Sumangala - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 39 moms have responded )
We recently moved to this 3rd flr- 2 bed apt, we didnt find any 1st floor one and our old lease was expiring.
Our downstairs neighbor came to see on on our 2nd day there. We thought it was a welcome visit, unfortunately not. He complained of too much noise. We apologized saying we were moving it and probably thats the reason for the noise. We did however mention and show our almost 2yr toddler.
Few days later when my toddler was running from his bedroom to teh hall (it took him few days to adjust to the new apt), we hear this loud baning on our floor. He was banging the ceiling to show us his irritation. We tried to control our son, but obviously as every parent knows it is hard to make a 2yr old sit in one place.
They did that a few times, esp in the evening times. My son wakes up at 7am, leaves for daycare at 8am, returns 5:30pm and sleeps by 9pm. On weekends, obviously its different. Esp with the weather not good, cant take him to the play area so he does jump around a bit on weekends.
The downstairs couple again came to complain. We tried to explain that its hard to stop a toddler from playing. And we werent really making noises at odd hrs so there wasnt much we could do. She went off saying it didnt sound like one kid but like 20kids running around. This really ticked us off as here we were trying to make life simpler for all, restricting our sweet toddler who obviously is at an age to play.
We did complain to our leasing office the next time they banged 5 times in 10mins (at 5:30 pm on a weekday).
The office told us to direct the couple to them next time they complain.
Anyone faced such an issue pls let me know how to handle this?
what does teh law say (I am in Texas)?