Posted by Dawn on November 29, 2000 at 10:51:18:
In Reply to: Noise Complaint posted by Joe Sanchez on November 28, 2000 at 20:00:21:
A LOT of people will NOT come forward and say, hey, you're making a lot of noise. Most people are not confrontational, do not want a "problem", or may wait til someone else has the guts to address the issue and be the scapegoat. Maybe these people feel intimidated by you, and don't want to approach -- for who wants things to escalate or get nasty? You all have to live together in the same building, no one wants static.
If the neighbor above you is complaining and the landlord sent you a letter, then is there any way you can cut down on the sound from your place? Such as headphones? lowering the bass on your stereo system, and lowering the volume a few notches and/or playing it only during the afternoons, on weekends? Sometimes one's type of music is not another's but when it's essentially shaking the walls or banging the floor above, then yes, it becomes a noise issue. Any way you can meet them half-way, it's just being neighborly. And showing your efforts to your landlord will prove that you're trying to be a good tenant and making the accomodations but the upstairs neighbor is just being a pain.
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