Its always after 12am Sunday night - they dont work, so they dont think about others having to get up or whether they are disturbing others or not.
when i lived in an apartment, i had neighbors like that, and i was trying to study for school. the first time, i ignored it, the second time i knocked on their door and this drunk guy answered and stuck his face in mine and smiled and babbled something but didn't turn it down, so the 3rd time i called the cops (not 9-1-1 though). they came out and told them they were disturbing the peace. after that, the guy and his girlfriend kept it quiet, then moved out. you should have seen the condition of their apartment - SCANDALOUS!
anyway, nobody wants the law on they a$$, so they kept things quiet after that.
in the meantime, get some of those soft pink squshy earplugs and a floor fan to muffle the noise so you can sleep. good luck.
Call 911. I know most people do not like to complain about their neighbors but the truth is if they are interfering with your life then they are violating your rights.
Yep call the police, but not 911. This is not an emergency and you could get in trouble for making that call in my opinion.
In most areas in the USA after about 10 pm excessive noise can get you a ticket. First time they will probably only get a warning. After that they will get wrote up by the man.
You only say "Making noise". Living below someone your going to hear every time they walk across the floor and such. This is to be expected and you just got to deal with that. But now if they have their stereo blasting, are screaming and fighting....thats a different story.
I keep weird hours and try and be quiet when normal people sleep out of respect. But you can't really expect a person to play quiet as a mouse because your sleeping and its the middle of the day for them because they work 2nd or 3rd shift.
Althogh you might want to check that they are not armed gangsters before youcall the police
You will not get into trouble for calling 911 for this I have done it many times. If you are making a valid complaint there is nothing wrong. you will get into trouble for calling 911 to make harassing complaints or false accusations.
I always thought 911 was only for emergencies, life or property are in danger. If not then the regular police number should be called. I do know you can get in trouble for misusing 911. How often they enforce this is another issue.
http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/Commcenter/what_is_911.html does say not to call 911 for noise complaints.
You are tying up 911 while a person who has a real emergency could be put on hold so you can complain about your neighbor?. Sorry i don't think so.
This is not a 911 call. I'm a first responder and work with 911. Calling for this is a waste of resource for people who are in dire need. What if you needed an ambulance or police or fire because of something serious and you were waiting on line for someone to say their neighbours are making noise?
People die because of waiting fo stuff like this.
Call your city police or landlord
Honestly, I think it depends on where you live. We live in a small city, about 28,000 people, and the two times I called the non-emergency number here, I was told to call 911 to deal with my issue.
I felt really bad calling 911 about a barking dog, but that's what they told me to do! I just tried to keep it really short and to the point when talking to the dispatcher.
That seems odd. We have a very narrow time line in which to make a difference in an emergency. This would be even more important in a small centre with few dispatchers.
I agree--I thought so, too, but that's what they told me. I've heard from a few others that they were told the same thing...so who knows?
911 is for emergencies only and you can be charged if you call them for a non-emergency.
salt lives in australia, is 911 universal?
I would think it would have to be a substantial 'noise' to report them to the police. 911 is for emergency.
I guess just part of the arrangement of living in apartments. you are going to hear what goes on above you.
I have a similar neighbor. She comes home late and night and it sounds like she has or is an elephant. I hear every step she takes and she seems to walk around for hours on end. She has woken me up several times in the middle of the night. I never heard the last person who lived there at all. I've only called security on her once because she was blaring music at 1am. She's not as annoying though as the family down the hall that let their kid run up and down the hall screaming; thankfully it's usually before 11...but not always...
Tylenol PM and foam earplugs will do the trick Or just go up and be the good neighbor and speak to them so they know they are disturbing you. If they continue to disturb you afterward then move it to the next level, inform the Apt. Management, then the police. Do what you can do first then let others handle what you can't.
In the UK the normal method for dealing with noise nuisance in an ongoing situation is to call your local Town Council Environmental Health Dept. They can set up a noise detector to see what decibels are reached, and if they go over a certan level they will assist you with a court ordered Noise Prohibition Order.
For immediate attention, call your local police station and ask for an officer to visit to ask them to turn down the noise.
Alternatively, ask them yourself.
I know them a little and dont get involved in their life, they try to connect to us, but I cant cope with them. Neither of them work and the lady upstairs is in her late 50s to early 60's and spends her time knocking on a boy of 30's door ... she needs company her own age, but doesnt seem to seek it.
We dont have 911 and it is interesting, because in this state there is only 000 if you want police attendance, where in other states, that is emergency only. With the bushfires last year, 000 would have been an important number and many said they couldnt get through to emergency numbers.
So I just say loudly so they can here, that they are making noise after 12am and that it is always Sunday night... I dont knock on their door because I cant cope with them.
I dont really have a different solution. I am looking to move asap.
thankyou, all quiet now and Im up until after 3am - I feel mean when I say something, as we make noise too sometimes, but rarely after 12am.
I wish them well, just cant cope with the noise they make - and I think part of it has to do with personalities too, as I feel uncomfortable when they are talking away.
Not that I mean to bicker with those that dis agree with my opinion of 911 because i do understand the point. I am simply saying that where I live it has never been an issue.
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