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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 761 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 3289 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 : )))

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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Play annoying music louder, something like I Would Walk by the Proclaimers.

He'll never complain again  Wink

On a more mature note, I'd just go and talk to him first, then if he carries on just see your building manager and see what he can do about it.


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3250 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
How on earth do you deal with them?

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.


User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 761 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 3242 times:



Quoting Ajd1992 (Reply 1):
Play annoying music louder, something like I Would Walk by the Proclaimers.

Thats exactly what we did do LMFAO


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3217 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
How on earth do you deal with them?

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.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 3117 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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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Senti people.
People should have higher tolerance levels  Smile

Try talking to the person.If not take the fight to the end.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months ago) and read 3060 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. Big grin 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?


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3038 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 3):
Thats exactly what we did do LMFAO

Play Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up at full blast  Silly



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User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2237 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3024 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!  Smile

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.



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Fortunately my landlord is very nice about getting rid pesky neighbors. Many have moved out as a result of her not tolerating such behavior.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2925 times:



Quoting Jamincan (Reply 7):
and I left a note telling her that her neighbour downstairs was a jackass.

Gift the neighbour a box of earplugs  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCarlisle From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 271 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2823 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
How on earth do you deal with them?

Better an annoying neighbor than an annoying ROOM MATE.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up at full blast

LOL - That's a good idea!

Cheers,
Jeremy Carlisle



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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2743 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!

Jordan



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User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2535 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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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
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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.  rotfl 

User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1662 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
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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.

JetStar


User currently offlineCaptainGomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2400 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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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2375 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...

 Cool



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9268 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2332 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! Big grin



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User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2304 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
Play Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up at full blast

Nothing like a good Rick Roll to drive the neighbors crazy!



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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2167 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.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2157 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 21):
if you must have your stero blaring with the bass thumping. Loud blaring music in communal living is a dickwad thing to do

Whoa, hold the phone! That's one hell of a leap from this -

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
every time he hears a peep of music

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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User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2150 times:



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 22):
Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
every time he hears a peep of music

His neighbors should never have to hear his music. If they can hear it, it is too loud.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2150 times:



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 23):
His neighbors should never have to hear his music. If they can hear it, it is too loud.

In general, you are right - but then there are some who live in blocks, next to others or whatever, who expect total silence from all neighbours - and that is 100% unrealistic and unreasonable.



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25 IAirAllie : I agree with that. Some people are unreasonable but I don't think the neighbor that prompted the OP was.
26 ManuCH : I've had some really annoying neighbors for a couple of years. They left shopping carts (yes, the ones from the malls) in front of their door, which p
27 ME AVN FAN : What about a bit of nice chaos ? I for more than four decades lived in an apartment block with clear but not very strict rules and a good climate, the
28 Type-Rated : I have two real idiots for neighbors and I have a single home. One on the right is a young redneck that thinks he's the smartest guy in the world. He
29 ME AVN FAN : - His question reveals his real opinion ! So, when he comes round next time, invite him to a coffee, a glass of wine or a whisky (depending on time a
30 Post contains images Ajd1992 :     Like your style, but that must have been ridiculously loud. I'd use 6 Marshall Stacks in a big club, not a back yard. Still, at least he moved
31 Type-Rated : Thanks for the insight. I have had them over for dinner a couple of times and they have invited me a few times to their home for dinner. I just find t
32 IAirAllie : Thats why we have a legal system. If the dad won't work with you warn him that you will consider it tresspassing and vandalism and take the necessary
33 ME AVN FAN : - Sounds as if it indeed is a serious problem. And the man presumably on the "anti-authoritarian wave". Yes, if things go on, you might have to consu
34 Type-Rated : I presented this guy with a $800 bill for the window replacement (I put in hurricane glass so it wouldn't happen again, it was a 9 true divided light
35 Ajd1992 : Smash one of his big expensive windows. Tell him "Idiots will be Idiots" Not calling you an idiot, but if he's being childish then beat him at his own
36 Steeler83 : So they left on their own? Are you sure they weren't evicted? It's a miracle you didn't get sick! I wonder if they landlord sought legal action again
37 YYZflyer : Umm....how can he sue you if his kids were on your driveway and they fell off their bikes? It's just a driveway and I assume you have nothing that ca
38 Steeler83 : I cannot stand these sue-happy, cannot-accept-responsibility-because-I-am-always-right imbiciles. These morons, plus shark lawyers (with some influen
39 Mirrodie : They sure fit the bill. A classic example of shitty parenting. And his kid's will go through life with similar excuses made by daddy. Your neighborho
40 Iairallie : Yeah I'm wondering that myself. Post a discrete no trespassing sign CYA. Send them a certified letter that states you are not responsible for the inj
41 ManuCH : Apparently yes, they left on their own, because they complained that the administration wouldn't fix or replace for free the stuff they broke. Haha.
42 MD11Engineer : Story I've heard back in the 1990s: Queue at asupermarket checkout. First in line is an elderly gentleman, followed by a "hippy" mom with a 5 year ol
43 Steeler83 : Good! He should seek legal action. Like I said before, all the stuff that was broken or needed replacing, that all added up to what, $50k? You know,
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