- 2 weeks ago
- Wedding: June 2017
I have an aweful neighbor that lives directly below us. He is just a nasty human being to say the least. He can often be heard on his balcony screaming at his wife, and I really feel this guy has anger issues.
So… about a year ago this guy comes up to our unit, pounding on the door. He began screaming at my husband because he found some garbage on his balcony that he believed we threw down there. I tried to calmly explain to him that it was not us, we dont even have anything on the balcony that could have accidentally blown down, but he was more interested in yelling at us than having a conversation. This guy just continued yelling, threw the garbage at my husband and stormed off. We had just moved in and had never even seen him before!
Well… now he is making noise complaints against us, a LOT of them. He claims to building management that we play very loud music, very early in the morning for over an hour every day. The fact is, it is simply untrue. My husband and I both work nights, and we live a pretty quiet life. We honestly barely even watch television… The fact is, this guy is lying. I have even gone so far as to check ALL electronics we own to assure that nothing could possibly be going off that perhaps we didn’t know about, I found nothing.
So… building management has officially given me a written warning about the noise, and the letter states that if the noise doesn’t stop I will be issued a fine (!?!).
This letter was received yesterday afternoon, and last night my aweful neighbor called the POLICE on me about the noise. My husband was at work, and I was in bed SLEEPING when he called the complaint in!!!! Even the cops who showed up apologized several times for bothering me.
I am at the end of my rope.
My question… how do I protect myself from monetary fines? We are quite obviously not at fault, but as far as management knows, we could be, because they are not physically here during the hours the guy is complaining about.
I feel he is harassing us, although TECHNICALLY he can complain all he wants.
I’m not sure how to respond or proceed, and I need advice please!!!!! I haven’t responded to any of this yet and really need some guidance. 😊
Thank you in advance!