Noisy neighbors without common sense?

About a week ago, we had a new family move into our apartment building. Since the first day they were here, they showed little regard for anyone.

On their very first day, they were moving furniture and drilling and hammering until 1:00 am. These apartments are rented to who knows what on earth could they have

About a week ago, we had a new family move into our apartment building. Since the first day they were here, they showed little regard for anyone.

On their very first day, they were moving furniture and drilling and hammering until 1:00 am. These apartments are rented to who knows what on earth could they have been constructing, but I let it go.

Afterwards, it became clear that they violated building rules by getting a dog who always barks. Our building has a strict no pet policy. It's in the lease. I don't mind pets. In fact another one of my neighbors also has a dog, but he walks it and he controls its barking. No one has ever seen these guys walk their dog, so I assume they just keep it in their apartment, which would create sanitation problems along with noise issues.

That's not even the biggest issue with them. After several days, it became apparent that these guys don't work, because they are mostly confined to their apartment and watching tv and music all night long. They would turn the volume up at night with little regard for anyone. I gotta go to work every morning and it's terrible when I can't sleep until 5 because of the noise. It's so loud, even earplugs don't work.

What should my next step be? I don't want to ruin my relationship with these new neighbors by being a d**k and complaining all the time. I have great relationship with the rest of my neighbors. Turning the volume off at night is common sense. I am thinking of sending them an anonymous letter.

Best Answer:

Kathy S: My first step would be to have a friendly talk with the landlord. If he's unsympathetic, then I would call the police and complain. If that didn't help, I'd plan on moving.

Other answer:

Kathy S:
Where is the landlord in all this? Contact him
tro:
there are local noise abatement laws, generally no power tools can be used after 7PM, no loud music after 10PM, dogs barking needs to report to the police and you ask them to warn the people they need to keep their dogs quiet
report the problem to the police
Judy:
Have you complained to the building manager?
Landlord2005:
Don't confront them directly at all. All noise disturbances & any other lease violation should be reported to the landlord. It is their job to deal with these things. Make sure to have specific dates, times & accurate description of all disturbances. The more info they have the stronger notice they can serve.
JMITW:
someone asked a similar question a couple weeks ago..

as far as the dog, it is possible it is an assistance animal, likely an emotional support animal, and must be allowed under US federal law (FHA) that applies to all states (obviously this only applies to the US)…as long as the dog is not a nuisance…constant barking would be a nuisance. Under the law an emotional support animal is an assistance animal, not a pet.

there are ways for dogs to relieve themselves inside appropriately (potty patches,wee wee pads, litter)

have you tried politely communicating with them? say you realize they probably don't have any way of knowing how the sound travels, but you are able to hear their TV/music through the night. this could be an anonymous note from any apartment bordering theirs

maybe the drilling was just assembling their own furniture

Blubber:
Voice your concerns to the apartment management, anonymously. They may be in violation of their lease contract which is cause for eviction.
Maxi:
If you rent from the same agency/landlord make a formal written complaint
Jj99ko:
Or maybe you just have a stick up your *** and can't afford a house but expect the same privacy
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