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18-06-2019, 15:18   #16
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Have you raised it with your landlord who may know other owners/landlords? Landlords can help with this also - especially if you are a good tenant, not all of them want to change tenants all of the time, its less expense for them if their tenant is happy, stays put & pays their rent on time
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Don't piss off your landlord.. (the last thing you want is them deciding its too much hassle and getting rid), but do hassle the **** out of management company and your neighbours landlord..
I'd have no problem ringing their landlord at 5 am if needs be..

Get a decibel meter(even 1 on your phone) , and log the noise, get general background noise readings, and then a reading when you're woken up, and use that at the ptrb hearing..

How old are your neighbours (and their "guests"), cos if they're youngish get a mosquito device and stick it on your balcony with a timer and motion/decibel sensor... They work best on younger people though, but if it's not pleasant to be on the balcony that'll quiten it down a good bit..
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18-06-2019, 16:09   #18
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Don't piss off your landlord.. (the last thing you want is them deciding its too much hassle and getting rid), but do hassle the **** out of management company and your neighbours landlord..
I'd have no problem ringing their landlord at 5 am if needs be..

Get a decibel meter(even 1 on your phone) , and log the noise, get general background noise readings, and then a reading when you're woken up, and use that at the ptrb hearing..

How old are your neighbours (and their "guests"), cos if they're youngish get a mosquito device and stick it on your balcony with a timer and motion/decibel sensor... They work best on younger people though, but if it's not pleasant to be on the balcony that'll quiten it down a good bit..
Honestly love this advice to be fair, thanks so much mate. They are the same age as me 25, maybe a tiny bit older but not much. Typical Session heads, I don't mind the old sesh but I wouldn't do it in an Apartment block, and not one of this size. They just have no respect for their neighbors
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18-06-2019, 16:17   #19
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How are you still getting it on the cheap?
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How are you still getting it on the cheap?
Landlord is sound, I have never been late with the rent, I take care of anything that needs to be done myself without having to bother him, repaired the Washing Machine, Dishwasher when they broke down myself for next to nothing without having to annoy him, I have only seen him 3 times since 2013 when I needed expensive repairs. Hes had so many bad tenants in a row I guess he is just happy with someone who pays their rent on time and doesn't annoy him.
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18-06-2019, 17:26   #21
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Have you tried ringing the guards? A bit extreme and chances are that they would never get to you that night but i'm sure after dark, they are supposed to at least come around and ask them to turn down the noise, it might be worth a shot? Even just to scare them
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18-06-2019, 17:50   #22
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@OP Expensive and uncomfortable but it's what I resorted to: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones + Night Rain playlist on Spotify.
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18-06-2019, 18:03   #23
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I experienced a fair amount of this when living in apartments. It kind of comes with the territory, unfortunately.

I recommend the silicone soft earplugs rather than the foam or plastic ones. Couple That with loud white noise on your phone - it takes a bit of getting used to, but really improves your sleep. I have an 8 month old baby and a very loud toddler, and it is the only way I manage to get any sleep when their dad gets up with them in the mornings!
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You mention low apartment rent twice in your post, is the price worth the cost?

You got somewhere cheap when you were a student, you're out of college now and you are living with your partner so maybe look for somewhere that isn't in the 'student' price bracket? Your mental health will thank you.
Can you really put a price on mental health? Its not until you get into that sort of trouble that you wish you could buy your way out of those problems.
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18-06-2019, 18:15   #25
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Have you tried ringing the guards? A bit extreme and chances are that they would never get to you that night but i'm sure after dark, they are supposed to at least come around and ask them to turn down the noise, it might be worth a shot? Even just to scare them
The guards won't get involved for noise complaints.
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I was in a similar scenario myself last year, had extremely cheap rent for Dublin city centre for a one bed apartment . BUT had neighbours from hell - constant parties, sitting out the front (below my bedroom window) all night debating the meaning of life, always had friends over, playing loud music etc etc .

They were students, but didn't work or go to college by the looks of it. Literally every night of the week was some form of session.

After multiple dealings with the tenants themselves, the guards, the RTB , the landlord (when I finally got his contact details) , my landlord, other residents of the area etc I decided to move on.

Even the anxiety of getting into bed at night wondering if I would be woken up at 4am was awful.

I debated in my head for months about whether to leave or not over the rent and ultimately decided to go. I'm now paying more rent, but quality of life has skyrocketed.

My advice - move on. The cheap rent is not worth the stress this is causing you, something you don't realise until you are on the other side of it.
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Seems like the only thing that has worked for you was getting angry and a bit physical face to face, you could try that approach again but from the sounds of it there will be someone else moving in shortly after that are up to the same ****e!
I feel for ya man. I say go full rage mode , don't approach them when they are drunk.. wait till the hangover kicks in, in the morning and bang on the door till they answer then hit him with the full alex ferguson hairdryer treatment!
They say violence solves nothing , but a bit of rage might soften the cough, and make you feel better at least
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If you want to keep cheap rent just put up with the inconvenience. Really, it’s dirt cheap accommodation attracting people the rest of us don’t want to live beside, possibly including yourself since you’re quick with the auld fists to solve your problems.
Shut up and stay, or move.
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4) As for the location, it is perfect, its 5 minutes from work, 5 minutes from my Missus family and 5 minutes from a bus straight to Dublin when I wanna see mine.
and its 30M from a niteclub and 0M from multiple annoying neighbours.
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and its 30M from a niteclub and 0M from multiple annoying neighbours.
That threshold website link is great -why not print it out and highlight the 7 day eviction bit and glue it to their door -with a note saying that unless the noise stops from x time onwards effective immediate that you will be pressing the ptrb for their eviction and that you have registered noise complaints with them, their landlord and the guards. In fairness, this threat stopped the noise from my neighbours rented house screaming visiting children - if ai'd had this threshold leaflet it would have been easier! They may have no respect for their landlord or s/he may not care or be bothered but is one above that -hopefully it might work. You can have noisy inconsidetate neighbours anywhere - no need to pay triple the rent when the solution is the same whetever you move to with renters. If they own the property its a different ball game - at least this way you have proper redress.
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