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Just1willdo Mon 20-May-13 19:42:41

Hi
I live in a small 2 storey apartment block in a very quiet lovely area with DS. There is a younger woman living downstairs who is to me quite noisy.
The flats have virtually no sound insulation between floors so I can hear every noise she makes and vice versa. I appreciate there will be minimal everyday normal noise disturbance but she takes the p---.

She has people round alot, I don't. She walks around with heels on which sound more like clogs. Chats loudly on her thone, makes stupid little random noises like she's rolling something across the floor. She now has a boyfriend and they are down there having loud sex late at night and sometimes at the weekend.

I don't care what she does in her flat I just don't need to hear it, seriously it's driving me nuts. I can't enjoy my flat in the evenings or at weekends. I am very quiet, I walk around with thick socks on, I have large area rugs all in my flat, I rarely have anyone round DS stays with ex alot of the time so he hardly ever home. I don't need him hearing her stupid sex squealing either!

Im going to end up decking her in a minute if she doesn't shut up especially as she has an annoying high pitched voice all of London can hear.

kittycat68 Mon 20-May-13 22:04:40

you could movesmile

PigletJohn Mon 20-May-13 22:12:05

carpet and underfelt.

Sinkingfeeling Tue 21-May-13 00:34:05

Have you tried talking to her about it? Maybe she doesn't realise how much you can hear if you're quiet yourself.

FannyFifer Tue 21-May-13 00:38:02

You are prob annoying her also.

But you live in an apartment with someone below you, there will be noise, tbh it just sounds like day to day living noises.

Not having all night parties with blaring music etc so count your blessings.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 21-May-13 04:23:31

If you can hear that much normal noise then I think you have insulation/sound proofing problems rather than her being too loud.

It doesn't sound like she's the neighbour from hell having parties every night and blaring music out at all hours.

Do you have underlay? Thick carpets? If you have floorboards are the gaps filled?

flow4 Tue 21-May-13 08:00:58

Everything you describe is normal, everyday noise - she's just living her life, not being anti-social. It's much easier to sound-proof floors than ceilings, so you can try carpet and thick underlay, as Pigletjohn suggests. Otherwise, your choices are move, or learn to tolerate it.

Just1willdo Tue 21-May-13 12:07:36

I feel like I'm living HER life and not mine! I like peace and quiet and there is no way she could be annoyed by my noise, I barely make any. I leave my flat by 6am and i know she's asleep cos i hear the boyfriend fecking snoring after they've had the loud sex.

I don't get home till around 7 or 8 in evenings by which time she's usually home and the 2 of them down there laughing and carrying on. At the weekend the friends are round and the stupid conversations they all have. I don't have any friends come round i go to their place, I don't want her hearing my conversations or what i'm discussing on my fone.

I can't afford to move besides i like my flat i spent alot of money getting it how i want it. Why can't she get married and pea off somewhere else and leave me in peace!

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 21-May-13 12:29:17

Um... Getting married might not solve a noise problem?

She's making normal noise, perhaps you make under the amount of normal noise but that's not her problem. When you buy property that joins someone else's you should expect some noise transference.

I suggest thick underlay, carpet, filling any gaps. Or move. Or put up and shut up basically.

People have every right to live their lives. Move far away from people if you don't want to hear people.

JazzAnnNonMouse Tue 21-May-13 12:29:17

Um... Getting married might not solve a noise problem?

She's making normal noise, perhaps you make under the amount of normal noise but that's not her problem. When you buy property that joins someone else's you should expect some noise transference.

I suggest thick underlay, carpet, filling any gaps. Or move. Or put up and shut up basically.

People have every right to live their lives. Move far away from people if you don't want to hear people.

kittycat68 Wed 22-May-13 09:12:01

Op i think TBH its you that has the problem. you shouldnt have got a flat if you dont like noise. You cant make her move. I think for your own peace of mind you should move out, rent or buy something else with no neighbours.

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