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Old 10-18-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The OC
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I looked at it before but never realized that I'm right above the underground garage where cars go in and out every day. Was the manager supposed to tell me or no?

I assumed that I was right above the entrance of the building where people walked in. I didn't realize it was the garage and I can hear the gate opening all the time. The manager never told me... Is it my own fault for not noticing and paying attention when I toured the property? Yes, I saw the unit and was inside for awhile... I also toured the parking garage; I just didn't realize that my unit is above the driveway where cars go in and out 100x a day.

I just forgot to check I guess... I can hear it when cars drive in... and I can hear the gate opening...

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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I assumed that I was right above the entrance of the building where people walked in.
There's the answer to your question. Thread closed.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Is it my own fault for not knowing that my unit is right under a garage?

I looked at it before but never realized...
I assumed that...
I didn't realize it was...
The manager never told me...

Is it my own fault for not noticing and paying attention...
I just forgot to check I guess...
I can hear it when cars drive in...
and I can hear the gate opening...
I bet someone could put these lyrics to some music...
I'm seeing Phoebe Boufet or maybe Jewel singing...

hth


ps when ASCAP asks? just DM me and we'll get all that stuff straight.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The OC
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I bet someone could put these lyrics to some music...
I'm seeing Phoebe Boufet or maybe Jewel singing...

hth


ps when ASCAP asks? just DM me and we'll get all that stuff straight.
You made me LOL
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Years ago we lived in an apartment exactly the same as yours....and all day and night long, we heard the garage doors open and close. Like you, we never thought about it while touring it. We lasted a year there. Good luck!
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: The OC
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Years ago we lived in an apartment exactly the same as yours....and all day and night long, we heard the garage doors open and close. Like you, we never thought about it while touring it. We lasted a year there. Good luck!
Of course the manager is not going to mention when they show it to you right?

i would rather hear people arguing or dogs barking then the gate open all day and night.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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The manager's job is to rent the apartments, so obviously he or she isn't going to point out the flaws of living there. "If I were you, I'd try to find a different place to rent, as this apartment is really noisy." I wish! (And now it's even more obvious why new tenants are usually forced to sign a 12-month lease.)
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Of course the manager is not going to mention when they show it to you right?
Right.

I had this one house once that I could only show late on weekday mornings... about 10:30 to noon after everyone had left for work and the buses had stopped running. It's how the game is played.

Talk to the mgr about wanting to move or moving out. Serious.
If you're a good tenant type they'll accommodate you when they can.

hth
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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you dun goofed
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I assumed that I was right above the entrance of the building where people walked in. I didn't realize it was the garage and I can hear the gate opening all the time.
Aw damn! I sympathize with your problem.

You made a mistake. I think it's a recoverable one. Go talk to the manager and request that you be shown any other available units, or request to be informed when units are vacated that you might change to. I think it might be reasonable to be charged some fee to move (related to cleaning) but you shouldn't just assume right off that management will be unsympathetic to your request.

It's entirely reasonable to expect to be moved as soon as you can be accommodated. I had exactly this same situation when I rented an apartment which turned out to be right over a freeway on ramp. I had to wait a few weeks until they had a vacancy on the other side of the building, and ended up with a much nicer and very quiet (for apartments) apartment. It was a nicer apartment and because of that my rent went up a bit but I was a lot happier there than I would have been in the first apartment.

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