Help me out: Daytime noise violations?

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  1. ravennr

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    The apartment above us, I think they want to be DJs or something. The bass is so bad, I can feel the reverb in my chest. This goes on ALL DAY LONG and sometimes into the night. I've been told I can't say anything unless it's after 10PM, is this right? Is there nothing I can do during the day when these people are being unreasonably loud?

    Because I'm about two seconds from going upstairs and knocking on their door.
     
  2. sillysally

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    I would say something to the landlord, but if you haven't said anything to them personally maybe go politely ask them to turn it down first? Only if you feel safe doing so of course....
     
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    The landlady seems unresponsive. She can't hear it so it's like she doesn't care.

    I'm not really afraid of them. They are all big 'thug' men but about as intelligent as a rock based on the conversations I hear them having on the balcony.


    My roommate said she has told them they're being loud before, so apparently they are aware of it. I was thinking just because it's an apartment of men, maybe that's why nobody complains? I'm not sure. There's no way the floor they're on can't hear them too. More than us, I'd bet.
     
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    Since your landlady seems indifferent, I'd try asking them politely. Maybe even leave them a note on their door, if you don't feel comfortable confronting them face to face.

    If that fails, I'd call the police the next time they do it. The worst thing that can happen is that the cops say, "Sorry, we can't do anything until after 10."
     
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    I'll try leaving a note. I don't want to be rude, but at the same time it's pretty clear they don't care.



    I'm on a lot of cough medicine for bronchitis right now and for whatever reason that makes me fearless and I'm finally fed up to the point of going up there myself. Little spitfire.
     
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    Maybe you could do a little research on your city's indoor noise ordinances or noise ordinances in general. Maybe something there is written. Police might not even know or care enough to do anything. But if you're armed with what the law actually is, it might help. I'd be nervous to go to their door. You never know what kind of nuts are behind closed doors. A note maybe. But if they cared enough to respect a note, they probably would have already had the imagination that their noise is disturbing other people. They probably don't even think about that in the first place. That would drive me nuts too, constant noise. I hope something is done about it. What about the rental property laws in your area? Would there be anything that the landlord is required to do to maintain an acceptable livability for other tenants...in the way of a law or regulation....or a landlord/tenant act?
     
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    Missed your last post.
     
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    I am REALLY not cut out for apartment life.
     
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    I'd go up there and knock and politely ask them to quiet down. If that doesn't work, when my old neighbour would put on his death metal music REALLY loud, we'd put on opera music REALLY loud - all of my neigbours on my floor did. He got the message.
     
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    Ask them to turn the base down at least. I love it, but it travels, easily thru walls and floors and it's more annoying to me, when I just hear base and can't hear the rest. I told some neighbors once to turn it up so I can hear all of it, or turn their base down :)
     
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    I ONLY hear bass haha. It's almost always the same bass line over and over again, which is why I think they must be a little DJ group or something. Or they just REALLY like that song.
     
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    WE feel your aggravation. There is a teenage boy, 16, next door in the apt next to us. His Mother works nights and leaves him alone 99 precent of the time. Soon as he gets home on it goes, so loud it rattles Hyia's windows and pic on her wall. He must have to turn it down to talk on the phone because up down up down until it drives me out of my apt. The first week I tried knocking at 9 pm but got no where. Tried talking to Mom, don't think much of her at all. So for the first time I called the police. There is nothing I can do about the noise all day long and I think this building is ready to lynch him, but at 9 Hyia has a right to go to bed and be able to sleep. They have the stereo against her bedroom wall. i hate his music and I want to shake his curly head until his brains rattle. it's a weird form of torture to have to listen to day after day. I keep telling myself this too will pass but not soon enough!
     
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    According to Jess's post they're not allowed to emit/create more than:

    45dBA when measured in the next dwelling/residence between 7am and 5pm (9am on a sunday).

    They will be subjected to a minimum $400 (max $25000) fine.

    Report them.
     
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    We live in a house and a few years ago some neighbours on the street behind us were having a party. They were playing music so loud we could hear them INSIDE OUR HOUSE standing on the far side of the house. It went on all day. Finally around 2pm we called the police and asked them what they could do. They said "technically any noise that can be heard over your property line is a noise violation, it doesn't really matter the time of day," and came out to tell them to turn it down.

    Definitely call the cops, if only to ask if they can do anything. The worst that will happen is they'll say "not until such-and-such time."
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Everyone can be happier. Detective Raven has this under control.
     

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