would appriciate it. Who has to pay for it? Unfortunately, not all neighbors are as approachable as you are. Is it a stompy sound or clacky? They could have left the linen washing until morning, but they're still going to be sliding the crib around to clean and walking all over the place. Then she claimed after just 4 days in that we keep late hours after 10, 4 in the morning which is a blatant lie.
Plus it still does not explain the loud floor creak all over the neighbors apartment. There are plenty of lawyers who will take these cases. Just play your stereo so you drown out the noise from the other neighbors and from elsewhere. I live in the 3rd floor of a 4-floor apartment complex. The dog is the most annoying, and most controllable, but it has gotten a lot better over time. You can't ask people to walk a certain way.