In the meantime, ear plugs and a tylenol with codine.
Then send your neighbor a letter saying, " I need you to turn down your music at a reasonable hour. I hope we can resolve this issue ourselves without having to involve the management or the authorities. Let's meet in the hall to see if we can negotiate a compromise." That is a nice way of hinting you are about to call the cops to report noise violation if he doesn't act like a grown up and work with you. There are noise ordinances and he is breaking them. And being rude and inconsiderate. He may feel safe in college housing now, but once he gets a place in town or a neighborhood the neighbors aren't going to take that and call the cops on him.
I tried this with a business that is below our building. They have a very loud fan that they left on several times all night. It makes a terrible groaning noise and makes it really hard to sleep. We were nice about it at first, they can't hear it, because it's installed under our floor, in between our floor and their ceiling. Honest mistake. But then they did it several times, even with us asking nicely. IT was coming down to being inconsiderate and negligent. My boyf had even offered to install an automatic timer for them so it would switch off it they forgot. They said, no no we will remember. But they didn't!
Finally my boyf and I each called and left a message on their corporate line saying what I told you. "I need you to turn off your fan, we can't sleep when it's on and have asked several times. Please find a solution so we don't have to involve the property manager." It never happened again and they installed a timer!
Also if you can get any other neighbors to write him a letter then maybe he will get the message.
· 9 years ago