The joys of apartment life
Ahhhhh… The joys of apartment life. Gotta love it.
We seem to have come to a point in our current residence that is quickly spiraling out of control and I am hoping that someone may have had a similar situation and can give some advise on what we should/should not do.
Over the past year, we have had a problem with our neighbors. Namely noise. As petty as some of you may think this is, we feel that we should not be subject to hearing what they are watching or listening to while we watch or listen to our own. We have complained to the management numerous times, we have had the police out a couple of times, we have had the managers themselves come out and listen and still nothing has been done about it.
It is stated in the apartments rules and regulations that “RESIDENT, family and guests shall have due regard for the peace, comfort and enjoyment of the other residents in the building. Musical instruments, radios, television sets, record players, etc., shall be played only during reasonable hours, normally 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and at reasonable volume.”
So what is considered ‘reasonable volume’? We feel that if we can hear it loud enough to recognize what song is being played, then it is not ‘reasonable’ We also feel that if the bass is loud enough to wake me up on the opposite side of the apartment then that too is not ‘reasonable’.
Our manager has written them a ‘final notice’ and still the problem continues. Sometimes it is very apparent that they are being spiteful with their noise. Yet nothing is being done.
I’m wondering if anyone here would know what our next step should be. Obviously we can’t go to the managers anymore as they refuse to do anything about it.
Before anyone suggest that we move, understand that we have a VERY limited income and could barely afford to even move in here. We can maintain, for now, our tenancy, but if it came down to us having to move, we would not be able to afford it at all. We also have suggested to the management to not evict the neighbors, but to move them to a vacant apartment elsewhere Maybe their new neighbors would be a bit more lenient.
We are at our wits end and any help would be appreciated…. Anything.
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