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Old 06-02-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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Throw some basket ball balls against the ceiling...they will get the point...since that is so annoying and some people only get it when they hear sounds from other people since they are deaf to their own noise.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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bentlebee, I laughed reading your post, but I don't think this is a good idea!!

When you give the noisy neighbor a "hint" regarding his/her obnoxiousness, two things might happen: either the individual stops, or he/she becomes even noisier.

I mentioned my former "Elvis" neighbor on previous posts, and sadly he was not the only one, who got very angry when he was singing and I simply closed the window or was on the phone and would say "I am sorry, so and so, I cannot hear you" within a distance he could hear me too.

When he was about to be evicted his friend came to my house!!!! and said "why are you complaining about him, he is such a nice guy!"
Is this any kind of joke?! From that day I learned, for the tenth time, a clueless will be a clueless, and always oblivious of other people's rights......

People who are truly obnoxious could not care less whether they are disturbing other neighbors or not.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Just an observation but how many more threads do we need on noisy neighbors whether they're upstairs, downstairs, sidewise or in the next block?

I guess the answer is something along the lines of, "however many it takes on the remote chance that some new and hitherto unthought of brilliant suggestion might just pop up!"?
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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The problem is directly above us. So whats the next step?
Call the police, there's got to be a noise ordinance in town.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Not unless a Judge signs off on it and prepares an order for the law enforcement to forcibly remove if it comes to that... at least that is the process here in California.
Oh ok, I wonder if that happens in Texas also. I mean if they get evicted and that is the end right?
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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I sympathize with the OP. I think it's a damn shame if they have to move b/c of the neighbors being thoughtless. We've had the same problem, but luckily haven't heard from the upstairs people lately. I was told that here in Sydney they'd be given a letter outlining the by-law they're breaking. No doubt that'd be ignored. I think they get a fine with the second letter, then eviction.

I'd like to go and talk to them (the noisy people) directly, but they sound scary *whimper*.

The advice given to me was to let the real estate agent know and ask them to write to the strata secretary of the block, who'd take it from there. I just think it's wrong when someone trying to live a quiet life has to change their surroundings b/c someone else is being an a$$.
I have never talked to them. I am reporting everything as Anonymous to the Management.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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I think you are probably going to have to let the building manager know you will be moving unless your upstairs neighbors move first. Then next time live where no one is above you. You have my full sympathy.

I was married to a man many decades ago who caused me much heartache with threats from landlords and visits from police about blasting music. Nothing -- including the most expensive headphones and a brand new baby -- could convince him to turn it down. Thank goodness we finally bought a house and thank goodness even more I finally got the nerve to leave him. Saw him for the first time in about 20 years at my son's wedding and he's practically deaf.
They are happy for us to move to a different apartment within the complex but we don't want to do that. Its too much of a hassle even if they paid 100% for moving expenses. Well, I did not have a choice which building and apartment number to pick.

Brick houses are quiet right?
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Throw some basket ball balls against the ceiling...they will get the point...since that is so annoying and some people only get it when they hear sounds from other people since they are deaf to their own noise.
Lol, well its the dogs they have upstairs. They run back and forth and throw heavy stuff on the floor. Sometimes it feels like the ceiling will break.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:11 PM
 
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Call the police, there's got to be a noise ordinance in town.
That would probably me by last resort. The thing this is happening almost a year in now so I have lot of patience.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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It is easy to say it is the dogs. If they were responsible owners and played outside/took them for walks enough the dogs would most likely not be running inside the house.

I have had a lot of neighbors that were way worse than the loudest dogs I have ever met. I would rather have a hundred dogs than a couple noisy obnoxious people as neighbors. Dogs don't realize it, people do, and are oblivious/clueless.

Do not blame the pets. It is the owner's fault.


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