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Old 08-09-2019, 09:40 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.
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:49 AM
 
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Turn the tv down and be respectful to your neighbor
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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Have you said anything to your landlord? That would be my first plan of action.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Turn the tv down and be respectful to your neighbor
How do you know how loud their TV is? Are you the neighbor? If that's all you have to say, maybe you should mind your own business.




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Have you said anything to your landlord? That would be my first plan of action.
That's where you should start. You say he's constantly complaining; who is he complaining to? If he's just bitching at you all the time, that's one thing - but if he's already complaining to the landlord, then you would be well-advised to get out in front of it and complain to the landlord yourself about this broom-handle nut getting up in your face all the time. If he's being that aggressive, it's probably on course for some kind of escalated confrontation, so I'd get on record right from the beginning and don't let him control the narrative by prejudicing the landlord with wild tales.

How long has this been going on? Who was the last one who moved in?
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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Those homes are too thin. Lived that issue on Stone Ave as a student in 1985 even. Couple below me were always have relations it seemed like.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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old homes have old insulation: nothing.
in my mother's old home, everyone knew
everything, all the time.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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If your downstairs neighbor can hear your TV it's too loud.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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You haven’t lived in some of the places I’ve lived.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Those homes are too thin. Lived that issue on Stone Ave as a student in 1985 even. Couple below me were always have relations it seemed like.
Lol - we unfortunately lived above a guy on Aylesford who we couldn’t avoid knowing had a much more active sex life than us, despite us being the ones who were married. Older homes can be like playing telephone with two cups and a string.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The end of the world
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Just carpet the place or ignore the person. Carpeting the floor can slove the problem. They have stuff to put beneath the carpet that makes the sound less obvious.

This idiot below takes a broom stick and everywhere I walk they tap at the ceiling. I am sweeping or cleaning and the problem is that they moved their bedroom into the living room and living room into the bedroom so they get upset. Carpeting sloved that problem for me.

Another thing to do is ask the renter below if they can test the sound level and use your phone to record what sound and noise you hear.

Otherwise you might have to agree to turn things down after 6PM and turn things up 12PM on the weekends but M-Fridays you can turn things up 6AM-6PM and make exceptions.
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