Dealing with Noisy Neighbors
Did you just move into a new home? Or has someone moved in next door? One of the worst things to find out about your new neighbors is if they’re one of those who can’t seem to get enough of loud music and late night parties. Unless they’re teen-agers (still, even that is not an excuse for bad manners), this improper behavior shouldn’t be tolerated.
Wait. Yes. Patience is a virtue. As you or they are quite new to the vicinity, your neighbors might just be having a series of celebration. This may not really be a regular occurrence. After all, you wouldn’t want to start off as the bad guys by being a spoilsport.
Visit your neighbor the next day and be nice and polite when you tell them that they are being a bit too loud and that you would appreciate it if they keep it down a bit next time.
If this is ignored, you may now contact your landlord (if you’re living in an apartment or condo) or the president of your homeowners/neighborhood association via e-mail or letter. It is always nice to have communication documented. Explain what the problem is.
If the problem persists, call the cops. The peace officer will warn the neighbors. If they get called back, they will have to cite your neighbors for disturbing peace.
January 11, 2010 Monday at 7:00 am