Posted by Michael on November 28, 1999 at 23:23:33:
In Reply to: Loud noise posted by F. Deso on November 26, 1999 at 14:00:39:
Deso, pay no attention to that irate "Little Richard" behind the curtain who is obviously just another contributor to the decline of many American cities. Probably not much more than an inbreed accident that happened becuase the sheep were being sheered at the time.
You are more than entitled to peaceful enjoyment of your apartment. Rent controlled, stabilized or not. And newcomers from the farmland who insist upon denying you that right have one right of their own left to them: get out and go back where they came from. Plain. Simple.
If you haven't already done so, drop by their apartment to let them know that the noise comes through their floor a lot louder than they're probably aware of. (Do this when they're NOT making noise. You won't be so upset at that time). Let them know in a peaceful way.
If that doesn't work, include a formal letter to the landlord with your next rent check and send both certified mail. Or, send the letter by itself, but certified. And state that you're making a formal notification of the situation. Be sure to let the landlord know that you've already talked to the people upstairs, when, what time, and what was said.
Be sure to directly quote the clause in your lease where it states the floor covering requirements.
You could also check in with your super to see what he or she thinks of the new slummers.
All fails? Then get yourself to a housing court and file a formal complaint there. You might be able to do this all without a lawyer. And that's the best move. Try all before getting a lawyer.
Good luck. There are too many transplants coming into the more developed areas who have no idea what it means to sleep in an area where their bedmates aren't livestock.
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