By Anonymous - 13/8/2020 08:01

Time to move out

Today, I'm spending $1,400 on rent each month to hear my upstairs neighbor walk from one end of their apartment to the other, and then back again. This occurs pretty much all day and all night. Yesterday I woke up at 3:30 a.m. from the banging of steps. My other neighbor played his music so loud, I felt it through the wall. FML
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By  Jaymail  |  16

It’s doesn’t make sense to live in a Multi-Dwelling-Unit and then expect not to hear other people. Best you can do now is to talk to them NICELY. And if that doesn’t work then it’s time to get the Police involved. You may even have to go one step further and file a complaint at your City Hall building. People really take notice when you go to City Hall. I’ve done it. Didn’t want to have to go to City Hall. But I’ve done it. Or move. I wish you a lot of luck.

By  Shzusuziq  |  15

Try earplugs for sleeping, (I’m a light sleeper), maybe also a white noise machine. During the day when I want quiet I put on my noise cancelling earphones. I had to report my neighbor below me. He turned his tv on at 2 am so loud, I actually woke up and thought someone broke into my apartment and was yelling in my living room the first time it happened! The police came and could hear it outside a block away. People in apartments need to be respectful of their neighbors. If they want to blast music (try headphones), thump around in their place, or let their kids run wild, they should get a house'

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By  Jaymail  |  16

It’s doesn’t make sense to live in a Multi-Dwelling-Unit and then expect not to hear other people. Best you can do now is to talk to them NICELY. And if that doesn’t work then it’s time to get the Police involved. You may even have to go one step further and file a complaint at your City Hall building. People really take notice when you go to City Hall. I’ve done it. Didn’t want to have to go to City Hall. But I’ve done it. Or move. I wish you a lot of luck.

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Before calling the cops, I'd get the landlord involved first. If talking to the neighbors nicely doesn't work at first, see what the landlord can do. If that doesn't work, then maybe get the cops involved. However, I feel like taking something like that to City Hall is a bit much, but *shrug*, you do what you have to do. Also, for $1400 a month, OP could get a nice place like a townhouse where they don't have to worry about neighbors above or below them. So moving is an option if possible.

By  Breana Kaitlyn Leary  |  10

So do you not expect them (the upstairs people who are only walking across WHERE THEY LIVE) to actually live where they pay rent?? I have a downstairs neighbor who is a complete asshole and expects the same from us. I have 2 kids. I am constantly telling them to not run or stomp. We have been super respectful and he is still a twat. So we stopped caring. Maybe next time you should get an upstairs apartment if it bugs you that other people need to live too..

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1400 rent seems like they could have afforded to build a more sound deadening building. Oh, and if you can hear normal footsteps, the floor-ceiling doesn’t give much confidence in being sturdy.

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Not true I’ve lived in basement suits up to specs with proper sound barrier and fire wall and you can still hear people walking, tony dogs rubbing, people chopping in the kitchen. That’s just a reality of living in a multi-dwelling complex.

By  Shzusuziq  |  15

Try earplugs for sleeping, (I’m a light sleeper), maybe also a white noise machine. During the day when I want quiet I put on my noise cancelling earphones. I had to report my neighbor below me. He turned his tv on at 2 am so loud, I actually woke up and thought someone broke into my apartment and was yelling in my living room the first time it happened! The police came and could hear it outside a block away. People in apartments need to be respectful of their neighbors. If they want to blast music (try headphones), thump around in their place, or let their kids run wild, they should get a house'