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How to deal with Noisy neighbours

Hi,

Like every apartment building our building too has the rule of 'not making noise' between 10 PM to 7 AM but lately we have been hearing a lot of annoying noises after 11 PM. Sometimes, someone is moving furniture while other times there are loud talking noises at night, sometimes someone is closing the shutter in the middle of the night while other times, it feels like someone is breaking something using a hammer. The guy staying upstairs starts his day (or night!!!) after 11 PM and when he walks in the appartment, it feels like he is jumping and not walking. These noises are so obvious that lately almost everyone in the building bangs the heating rod after they hear them but nothing seems to work. Anyway, one fine day when I couldn't sleep and felt that the noise was coming from upstairs, I went and rang their doorbell but to my surprise...there was no reaction at all and the noise continued without any interception!!!

Sometimes the noises are quite loud during the day time also and so some of the building people complaint without knowing who is making all these noises. Anyway, soon there was a notice on the notice board stating that whoever is making noise should stop (clearly a general notice!). Since the guy who is staying upstairs is working during the day time, he can't make daytime noises...so my question to everyone is...how to find out who is doing all this and what can be done?

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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

To quote Gorgeous George in Snatch: "Ooooooooo this is gunna get messy!"

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Hi,

Like every apartment building our building too has the rule of 'not making noise' between 10 PM to 7 AM but lately we have been hearing a lot of annoying noises after 11 PM. Sometimes, someone is moving furniture while other times there are loud talking noises at night, sometimes someone is closing the shutter in the middle of the night while other times, it feels like someone is breaking something using a hammer. The guy staying upstairs starts his day (or night!!!) after 11 PM and when he walks in the appartment, it feels like he is jumping and not walking. These noises are so obvious that lately almost everyone in the building bangs the heating rod after they hear them but nothing seems to work. Anyway, one fine day when I couldn't sleep and felt that the noise was coming from upstairs, I went and rang their doorbell but to my surprise...there was no reaction at all and the noise continued without any interception!!!

Sometime the noises are quite loud during the day time also and so some of the building people complaint without knowing who is making all these noises. Anyway, soon there was a notice on the notice board stating that whoever is making noise should stop (clearly a general notice!). Since the guy who is staying upstairs is working during the day time, he can't make daytime noise...so my question to everyone is...how to find out who is doing all this and what can be done?

Thanks
Zyxel
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

I have empathy with you. My upstairs neighbor plays constant deathmetal music..
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I went and rang their doorbell but to my surprise...there was no reaction
Ring the Hauswart and ask him to fix the doorbell...
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Ring the Hauswart and ask him to fix the doorbell...
ha..ha..ha i could hear their doorbell from outside
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

Oh Man. I had EXACTLY the same neighbour in Munich. This chap was mid-thirties but you could tell he had just left mommy and daddy - absolutely no clue how to behave.

I moved to Zürich and he does not bother me anymore.

Seriously though, write him a letter, if possible signed by others in the building. Or bring the owner into it. Do not take matters into your own hands. Ask me how I know.
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

When life hands you lemons.....

We stayed in a "U" shaped complex were all the bedroom windows faced onto the parking lot (the inside of the "U").
Almost everynight (sometimes three times a night, the lucky devils) we would hear the sounds of the wild monkey dance coming from somewere. All at once everyone would stick their heads out of the windows to see were it was coming from... that was quite embarressing being caught snooping.
Anyway, a few weeks later, after realising were the noises were coming from, I saw the couple sitting on teh balcony having a glass of wine so I invited my self over!
After a few weeks of becoming friends and a few more glasses of wine, I told them about what we all hear everynight... the expression was priceless... and I detected a little pride too and rightly so!!

Anyway, my point is this couple are now our best friends and sometimes you have to make lemonade...
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

Oh Man. I had EXACTLY the same neighbour in Munich. This chap was mid-thirties but you could tell he had just left mommy and daddy - absolutely no clue how to behave.
I moved to Zürich and he does not bother me anymore.


Apparently he is bothering Zyxel!
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When life hands you lemons.....

We stayed in a "U" shaped complex were all the bedroom windows faced onto the parking lot (the inside of the "U").
Almost everynight (sometimes three times a night, the lucky devils) we would hear the sounds of the wild monkey dance coming from somewere. All at once everyone would stick their heads out of the windows to see were it was coming from... that was quite embarressing being caught snooping.
Anyway, a few weeks later, after realising were the noises were coming from, I saw the couple sitting on teh balcony having a glass of wine so I invited my self over!
After a few weeks of becoming friends and a few more glasses of wine, I told them about what we all hear everynight... the expression was priceless... and I detected a little pride too and rightly so!!

Anyway, my point is this couple are now our best friends and sometimes you have to make lemonade...
I am ready to make friends but I should atleast know which one of them is actually doing it as I am not very sure if its the upstair neighbour....ahh..the other alternative is....have drink with everyone around one by one...repeat the story and wait for that "priceless expression"
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....ahh..the other alternative is....have drink with everyone around one by one...repeat the story and wait for that "priceless expression"
Right on the money!! Much more fun that way... good luck and enjoy the wines
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Right on the money!! Much more fun that way... good luck and enjoy the wines
I will enjoy less wine as I will be busy waiting to see that "expression"
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Hi,

Like every apartment building our building too has the rule of 'not making noise' between 10 PM to 7 AM but lately we have been hearing a lot of annoying noises after 11 PM. Sometimes, someone is moving furniture while other times there are loud talking noises at night, sometimes someone is closing the shutter in the middle of the night while other times, it feels like someone is breaking something using a hammer. The guy staying upstairs starts his day (or night!!!) after 11 PM and when he walks in the appartment, it feels like he is jumping and not walking. These noises are so obvious that lately almost everyone in the building bangs the heating rod after they hear them but nothing seems to work. Anyway, one fine day when I couldn't sleep and felt that the noise was coming from upstairs, I went and rang their doorbell but to my surprise...there was no reaction at all and the noise continued without any interception!!!

