Baexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 771 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
How on earth do you deal with them?
We've got this really really annoying twat in the apartment above, every time he hears a peep of music he fires an email off to the building manager, I mean WTF! Why not just put a note through the door or summat, its only made matters worse as we've got a flaming WAR going on now LMAO.........guess who's winning : )))
You know I think when you're dealing with someone who is clearly unreasonable I'm not sure a face-to-face conversation will do anything but heat the situation up even more. I'm guessing you don't have this fool completely figured out and confronting him may be playing into his hands.
I suspect that this fellow is likely to be complaining about other people in the apartment complex. He's got to be losing credibility with the building management as they are going to figure out he's a nut, if they haven't already. It might make sense to lay low on this one.
I have an annoying tenant whose b/f has major problems and they fight all the time and gets physical and do other stuff. I went and saw my old manager at the time and filed a complaint for code violations (ie kids running around in the street, cooking on a grill in middle of street). When the arguing and and threats about you do this, ill shoot you started, I called the cops and saw my new manager as my old one got transferred. We talked and in the end, it has stopped for now. Knowing these people, it will probably happen again and I will once again file a complaint.
RussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7753 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3150 times:
We used to live above a real pair of idiots in London. They had the basement floor of a converted house, we had the upper two floors. Basically, they used to complain bitterly about the sound of us walking (sic!) in our kitchen. Not playing music, not the washing machine or vacuum cleaner in the middle of the night, but daring to walk across your own kitchen floor to get some food or a glass of water. They threatened us with the authorities etc, and in the end, haveing tried to be more than reasonable with them, we just told them to f**k off, knowing full well that nobody is going to do anything to us for just walking around your own home. There are some real idiots out there, that's for sure.
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Jamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3093 times:
Quoting RussianJet (Reply 5): We used to live above a real pair of idiots in London. They had the basement floor of a converted house, we had the upper two floors. Basically, they used to complain bitterly about the sound of us walking (sic!) in our kitchen. Not playing music, not the washing machine or vacuum cleaner in the middle of the night, but daring to walk across your own kitchen floor to get some food or a glass of water. They threatened us with the authorities etc, and in the end, haveing tried to be more than reasonable with them, we just told them to f**k off, knowing full well that nobody is going to do anything to us for just walking around your own home. There are some real idiots out there, that's for sure.
I was visiting my sister once, and she had to leave early to go to work. Anyway, I was basically just sitting around, not doing too much, surfing the Internet, having a shower, getting dressed etc. Anyway, I heard a knock on her apartment door and I answered. Her neighbour below started telling me how her walking around bothered him and kept him up all hours of night (only a slight exaggeration I suppose, she's a paramedic and has odd hours). Anyway, I told him immediately that I was only her brother and was only visiting, but he kept on going on and on. I told him that I would tell her that she should talk to the building superintendent and see if anything can be done, he left, and I left a note telling her that her neighbour downstairs was a jackass. Honestly though, basically, when my sister isn't working, she's sitting watching TV, sitting on the computer, sleeping, or not in the apartment at all. Is she supposed to avoid walking into her apartment entirely to appease her neighbour?
Allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2277 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3057 times:
Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 1): Play annoying music louder, something like I Would Walk by the Proclaimers.
When we had Greek neighbours in Melbourne they would play their annoying music up very loud into the wee hours of the morning (they would also chuck rubbish like cans and wrappers over the fence into our backyard). One night while they were partying loudly until late Dad turned his big speakers across to them and blasted opera back. The rest of us attempted to find some peace and quiet deep within the house, not to much avail.
I think a Turkish neighbour eventually got so annoyed at these late night parties that he stabbed the Greek. Ahhh Cyprus!
Our current neighbours, with whom we share a common wall, become noisy after 10pm, with the kids shouting and swearing and sometimes Arabic music played very loudly (with a subwoofer). It not only disturbs our young baby (who we keep pretty quiet) but also makes it that much more difficult to catch up on what few opportunities for sleep we have.
Said neighbours, plus friends, also haven't heard of rubbish bins and teaching children to through your rubbish away rather than on your lawn. And to treat other people's property with respect - like not deliberately kicking soccer balls into your garage door and windows and wrecking your garden.
Other neighbours, with a bikie son who got busted for drug dealing, used their ill gotten gains to buy lots of cars. So many that they didn't fit in their own driveway. So they parked their cars on other people's gardens along the street, then refused to move them when you wanted to mow the lawn. One night when they were out we quickly planted shrubs alongside our part of the street and hammered in big posts so that they would damage their cars if they returned.
Virginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
Hehe where do i start?
