Posted by georgygirl on August 06, 2001 at 16:02:33:
In Reply to: Re: Harrassed by neighbors/sqeaky floors posted by Chris G on August 06, 2001 at 15:30:52:
Definitely talk to your LL about fixing the floor. Put it in writing and send it, keep a copy for yourself. Explain in the short polite note and ask the LL to handle it. The floors sound really old and probably need to be replaced or strengthened support wise.
I live underneath a family of 5 -- 3 children run around, yell, jump, pound the floors above at all hours of the day and night until about 10 p.m. and then the mother is also heavy on her feet -- all this on old worn warped wooden floors. I try to ignore it but sometimes, especially if I'm home sick or just have a headache, or the sound is causing me to raise the volume of my t.v. it's the last thing I want to hear.
I've written my LL to ask for help and he talked to them and they cooled it--for a while. Then they started again. I've confronted my neighbors by banging on the ceiling with a broom. They actually "reply" -- and they bang back. So much for courtesy. That's living in New York City.
: have you spoken to the Landlord about this? i dunno what it would take to fix the floor but there's certainly no need for yr neighbors to come up and yell at you all the time. what, are they new to the city? :) these quaint hardwood floors we all insist on having can be pretty old and make noise. i can't imagine they think you're deliberately squeaking around up there. in fact, it sounds like you're being mre careful than most people i know. see if the landlord can explain it to those guys, since they seem a little thick.
: if they keep bothering you, then it becomes a matter for the law. i'd make sure those guys know that you're doing what you can to keep quiet and you will not tolerate their intimidation.
: it sounds so ridiculous, i'm trying to picture going upstairs to complain to my upstiars neighbor about him walking on his *own* floor. my people have a word for that: chutzpah.
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