So I live in a 1 bed apartment with the missus, been here since 2013. It was cheap and exactly what I needed when I moved in on my own while still in College.
First 2 Years I had a Neighbor above me who was CONSTANTLY and I mean nearly every day, having Parties until literally the next day, missing days of college as a result. I did end up having a confrontation with the occupant and it did turn physical as I just lost my head with it. They stopped after that thankfully, and 2 months later they were evicted due to drug charges.
1 Year after that, a Night Club opened across the river from my Apartment, they play stupidly loud music Fri-Sun until 3am and even have DJ's out the back in the smoking area.... so there is no way to get away from the noise. I sent complaints into the council and never got any responses. Gave up on this one and just learned to live with it.
2 Years ago new neighbors moved in below me, same issues as problem neighbor 1, late, loud music until all hours, literally not stopping for days on end. I didn't go down this time to speak to them as I would end up in Jail, missus was living with me at this point and she went down as I knew the people below were no threat and a calm woman would possibly get a better response than a fuming man. They were polite but never stopped, turning the music back up as soon as the door closed. Thankfully they left after only 1 year.
Now for nightmare Neighbor 3, Music all night, loud talking on balcony right beside my bedroom at 2-9am constantly, at least 10 people in the 2 bed apartment nearly every night. I reported them to the management company already and they did nothing, told them to shut up multiple times to no avail. Tried wearing Ear plugs but they are that loud and that close to my bedroom it doesn't work.
Is there anything I can actually do about this? I love my apartment, rent is low, location is perfect, and it suits me to the ground, but my god, id love to be able to sleep. I had to buy a Large Sofa Bed, for nights when its too loud and I have work in the morning, but I miss my bed.
Am I just a light sleeper? Is it my fault? What can I do like?