I need advice! (Noisy neighbor.)

GONE! GONE!
So I just moved into this apartment the week before last, and everything was really quiet for quite a while.
Then just this week, the guy downstairs started making an ungodly amount of noise every night and all morning. I can hear his loud phone conversations almost word for word. I swear he never sleeps! And as a result, neither do I.
I'm actually getting depressed from lack of sleep and I don't know what to do. The manager said he would talk to the guy, but I assume he hasn't yet or it didn't help cuz' the guy is going at it right now.
I am at my wit's end, advice please?
10/10/2012
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Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
So I just moved into this apartment the week before last, and everything was really quiet for quite a while.
Then just this week, the guy downstairs started making an ungodly amount of noise every night and all morning. I can hear his loud phone ... More
If making a noise compliant doesn't work with the manager, and it's all night noises, you can call the police. You can make a noise compliant with them. However, that likely isn't going to work either. Your apartment building must have bad instillation if you can hear him on the phone. It's likely that you are going to have to get use to it or move. When you live in an apartment building with others, you have to assume there will be some noises. This is the exact reason I won't move to an apartment.
10/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I would suggest knocking on the person's door and politely asking if there's any way they could try to be a little more quiet. Sometimes people don't realize how loud they are or how well they can be heard through walls. Asking someone nicely isn't going to hurt anything. If that doesn't work, I would try another option.
10/10/2012
Ansley Ansley
It's just something you're going to have to get used to, or invest in ear plugs and other ways of drowning out the noise.

Asking them to quiet down rarely goes well, when someone is in their own home they have a tendency to think they can do whatever they want as loudly as they want.
10/10/2012
BrittaniMaree BrittaniMaree
oh my gosh hun I am so sorry god it hasn't happen to me but I am mean when it comes to fucking messing with me and sleep ask my husband but I do agree with Stormy's comment above and again I am sorry hun that's a hard one to deal with hope you get peace soon babes
10/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
So I just moved into this apartment the week before last, and everything was really quiet for quite a while.
Then just this week, the guy downstairs started making an ungodly amount of noise every night and all morning. I can hear his loud phone ... More
You can ask for the apt to move you. Legally, you have expectation of a "livable environment". If they fail to provide that, THEY may be in breech of your city,county or state residecy ordinences. Learn what your LEGAL rights are.....then go back to the managment with all facts in hand and make sure THEY fix it. You don't know this guy. It is not your job to "confront" them.
10/10/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Bignuf
You can ask for the apt to move you. Legally, you have expectation of a "livable environment". If they fail to provide that, THEY may be in breech of your city,county or state residecy ordinences. Learn what your LEGAL rights are.....then ... More
I feel like confronting neighbors without getting to know them first just leads to really bad things. Either latent animosity or outright dislike and depending on the property and the lease agreements things can get really sticky.

At my residence, sure they'd be in violation of the agreement and both parties - the property management company and the tenant would be responsible, but in other areas of the country where people can rent an apartment and the landlord is just a single person things may not work that way.
10/10/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Ansley
It's just something you're going to have to get used to, or invest in ear plugs and other ways of drowning out the noise.

Asking them to quiet down rarely goes well, when someone is in their own home they have a tendency to think they ... More
I agree with this. Plus, it sounds like he's talking on the phone...not having a rave. lol.
10/10/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I would leave a polite note taped to his door. He may not be aware he's being obnoxious.

Otherwise, I would maybe suggest getting an area rug for your bedroom (surprisingly good at muffling downstairs noise), and maybe turn a fan on to help drown out the noise? Sleep is too important to miss.

Good luck!!
10/10/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I had the same problem a bit ago. The people downstairs would have loud parties and people over all the time, talking loudly outside until sometimes 4am. I didn't sleep for weeks!

I would not suggest confronting him yourself, as one of my other neighbors did this with our loud people and it did not go well. I would also not suggest filing a noise complaint with the police unless really necessary.

I went to the management office and spoke with them. Another neighbor had filed a complaint on them right before I did. The office was really helpful and I was told to call the emergency number the next time they were loud and the big maitnance guy would come over and speak with them. I did this, and it stopped completely.

Good luck!
10/10/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I feel like confronting neighbors without getting to know them first just leads to really bad things. Either latent animosity or outright dislike and depending on the property and the lease agreements things can get really sticky.

At my ... More
Yeah, that's what I'm scared of. I don't want them to feel like they can't just live their normal life or anything either. =/ I mean, I would feel weird if someone told me I was making a lot more noise than I thought I was making.
Thank you sooo much everyone for the advice! I'm going to try getting a nice thick rug and maybe some other soundproofing stuff to stick directly under my bed.
10/10/2012
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