(Closed) Apartment woes, anybody else?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Oh man. I’m sorry you have to deal with such BS. I’ve never really had a problem with my own neighbors, but I know my friends used to have some issues. They have two kids who were 2 and 4 at the time and they lived on the second floor of a three story apartment building. They were in the process of letting their 2 year old cry herself to sleep at night so she would learn to self-sooth. So she would cry from like 30 minutes to an hour each night at about 8 or 9. Their neighbor upstairs would pound on the floor during this time. And they had dogs that would constantly run back and forth through the apartment which was very noisy and didn’t help the situation… Oh well, they don’t live there anymore.

Fiance and I live in a townhome complex and we got super lucky. Our landlord is really laid back, and our neighbors are really nice. Our place is two stories all to ourselves and we’re on the end unit, so we have extra windows and no neighbors on one side of us. The unit next to us is owned by the bank, so there’s no one living there either. We can pretty much be as loud as we want, which is great during football season. Fiance loooves blasting the sounds system.

Put some vaseline on the windshield of her car right above the wipers, and stick some leaves on there so she has to use the wipers. 😀 Just saying, it would be pretty funny and quite satisfying.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

LoL theres a reason we wanted a house so badly…

Kids playing outside my door constantly… Screaming and running around. I’d have to keep my windows shut so i could hear anything. And then i’d have to go take the dog out and i spend 15 minutes letting the kids pet the dog. We used to avoid going out when we didn’t have to.

Not to mention the neighbor with the incedibly obnoxious sound system and all i heard was the banging of the bass. “boom boom boom boom” I seriously just left a few times cus it was giving me a headache.

Not to mention the super annoying lady with the dog. That would spend 30 minutes complaining about something when i’m just trying to bring groceries in. Every day i’d peak out the window and waited for her to get in her house before i would take my dog out.

And yea we never paid for our dog on the lease either. we got her a month after we signed the lease and just never told them. They knew we had a dog but never put 2 and 2 together! lol

Those are just a few things i def don’t miss about apartment life! lol

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

What a bitch! Who cares if it’s “just a 2 year old”? You shouldn’t have to be bothered by her inability to keep her kid entertained in a somewhat quiet manner. She may have to listen to her devil spawn 24/7 but she’s her responsibility. 

The neighbors on both sides of us have kids. A few years ago when one of them was a baby he apparently fell off of his parents bed and broke his arm (a baby… fell off of a bed… onto the floor…) so he would SCREAM bloody fucking murder for HOURS every night. It got to the point where I completely snapped one night and screamed through the wall that if they didn’t shut the kid up, I would (this was before I knew about the broken arm). Apparently they heard me loud and clear and complained to the property manager. Our leasing agent called me and asked me to “be patient” and explained the situation. I apologized for lashing out but I refused to “be patient”. I had been patient for far too long and their inability to properly supervise their child (i.e. allowing a baby to be alone on a bed and fall off) was now impacting my ability to get a full nights sleep and I am a raging bitch without at least 5 hours of shut eye. The leasing agent compromised by asking our neighbors to move their kid into the other bedroom that doesn’t share a wall with ours. We could still hear muffled screams but at least it wasn’t as if he was in the room with us anymore.

Same neighbors also had an older kid. Older kid thought it was soooo much fun to torment our cat who liked to sit in the window and watch birds. The little shit would throw rocks at our window to try to rile the cat up. Then when he got bored of the window, he’d throw rocks at our front door. I don’t like children to begin with but when they’re little assholes like this kid, I really don’t like them. I watched him through the peep hole as he was throwing rocks at my door (where the fuck are his parents anyway?! The kid was like 4) and swung open my door just as he was mid throw. I screamed at him and he ran away crying. They moved out soon after, lol. Do I feel bad for scaring the shit out of a 4 year old? Not even a little. 

Now our new neighbors have a whole hoard of children who they let run wild. The baby screams for hours on end and the older kids keep throwing some kind of ball against the wall. I’m really trying to work on my patience but I foresee a blow up in the near future. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog:  OMG…your story is a lot like mine…I also work nights and have to sleep in the daytime.  Though my upstairs neighbors are nice for the most part and have said they would try to keep their kids quiet, which doesn’t always happen anyway x.x  Also, I live on a busy street where rushhour traffic is very loud, I live near the fire/police stations also which have calls ALL THE TIME since the ghetto is a stones throw away XD  And there is a guy in my complex with a REALLY loud car (on purpose, he thinks its a race car) who will park and proceed to rev his engine for 20 MINUTES RIGHT UNDER MY WINDOWWWW AHHHHHHHHH djsehfdjbghrjd lol

 

I’M MOVING IN JUNE TO A TOWNHOUSE which will HOPEFULLY be very quiet lol

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Eh, I try not to get too worked up about neighbors because in NYC people live SO close to each other.  If I got crazed about annoying neighbors, I wouldn’t be able to stay here long!

