How to Deal With Noisy Neighbors
When moving to a new area, it’s always difficult to gauge the friendliness and respectfulness of your neighbors.
Neighbors can be a blessing from the heavens, or be a condemnation in which they respect nobody and only seem to care about themselves. Everyone loves music, but sometimes these neighbors can take it a step too far and keep you from getting the sleep you need to function properly during the day. If your neighbors are too noisy, here are a few options you can take to have them turn it down.
- Your First Approach Should Be Friendly
Perhaps your neighbors don’t normally blast music, and they are celebrating a special moment in their lives. Or perhaps they forgot to let in their dog. If they are disturbing you, calmly make an in-person request to cease or lower the sound. Being angry and acting irrational may only escalate the situation.
- Document The Noise Problems
Keep a detailed log of the times, dates, and noise(s) you are hearing.
- Second Request in Writing
Bring out your inner Hemingway. Write a letter to the tenants describing the exact problem. For example, if you go to bed at 11:00 PM let them know that their loud TV is keeping you up and turning it down a few notches would help tremendously. Being courteous in this step will only help your case if they continue to ignore your requests.
- Contact Your Landlord
This may put a rift between you and your neighbor, but at this point does it even matter? Your other neighbors likely have the same complaints, so gathering their signatures in a joint letter will be helpful in motivating your landlord to stop the noise.
- Call the Police
Some people just want to watch the world burn. When all else fails, and you’ve checked your city’s noise ordinance, calling the police should get the job done. It’s best to call them while the noise is in progress.
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