Sometimes the noises are quite loud during the day time also and so some of the building people complaint without knowing who is making all these noises. Anyway, soon there was a notice on the notice board stating that whoever is making noise should stop (clearly a general notice!). Since the guy who is staying upstairs is working during the day time, he can't make daytime noises...so my question to everyone is...how to find out who is doing all this and what can be done?

Thanks
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I am afraid only my neighbours can answer this one .
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Old 29.03.2008, 20:11
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

Just read about this anti-noise gadget in the HEV newspaper.

http://www.anocsys.com/cms/images/st...20Prospekt.pdf
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So I am not the only one with this problem
No you are definatly not the only one with this problem......

our downstairs nieghbours have the noisiest, headboard banging, monkey noise making sex. Its a joke (in fact it does sound quite funny....at times), it is bloody annoying. It is so frequent and over the top we have started to wonder if the apparment downstairs is brothel or not. Its one thing to interupt a party and ask for the music to be turned down a bit, but 'hey can you please keep your screems of pleasure to a minimum' is something else.
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

Hi there!
We had the same problem with our old place. The niose came from upstairs alright but right next door!! We heard kids running up and down while dad/mum running after them etc. Then the worst part is the downstairs neighbour who says that she can only fall asleep with the TV at full blast! Whenever we left a note saying please lower the volume, she'll be ; but you know I'm sick bla, bla bla. So we went like, if you're sick get help, and we pay good rent here to live NOT to cure YOUR SICKNESS. But she still does it all the time. In the end I've just had it with her that at times I sent down my plant parasites by "accident", since her plants are right below ours. Oopppsss....

do check if its coming from right next door on the upper floor, if your place has a next door! The walls here are built so thin nowadays...

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Hi,

Like every apartment building our building too has the rule of 'not making noise' between 10 PM to 7 AM but lately we have been hearing a lot of annoying noises after 11 PM. Sometimes, someone is moving furniture while other times there are loud talking noises at night, sometimes someone is closing the shutter in the middle of the night while other times, it feels like someone is breaking something using a hammer. The guy staying upstairs starts his day (or night!!!) after 11 PM and when he walks in the appartment, it feels like he is jumping and not walking. These noises are so obvious that lately almost everyone in the building bangs the heating rod after they hear them but nothing seems to work. Anyway, one fine day when I couldn't sleep and felt that the noise was coming from upstairs, I went and rang their doorbell but to my surprise...there was no reaction at all and the noise continued without any interception!!!

Sometimes the noises are quite loud during the day time also and so some of the building people complaint without knowing who is making all these noises. Anyway, soon there was a notice on the notice board stating that whoever is making noise should stop (clearly a general notice!). Since the guy who is staying upstairs is working during the day time, he can't make daytime noises...so my question to everyone is...how to find out who is doing all this and what can be done?

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No you are definatly not the only one with this problem......

our downstairs nieghbours have the noisiest, headboard banging, monkey noise making sex. Its a joke (in fact it does sound quite funny....at times), it is bloody annoying. It is so frequent and over the top we have started to wonder if the apparment downstairs is brothel or not. Its one thing to interupt a party and ask for the music to be turned down a bit, but 'hey can you please keep your screems of pleasure to a minimum' is something else.
I was avoiding using this term but yes...we too hear 'monkey noise making sex' and when I rang the doorbell that night...i was really annoyed as not only me but also my kids woke up and were wondering who is making those weird noises

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my kids too woke up and were wondering who is making those weird noises
Would have loved to be a fly on the wall when you had to explain
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Re: How to deal with Noisy neighbours

And I thought it was illegal to be noisy at night... I hope these examples are only exceptions to the rule, although I have been here for a month and had only 1 or 2 nights of decent sleep; noisy neighbor, the bar downstairs, people leaving and coming, all night party next door - from about 10 pm till 6:30 am, etc.
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I was avoiding using this term but yes...we too hear 'monkey noise making sex' and when I rang the doorbell that night...i was really annoyed as not only me but also my kids woke up and were wondering who is making those weird noises
If you want them to stop, the next time - as they are approaching the final overture - start shouting encouraging remarks such as "Go on, you can do it" and then when they are finished don't forget to cheer and clap loudly.

They'll soon get the message
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Oh Man. I had EXACTLY the same neighbour in Munich. This chap was mid-thirties but you could tell he had just left mommy and daddy - absolutely no clue how to behave.

I moved to Zürich and he does not bother me anymore.

Seriously though, write him a letter, if possible signed by others in the building. Or bring the owner into it. Do not take matters into your own hands. Ask me how I know.

Ok Ratbert, tell us how you know then?

I have to admit, I love this thread, its really cheering me up, not because of your misfortune, just because everyone is contributing some really funny stories. I especially love the U shaped story, hilarous.
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