The most annoying thing with the neighbors in my building is their loud parties.  It doesn’t bother me so much because it’s usually on the weekend, and I’m either headed out, or watching TV, which in that case, I can just turn the volume up.  Also, there are some girls in my building that throw their garbage inside, where we put the recycling.  Garbage goes OUTSIDE.  I’m dying to catch them in the act and call them out.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My goodness! I’m SO happy I live in a 21 plus building, no kids and no pets!! But the building my Fiance and I were in before was brutal. We lived next to a couple with 4 kids and it was aweful. We finally complained when were heard the kids running though the hall at 2 am. Then on the other side of us, single woman would let her alarm go off for an hour before waking up every moring…and yes weekends too at 7am, and it was very loud. She came over and complained about me talking to my mom on the phone on my balcony at 10pm (quiet time was 11) and I told her “then turn off your alarm or I’m going to complain” and she did! What bugs me the most is the smells, or people who make messes in the hallway.

But to be honest, if your dogs are barking and its bugging her, then your both in the wrong 🙁

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I feel like I am the shitty neighbor in my building.  It’s a building with four apartments and my husband and I are on the top floor.  The guy downstairs is a college student (or so I have surmised) and from what I can tell, he plays video games all the livelong day.  I know this because he has the volume up so loud that I can hear it upstairs.  I can’t get mad at him for that because we play with the dog, we sometimes slam doors, and have gotten into yelling matches at 6 AM on Sunday morning before.  The fights have stopped, at least!  Now I do Insanity when I get home from work every day and he bangs on his wall because apparently my jumping around at 5 PM disrupts his playing of the video games.  I don’t really give a shit because I’m not keeping him awake while he’s trying to sleep and try to do it when I’ve heard him leave the apartment.

 

Also, your neighbor sounds trashy.  Who screams at a person who is politely and maturely asking them to keep it down?  People are crazy.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Loud neighboors suck!  I’ve been pretty fortunate (aside from having neighbors with poor taste in music!) About two weeks ago we had an expensive GPS stolen out of our car though, and we are highly suspisous of our upstairs neighboor’s kids (or whoever) that have been ‘staying’ at her house a lot lately…  A random break in sucks, but it burns my blood to have a pretty good idea who the thief was, and you can’t do a thing about it, besides being more careful! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yikes! I’m sorry, but I think it’s her responsibility to moderate her child’s behavior as much as she can…not add to it by stomping on the ground!

My dog barks when people walk by the door but then he stops like two seconds later!

I think half of my neighbors are jackasses…especially our neighbor who ALWAYS SLAMS THE EFFING DOOR…like, you can’t quietly shut the door?

But it sounds like I’m lucky compared to you! I’m grateful that my apartment is quiet and that nobody smokes!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog:  That is so annoying! I can totally relate… well about the loud upstairs neighbors. I never go say anything though because the couple is super sweet and they are always apologizing to us for their loud children. The have 3- a 5 year old girl, a 3 year old girl, and 1 year old boy. I was trying to study all day and was distracted by temper tantrums and screaming. The baby is often up at 5 am screaming his head off, and then the 3 yr old girl freaks out and stomps around all day long (middle child syndrome). Her temper tantrums can last for over an hour, and she goes through multiple a day. Bedtime is rough (for them AND for us down here!). So much for sleep. They have the cutest little British accents though, so somehow that makes it less terrible. But I can’t wait to get our own house someday!!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog:  You you maybe make an anon complaint?

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

As most of you know, I work the night shift as well.  Well, my downstairs has a tendency to blast his music along with the loudest bass possible.  My entire upstair apartment shakes, vibrates, etc.  It first started in the living room, but now he does it in his bedroom.  Seriously?! The bedroom!?  He decided it was a great time to play music at 6 am one more while he was getting for work.  How sweet of him.  I always enjoyed listening to his bass vibrate through my mattress.  =)

He also makes it known when he’s getting dressed.  He slams his drawers and slides the closet door heavily.  I honestly don’t get it.  

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