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Old 04-18-2020, 07:09 PM
 
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Today I finally called the police today because they were playing really loud music/TV...but before that I tried "knocking" or bouncing a ball on my floor to somehow communicate (as i do not want to go upstairs in front of their door during this time) they definitely heard it because they just hit their floor super hard in response.

After that, I called the police and what the police told me is that they are fine because they cant hear the music from the outside..like what???? I can hear it throughout the whole house?!...the police just told me to "love" the neighbor and because of how thin the walls are i can hear their TV (even though this was the first time hearing their tv this loud.)

What can I do??? They even lied to the police saying I was throwing a ball at their window and they were just walking and video chatting zoom when I can hear some type of music/beat. I even told the police they vacuumed 10~11 pm at night (a week ago) and they said its fine. I thought there was a noise level law where after 10 pm everything has to be quiet.

TLR the police just asked for my ID and asked who I lived with(i didnt want to answer their question but still did. Saying they need it for a police report) and left. My upstairs is still loud. If this continues to 10 PM do I have to call the police again? Im ready to file a noise complaint to my landlord tmrow...after years of giving this neighbor so many chances.

I forgot to add this but my upstairs neighbor removed the carpeting of the apartment so mostly everything is loud.
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Old 04-18-2020, 08:28 PM
 
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Are you renting? Can you tell the management company? Can you record the sounds? I guess play loud music too
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Old 04-18-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Watching judge judy now and similar case just came up, her response: MOVE!
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Today I finally called the police today because they were playing really loud music/TV...but before that I tried "knocking" or bouncing a ball on my floor to somehow communicate (as i do not want to go upstairs in front of their door during this time) they definitely heard it because they just hit their floor super hard in response.
Perhaps just knock on the door and then step away to speak with them, or just tell them to "keep it down" through the door. Whatever works.
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Old 04-19-2020, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Earth
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give them corona
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Old 04-19-2020, 01:57 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Are you renting? Can you tell the management company? Can you record the sounds? I guess play loud music too
OP you can post this in the Real Estate/Renting subforum. Before you do, read the hundreds of other posts complaining about noisy apartment neighbors. There is hardly ever anything unique about those complaints. Also read the ubiquitous suggestion to first read your lease to determine what if any rules there are about noise and be sure these neighbors are actually breaking any. Provide proof that they are. Then file a complaint with the management. If that doesn't satisfy you, move out!
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Old 04-19-2020, 02:04 PM
 
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If that doesn't satisfy you, move out!
Which may be problematic, given the current pandemic.
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:17 PM
 
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talk to them privately, leave a letter, then talk to management...then move to a house where there is less direct noise. Dont give neighbors hell without giving them a chance to address it, the cops dont care about ur quality of life
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:25 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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I forgot to add this but my upstairs neighbor removed the carpeting of the apartment so mostly everything is loud.
This is your whole problem right there. Check with your landlord (if you are renting) or your homeowner's bylaws (if it's a condo or coop) to see if hard flooring is allowed in your building.

I'm a firm believer that if hard flooring were prohibited in communal living situations, 90% of the noise problems would disappear.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:33 PM
 
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I forgot to add this but my upstairs neighbor removed the carpeting of the apartment so mostly everything is loud.

Contact your landlord.
This may be illegal in NJ not to have the carpeting.




I have been in your situation before; both times I moved.


Calling the police is useless, and it only makes the neighbors do it even more because that is how inconsiderate people act.



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