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Noisy Neighbours

We've been in our apartment for 5 years with some great neighbours. Recently the elderly couple upstairs moved out and a family have moved in. The noise levels are unbearable now. It sounds like children riding bikes up and down the wooden floors. I'd guess there's also noise from the adults "thumping" their heels when they walk.

It goes all day until late into the night and then again at around 6am.

We sent them a card to welcome them and advise of the noise but nothing has changed.

Could someone please advise the legal ground on this. I am losing my patience very quickly.

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Old 01.12.2008, 21:07
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We've been in our apartment for 5 years with some great neighbours. Recently the elderly couple upstairs moved out and a family have moved in. The noise levels are unbearable now. It sounds like children riding bikes up and down the wooden floors. I'd guess there's also noise from the adults "thumping" their heels when they walk.

It goes all day until late into the night and then again at around 6am.

We sent them a card to welcome them and advise of the noise but nothing has changed.

Could someone please advise the legal ground on this. I am losing my patience very quickly.

Thanks
Look at noisy toddler upstairs
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Old 01.12.2008, 21:13
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Re: Noisy Neighbours

I would first try to knock on their door and talk to them as the card did not work and then if this fails i would go to the landlord and complain. for everything outside normal hours (I think 8-10) you can always call the police.
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Old 02.12.2008, 10:18
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We've been in our apartment for 5 years with some great neighbours. Recently the elderly couple upstairs moved out and a family have moved in. The noise levels are unbearable now. It sounds like children riding bikes up and down the wooden floors. I'd guess there's also noise from the adults "thumping" their heels when they walk.

It goes all day until late into the night and then again at around 6am.

We sent them a card to welcome them and advise of the noise but nothing has changed.

Could someone please advise the legal ground on this. I am losing my patience very quickly.

Thanks
Perhaps they see the welcome card with a "PS-style" complaint on it as a bit impersonal or perhaps they didn't read it / understand it.

Instead of jumping straight onto the legal train, why not speak to them personally? There are many posts on this forum dealing with noise from neighbours and if you read personal experiences of many people you will see that sometimes a polite word in person seems to be the most effective.

I have a toddler whom I try to keep quiet early in the morning as I am conscious that there are people probably still asleep downstairs but I think I would be majorly piffed off if the neighbours launched straight into legal action without speaking to me about the problem first.
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Re: Noisy Neighbours

If your living in an old building you were lucky with the elderly neighbors. Unfortunatly its your building and not your neighbors. Your neighbors are just going about bissness as normal like you would. Its the thin floor/sealling that is causing the problem. You can't forse people to tip tow in their own apt. My advice is find a modern building ideally a roof top apt.

I am speaking from experience, as someone who got tons of complains for just walking normally in my apt.

I have now moved to a brand new building just built and I also hear my neighbors stomp around in the morning. If you don't want to hear your neighbors you have to live on the roothtop flat or buy a house.

If you leave them notes or go take more formal complains mostlikely you will just make them angry. Speaking from experience.
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