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Old 01-16-2020, 03:09 PM
 
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Hello! I live with my partner in an old house that is converted into two separate apartments; we live in the upstairs unit. Our downstairs neighbor is impossible to deal with. He complains about us walking around, hearing our TV, and anything and everything in between. We are extremely cautious about the noise we make but at the end of the day, we have to live our lives!!! We can’t walk on egg shells constantly. And hearing him banging a broom handle on his ceiling while we’re doing anything at all, has become extremely irritating. Can I not do my dishes in peace or walk around my bedroom folding and hanging laundry? How do we deal with this? We aren’t able to move with out breaking our lease. If anyone has advice, please send it our way.
This (the bolded) is the problem right there. Old houses, no - any houses - are not built to accommodate communal living. There is no insulation between floors, which are usually creaky wood floors, and the plumbing is not insulated so everyone hears water running, toilets flushing, etc.etc. If you move into a house that has been converted to apartments, you are going to get noise. Period. The only thing you can try to do is carpet your place and apologize to your neighbors and say you're getting carpeting in this old house and you hope that helps with the noise a bit.
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