Posted by Dawn on January 03, 2001 at 13:35:38:
In Reply to: Noisy upstairs tenant posted by Fran on January 03, 2001 at 09:07:26:
It sounds like you're a month to month tenant. While you may have some rights, I admit that this is a very interesting situation. You can write polite letters and send them certified mail or fed ex (receipt of signature required) to the tenant, indicating a cc to the landlord and send that copy the same way to the landlord. And/or you could record the noise and the time it occurs, keeping a video diary with the time stamp on the video, providing a copy to the landlord. Perhaps the letter alone showing that a copy was sent to the landlord will sort of scare straight the upstairs neighbor for a while. If anything, it would provide a paper trail. Unless of course the landlord wants to get rid of you and finds this the perfect way to annoy you enough to move out. I would start saving money and move out.
: I live in Queens in a non-rent stabilized apartment building (Townhouse), currently have no lease (did not agree to increase and landlord lowered rent, but did not provide new lease). There is a tenant above me that works out 3 nights a week and sometimes on weekends on a stairmaster. My whole apartment shakes due to the banging of the machine. I have tried to inform the upstairs tenant of the nuisance (but due to several other problems we've had in the past) she refuses to answer her bell nor respond to me. I have notified the landlord of the problem several times and he has said he would send her a letter advising her that the stairmaster would be banned from all apartments(this was due to the annoying noise they make). For the past two months this has been going on, and yet he still states he will take care of the situation. She waits for me to get home around 8:00pm then by 8:30pm she is on the machine purposely knowing that it disturbs my peace and quiet. She does anything to annoy me stomping around, letting her dogs run, etc. What can I do to finally make it stop!! I can't take it anymore, and can't afford to move yet, please advise.
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