Originally Posted by aravenel
I know, I know. I just really don't want to have to deal with this.
We try to be good neighbors, but I seriously think about putting on my hardest soled shoes and clomping around at 5:30AM when I wake up every morning.
as long as you complain directly and let the neighbors really know that its affecting your sleep then its their problem after you've made the formal face to face. from there you can go directly to the police and landlord.
my neighbors have this safety thing for their staircase. it makes a loud annoying sound when they have to slide it open/closed whenever they go up/down staircase. the annoying sound echoes through their wall into our master bedroom. my wife and I made the mistake of just tolerating it for years (because we're of the "silent race"). Then one Saturday night we watched a boxing match and even invited our neighbors (as an obvious way of saying "hey we're going to be loud for 1.5 hours on a Saturday night".
eventually we get a call from the police during the middle of the fight about being loud. my wife with her years of pent up rage marches right over to the neighbors and starts chewing out the neighbor's wife about the years of noise
they constantly made throughout the day/night (which included children yelling/spousal screechfests/construction and that annoying safety thing on their staircase).
eventually everything cooled down and we even exchanged phone numbers to text if things are getting loud. but in retrospect it really would've been better to complain about the staircase thing a lot earlier. from there they'd know that their children screeching/husband and wife meltdown yell-fests are easily heard by their neighbors.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Ah, the joys of congregate living.
hmmm.... we had some absolutely shitty neighbors
even sitting between each other in 4 acres of beach front property. Turns out that particular neighbor had legitimate mental health issues, but still it can happen even with huge yards between each other.