Posted by Geraldine on January 20, 1998 at 12:02:14:
In Reply to: Noisy And Nasty Neighbors posted by Garrison Tuerack on January 02, 1998 at 14:45:44:
: Please Help! I'm Having A Lot Of Problems With My Noisy And Nasty Neighbors!
: Here's The Situation: 7 Months Ago My New Neighbors Moved In, Here In
: Glendale Queens New York And Every Thing Was Fine. About 2 Months Ago
: They Started BLASTING Their TV At All Times Of The Day Or Night! My Mother
: Who Is An Epileptic Has Asked The Woman Downstairs NICELY 6 Times Already
: To Please Lower The TV And She Did ( Temporarilly!! ). Now They've Found
: Other Things To Annoy Us!
: Things Like Slamming Doors, Banging/Throwing/Dropping/Slamming Things
: On The Floor At All Hours Of The Day Or Night, The Woman's 5 Year Old Daughter
: Running And Stomping Through The Rooms Sounding Like A Herd Of Wild Cattle
: Passing Through!, And Leaving A Little Button Pushed In On The Front Door Of The
: Building So That They Don't Need A Key To Get Back In ( DEFINITE Security
: Problem In THIS Neighborhood!!!)
: And If All This Wasn't Enough, The Woman's 18 Year Old Daughter Smokes
: Downstairs In Her Room WITHOUT A Window Open Making Both Myself
: And My Mother Sick!!!! We've Mentioned All These Things To Our Landlord
: And He Wants To Either DOUBLE Our Rent Or Have Us Evicted!!!!! Can You
: Believe This?!!!!! This Apartment Is NOT Rent Controlled Or Stabilized And
: We Can't Afford A Rent Increase Or A Lawyer's Fees!!! I'm Very Worried About
: My Mother With All This Aggravation!!! We've Already Called The Police Once
: And We've Left Notes For The Woman Asking Her To Stop These Harrassments
: But To No Avail!!!!! I Don't Know What Else To Do Or Who To Turn To!!
: Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!
I sympathize, I had the same kind of problem once. Very tough to deal with. Theoretically you could go to court, get an injunction etc., but it's very tough, requires a lawyer and difficult to get even then. Sometimes moving out is the only solution, if you can't afford a lawyer.
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