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What To Do About Noisy Neighbors

Clump, clump, clump…… bark, bark, bark…….. whether it’s an upstairs neighbor’s noisy shoes or the dog barking across the hall… when you share space there is bound to be noise.   Whether that noise is a true nuisance or something that you can handle is the question you need to ask.

If the answer is nuisance then there are a few steps to follow to help resolve the problem.

First, assess the situation.  Does the shoe clumping only bother you in the morning? Is the dog barking constantly or just when you walk by your neighbors front door?  How is the noise truly affecting you?

Next, think of ways that the issue might be resolved.  Can you ask your neighbor to wear slippers or introduce you to their dog as a way to manage the problem?

Once you have gone through the above steps it is time to go to your neighbor and personally address the issue in a polite and friendly manner.  Most apartment dwellers are much more conscientious of their neighbors once they are made aware of a noise issue.

If the noise issue is one that persists then the next step is to contact management to intervene on your behalf., like most apartment management companies, have specific noise rules in both its’ lease and tenant handbook that tenants are asked to follow.

Hopefully, these simple steps will help to alleviate most noisy neighbor problems

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