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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

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I don't want to get the guy fined by reporting him again, but what is the other option my good fellow Ef'ers?!

By the way, I did find out he had a severe head injury way back when......
Your first call should not be the police, it should be an official letter of complaint to the letting agency. They will then send him an official warning. Twice is serious. Three times more so, especially if others back you up. Plus the police will have record of their visit, so they will have to take it seriously.
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Old 03.11.2015, 10:41
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

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back to my post #9, second paragraph - ask him if he can set it (the wash and spin cycle, or at the very least the spin cycle) to run at a better hour.
Circadian rhythm or not, if he has that possibility, he can load the machine whenever he pleases and it runs when others aren't in the deepest of sleeps, waking them up.
Simple enough answer that he cannot seem to adjust to. Me and the misses try our damnest to be compassionate to our neighbours.
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Old 03.11.2015, 10:42
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Your first call should not be the police, it should be an official letter of complaint to the letting agency. They will then send him an official warning. Twice is serious. Three times more so, especially if others back you up. Plus the police will have record of their visit, so they will have to take it seriously.
Our block is either owned or rented out by the apartment owner, there is no agent. I don't want to go down the Police road, but it seems the only option.
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Old 03.11.2015, 10:42
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

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back to my post #9, second paragraph - ask him if he can set it (the wash and spin cycle, or at the very least the spin cycle) to run at a better hour.
Circadian rhythm or not, if he has that possibility, he can load the machine whenever he pleases and it runs when others aren't in the deepest of sleeps, waking them up.
The spinner things are manual, and they don't do the washing bit, so there would be no reason to schedule it - if there's no noise from a regular washer it suggests he's hand washing stuff

I'd say the old geezer has a few options:

1. Just stop being an arse
2. Wash a small load and leave it in the spinner until morning
3. Wash a big load and leave it in a bucket to spin in the morning
4. Buy a load of spinners, fill them up at night and run them in the morning
5. Move
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Old 03.11.2015, 10:44
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Our block is either owned or rented out by the apartment owner, there is no agent. I don't want to go down the Police road, but it seems the only option.
Then replace "letting agent" with "apartment owner"?

Or do you mean everyone owns their own apartment? *faints*
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Then replace "letting agent" with "apartment owner"?

Or do you mean everyone owns their own apartment? *faints*
He may own it....no idea.
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Old 03.11.2015, 11:08
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

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For 30 seconds?

Also isn't off-peak from somewhere around 8pm to around 7am, giving him ample opportunity to run it at other hours during which neighbors are less likely to sleep (8-10pm, 6-7am)?
Yes. But those particular dryers use alot of energy. And the energy company encourages people use their machines at night. What happens between neighbours I think they could care less.
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Old 03.11.2015, 11:09
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He may own it....no idea.
Even if he owns it, he still could be forced to do something or leave. I know of this happening before. How the process goes I don't know of course.
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Old 03.11.2015, 11:13
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Yes. But those particular dryers use alot of energy.
no they don't, they're basically a drum mounted on top of a motor - probably 400-500 watts at most, because there's no heating element.

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And the energy company encourages people use their machines at night. What happens between neighbours I think they could care less.
We use our washer overnight - it's in the basement, furthest wall from our neighbour, so the only thing it's likely to disturb are the worms.

Ditto dishwasher - quiet even in our house, so no way it would disturb the neighbours.
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

Here's a good document, for Geneva, however, I'm sure this basically applies everywhere. Page 5 says fines range from 100-10,000.
Reading it, I figure I have no other option than to report the baby grow wearing offender.
http://ge.ch/bruit/media/bruit-rayon...n_anglaise.pdf
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Old 03.11.2015, 11:52
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cap in hand, like Oliver asking for more porridge.
hehe, brilliant!
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

Seeing he already had i visit from the boys in Wooly Suits, stick a notice on his door asking as the nois continues unabated, whether he would prefer to phone the Police directly (you could put their phone number here for avoiding and confusion) or whether he prefers you to do it again ?

This will be crystal clear to him.
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Yes. But those particular dryers use alot of energy. And the energy company encourages people use their machines at night. What happens between neighbours I think they could care less.
The thing is that the energy company (and those who use off-peak energy) could/should know that off-peak hours normally aren't just from 12am to 4am or so (when people sleep), but rather quite a bit longer, and it really doesn't take that much consideration to move washing/spinning around a couple hours.

I use my dishwasher at night, but even though it's pretty quiet I run it around 10pm when it's less likely to annoy neighbors. Last time I looked that was well within off-peak hours.
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

What Richdog said and maybe also talk to the Mieterverband (tenant's association) if you are a member.
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Old 03.11.2015, 20:40
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Re: Here we go again, noisy neighbour File No.3e20

Love the OP - not read every post following but I'm probably duplicating some advice (but I reckon I'm unique with my timer!)

I assume the neighbour is a bit, umm, odd in the head since his accident. Tell the landlord/agency whatever and also tell your neighbour that, maybe he doesn't realise, but he's doing his washing/drying at night*. Buy a plug with a timer on it, set it so it only provides power during the day, and go in his flat (assuming he lets you) and plug his machines into your timer. Tape them together.

* My ex neighbour, who passed away shortly after at 100 years old, somehow forgot that daylight meant day time, and darkness meant night. She'd do her washing (communal machine in the basement luckily) and try to go shopping at 4am. I only knew as twice she buzzed me at 3am asking for some change for the leccy meter in the basement. Her son even wrote a big note, stuck on her window, saying if it's dark out then to stay in her flat! Poor woman - it was winter
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* My ex neighbour, who passed away shortly after at 100 years old, somehow forgot that daylight meant day time, and darkness meant night. She'd do her washing (communal machine in the basement luckily) and try to go shopping at 4am. I only knew as twice she buzzed me at 3am asking for some change for the leccy meter in the basement. Her son even wrote a big note, stuck on her window, saying if it's dark out then to stay in her flat! Poor woman - it was winter
Maybe the poor lady is from somewhere that offers 24/7 shopping and in her old age remembered that (past) occurrence rather than the current Swiss opening hours.
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