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nosleepforme Sat 21-Oct-17 23:33:45

we live in an apartment building. we've been living in our place for several years and have always enjoyed close relationships with neighbours. dh and i are godparents to one of my neighbours children and do free babysitting when mums in the building are stuck etc. we do what we can to be helpful and friendly!
hubby and i came home after a very long day on thursday. someone had left lots of mess outside our front door. i noticed that we had gotten new next door neighbours (a couple) and was surprised under the circumstances. since it was late, i did not go to introduce myself. there was lots of noise and loud music coming out of their apartment until 2am. hubby tried to go and say hello on friday morning, but the man said "i don't have time to talk with you" and shut the door. i got woken up 3 times on friday night, all after 1am from the noise, and although they are all moved in already, there is a constant dragging of furniture until late at night. maybe they are still not sure how they want things placed? they go in and out their place a lot and slam the door shut every time. some of the other neighbours said that they were excessively banging on our door thursday afternoon (we were not in).
it's difficult for me to fall asleep as i am now in my third trimester and am extremely uncomfortable. i haven't slept in 2 nights already, and can't rest during the day with the door slamming every few minutes and the dragging of furniture. i'm exhausted and a bit emotional.
hubby remembers being in college with this guy, but it seems that he does not remember dh. i don't want to embarrass or upset them, but don't know if or how to tell them to tone it down a bit. during our time here, 2 families and well behaved college guys have lived next door, and i have never heard so much noise. aibu to welcome them and mention something politely? should i wait and see what happens?

birdladyfromhomealone Sun 22-Oct-17 02:03:50

Can you talk to their land lord?

nosleepforme Sun 22-Oct-17 09:50:36

their landlord is a horrible person. the reason people keep moving out, is because he threatens to sue for things like not wanting to sign a new contract. that is why i was surprised that someone has moved in, since it has been empty for 2 years due to his behaviour.
noise went on until 12:30 last night. not too late, but it did bug me...

notanotherNC Sun 22-Oct-17 09:54:58

I think you are in for a bumpy ride here. Start logging all the noise. If it continues go to the council. I would suggest talking to the neighbours or sending a note as a first step as that is what the council will suggest.

BriechonCheese Sun 22-Oct-17 10:00:06

Do you own or rent?

nosleepforme Mon 23-Oct-17 09:55:01

night 4... got woken up at 2am to the sound of things banging against the walls.
is it ok to take some homemade biscuits over and ask how it has been and say "by the way, did you realise..."?

Nandoshoes Mon 23-Oct-17 10:25:05

Make a noise complaint to your council online they send you a diary to complete. I'm going through the same but x10 as it's power tools it's been going on months. There children also like to scream from 9:30-10:30 and bang. They don't have carpets from the sounds of things so there footsteps are x10 banging

icelollycraving Mon 23-Oct-17 10:27:45

TBH I wouldn't take biscuits but I'm a bit bolshy. You should be firm and polite.

52FestiveRoad Mon 23-Oct-17 10:28:35

is it ok to take some homemade biscuits over and ask how it has been and say "by the way, did you realise..."?

Personally I think it has gone beyond the home made biscuit phase. You need to be a bit less accommodating...

Pickleypickles Mon 23-Oct-17 10:31:48

I would juat stick a note through the door tbh. Less trouble for you when the man has already shown himself to be an angry fucker.

Bluntness100 Mon 23-Oct-17 10:38:18

I’d probably tread carefully because of two things, firstly it may just be temp and it will quieten down and secondly, you’re about to have a baby who may be a crier and you don’t want them then doing the same to you snd complaming about your noise. So on balance I’d give a bit of leeway here.

SloeSloeQuickQuickGin Mon 23-Oct-17 11:04:53

Is this in the UK, your terminology reads North American. So no idea on your laws governing noise and the right to enjoyment of property etc.

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