Need suggestions for dealing with neighbor problems!

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you go to the management office and complain?
    Yes, these people are ridiculous! : (19 votes)
    79 %
    No, you're being unreasonable. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other, see explanation. : (4 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    10489 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @MariContrary:  Can you call a bylaw office for some of these things?  Then there would be less things you’d be complaining to the office in your building.

    Post # 4
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Ugh!  This makes me sad even READING this!  How long does your lease last?  Your neighbors are insane!

    Post # 6
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    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    Have you approached the offending neighbors directly, rather than going through the office? If you don’t want to address it face-to-face, you can always leave an anonymous note.

    I know there is a Tenant Resource Center in Madison, although I’m not sure this is the kind of thing they would deal with … but maybe?

    Post # 8
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    535 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I think you aren’t being resonable, but from personal experience moving from apartment to house … it will not improve or end until you move out of the complex. There will always be inconsiderate neighbors moving in and there is not much you can do about it but try and complain to those in charge.

    Post # 9
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    We lived in a place like this, and the only real solution is to move.  🙁  You can complain all you want, but these people don’t respect themselves and their own home, so they’re not going to respect you.  Trust me, I hate moving just as much as the next person.  But we are soooooooo much happier since we finally bit the bullet and moved to a more upscale apt community.  Yeah, our rent is twice what it used to be.  But it’s money WELL SPENT!

    Post # 10
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    983 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Take it or leave, but here’s my opinion. Deal with it. I’ve worked in Property Management for 8 years and coming from the office staff… we really don’t care. Dude you CHOSE to live in an apartment. That’s shared living and facilities. There are going to be things that irk your nerves and disgust you. That’s a given. But there is really only but so much the leasing office can and will be willing to do short of breaking the law and kicking out the rule breaking residents (especially when we are not the ones catching them in the act.) It is FAR easier (albeit lazier) to just issue you a non-renewal or let you get so fed up that you move out sooner rather than later. Especially if you are the only ones complaining.

    Post # 11
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Christy42213:  +1 Move.

    We also lived in an apartment complex for a whole 8 months. I broke our lease and moved out early because I couldn’t stand it. The staff doesn’t really care about your problems – they don’t own the building or have to live there.

    Post # 12
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    6504 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @KCKnd2:  +1

    I would try approaching the neighbors. Maybe they really don’t know they are violating something or annoying you. It’s annoying that you have to approach them because the management won’t deal with it but I really think that’s the only thing you can do if you don’t want to move out. I would suggest not slipping a note under the door and actually talking to them. I really dislike passive aggressive behavior like that.

    Also, I’ve always been the type of person to confront others before “tattling.” People seem to respond better to that and my requests have always been met when I ask for a change or else we are able to come to a compromise.

    Post # 13
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    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    For the questionable fire pit- trust me- your complex will THANK you for alerting them to this. 

    Cat pee dude- that sucks. And is more awkward. I’d buy one of those time release deodorizing  Lysol canisters and mount it in the hall. And spray febreeze often. It might help.

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