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    Anyone ever made a complaint about their neighbours?


    New tenants moved in a couple of weeks ago above our unit and are constantly playing music loudly in the evening, talking very loud on their balcony (which carries downstairs through the windows), doing some sort of stomping on their floors that you can just hear bang bang bang on our ceilings and two days ago came down to retrieve a knife that had dropped onto our balcony.


    There used to a family with a newborn and a toddler living there that we never ever ever heard and there's a family with a toddler and a baby that lives next to us that you never hear either so I know it's not just thin walls, thin ceilings.


    In my crankyness though, I fired off an email listing my concerns.


    Am just worried now that if the real estate mention the knife incident to them then they'll know exactly who made the complaint and retaliate.

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    Maybe it's worth going up and introducing yourself and let them know your concerns? They may not realise how noisy they are?

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    A guy I know had inconsiderate neighbours like you've described. They'd have loud parties on odd nights of the week (like a Tuesday) and there often seemed to be a lot of people living there. They'd also smoke in the elevator and foyer of the building.

    A few different neighbours complained to the real estate and it was enough to get them evicted.

    Perhaps you could chat to your other neighbours to see if they are bothering them too? A complaint from more than one unit might help your case.

    I suppose there is a risk they'll retaliate if they know it was you who complained. It could also go the other way and they might pull their heads in a bit to avoid further complaints.

    Whatever happens, good luck. Annoying neighbours are the pits.

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    I personally wouldn't make a complaint without first discussing my issues with them.

    We made a noise complaint about a previous neighbours air conditioner which resulted in them being given an Order to either never use it or move it to another location.

    But before it got to that point there were several discussions between us and the neighbours. The Council in fact requires that you try to resolve issues informally before they will intervene. I am sure there are exceptions to this, but for noise I wouldn't have thought so.

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    Seeing as after they retrieved their knife from my balcony (why a knife came from their balcony onto mine I don't know) they then just shimmied up the drainpipe to get back to their unit, I am rather nervous about confronting them.

    I find it very hard to believe that they wouldn't know how loud their music is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannawannabe View Post
    Seeing as after they retrieved their knife from my balcony (why a knife came from their balcony onto mine I don't know) they then just shimmied up the drainpipe to get back to their unit, I am rather nervous about confronting them.

    I find it very hard to believe that they wouldn't know how loud their music is.
    Butter knife or something out of Crocodile Dundee? Some people have no clue about their loudness. I would try to mention it casually next opportunity I get.

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    I'm a complainer . First lot were party people, my grouchy old busy body neighbour next door and I both complained to the Real Estate every week they had parties (it wasn't so much the noise or the hour, it was the bashing on cars and being right snots that went with it). We both also called the police each time it happened also. They were evicted eventually. It wasn't the first time either apparently.

    The next lot I complained direct to their landlord about (they were privately renting), they must have told them I had complained because they then went out of their way to make things exceptionally hard for us. Loud music right next to bedrooms, parking in shared drive ways, leaving beer bottles in common areas etc. Just jerks really. We ended up leaving before they did as I had enough and nothing would be done about them as all the LL cared about was the $$. By then I had lost my will to fight it.

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    My upstairs neighbor plays the piano. Every. Single. Night. Drives me crazy to no end because they play till after 9pm every day!

    I've written to strata 3 times complaining but all I'm told is that they've told the real estate agent and the agent has written to them asking them to not play after 7pm.

    They also have floorboards with what seems like no underlay. We can hear everything! Their footsteps, when they vacuum & when they pull chairs out.

    They have 2 young children also who often have tantrums. There's screaming, yelling, banging and crying! I've called the police twice!

    Worst neighbors ever - absolutely no consideration for anyone else in the building. I give up on complaining. Just crossing my fingers either they or we move out soon!

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    I had a nuts neighbour once who would play music and rev a car engine late on week nights. I complained to the council who contacted him and his private landlord and he shut up after that. The way the houses were situated he didn't know who complained.
    Shimmied up the drainpipe??? Wtf!


 

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