Issues with downstairs neighbors

Av423 - posted on 04/12/2017 ( 3 moms have responded )

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We have lived in our apartment for the last two years. Couple months ago we had gotten new neighbors downstairs, we live in house converted into three apartments. Things were ok in beginning we chatted and she said she was expecting and she asked what side of apartment he was on and they'd stay on opposite. Two weeks later my son comes back from staying with my parents to visit who live out of state. He was excited to be home and was running and we stopped it after a while. It was after 10 am on a weekday. Later that day at midnight the woman comes up and says they were trying to sleep and that he can run all he wants when they are at work from 12 pm to 12 am. I told her we can try to keep him on other side and will keep quiet until 10 am but he wakes at 9 am and sleeps at 9 pm and I didn't want keep him awake until 12 am or couldn't keep it silent on their days off when they wanted quiet all day. Next day our son woke at 830 am and we put him in our bed to lay down, but by 945 he wanted get up and play so put him on other side in loving room but he was running while I was trying to make breakfast. My partner works 8 am-2 am as chef so not home almost whole day. Our son was also running while was making breakfast at 1030 am on Saturday. I then hear the woman shout in her bedroom saying that's it and hear her stomp out of her apartment, charge up the stairs bang down my door and tell me I need to control my kid bc they want to sleep until late in the afternoon. I told her it's after 10 am and we kept him quiet until then but if they want to sleep until late afternoons then they need earplugs. She then threw the she's pregnant card and I said I was in school, looking to go back to work, and handle toddler all day so I don't get sleep either. I told her we put him on other side, even though they said they'd be staying on that side. Put carpets in his room, keep him in our bed until 10 am and try keep him from running but they need to learn to deal with it after certain time. She got angrier and told me if she had come back up she was gonna "f*** sh*t up". We immediately contacted landlord but not sure if did anything. It was dead winter and had lotta snowstorms so little one was stuck inside to play and he'd try playing and she'd bang on ceiling and one time even had her family over who also got into banging on ceiling too. It got so stressful we sent my son to stay with my parents bc I'd yell at poor kid, while we looked for new place. We couldn't find one and after two months brought my son back and said she needs deal with it. Now that she had her baby she is upset over me waking in my bedroom and getting clothes out of my drawer bc she wants peace and quiet all day while her and baby sleep. I even heard her get mad bc kids outside next door we're playing at 4 pm on Friday and making too much noise. Honestly I've stopped caring and just ignore her and lovebirds our lives. While our son was gone and even now they make more noise than rest of bilding and first floor has dogs that bark. They are up until 2-3 am and she will argue with her partner loudly, stomp around while mad and slam drawers and stuff at 3 am but us making regular noise at 2 pm is issue? We are ignoring her bc she keeps arguing with her partner to move so just waiting for them to finally move. Apparently they were at landlords other property and companies upstairs there made too much noise and moved out after a week. Bc off all drama and stress I don't even like walking to basement to do laundry or leaving building bc share common stairwell and have walk past their apartment to walk out and have anxiety that she will come out to start drama again. She hasn't come back up bc said we'd call cops on her if she did but she's still creating stress and it's tiring listening to her yell and complain loudly downstairs about how loud we are especially late at night. I wish they would just move but can we still say something to landlord that she's creating hostile and stressful environment and we've done what we can but if she's so noise sensitive she needs to move?

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Av423 - posted on 04/13/2017

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We have month to month that doesn't state anything of quiet hours but that means go by town and that's 7 am to 10 pm and weekends think changes 8 am to 11 pm. But yeah they want quiet all the time and it's stressful. Idk why noise sensitive people don't choose top floor apartments.

Michelle - posted on 04/12/2017

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Of course you can say something to the landlord. I guess they would know anyway since the people downstairs used to live in another of the landlord's buildings.
They must be very miserable people if all they do is complain about everyone else. I would continue to live your life and ignore them. They are being very unreasonable and must understand that if they are living in an apartment there will be noise from neighbours.

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