By an edhat reader
I’m hoping for some guidance/advice on a noisy neighbor situation. I live in a triplex where I’ve rented for many years with no issues. It is an older structure so sound does travel more than it would in a newer building, but we have always been mindful of this and careful not to unduly disturb each other.
About 6 months ago, a couple moved in next door. They are noisy people who continuously slam doors sometimes as late as 11 p.m. at night and as early as 7 a.m., and who make significant amounts of banging, stomping and thumping noises on the floors and walls including against our shared wall. Recently a door was slammed after 11 p.m. followed by loud talking and banging that could be heard in my bedroom until close to midnight, and on other occasions doors have been slammed so hard my walls shake. I
‘m becoming a nervous wreck waiting for the next door slam, bang or thump. I have never suffered from insomnia or sleep problems, but now when I go to sleep I feel anxious that I will be woken up at any time by a loud slam, thump, bump or talking. They have been spoken to about this repeatedly and while they have quieted down, and are often extremely quiet for extended periods of time during the day and night, this still occurs at random times without warning. The police have said this is a noise violation but hard to address unless the police actually hear the noises when they arrive at the residence.
My LL has spoken to them as well, and asked for quiet between 10 pm and 7 a.m. Do I have any recourse here if my LL doesn’t do something, as she seems hesitant to do much more? Or is this something I am going to have to tolerate after years of living peacefully and quietly, and have to move now? Thanks in advance.