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Old 10-04-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Up North
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Okay, I'm a full-time student and I work part-time. I just rented a room in a suburb near my school.

My next door neighbors are having a garage built and have bulldozers and loud construction starting at 7am Monday-Saturday. Their teenage son just started playing the drums and I can hear it VERY well.

I ****ing can't believe these people. My sleep is often interupted by the 7am bulldozer and building crushing noises. Now tonight I'm staying in to study for exams and their son is practicing his drums.

Is this normal? Is this okay? Is this a justifiable reason to move out early. The construction started like a day after I moved in and the kid started playing drums a month after I moved in.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: What are you--a stalker?!
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Of course. Noise sucks.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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It shouldn't take more than a couple of weeks to build a garage (that is just a guess). So it should be almost finished, unless it is some huge garage for a business or something like that.

Now the drums are another matter. First, check to see if there are noise restrictions after certain hours in your city, then politely talk to your neighbors if he is playing the drums too late at night.

My daughter used to work nights until midnight and then sleep late in the morning. Someone in her apartment building would practice his saxophone for hours every day. Unfortunately, he would do it during the correct hours so there was nothing that she could do about it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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The bulldozers start at 7:00 AM? You Poor poor thing. Seriously, I understand where your coming from, but get used to it. If not construction, landscaping and lawn work, delivery trucks if you live in a more urban area. For the rest of your life, you will have to deal with noise at 7:00 AM unless you move into the boonies...And even then, in your professional life, your alarm will sound about then, or before it.

So the construction is completely normal/something you have to deal with. However, the drums are another issue. There are probably noise statutes, etc...Bring it up to them nicely, but then if you have to get more involved with noise statutes, etc...so be it. I don't think it is any justification to get out of a lease.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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You can buy similar ear plugs at Walgreens or other drug stores. Someone in my house snores and they really block out the sound. A friend uses them at his factory job to cut down on the noise.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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7 a.m. to 10 p.m. is normal time for noise to occur. If he's practicing after 10 p.m. you can make a noise complaint, otherwise, welcome to the world that doesn't live by your schedule.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: What are you--a stalker?!
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7 a.m. to 10 p.m. is normal time for noise to occur. If he's practicing after 10 p.m. you can make a noise complaint, otherwise, welcome to the world that doesn't live by your schedule.
Bull hockey! It's welcome to trash who have nothing better to do than be noise machines! They have no inner resources. Eff 'em!
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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Them's the breaks, Pear Martini...you just moved in...they've probably been there awhile...like others said...get some good ear plugs.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Why are you still sleeping at 7 a.m.? Early to bed, early to rise, you know the rest. Most people are up and/or out by then, unless they have second-shift or night jobs.
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