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Re: Loud construction wakes me up every day

Posted by richard on August 10, 1999 at 19:27:26:

In Reply to: Loud construction wakes me up every day posted by Josh on August 10, 1999 at 17:21:14:


This is just a part of living.........get used to it.

The owner has a right to renovate his house, and being summertime
starting at 7am means more time to get things done when its cooler....

But i think he cant start until 10 am on saturday and sunday but i'm not

Hey..It will only be for a short time.... and guess what JOSH.

if you ever become rich enough to buy YOUR own home, instead of being a
rental slug, you will have pissed off neighbors, when ever you buy that fix-er upper!


: I have a neighbor who is renovating his house. I am awakened every day around
: 6:50am by loud banging, power tools, scraping sounds, workmen calling back and
: forth, etc.

: I have approached the apparent foreman, who says he is the owner, and asked if
: they can start work later, at say, 8am, so that I (and my neighbors) can get
: a full night's sleep. He says he is within his rights to start construction
: at 7am, and refuses to compromise. The construction is supposed to last all
: summer.

: I checked the local ordinance and he is in fact within his rights. He can start
: at 7am every day if he wants to, even on Saturday!

: What about MY rights? Don't I have the right to sleep after 7am? Do I have to
: re-arrange my schedule and go to sleep at 10 pm (even on Fridays) so that this
: guy can renovate his house at 7am? I am furious that there is no apparent
: protection for me and my neighbors.

: I am becoming irritable and short-tempered because of the noise
: and lack of sleep, and my job, health, and relationships are being affected.

: Short of moving or getting a different job, what can I do?

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