Well i go out walking my dog everyday and one of my ex-neighbours used to shout full blast out the window at me if i walked the dog on the pavement past her house. i dont think she realised the pavement is actually public property, i mean FFS she even called the police because i used to walk my dog past her house to the park, they told her it was a waste of police time and that she can only call for a serious reason next time. And all the kids used to play out the front (we have a little park out front) and there is a tiny sign saying no ball games and she used to film the kids everytime they even kicked or threw a ball then send the video of to the council. It was absolutely pathetic. Thankfully she moved though, so i cant complain anyore. It made me laugh how pathetic she really was!
Don81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
I had one years ago... Whined and complained about the stereo being too loud. So I had a band practice one fine Saturday afternoon on the deck. 6 Marshall stacks, full PA system (even mic'ed the kit) and played about an hour and a half of Judas Priest's Painkiller. We never did seem to get it just right, but the next day he had a "For Sale" sign in front of his house.
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Fxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7408 posts, RR: 81
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2566 times:
I wouldn't consider it annoying, but it does keep me from my sleep - I'll come in from a late flight and stay up late to unwind and end up trying to sleep during the day and the kids next door, like clockwork, bounce the basketball to death around their basket. That sound of the ball hitting the pavement like a clock ticking can sometime drive me batty.
Jetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1668 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
Quoting Don81603 (Reply 14): So I had a band practice one fine Saturday afternoon on the deck. 6 Marshall stacks, full PA system (even mic'ed the kit) and played about an hour and a half of Judas Priest's Painkiller. We never did seem to get it just right, but the next day he had a "For Sale" sign in front of his house.
Do that in my town in Southwestern Connecticut and if anyone complains, you will get a visit from the local police department, the first visit will be a verbal warning to shut it down, the second visit if needed will result in a summons for excessive noise.
CaptainGomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
For the loud music folks here, if it is on occasion during the day, that's one thing. However, in the middle of the night like I've had to endure a few times in my building, it gets old very quickly. Some people do shift work and people should consider others before blasting loud music, whether it's during the day time or night time. Perhaps if a neighbour of yours were blasting music that is not to your liking and you needed to sleep or were nursing a headache, you'd all think otherwise.
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JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3094 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2408 times:
For the most part, I have been fortunate enough to have respectful neighbors. However, a few years ago while living in Sacramento, there was a single mom and her to boys who lived below us. The boys were probably 9 and 12 so they would be getting home from school around 3pm. Their mom usually didn't get home until 6pm. Anyway, the kids were wannabe punks who played some loud shit music when home alone. It used to vibrate the house so much so that the windows and our glass coffee table would make noise. After exhausting all the normal resources such as talking to the boys, their mom, and management, I felt it was time for me to take things into my own hands. Now keep in mind, what I did was probably illegal but I stand by it to this date. One night I went downstairs and circled the exterior of the building and found the electrical panel. I had to pry it open so I could take a look at how it worked. The next afternoon I waited for the music, calmly walked downstairs, and shut off their power. I left it off until around 6pm just before their mom got home. Continued the cycle for a month or two whenever their music bothered me. They eventually got evicted and I moved up to Reno shortly after. Never got caught...
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9350 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
Quoting Carlisle (Reply 12): Better an annoying neighbor than an annoying ROOM MATE.
My fiancee and I have been there before, and not one by two annoying roomates!! I wish I would have known her better during freshman year (at the time, it was only one). I would have snuck into her room and taken a shaving razor down the middle of the bad roomate's scalp!
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IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Personally I think the more annoying neighbor is you.
Get headphones or move into a single occupant house if you must have your stero blaring with the bass thumping. Loud blaring music in communal living is a dickwad thing to do. You could also consider asking him what his schedule is so that you can get your music fix when he isn't home. It could be possible to move the stero to a different room maybe one with out a shared wall or one that isn't above a bedroom or quiet area. If you have interconnected vents consider taping the one in your stero room up. Inead of acting like a 2 year old and blaring your music louder to get a rise. Put yourself in his shoes and be a considerate member of society.
As to the walking thing. I've been on the top, middle and bottom floors. If you have wood, tile or laminate floors don't wear shoes when you walk around and try not to be heavy footed when you walk. It's pretty simple. Area rugs also help minimize the disruption.
As for the floor thing, from personal experience I can say that there are some people out there for whom it makes no difference what sensible behaviours you employ or what consideration you give. No shoes? Well duh, we never allowed shoes on inside, and we sure tried not to walk heavy-footed, and we did put down rugs. Not good enough apparently. Face it - some people just love to complain.
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