Noisy Neighbors!!!!

@Ambur25 (1007)
United States
January 26, 2007 12:03am CST
I live in an apartment, and two college girls just moved in upstairs. They are SO NOISY!!! It's driving me insane. Right now it's midnight, and they're... having a party!?!? THere's only two of them, but I can literally HEAR THEM TALKING. There's guys, and whoever else up there with them! Stomping, music, screaming, laughing, whatever! I have 2 small boys trying to sleep, can they possibly be THIS disrespectful!?! Gah!!
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I'm worrying about this as well, but from the opposite side of things. I am looking to rent an apartment for next years school year and waited too late to rent from one of the main apartment complexes. This means I could potentially be living next to non-students in one of the less popular complexes or a duplex. Im worried the weekends might be a hassle with older or non-student neighbors since they would obviously mind more than other college kids about noise and parties and such. What do you think I should do if that happens? Should I introduce myself to the neighbors and explain that I am genuinely considerate of their space and that if anything gets too loud to just tell me and we'll take care of it? I don't like huge parties or having lots of noise anyways, but I mean for a moderate number of people and music.
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@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I would definitely talk to your neighbors ahead of time and let them know if it gets too loud, just ask, and you'll do something about it. But, with all due respect, DO something about it! Lol. I've gone upstairs and talked to these girls already and that obviously hasn't helped. Next step is going to the people that run this place, then the police. I don't want to be all rude about it, but keeping me up and waking my kids up, that's a different story. ;/
26 Jan 07
The law in this country makes it quite easy to call the Police after about 11PM. I guess the owners can't really do much, they need the income from the property. It's between you and the tenants.
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@chel_0525 (203)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
I guess you should talk to the apartment's owner on what is happening around you.they will be the one who will talk to them. Or if you have the courage to talk to them..tell them your concerns in a nice way.they should respect others and they should act at their age.
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@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I did. ;/ The first week after they moved in. I walked up there and told them that we could easily hear their radio over our TV! And asked if they wouldn't mind keeping the radio turned down in the afternoons. Didn't really help things much. ;/
@wuw1w1 (224)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 07
telling them directly that you are disturbed by them, if it doesnt work, report to the owner, the last choice is, you'd better move from there, find another nice place.
• India
27 Jan 07
Yah .. It really very disgusting to have such neighbours .. I think you must go and talk straight to her .
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@loujac3 (1188)
• United States
27 Jan 07
The best thing to do is first confront the neighbor with the problem and explain that they need to keep the noise level down. If they fail to cooperate then phone the police. If the police are not helpful, phone the sheriff and demand to have someone come out so you can sign a formal complaint. They have to take one. I hope that it doesn't have to go that far but you do share a building and your ceiling is their floor. Good luck!
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Does your complex have certain rules and guidelines? Or maybe you can call the cops or something? Not sure that'll do anything and, of course, this is way after the fact, but hey... for next time, I guess? I have neighbors who stomp up and down the stairs (that happen to run against my bedroom wall) at frickin' 4 in the morning to take their dog out. I'm a light sleeper, too, so it wakes me up EVERY morning! So annoying. I feel for you!
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• United States
27 Jan 07
You too! I have the neighbors from Hell. I live in a manufactured housing community and the people who live next to me are insane. The cops have been called on them three times, and they are hoarding things in their house now. They are driving the property value of my house down. These people have no regards for moral authority.
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@seabreeze (661)
• China
27 Jan 07
You can accuse the two girls.You also can advise it!If they do not hear your advise.you can call 911!
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@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
27 Jan 07
You could report them to your landlord... you live there and pay the cost for your place so you deserve your peace and quiet.. if they dont like it maybe they should move to a dorm room or something.. people need to learn respect, I swear. If it were me I would have been pounding on the floor.. and if u can hear them talking I am sure they can hear if you just yell "SHUT UP!" lol.. you should just call the landlord while its going on so they can hear it.. if they want to rent to those kinds of tenants that keep you up by making noise I would be calling keeping the landlord up... I have 3 boys and we have had our share of idiot neighbors. if you dont say nothing they will just think that your okay with it..
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@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Same thing in our place, the house where we live in is just opposite of a Videoke bar, we're the first who movein into that place, to think our place is a residential and not a commercial area, yet they allowed (Home Owner's) that Videoke to operate still. Few days after, I found out that one of the officers of our Home Owner's is operating his Videoke too at same same subdivision, damn, where I could place my complaint? :( Anyway, one after-midnight that Videoke still open with a loud sounds, I mean it is really so loud, I went down from our house and talk to the owner of that Videoke, and it seems that they listen to me. :) What I'm trying to say is, you can talk to your neighbor in a nice way (cool headed), and I guess you and your neighbor will resolve things over. FYI Videoke is a machine where we could select songs to sings, with amplified speakers, microphone and 21 to 29 inch TV screen where the lyrics of the songs are being displayed.
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@resasour (378)
• United States
27 Jan 07
file a complaint with the apartment manager and call the police and file a complaint with them. Most places have a noise curfew. Some places it is 10 pm and some places it is midnight. You can find out when you call the police. A few complaints and they will get the message or be moving out.
• China
27 Jan 07
Hello lady: I think you can talk to them to keep down their voice because of your children. I am sure they can agree with you. Try your best to do it.If it does't work you can phone policeman. OK?
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Go knock on their door and tell them to quiet down! Don't let them do that to you. Report them to whomever runs your building. You can't let them get away with it. College students for the most part are really disrespectful and the only way to stop them is buy letting them know whose in charge.
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@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan 07
This kind of unconsiderable behavior is disgusting. Why not inform the police or some related government deparments and ask them to stop them from performing such mobbish behavior.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
27 Jan 07
well, if you live in an apartment, you normall can complain and they'll either get warned or kicked out. i once lived next to a university type school and they had their students rent out appartment where we were. they were spread out all over the place and they would constantly be walking back and fourth (loudly) late at night. people started complaining and they were asked to leave. also, most rental agrements state a quiet period, normally like no loud noise from 10p-9a or something like that...i would just make a complaint...thats the easiest thing to do.
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• Philippines
27 Jan 07
I used to live in a boarding house with my friends, my noisy friends, and other tenants ould knock on our door to ltell us, we are so noisy, so anyway, our landlady took care of it, and we were given warnings everytime were out of control, Its just that sometimes you are having such a good time that you forget about other people...Sorry we lerned to be considerate after some time
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I would suggest as a coutesy talk to them and explain the noise issue to them. If they stop, wonderful..If not I would suggest you talk to our leasing agent and let them know you have tried to talk to them, however, they refuse to stop stomping, talking loud, having parties, and music...If you look at your lease, alot of times they talk about the noise issue. My apartment the noise during the week has to be down by 9pm and during the weekends 11 or midnight, I'm not sure...But check your lease to be sure...Good luck to you and yours
@UmmZahid (324)
• United States
27 Jan 07
OMG wow people these days are so inconsiderent its redicilous!!
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• Philippines
27 Jan 07
First you need to befriend them -- talk about music, parties, boyfriends, whatever that interests people their age. Then eventually you can start talking about your family and how bad the acoustics are in your apartment such that you cannot sleep because of the noise. I'm sure they are just carried away because nobody minds them. My point is, if you get mad right off, the worse it will become. Otherwise, you will have to tell your landlord about your problem.
@eflynazwa (133)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 07
That's awful. They're so unrespectful. Maybe some teens have this sort of neglect "What the heck I pay for this pad so I do whatever I want". The best thing is try to talk to them. Say it like you mean it. If they keep on with the partying and noisiness, call the police. You did pay for your pad too.
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