(Closed) Noise complaint

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1222 posts
Bumble bee

@savealife:  I would simply explain that the noise simply can’t be coming from you because your schedule does not permit you to be awake at ____ time. It is worth it to fight it now, because what happens if the problem continues, you’re blamed, and you get evicted? It is much harder to fight it if you haven’t previously spoken up about it.

Post # 4
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Yeah, I would send an email and explain that it can’t be you, but you will still make sure to be careful.

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Have you noticed any of the noise? 

I would definitely respond to the email as others have said.  Better to proclaim your innocence now than after several “warnings” when they’ll ask why you didn’t say anything until then.  It looks suspect if your denial comes out of the blue. 


Post # 6
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

The noise could be coming from another apartment (noise travels in a different direction sometimes) Or they could be doing this for spite. Send a reply that courteously says that it’s not you and invite them to have security come around at the time the time you are being accused of such behavior because you feel you are being wronged. 

You must do this because it’s not worth having such a complaint against you as it will leave a bad mark on your record and you may not be able to get another apartment especially if you get evicted for noise like this. You keeping quiet adds to their suspicions that the complaints are justified and that you are actually doing these things.

Right now, the guy upstairs is moving furniture, it’s 2:00 am (he does this almost every night) walks around like an elephant and drops things on the floor. The guy downstairs has a small dog that barks constantly and we were blamed for this when we first moved in, but the superintendent and the tenant who complained now knows it’s not our dog.

Post # 7
1092 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definately e-mail back defending yourself. By doing that you’re clearing your name and hopefully the person who is to blame is identified.

This is one of the things I hate about apartment/condo/townhouse living, when there are a lot of people living close together. If you’re lucky and have quiet respectful neighbors consider yourself fortunate. I’ve lived in apartments, condos, single family homes and currently in a townhouse. It’s a small complex with 8 units but can get quite noisy at times. The worst is the dog next to us. The owners leave it on the patio a lot and he barks at every noise. I can’t even go on my own patio because he barks and barks and barks. It was really bad when on the other side of us there were 3 dogs and when dog A started, dog B, C and D joined in for the “Bark Fest”. Thank goodness dogs B. C and D have moved and the unit is vacant. Hopefully the next tenent doesn’t have dogs.

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