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Neighbour Problems

Post by NZGirl » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 9:12 am

Hi All

We are having some problems with our SIngaporean neighbours below us.... This morning while getting ready for work at 7.40am the neighbour below came up and started complaining and threatening to call the police because we are making alot of noise.

We get up just after 7am and do not stomp around.... This complaint has happend before, but at night when I have been home by myself watching TV....

I think this is coming from is that we have made several complaints to management, our agent and the guard about the people upstairs who drag things and stomp around till 3am. These people are part of the committee and we assume that this issue with the people below us are friends and its just a case of harrassment ..

Can anyone provide me with information on the law about noise? A colleague of mine suggested a reasonable amount ie getting ready for work between 7am - 11pm.

Thanks

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Post by QRM » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:11 am

Do you wear shoes at home or leave them at the door? I just ask because our new western neighbour who just moved in above us, seems to wear their shoes around the house and you can really hear the click clack as they wonder around, mind you I don't complain as our sprog is up at all hours yelling and screaming and chucking toys around.

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Post by skye » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 2:51 pm

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, is it possible they are hearing your neighbours upstairs and think it's coming from your unit? When we lived in a condo any banging, like repairs or moving heavy furniture seemed to transmit through several floors and it was hard to tell who was doing what.

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Post by NZGirl » Tue, 16 Dec 2008 3:56 pm

Hi

Just to answer questions, we don't wear shoes inside. We are really good like that thats why I am quite upset as we are very considerate to the people below.

It is possible that it maybe coming from the floor above us, since we have had heard lost of noise at odd hours...... But I didnt think it could travel below to the next unit.

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Post by quidsin » Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:10 pm

i have had a similar experience and didn't mince my words..once you give the locals the hairdryer (raise your voice) they tend to back-off and show a bit of respect, try this as your approach sounds too soft to me

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