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Old 09-09-2010, 03:54 PM   #16
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<I have a very noisey neighbour who lives above me in a rental apartment. They have no carpeting in their apartment and they walk VERY HARD on the hardwood floors and it's driving me absolutely crazy.>
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Yet again, the neighbor in question isn't doing anything wrong but walking loudly. Does that Common Law thing have a certain decibel number that is considered excessive? It allow for different sized people, big people walk heavier than smaller ones.

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Does that Common Law thing have a certain decibel number that is considered excessive? It allow for different sized people, big people walk heavier than smaller ones.
Good question (if you are being serious). If you are being sarcastic, I can only surmise that you yourself are a loud walker and a disruptive neighbor.

Honestly, I am not sure how, exactly, law enforcement determines the extent of this crime. I do know that after all polite cooperative efforts with the neighbor have been exhausted, and after police have been provided with documentation detailing the dates and times of the disruptive activities, charges can be pressed. Perhaps, the police keep digital and video image sensing equipment in their vehicles at all times. If not, I am sure that they have such equipment at their disposal, and, with advanced notice, could set-up some type surveillance / sting-type investigation.

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Good question (if you are being serious). If you are being sarcastic, I can only surmise that you yourself are a loud walker and a disruptive neighbor.

Honestly, I am not sure how, exactly, law enforcement determines the extent of this crime. I do know that after all polite cooperative efforts with the neighbor have been exhausted, and after police have been provided with documentation detailing the dates and times of the disruptive activities, charges can be pressed. Perhaps, the police keep digital and video image sensing equipment in their vehicles at all times. If not, I am sure that they have such equipment at their disposal, and, with advanced notice, could set-up some type surveillance / sting-type investigation.
Sound's like the owner of the apt. is the one that should be involved in this. If he won't do anything than I belive it is time to move. Ask the one over head to set on your coutch and let you go up over head and walk. Than ask if that sound's loud ?? Than pack up and go. Problum solved.
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Sound's like the owner of the apt. is the one that should be involved in this. If he won't do anything than I belive it is time to move. Ask the one over head to set on your coutch and let you go up over head and walk. Than ask if that sound's loud ?? Than pack up and go. Problum solved.
Yes, this is another option.
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Once you are renting an apartment owned by someone else, you must accept the present and future occupants around you and have to accept the differences of others as long as they are reasonable in their actions.

I have lived in apartments and usually only rent in a concrete structure. In my townhouse, I own the corner section of the building and the immediate land surrounding it and there are block fire walls for separation. I cannot control the cats (Walter Croncat and Posen) and I have become accustomed to my wife that has a strange gait. My biggest problems are the coons at night, the deer that eat my vegetable garden and a rare bear in the spring and fall.

If you live in a lightweight structure, there is not much control you have over those things outside your area. I do miss hearing the sound of storms. I had a block and brick lake home and spent long week-ends and the draw-back was that I was not aware of the weather in the winter and it can be dangerous. I went up early 4:00 AM one Saturday morning when it was 35F and grilled on the patio that night. I spent Sunday watching football, working on projects inside and looking at the light snow. On Monday AM, when I tried to leave, I was lucky to get out of the attached garage and driveway after 16" of snow and then saw it was -42F and it took forever to get the car warm again. At times, I thought I should sue God for the cause but that would not have worked since I chose to be there because there was a storm coming. Here we have "blizzard paties" since you know when they are coming and you don't have go.

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Wow, does he owe you for that or is the first analysis free?

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Sound's like the owner of the apt. is the one that should be involved in this. If he won't do anything than I belive it is time to move. Ask the one over head to set on your coutch and let you go up over head and walk. Than ask if that sound's loud ?? Than pack up and go. Problum solved.
Since the OP hasn't chimed back in, this is all a moot point. The apt. manager I work with is involved up to a point. There is a quiet time when
TV/stereos/parties/etc. are to be kept down. These are fairly old and not well insulated units.
The owner/manager will have to tread very lightly telling a tenant that his/her walking habits are disturbing others. Not unlike telling them that their
wild monkey love making is getting complaints.
"Can you maybe pull your bed off the wall a bit or put a pillow over her face?"

Packing up and leaving will just ruin any chance of getting another apartment unless the owner lets you out of the lease.
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Wow, does he owe you for that or is the first analysis free?
No, I do not owe him because he does not know me and his assessment is off-base. Thank you.
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Please be advised of Step #6, which reinforces what I have been saying all along.

Nolo Press is a very well-known, very well-respected publisher of law books, legal forms, and legal software. Such information such be considered authoritative.

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I am thankful that Vinny is not my neighbor, otherwise, he would have the local police force running a sting operation for me walking too loud.

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